You’ve worked hard to make your job sites physically safe. But like a growing number of employers, you know that creating a truly healthy workplace doesn’t end there. Mental health, physical fitness, and inclusive and respectful workplaces are among the factors that, in combination, help employees to bring their best selves to work every day.
Promoting employee wellbeing and healthy workplace cultures can be especially challenging in construction, with its often irregular hours and multiple and sometimes remote job sites. And many construction workers still fit the “strong silent” profile, and may not find it easy to open up about mental health in particular.
What doesn’t get talked about, doesn’t get better – and will quite likely get worse. And that in turn is bad for workplace productivity and can lead to sometimes tragic outcomes for individual employees.