Mental health and Drugs: Effective management in the workplace

Publication Type: 
Conference Proceedings
Language: 
English

Presented at the 2018 Mining Health and Safety Conference

Mental health and Drugs: Effective management in the workplace

Don Langlois, DMC Mining Services and Dr. Reena Dhatt

Mental Health and Addictions have been an area of concern and focus for several organizations, and for good reason. These health problems have significant and direct impact to the workplace. Becoming more informed on the importance of access to collaborative Medical Management and other corporate strategies helps minimize the negative consequences leading to better outcomes for employees, employers and the workplace. Providing these essential supports to individuals who may be affected by a mental health problem or by the current opioid crisis allows organizations to take a proactive approach in assisting individuals through the application of early interventions that increase quality of life for those in need and reduces associated costs incurred by organizations.