BTEA’s SAFEBUILD forum shines light on mental health in construction
July 25, 2023
The Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA) in Manhattan held its annual SAFEBUILD national industry forum, shifting the focus to include mental wellness and suicide prevention. Addressing the high rate of suicides among construction workers, BTEA leaders emphasized the need to promote emotional wellness. The conference featured discussions with experts, government officials, and union representatives, aiming to provide resources and support for workers facing emotional challenges. Governor Kathy Hochul praised the initiative and applauded the BTEA for addressing mental health in the industry. The BTEA aims to lead the way in raising awareness and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health in construction.