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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