This seminar is designed for human resource directors, attorneys, safety professionals, insurance claims representatives, business and office managers, risk managers, rehabilitation specialists and occupational health nurses.
Preventing employee injuries and how best to handle post-injury issues is the eternal challenge for all professionals involved in the workers’ compensation process. Most worker injuries occur in the first year a person is in a new job. Statistics suggest an inverse relationship between the length of time off work and the likelihood of returning to work. Thus, it is incumbent on all stakeholders to overcome whatever barriers exist, internally and/or externally, to facilitate injury prevention and timely return to work.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Applicant Recruitment And Screening
• Pre-Employment Testing
• The Safety Process
• Post-Injury Claim Handling
• Return To Work/Vocational Rehabilitation
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
A. Safety Is A Process
B. Hawaii Injury Costs
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. Applicant Recruitment And Screening
A. Position Descriptions
B. Applicant Recruitment
C. ADA Considerations
D. Drug Testing Basics
E. Job Candidate Profile (JCP) Safety Traits Test
F. Legal Questions And Answers
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. Pre-Employment Testing
A. Concept Of A Company Doctor
B. HIPAA/Online Medical Records
C. Physician Use Of Job Descriptions
D. Drug Screening And The Medical Review Officer
E. Post-Offer Physical Exams
F. OSHA Surveillance Testing
G. Substance Abuser Demographics
H. Injuries Before/After Starting A Substance Abuse Program
I. Drug And Alcohol Testing
J. Drug Testing And Workplace Drug Abuse
K. Statistics On Illicit Drug Abusers In The Work Place
L. How A Comprehensive Program Works
M. Work Capacity Testing (Traditional vs. High Tech)
N. Provides An Objective Decision Tool
O. Associated Potential Cost Savings
P. Legally Defensible
Q. Legal Questions And Answers
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
IV. The Safety Process
A. Workers’ Compensation System
B. Workers’ Compensation Cost Containment Ideas
C. Active Safety Leadership – At All Levels And All The Time
D. General Duty Clause
E. Management Responsibilities
F. Management Rights/Affirmative Defense
G. Worker Responsibilities
H. Workers Rights
I. Company Safety Policies On Reporting Injuries, Modified Duty, Use Of PPE
J. Importance Of Written Safety Programs
K. How To Develop Safety Programs At Minimal Cost
L. Required Documentation Forms And Follow-Up
M. HIOSH Expectations Regarding Training, Inspections, Injury Investigations
N. New Employee Safety Orientation
O. Traditional Safety Training
P. Job Hazard Analysis
Q. Importance Of Regular Safety Program Reviews
R. Safety Teams/Committees – Employee Involvement
S. HR Issues
U. Written Policies
V. Disciplining Employees
W. Work Place Violence/Risk Assessments
X. Legal Questions And Answers
2:15 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
V. Post-Injury/Claim Handling/Return To
A. Early Intervention
B. Utilization Of Resources
C. Bridging The Gap
D. Benefits Of Partnering With Occupational Medicine Providers
E. Appropriate Care For Work-Related Illness/Injury
F. Familiarity With Work Done By Injured Person
G. Promotion Of Timely Return To Work
H. Knowledge Of Workers’ Compensation System Administrative Rules
I. Continuous Communication With Employer/Carrier/Injured Person/Stakeholders
J. Maximizing Benefits Of Occupational Physicians Services
K. Physical Demand Treating
L. Function vs. Disability Measurement To Hasten Return To Work Decisions
M. Legally Defensible
N. Return On Investment Cases From Hawaii
O. Return To Work Issues
P. Vocational Management Services
Q. Ensuring A Smoother Flow Of Services
R. Communication With Nurse Case Managers
S. Legal Questions And Answers
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Question And Answer