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Mental Health and the Construction Industry
Over the last several years, safety has become a focus for many contractors. This includes obvious job site hazards, such as unprotected falls, struck-by objects, caught in-between, and electrical shocks, but it also includes unseen mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts, which can be just as hazardous to worker safety.
In part one of this three-part series, we partnered with Michael Lewis, Senior Client Advisor for APPI Energy, to highlight how the usage of energy in manufacturing is shifting.
2021 was quite a year for the construction industry. With high material costs and supply chain issues, we can no longer expect that standard items will be readily available. Coupled with the skilled labor shortage, it was a challenging year.
Increased use of digital technologies is impacting consumer preferences— and food interests are no exception. Healthier options, unique ingredients, and cultural styles have seen an increase on social media in 2021, and that influence will continue into 2022. Similarly, consumers will continue to gravitate toward online menus and ordering, curbside pickup, and delivery. Restaurants with healthier offerings and digital options will continue to see increased traffic and sales.
This is the first in a series of articles on how motor carriers can help avoid claims, including those that result in nuclear verdicts, by implementing and adhering to a strong safety & compliance program.
Here at Acuity, we believe this so much that our manufacturing team belongs to more than 15 local and national organizations. This allows us to hear and see things that we would not otherwise be aware of.

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