The Biggest Danger in Construction Work Is Poor Mental Health
Anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and more are as dangerous to worker safety as any more tangible jobsite threat, but these can’t be mitigated with caution tape.
Construction workers — male or female — often deal with issues that can lead to high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression:
- Chronic pain
- Pressure to perform
- Sleep deprivation
The CDC study found that the construction industry exhibits many common risk factors that are associated with feelings of helplessness and loss of control:
- Competitive, high-pressure work environment
- High prevalence of alcohol and substance abuse
- End-of-season layoffs
- Separation from family
A 2020 study found that 83% of construction workers have experienced a mental health issue.
15% of construction workers suffer from substance abuse
20% of spending on prescription drugs is towards opioids
Opioid abuse increases the likelihood of suicide attempts by 75%
Men with an opioid addiction are twice as likely to fall victim to suicide
Getting the help you need is as easy as calling a phone number or registering on an app. It’s okay to get the help you need. Break the stigma.
Your Mental Health Benefits: