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MBA Safety News - July 2022
The Lifeline and 988

Too many people are experiencing mental health-related distress or suicidal crises without the support and care they need, and sadly, the pandemic only made a bad situation worse when it comes to mental health and wellness in America.
Now, by dialing 988 everyone will have 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Mental health or substance use crisis, or
  • Any other kind of emotion distress

People can call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.

The current Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.
Heat Illness Prevention

Know the Hazards:
Its important to know the signs and symptoms of Heat related illnesses, and if you are properly hydrated related to the temperature and water sunsuption are all important to beating the heat!

Remembering Tim: A life lost to heat illness at work
The Sun Sense Plus Campaign
Spending much of their time outdoors puts Laborers at risk for overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which are proven to cause skin cancer and premature skin aging. Wearing sunscreen along with sunglasses, hats and other protective clothing can help prevent overexposure. The key is making these practices daily habits that all workers practice year round.
To order your free Sun Sense products from the Laborers Health and Safety Fund, visit: Sun Sense Campaign
Time is Running Out to Register for the Industry's Premier Safety, Health & Environmental Conference

July 26 - 28, 2022

AGC’s Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference is the industry’s foremost annual conference to hone in on the most critical safety, health and environmental compliance and risk issues impacting the business of construction. Whether your goal is protecting the safety and health of the men and women working in construction or protecting the environment during the construction process – this is the conference for you. The conference provides educational options for attendees through a mixture of plenary and breakout sessions which cover issues in three broad categories:

  • Managing safety, health and environmental requirements and risk
  • Factoring safety, health and environmental concerns into projects
  • Expanding your knowledge and skills

Interested in learning more, or viewing conference agenda? Click here.
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Bob McCall
Director of Safety
Master Builders' Association of Western PA, Inc.