Extreme Violence in the Workplace

During this session at the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Albert B. Randall Jr., President, Franklin and Prokopik, and Lori A. Serverson, CSP, Vice President, Lockton Companies discussed workplace violence. “Run, Hide and Fight” is the new motto being taught in schools not “Stop, Drop and Roll.” There are nearly 2 million employees […]

Walmart’s Campaign to Manage Prescription Drug Misuse

This session at the 24th Annual National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference illustrated how Walmart analyzed its overall prescription cost drivers, found alternatives and reduced the prescribing of other pharmaceuticals threatening employee health within their organization. Speakers included: Mark Pew, Senior Vice President at PRIUM Janice Van Allen, Director of Workers’ Compensation at Walmart Stores, […]

Employer Claim Prevention, Early Intervention Protocols and Defense Strategies

At the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, Lee Blitstein, Partner, Altman, Lunche and Blitstein and Sharon Weissinger, Senior Occupational Health Manager, Hyatt Hotels discuss employer strategies, clinic strategies, insurance carriers, and judicial considerations for claim prevention, protocols and defense strategies. Employer strategies: work to ensure employees feel comfortable reporting any incidents show compassion […]

Workers’ Comp Doctors’ Prescription for Medical Intervention

Opportunities to manage workplace injuries to their optimal conclusions evaporate when claim handlers ignore medical intervention’s power. Important elements may be lost, including the potential to identify risk factors that can delay recovery, the ability to uncover non-work injury causations, and the efficient coordination of claims-service providers. In this session at the 24th Annual National […]

Achieving Excellence in Medical Treatment

The delivery of quality healthcare is key to mitigating the rising costs of chronic health conditions, lengthy disabilities and stubborn workers’ compensation claims. Arthur M. Southam, M.D., EVP, Health Plan Operations at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals kicked off the 24th Annual National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference with this session […]

Redefining the Role of the Site Safety Manager

At the 2015 IRMI Construction Risk Conference, Thomas Lyons (Construction Safety Manager with Gilbane) and Jennifer Wycisk (Corporate Safety Director with Webcor Builders) presented a session discussed the current state of site safety efforts. Site safety managers play a very important role in the construction industry. Their efforts prevent accidents and save lives. Safety best […]

CEO Perspectives: Risk, Safety and Leading from the Top

At the 2015 IRMI Construction Risk Conference, the CEOs of two construction firms discussed how they view risk, the role of risk management and their roles in establishing risk management expectations in their organizations. The speakers were Charles Bacon III (Chairman & CEO of Limbach Facility Services LLC) and Thomas Gilbane Jr (Chairman and CEO […]

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference & Expo

Conference Chronicles will be blogging from the 24th Annual National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference & Expo on November 11-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For 23 years, the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® (NWCDC) has been one of the leading training events for workers’ compensation and disability management professionals — attracting thousands of industry […]

IRMI Construction Risk Conference

Conference Chronicles will be blogging from the IRMI Construction Risk Conference on November 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The IRMI Construction Risk Conference brings about 1,500 leading project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, insurers, and insurance agents and brokers together to explore and convey state-of-the-art ideas and techniques for improving insurance coverages, controlling insurance costs […]

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