Active Threats: Are You Ready?
Anas Al-Hamwi, Senior Director, Health & Safety and Injury Management, Walgreen Co.
Barbara Schultz, Director of Employee Health and Wellness, Valley Health System
11 a.m. - 12: 15 p.m.
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 from highly
exposed industries share insights on preventing the violence that can drive workers’ comp costs.
• Review the impact of active threats on workers’ compensation
Marijuana, Workers’ Compensation and Disability:
• Recognize opportunities for violence that can be eliminated
regardless of industry
• Take steps to train and prepare for increasingly frequent
active threats of violence
What’s the Science and the Law?
Stuart Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford
Marcos Iglesias, SVP, Chief Medical Officer, Broadspire
2: 30 - 3: 45 p.m.
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 medical science on marijuana, the regulatory
challenges employers and other claims payers face, and the clinical and legal implications for
marijuana’s use in workers’ comp cases. You’ll also explore drug testing, whether marijuana can
help address the opioid epidemic and more.
• Appraise the current legal and judicial status of marijuana
Thursday, Dec. 6
• Give examples of the state of the science on marijuana and its use
• Differentiate marijuana’s impact on workplace issues like drug
testing and safety
Operational Excellence in Managing Safety and
Workers’ Comp Risks
Monica Manske, Senior Manager Workers’ Compensation, Employee Safety and Ergonomics,
Rochester Regional Health
10: 45 - 11: 45 a.m.
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, accident investigation, and leveraging insurer or TPA relationships. Discover
how continuous improvement considers going beyond merely treading water to building a high-reliability program.
• Propose measures that can be applied now to improve operational
• Manage industry partnerships and practice resolution planning
• Implement practices that reduce lost work time
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