The IHSA Safety Podcast is a free podcast from the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association that seeks to improve the lives of workers in Ontario; one thought-provoking discussion at a time.
<p>We engage with professionals and industry influencers to help them implement and improve health and safety solutions for workers and the workplace. Each episode explores best practices, resources, and training to control and eliminate safety hazards in work environments involving high-risk activities in the industries that IHSA serves: construction, transportation, and electric utilities
Everyone has mental health concerns from time to time. But what some may consider “normal”
challenges can develop into a mental illness if left unaddressed. A mental illness is a medically
diagnosed disorder that affects how a person thinks, behaves, and interacts with others. It can
have a prolonged, negative effect on quality of life.
• By age 40, about 50% of people will have—or will have had—a mental illness.
• Approximately 11 Canadians die by suicide each day—about 4,000 people annually.
Compare that to workplace-related fatalities, which are about three daily, or 1,017 per year
Resources mentioned during the podcast can be located below, and within IHSA’s Assessing Your Mental Health Safety Talk.