PDC QPR Gatekeeper
September 17, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TRAINING OPPORTUNITY ASSP Columbia-Willamette Chapter
QPR Gatekeeper Training sponsored by Construction Suicide Prevention Partnership.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. In an effort to further education around this important topic, Construction Suicide Prevention Partnership is hosting QPR Gatekeeper training sessions every Friday in September that will be free to the public. On Friday September 17, 2021 from 1-3 pm, Steve Frost will be conducting the QPR Training. Steve Frost is the Site Safety Health and Environmental Manager for Howard S. Wright and is currently the Vice President of the Columbia Willamette Chapter of The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). Use the link below to register for this training session focused on, and led by those in, the construction industry. These sessions are open to the public and free.
What is QPR Training?
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — Three simple steps all of us can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, those trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis. QPR Gatekeepers can be anyone but include those individuals most present in one’s life such as parents, friends, neighbors, doctors, supervisors, forepersons, superintendents, police officers, therapists, firefighters, and many others who are well positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.
Key components covered in this training
– How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
– How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
– The common causes of suicidal behavior
– The warning signs of suicide
– How to get help for someone in crisis
About the Instructor
Steve Frost joined the construction safety world after going back to school at the age of 25 and obtaining a Master’s in Environmental Studies. He also obtained a certification in Construction Management and is a LEED AP BD+C, CHST, ASP, and CSP. In 2017, he joined Howard S. Wright as a Safety Manager for the Portland area. Over his career, he has made many contributions to local training programs. One area in particular that Steve felt drawn to is mental health and the impacts to the construction industry. Construction is the second highest at-risk occupation group that sees mental health issues; many of which lead to suicide. So, Steve has made it his mission to help reverse that statistic. Steve is also the current Vice President for the Columbia Willamette Chapter of ASSP.