Suicide Prevention Week

September 6–10, 2021

Together we can save lives.

In 2020, a mission-driven group of volunteers from across the construction industry came together with the goal of saving lives. They collaborated to launch the inaugural Suicide Prevention Week for the industry — a week dedicated to raising awareness about the higher-than-average number of suicides in the construction industry, and to providing resources to help prevent those deaths.

Every year, during September — National Suicide Prevention Month — the construction industry will dedicate a week to raising awareness about the unique challenges workers face in construction that lead to suicide and what we can do to prevent it. Together, we can save lives.

Register your company’s participation

Use the resources provided to plan activities with your workers during Suicide Prevention Week, and let us know how you participated. Participating companies will receive an OSHA-recognized, industry-endorsed certificate of participation and badge you can display on your website and social media.

Resources to save lives

When it comes to preventing suicide, the idea of where to start can be overwhelming. We’ve compiled a library of resources to help you get started — from videos to websites to toolbox talks and much more, we have what you need to put a program together for your workplace that
could save lives.

A message from OSHA Acting Assistant Secretary Jim Frederick

Thank you to our partners

Officers and Members of SMART Local No. 2
Committed to the Awareness and Prevention of Suicide

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