Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in Construction, a CIASP Presentation

Dates & Times:
Session Type:

Trade Show Education: Contractor Solutions

Registration Type:

Apprentice Day, Convention Education, Exhibitor, NECA Convention and Trade Show (Full Meeting), Press Registration, Speaker Registration, Trade Show Only, Weekend Package

Location

Show Floor

Description

The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention has crafted a concise, one-hour presentation aiming to shed light on Mental Health and Suicide in the Construction industry. The session includes a dedicated segment on Opioid Overdose Awareness and Naloxone treatments, offering a comprehensive overview of this pressing issue affecting workers across all tiers of the industry. Clearing up misunderstood language and expressing empathy and caring are key to helping all workers know that “It’s Okay, to Not Be Okay.”

Speaker

  • Wesley L. Wheeler, SMS, is NECA’s Executive Director of Safety. Wesley joined NECA in 2014 and has over 40 years of electrical experience. Prior to NECA, he was safety consultant in his own business, Wheeler Safety Services, Inc. and has been a Safety Director and OSHA Safety trainer for a large industrial based electrical contractor in Florida. Wesley is a qualified OSHA Construction Outreach Instructor and has assisted in OSHA Instructor classes for Electrical Training Alliance, (etA formerly known as the NJATC). He also has assisted etA in textbook development contributing to their OSHA workbooks. Wesley has served in many capacities in his career from electrician, foreman, superintendent, estimator, project manager to safety director and is a member of OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). He has also a Florida State Certified Electrical Contractor and has also served on the NECA Codes and Standards committee for the last 14 years representing NECA on the NEC-NFPA 70 Code Panels 6 and 7 and was member of the NFPA 70E Committee for the 2015 and 2018 editions. Wesley brings a unique over all perspective to his position. Wesley is also a trained First Aid/BLS instructor, a Department of Labor Mine Safety Health Administration Instructor, and has had OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer credentials from University of South Florida.