Recovery Month

Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. 

SPS believes that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. Recovery Month is a time to celebrate the gains made by those in recovery. Treatment can save a life and can help people struggling with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). 

Did you know that the Laborers Union provides access to various resources to help union members with substance abuse issues, if needed? Contact Marc Lyle, Laborer Recovery Specialist for more information.

In crisis? Call or text 988 for help today.

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Safe and Sound Week: Mental Health

OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week is held every year at the beginning of August. The goal of Safe and Sounds Week is to recognize the successes of workplace health and safety programs as well as an opportunity for companies to evaluate their programs and make improvements. The focus for 2023 Safe and Sound Week is mental health and well-being.

Many discussion topics in construction focus on physical safety, protecting ourselves and others from bodily harm. What is not often talked about is our mental health. Stress, anxiety, and depression are common in the industry and result in construction having one of the highest rates of suicide and substance abuse. It is important that we talk about these issues to reduce the stigma and encourage all to reach out when help is needed.

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Protect Your Hearing Month

Did you know? 

  1. Exposure to loud noise or certain chemicals while at work can damage your hearing? Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses and is permanent. 
  2. 22 million US workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work each year. 
  3. Reducing workplace noise below 85 dBA is the best way to prevent occupational hearing loss and other effects from hazardous noise. 

Learn more about how to protect your hearing on the job site here: