Stepping in, lending a handWorkplace suicides on the rise, finds U.S. study – but employers can helpBy Liz Bernier05/04/2015|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/01/2015 Suicides in the workplace have been on the rise since 2003 — and some occupations are at higher risk than others, according to a 2015 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. “Those tend to be protective services, which include police, firefighters. The second group are those in farming, fishing and forestry occupations. And then the third group, which was a unique finding, are those in automotive or maintenance and repair occupations,” says Hope Tiesman, West Virginia-based research epidemiologist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the study’s author. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.