Respect For People

Respect for People

Respect in Lean

The Toyota Production System (what some call "Lean") requires "Respect for People" first and foremost. Respect for People takes many forms – diversity, equity in pay, equal opportunity, and mental health. Of these, mental health is the least talked about.

Mental Health & The Built Environment

With 53.2 suicides per 100,000 workers, construction has among the highest suicide rates of any industry. Deaths by suicide are five times higher than all other construction deaths combined, evidenced by 1,008 deaths from fatal work in 2020 compared to 5,242 by suicide in 2018. In addition, architects and engineers suffer a high rate of suicide as well with 23.2 suicides per 100,000 workers. The factors contributing to this include the high pressure environment of the job and the general lack of institutional support for mental health.

Mental Health Resources

Ways to Get Involved

Get Trained

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Learn the 3 steps to preventing suicide in a crisis situation.

Learn More about the LCI Respect for People Event.
The 2023 Respect for People Event has passed. Check back soon for more information about the 2024 Respect for People Event!

Past Events
Respect for People


Supporting Employee Mental Health: Building a Culture of Compassion and Communication

August 9, 2023
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Mental Health, Well-being, and Us

June 22, 2022
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Bringing Out the Best in Each Other

July 28, 2021
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