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The Productivity Challenge: Engaging Injured, Absent
and Disconnected Workers DM1
Teresa Bartlett, M.D., SVP, Medical Quality, Sedgwick
Jackie Pierce, Senior Manager, Workers’ Compensation Administration, The Boeing Co.
Wednesday, Nov. 19 | 11 a.m. - 12: 15 p.m.
Whether due to injury or disability, occupational or non-occupational problems, or personal challenges that render employees unproductive, the results are the same: less than optimal output for
employers. Find out how to integrate your health, wellness, safety and quality care programs as
Ms. Bartlett and Ms. Pierce share a comprehensive employee-centric model that has been shown
to engage injured, absent and disconnected workers and produce dividends for employers.
• Identify ways to lessen the drain on workplace productivity
Harley-Davidson Saves $3.5 Million Through
• Demonstrate the direct linkage between health, safety and wellness,
quality care, employee engagement, and productivity
• Compare traditional programs with those being integrated and expanded
to improve performance
Injury Prevention, Management Program DM2
Sue Gartner, Corporate Health Services HR Manager, Harley-Davidson
Beth Mrozinsky, Corporate Safety and Health HR Director, Harley-Davidson
Wednesday, Nov. 19 | 2: 30 - 3: 45 p.m.
A 68% reduction in workers’ comp claims, a 63% drop in costs, and bottom line savings of $3.5 million.
That’s what Harley Davidson has achieved since 2009. Ms. Gartner and Ms. Mrozinsky will outline
the challenges that led to their integrated approach focusing on occupational and non-occupational
injuries, and will share their strategies and successes to help you build a similar program.
• Integrate absence management programs and build on the strengths of
Overcoming Psychosocial Barriers to Recovery:
the employer’s partners
• Demonstrate how to successfully manage an aging workforce from hire to retire
• Evaluate metrics to gauge progress and determine the need for
modifications to continue ensuring successful results
• Use outside-the-box thinking to incorporate progressive solutions to
issues previously considered just a part of doing business
It’s Not Just a Theory Anymore DM3
Sherri Burrell, Head of Operations, Briotix Inc.
Ruth Estrich, Chief Strategy Officer, MedRisk
Carrie Freeland, Manager, Integrated Leave Department, Costco Wholesale
Thursday, Nov. 20 | 8: 30 - 9: 45 a.m.
Despite advances in medical care, many rehabilitation programs fall short of returning injured workers
to pre-injury functional outcomes. These programs typically are symptom-based and lack effective
elements to address the psychosocial issues that stall recovery in the claims responsible for 80% of
the workers’ comp spend. Find out how cutting-edge behavioral modification programs that effectively address these psychosocial barriers can help you identify at-risk injured workers, facilitate faster
returns-to-work, and promote reintegration into life-role activities.
• Explain how psychosocial risk factors impact disability and drive costs
• Differentiate cost-effective rehabilitation programs designed to improve return-
to-work, health and socioeconomic outcomes
• Illustrate how the integration of physical therapy and a behavioral modification
program can result in reduced medical and disability costs for occupational and