Construction is an industry where you are more likely to self-destruct. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention examined the frequency of suicides across different occupational groups and found that construction had the second highest rate, with 53.3 suicides per 100,000 workers. Now a group of finance executives have placed themselves on the front lines of prevention. The findings, published in the CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,” came as no surprise to the Construction Financial Management Association. In the past year, the group of about 7,500 accountants, controllers, CFOs and HR professionals has committed itself to eliminating self-inflicted deaths by promoting mental health services and encouraging construction firms to create cultures of care.
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