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Dynapac is Breaking the Stigma and Silence

01 Apr 2024

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The construction industry, while often celebrated for its resilience and productivity, faces a silent crisis that demands urgent attention: suicide among its workforce. It's crucial to shine a light on this pressing issue and mobilize efforts to support those in need within the construction sector.

“Supporting suicide prevention efforts in the construction industry isn’t just about saving lives; it’s about recognizing the inherent dignity and value of every individual within our workforce,” said Jamie Roush, President, and General Manager of Dynapac. “By fostering a customer of empathy, support, and understanding, we not only protect the mental health and well-being of our workers but also strengthen the foundation upon which our industry thrives.”

Dynapac has a longstanding relationship with Dr. Vince Hafeli, signing the Suicide in Construction Awareness Proclamation at the Florida Transportation Builders’ Association on February 7, 2023. Since then, Dr. Hafeli has spoken at Dynapac company events, and when presented with the idea of a special wrapped machine, both parties were all in.

At World of Asphalt March 2024, we are addressing the silent crisis and shining a light on suicide in the construction industry with a D30W highway paver, bringing awareness to the support systems for construction workers navigating mental health challenges. Dynapac is also raising funds for the cause with an interactive experience that will allow attendees to take the #NotToday pledge by having their photo taken by the display. If you would like to participate, click here to make your payment.  Your contribution is tax-deductible via AFSP’s (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) 501(c)(3) status Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329.  

As we unite in solidarity, let us reaffirm our commitment to prioritizing mental health, breaking down barriers to care, and ensuring that no construction worker suffers in silence. Together, we can build a brighter and healthier future for all those who contribute to the fabric of our communities.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in a crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat