Are you prepared for the coming tsunami of workplace mental health challenges? Hello, my name is Michael Stack and I’m the CEO of Amaxx and I just got back from Las Vegas from National Comp, so attended that last week, the Annual National Workers Comp Conference. One of my favorites to attend.
Tsumani of Workplace Mental Health Challenges
I always like to see what are the new themes, what are the dominant kind of topics that people are talking about in the industry? And that quote, the coming tsunami of workplace mental health challenges came from Jo, Dr. Casey Chosewood, who’s the director of the Office of Total Worker Health at NIOS, which is a division of the CDC.
7 out of 40 Sessions Focused on Mental Health
When I looked at the 40 different topics, so this is the agenda here. So this is kind of the little map, 40 different topics that were talked about at the conference. Seven of them, seven of those 40, the most dominant topic by far had related to mental health, the most dominant topic by far related to mental health.
The most dominant topic by far related to mental health. When you want to know what’s going on in the industry, look at the most dominant topic there. So here’s some of the headlines, what we talked about, future casting, This is what Dr. Casey chose would talked about. That was the opening. Keynote, talked a lot about mental health in that one. Breakthrough solutions for the mental health epidemic. Mental health programs don’t work if people don’t use them. Incentivizing best practices to support and revitalize staff, not specifically mental health in that name, in the name of that one, but certainly very focused on staff engagement. Mental health claims are rising. Now what? Number six, Building and maintaining a culture. Focus on employee wellbeing. Focus a lot about our wellbeing and culture there. And then the last one, building a blueprint for the next crisis. When we talk about major themes, major trends, major dominant things that we need to be paying attention to as far as what is happening in our industry.
Orebro Short Form 12
I want to pass along that major takeaway that I took away from the National Comp Conference, because of course, you know about this. You hear about this, you, you’re putting some systems in place, you’re putting some programs in place, you’re having some awareness, certainly around this concept of mental health when there’s such a focus, such a focus, such a focus. More than I think I’ve seen for a while on one particular individual topic, mental health stood out significantly from that conference. We talking about a couple other best practices in, in terms of that, that you could put into play like our Orebro, short form 12, getting in front of these things, putting up the systems and practices in place.
Mental Health as Dominant Major Theme
This specific topic I want to talk about, and just passing that along to you, passing that takeaway along to you. Mental health is a dominant, major theme in the workplace, in the work comp industry. And you need to start thinking about if you haven’t already, putting some of those those systems in place to stay in front of that.
Again, my name is Michael Stack. I’m the CEO of Amaxx. Remember, your work today in workers’ compensation can have a dramatic impact on a company’s bottom line, but it will have a dramatic impact on someone’s life. So be great!
Author Michael Stack, CEO Amaxx LLC. He is an expert in workers’ compensation cost containment systems and helps employers reduce their workers’ comp costs by 20% to 50%. He works as a consultant to large and mid-market clients, is a co-author of Your Ultimate Guide To Mastering Workers Comp Costs, a comprehensive step-by-step manual of cost containment strategies based on hands-on field experience, and is the founder & lead trainer of Amaxx Workers’ Comp Training Center, which offers the Certified Master of Workers’ Compensation national designation.
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