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September is Suicide Prevention Month




September is Suicide Prevention Month, an opportunity to raise awareness and provide support in protecting the mental health of America’s workers. By demonstrating their commitment to a safe and healthy workplace, employers can play an important role in reducing stigma and promoting mental health.


During Suicide Prevention Month:


Participate in Construction Suicide Prevention Week (September 5-9, 2022). See https://constructionsuicideprevention.com/ for tools, resources, and information about how to plan your own activities and register your participation.


Learn how to develop mental health and safety programs to help workers get the resources they need, which are available at https://osha.gov/preventingsuicides.

Use and share resources from OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), such as:


OSHA Poster: Suicide Prevention: 5 Things You Should Know. OSHA Publication 4180 (English) and 4181 (Spanish).

OSHA Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs: https://www.osha.gov/safety-management


OSHA Safety and Health Topics:

Preventing Suicides: http://www.osha.gov/preventingsuicides


Long Work Hours, Extended or Irregular Shifts, and Worker Fatigue: https://www.osha.gov/worker-fatigue

NIOSH. Workplace Safety & Health Topics:

Opioids in the Workplace: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/opioids/


Workplace Supported Recovery Program: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/opioids/wsrp/default.html

If you believe a coworker is at immediate risk of suicide, stay with them until you can get further help. Contact emergency services or call 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. https://988lifeline.org/

Together, we can stop the stigma and address mental health of American workers.

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