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Podcast Replay – Safety Talk with Bob McCall of the MBA

Building PA Podcast May 9, 2023 67


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Construction safety is an ongoing conversation. This podcast replay with Bob McCall, safety director for the MBA shares insight into job site safety and how safety is compromised when we aren’t focused on the root cause which is often stress and mental health and wellness.

On the heels of Construction Safety Week, we thought this podcast was a good refresher for everyone working in the construction industry.

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In this episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with the Director of Safety, Bob McCall of the Master Builders’ Association. McCall is a seasoned professional in safety-related matters and candidly spoke about COVID, mental health, and the need for more programs that help construction workers.

McCall shared that COVID placed a greater reliance on safety and the need for companies to plan their work. The pandemic brought personal lives into the workplace. Workers and their families who were affected by the pandemic had a greater level of stress on the job. It’s a different level of impairment and one that brought the issue of mental health and awareness of construction workers front and center.

McCall shares that it’s time to start having real conversations about mental health and share resources for workers in construction.

Please listen to this podcast and share it with your family, friends, and coworkers. 

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 988.

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