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Suicide Crisis: What is Happening & What to Do About it

Sep 7, 2022 - 12 p.m. (CT) - Virtual
Hosted by Construction Financial Management Association - Houston Chapter

Education Webinar

September 7, 2022

Noon-2 p.m. CST | Zoom

Suicide Crisis: What is Happening & What to Do About it

With a suicide rate that is four times greater than the national average, the construction industry is facing a crisis. This session focuses on WHY these topics are an imperative for construction leaders at all levels.  Learn what you and your company can do to help promote mental wellbeing and reduce risk of suicide among your workforce and our industry.

Bring your Team! This topic is important to operations, safety, risk, human resources and executive teams.  The registration is free to all, and the first 70 registrants will receive $15 UberEats vouchers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss construction industry’s issue with suicide and underlying causes
  • Why we should be concerned about the issue and how it affects your company
    Provide guidance in developing worker safety programs that:
    - Improve mental wellness & prevent death by suicide 

Featured Speakers

Mike Macomber; Vice President of Risk Management for Adams Insurance Service  

  • Over 45 years in the Risk Management Field with expertise in claims, safety, OSHA, DOT, Employment Practice Liability and holds designations of CIC, CRM and CCLA
  • Earned a Bible and Education degree from Bob Jones University
  • Provides Crisis counseling and Crisis Management for over 30 years
  • Serves as instructor for ASA and AGC for over 20 years
  • Has developed multiple safety training programs and regularly provides clients with classroom training for their employees
  • Has been a lay minister for over 40 years

Faith Boren; Senior Risk Manager for Adams Insurance Service  

  • 22 years in the insurance industry and has worked with companies large and small to help them address and analyze exposure and controls
  • Earned a BBA degree in risk management from the University of Memphis
  • Is trainer for OSHA 10 and a host of risk management programs
  • Works with Mike to advise and consult to prevent losses BEFORE they occur 

CPE Credit Offered: 2 Hours

Please click here to register. 

Apply for The Harris County Essentials Workers Board Today

The Harris County Essential Workers Board is a newly established body to be comprised of Essential Workers that will provide feedback and recommendations to the Department of Economic Equity and Opportunity (DEEO) and other relevant Harris County Departments and, where appropriate, serve in an advisory capacity to Commissioners Court on Harris County programs, policies, and initiatives that recognize and support workers.

Requirements to qualify:

  • Must work full-time in one of the following affected essential industries: Construction, Retail, Education or Childcare, Domestic Work or Home Care, Janitorial, Airport or Transportation, Grocery, Convenience or Drugstore, Healthcare, or Food Services, Hospitality, or Leisure Services.
  • Be residents of Harris County.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to serving the community
  • Be able to contribute meaningful time and effort to achieving the purpose and objectives of the HCEWB
  • Meet one of the following qualifications:
    - Have demonstrated knowledge of or interest in advocating for protections on the job, including fair wages and benefits and workplace occupational safety and health for Essential Workers.
    - Have demonstrated knowledge of or interest in equitable and inclusive approaches to economic development and the socioeconomic, demographic, and environmental factors that affect the quality of life outcomes of Essential Workers
    - Be a low-income Essential Worker in Harris County, or have at least 12 months of previous experience as a low-income Essential Worker
    - Not be a full-time employee of Harris County

The application is virtual and individuals can apply here.


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