Beich, CSP
Ascend Consulting Environmental, Health & Safety LLC

2:10 pm

2:10-3:40pm- Minds Matter: Strategies for Identifying Workplace Stress and Mental Health Issues

General Session

Mental health issues have never been more prevalent, and the signs of poor mental health are not always obvious.  This session will focus on equipping EHS professionals with the knowledge and tools to recognize, address, and support mental health and well-being in the workplace. 

We’ll take a deep dive into the impact of workplace stress on mental health and explores effective strategies to identify early warning signs, promote mental well-being, and create a supportive environment. By examining the specific challenges faced by safety professionals and their teams, we will empower attendees to proactively address mental health concerns and foster a mentally healthy workplace.

You will learn:

  • The insights into the unique relationship between workplace stress and mental health in a safety environment.  Specific focus on the unique challenges and stressors faced by EHS professionals and their staff – how to look for the signs and symptoms of stress-related mental health issues and strategies for early identification
  • Practical techniques to cultivate a workplace culture that prioritizes mental health and well-being. Discover strategies to promote open communication, reduce stigma, and provide effective support systems for employees facing mental health challenges
  • How to integrate mental health considerations into safety protocols, conduct effective stress assessments, and implement proactive measures to mitigate workplace stress