Hensel Phelps’ Culture of Care

Monday August 29, 2022

According to industry experts, 50% of us will experience a mental health issue during our lifetime. The construction industry suffers from a suicide rate four times higher than the national average. Yet less than half of all Americans with diagnosed mental health conditions receive treatment. 
Hensel Phelps’ Culture of Care is program provides resources and tools to support our people – our greatest asset. The Culture of Care is a hub that supports employees through expertise and benefits. The Culture of Care emphasizes Hensel Phelps’ core values of Diversity and Community by creating a space to explore the benefits and expectations of a psychologically safe workplace. 

“Hensel Phelps recognizes the importance of mental health in our employees and their families. Culture of Care was created to promote mental wellness and to educate our people about resources that are available such as the Employee Assistance Program, suicide prevention tools, and tailgate meetings for delivery in the field. All of us have an opportunity to make suicide prevention a priority by normalizing conversations about mental health. We must advocate for an industry where people build meaningful relationships, feel a sense of belonging, and bring their best self to work every day.”

Jerry Shupe, Hensel Phelps Corporate Director of Safety and Health 

Hensel Phelps recognizes the importance of mental health. No matter the situation, help is available. Some of these resources include: