Mental Health Matters—An Industry Check-Up Webinar Report Summary
On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, the Alberta Construction Safety Association met virtually via Zoom with Regional Safety Committee (RSC) Executives from across Alberta to discuss the impacts of mental health in the construction health and safety industry.
As many of us know, mental health is a focus for several organizations across Canada. A recent nation-wide survey conducted by Leger, showed that more than half of respondents reported a decline in their mental health due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist employees through this, employers are taking action to support employees’ mental health. 30% of employees report their employers have responded with increased mental health support and 85% have welcomed virtual resources to support their mental health needs.
As Albertans grappled with the pandemic’s third wave, this facilitated conversation with RSC Executives on how to better equip safety professionals with strategies to address the growing mental health challenges within Alberta’s construction industry.
Read and download the Mental Health Matters—An Industry Check-Up Webinar Report Summary below.