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Oct182021

Job-Site Safety Institute Announces New Grant Promoting Worker Wellbeing and Behavioral Health in the Home Building Industry

J. Gary Hill
ghill@ssafety.org

Raleigh, NC - The Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI), a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to improving safety and protecting lives is excited to announce it has awarded a grant to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  This grant will be used by NAHB to fund and support its initiative to develop a more comprehensive approach to raising awareness about the importance of member mental health and wellness.

A primary objective of this project is to improve safety through the elimination of job-site injuries and fatalities resulting from behavioral health issues in the industry. Goals of the grant include improving awareness, facilitating discussion, destigmatizing mental health and addictions, and taking a leadership position moving forward. 

Resources will target individuals in their capacity as employers and employees, but also as builders, subcontractors, associate members, and importantly others who may be impacted, such as family members. Young professionals are also a key target to increase dialogue and intergenerational understanding about behavioral health and workplace culture.  As part of this grant, NAHB has partnered with the North Carolina Homebuilders Association (NCHBA) to launch the Blueprint for Worker Well-Being Pilot Program.

JSI executive director, J. Gary Hill stated, “Our industry should be discussing mental health awareness more often, this grant will help provide the necessary resources for workers to make their well-being a priority.”

About JSI                                 

Founded by Builders Mutual, the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. This research and educational organization is dedicated to eliminating all job-site related injuries and deaths in the construction industry. Research by JSI will play a critical role in improving on-the-job safety and saving lives. www.jssafety.org