The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) is committed to helping create a movement to build a zero-suicide industry. The association recently joined the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention to help provide information and resources for its prevention and for mental health promotion in construction.

The association has joined nearly three dozen industry organizations dedicated to helping shape the construction industry through promoting the safety and well-being of the companies’ most valuable assets — human capital.

Established by the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), the Alliance notes that construction is the No. 1 industry for the number of suicides and No. 2 in suicide rates. It is essential to change the mental health stigma and create caring cultures within the industry. Michael McCullion, SMACNA director of market sectors and safety, will represent SMACNA on this worthwhile effort.

To learn more and download helpful resources, see the Industry and Advocacy section of the Alliance website or visit #SuicidePreventionCFMA. For information on Alliance meetings and progress, contact Mike McCullion  at  or 703-995-4027.

Publication date: 5/31/2017

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