At the Safety Services Manitoba 2023 Occupational Health and Safety Conference, safety leaders and healthcare providers set the focus on mental health. Dr. Eli J. Hurowitz discsuses the dominant key takeaway of this year’s event:
Earlier this month, leaders from Manitoba’s largest safety services and occupational health organizations came together to discuss pertinent issues in workplace safety. What quickly proved to be most prominent in each display was a call to action for the prioritization of mental health. Leaders of SAFE Work Manitoba, Safety Services Manitoba, the Canadian Institute for Health Information and Organizational Safety Services with the City of Winnipeg all agree that mental health leadership is a top priority in all workplaces and across all industries. OEM physician Dr. Eli J. Hurowitz is a fierce advocate of this notion. As a medical professional who embraces comprehensive care, Dr. Hurowitz has long supported setting emphasis on mental health. To hear Canada’s leaders in occupational health services publicly submit their support for that idea is absolutely major!
A primary takeaway from the Safety Services Manitoba 2023 Occupational Health and Safety Conference for OEM Dr. Eli J. Hurowitz is the idea that all workplaces need to instill a culture of support of employees facing mental health struggles. In his professional opinion as a healthcare provider, this process starts with acknowledging that mental health is not always a black and white or clear cut situation. As a whole, it is imperative to realize that anxiety, depression and stress can be experienced at a variety of levels. Dr. Hurowitz also appreciated the Conference’s acknowledgment of the continued psychological effects of the pandemic. In what is now beginning to be deemed a ‘post-pandemic world,’ too many entities place the psychological impact of the last few years’ events on the backburner.
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