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Wednesday, December 05, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room: South Pacific D
  • Session Number: PM1
News reports about shootings and workplace violence regularly grab our attention. But only the most dramatic occurrences make the news with many more events frequently occurring. The situation makes active threats worthy of safety and risk management attention for mitigating dangers posed to employees, customers and vendors. Hear two professionals... Read More
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Wednesday, December 05, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room: Islander F-H
  • Session Number: PM2
Growing societal acceptance of marijuana and its increased use raise many legal and medical considerations for workers’ compensation and disability. The hot-button issue also generates plenty of questions that an attorney and medical doctor will help answer with the most up-to-date information on the topic. They’ll discuss the state of... Read More
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Thursday, December 06, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: Islander I
  • Session Number: PM3
Bolster your workers’ comp risk-mitigation efforts with a four-fold strategy that includes employer operations, collaborative service-provider partnerships, safety focus and continuous improvement. The comprehensive combination of safety and workers’ comp best practices — delivered by a Teddy-Award winner — encompasses subjects such as reducing reporting lag time, return to work,... Read More
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Thursday, December 06, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: South Pacific F
  • Session Number: PM4
Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors currently face lawsuits alleging a role in the nation’s opioid epidemic. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of workers’ comp claimants have received high-dose opioids for years. The presenters will detail how employers and claims payers can reduce injured-worker opioid usage, prevent addiction and reduce their exposure to... Read More
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Thursday, December 06, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Islander D-E
  • Session Number: PM5
Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever with older workers remaining on the job, multilingual and culturally diverse workers posing challenges and opportunities for claims payers. Diversity can impact why claims are filed, how they are managed and possibly the end result. Meanwhile, diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias play roles... Read More
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Thursday, December 06, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Room: Islander B-C
  • Session Number: PM6
Jargon frequently used within workers’ compensation shapes injured employee perceptions and their opinions about the system and the care they will likely receive, eventually impacting their outcomes. The industry’s lexicon also determines how the outside world sees it and views the industry’s priorities on issues such as financial gain versus... Read More
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