Prioritizing Mental Health in Workplace Safety
Career safety expert and educator Ralph Blessing discusses the pillars of prioritizing mental health on a construction job site.
- By David Kopf
- Mar 27, 2023
Construction Safety Week runs May 1-5, and a big component of this year’s event is how everyone involved in a construction project can own and act on safety to positively impact the mental health safety of their coworkers. Ralph Blessing, a professor at Columbia Southern University, discusses the importance of safeguarding mental health in the workplace.
Blessing has more than 30 years of experience in occupational safety and health experience encompassing general industry, construction, training and public speaking. He applies that background to discuss the pillars of prioritizing mental health on a construction job site, as well as key statistics related to workplace mental health.
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A special thank you to Columbia Southern University
For 30 years, Columbia Southern University has been a leader in occupational safety and health education. Taught by experienced safety experts, CSU’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in occupational safety and health are recognized by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as Graduate Safety Practitioner® Qualified Academic Programs. Visit ColumbiaSouthern.edu/OHS or call (877) 347-6050 to learn more.
About the Author
David Kopf is the Executive Editor of Occupational Health & Safety magazine.