AZASSP January Technical Meeting
January 6, 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for the first meeting of 2023! This meeting will be held virtually only since our presenter is based in Portland, OR. Once you register for the event, you will receive an approved registration email that will contain a link for the Zoom meeting on this date & time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any issues/questions.
Presenter: Steven Frost, LEED AP BD+C, CHST, ASP, CSP, QPR Liaison for the Construction Suicide Prevention Partnership
Topic: Suicide Prevention Awareness – QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
A CDC Report shows that the Construction Industry is amongst the highest at-risk industries for suicide with an alarming rate of 45-53 suicide loses per 100,000 workers. The industry has identified Risk Factors that are unique to the construction. There are also resources available that can help combat these risk factors and support industry’s efforts in suicide prevention and mental well-being.
In the course we will explore the following:
- Statistical Overview
- Industry Specific Suicide Prevention Risk Factors
- Warning Signs: Talk, Behavior, Mood
- Suicide Prevention Resources
- Culture and Stigma
- Next Steps
Bio: Steve Frost joined the construction safety world in 2007 after going back to school at the age of 25. One area that Steve felt drawn to is mental health and the impacts to the construction industry. Steve is a QPR Liaison for the Construction Suicide Prevention Partnership. Construction is the second highest at-risk occupation group that sees mental health issues; many of which lead to suicide. Steve has made it his mission to help reverse that statistic.