The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has made one of one its most-requested safety and health resources, a 22-minute mental health awareness and suicide prevention video, available to the public.

“Construction has one of the highest rates of death by suicide of all industries in the United States, about four times higher than the general population,” said Robert Beck, MCAA president, in a press release. “Rethinking how our industry approaches mental health will have immediate impacts.”

MCAA has a 20-year track record of safety excellence and has loudly voiced a commitment to make job sites safer for the mechanical industry and all construction workers nationwide, the organization’s press release said.

“Today’s announcement is a culmination of years of planning and development, and is a win for employers, workers, families, and for safety and health,” said Raffi Elchemmas, MCAA executive director of safety, health, and risk management. “As one of the industry’s leaders in safety and health it is our responsibility to share our knowledge and resources on this topic, and we are proud to do it.”

Historically, MCAA safety and health resources have only been available to MCAA members.

The public video can be found at, or directly in English or Spanish.