Organization promoting well-being in the construction industry

DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WCSC) — The American Heart Association says one in 25 construction workers has heart disease and one in four has high blood pressure.

That’s part of the reason the association holds its annual Hard Hats with Heart event, to bring attention to heart disease and stroke in the construction industry.

The Hard Hats with Heart event takes place at New Realm Brewing on Daniel Island on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

It brings together entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the country to show how creating a culture of well-being in construction companies can make a big difference.

The event will include CPR demonstrations and blood pressure education. It will also be an opportunity for industry leaders to collaborate on the best ways to promote wellness and heart health in their businesses.

One of the event’s committee members, Michaele Frampton, said she thought it was important that they do their part to educate construction workers on ways to keep their hearts healthy, especially considering how many people they can influence every day.

Frampton said that at all times they have an influence on “not only our immediate employees and our team members, but also everyone who is on site. So it’s just one small thing we can do that will hopefully impact a handful of lives.

The American Heart Association said it’s important for construction workers to know their numbers and learn how they can make small changes in their daily lives to improve their overall heart health.

For more information on the event, click here.

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