Wellness & Well-being Highlights
Week of March 26, 2023
This week’s edition of our Worker Wellness & Well-being blog consists of topics from the underuse of mental health benefits to the connection between menopause and memory to the impact of a new stomach bug. Today, I wish to shed some light on how the construction industry is in the early stages of addressing head injuries. So, what is this new approach? It consists of switching out traditional hard hats for safety helmets (Think: Rock-climbing style). The CDC reports that between 2003-2010, over 2200 construction workers died from TBIs (traumatic brain injuries)…this represents ~25% of all construction fatalities during that period. While not all TBIs result in death, many lead to self-medication which can lead to suicidal ideation.
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