Mental Health Matters: A Panel Discussion (Dallas / Fort Worth CoP)

May 17, 2022 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (under construction)
May 17, 2022 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Central Time Zone
University of Texas Arlington
300 W 1st Street, University Center, Rio Grande Room
LCI Dallas / Fort Worth CoP
Lean Construction is about “Respect for People” at its core, yet many firms have been slow to engage in conversations with their employees about mental health. Stress, depression, and substance abuse are undeniable factors in our industry. We work long hours. Many shift workers experience sleep disruptions/deprivation due to shift work (early morning concrete pours, etc.). Being on the road may lead to stress and loneliness due to being away from home. Stressors like seasonal layoffs or furloughs and the constant pressure to stick to a schedule and budget while maintaining a high level of quality can all lead to anxiety or depression. Join us for this special panel discussion as we bring together industry experts to talk about HOW and WHY these impacts affect many in our industry. If you are interested in changing the conversation around mental health in the workplace or in your team and want to normalize these discussions to make people feel safer and better able to ask for support, please join us.