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

  • Room: Islander B-C
  • Session Number: DM1
Encouraging employees to stay at work, or return to the job following a disability leave, can benefit both employer and worker. But doing that requires care to prevent running afoul of FMLA, ADA and workers’ compensation laws. This session’s topic experts will discuss appropriate policies and best practices for reducing... Read More
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Wednesday, December 05, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room: Islander D-E
  • Session Number: DM2
A pilot program aiming to improve the return-to-work process for short-term and long-term disability absences produced a 4-to-1 return on investment for employer Norton Healthcare. The initial phase eliminated 1,200 lost work days by applying ergonomic best practices, improving accommodations and providing psychosocial support. Functional job analysis, transitional-duty programing and... Read More
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Thursday, December 06, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: South Pacific D
  • Session Number: DM3
A Total Worker Health® (TWH) approach creates work environments addressing health and safety challenges negatively impacting the nation’s workforce. TWH relies on policies, practices and environmental improvements integrating workplace safety, hazard reduction and illness prevention to enhance overall worker well-being. Speakers from Oregon’s not-for-profit insurer and the National Institute for... Read More
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Thursday, December 06, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: Islander I
  • Session Number: DM4
Employers increasingly understand the business advantages gained from hiring people with disabilities. The hiring process calls for considerations like a job candidate’s potential interview accommodation needs and readiness of the interviewers. Hear Microsoft’s Inclusive Hiring for People with Disabilities Program Manager on how a commitment to a diverse workforce and... Read More
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Friday, December 07, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room: South Pacific D
  • Session Number: DM5
Washington’s State Fund significantly reduced the number of long-term disabled workers and cut claim liabilities by nearly $2 billion with measures for identifying at-risk claimants early on and then applying approaches employers and insurers can glean ideas from. The Fund’s continuing return-to-work improvements include vocational service vendor collaboration to identify... Read More
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