New OSHA webpage focuses on suicide prevention resources
Posted June 6, 2019
Suicide is a serious public health concern that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, workplaces, and communities. A new OSHA webpage provides resources to help employers and employees identify the signs and risk factors of suicide, and provides information on how employees can get free, confidential support if they’re having trouble coping with work-related stress or are in crisis.
The webpage notes that confidential support is available 24/7 through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that in 2012 and 2015, suicide rates were highest among males in the construction and extraction occupations.
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