Monday, 21st October – Mental Health & Wellbeing in Construction
As discussed at the inaugural CIF Health and Safety Summit in November 2018, workplace stress and the consequential adverse effects on a worker’s mental health is increasingly of serious concern for employers.
In accordance with EU legislation, employers are obliged to protect workers from psychosocial risks and ensure such risks are considered in workplace risk assessments. The workplace is a particularly influential environment, given the large amount of time people spend at work and in the company of their work colleagues.
A recent mental health study undertaken on behalf of the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) and the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) found, “Psychosocial risks and work-related stress are among the most challenging – and growing – occupational safety and health concerns” for construction workers.
Construction Safety Week 2019 Daily Themes
The CIF Safety and Health sub-Committee has identified five key focus topics for Construction Safety Week 2019.
- Monday, 21st October – Mental Health & Wellbeing in Construction
- Tuesday, 22nd October – Working Safely with Electricity
- Wednesday, 23rd October – Working Safely at Heights
- Thursday, 24th October – Vehicle Risk & Safety in Lifting Operations
- Friday, 25th October – Working Safely with Hazardous Substances
This article was first published in CIF Construction magazine September October 2019