Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  (8011) What is Workers' Compensation Fraud?
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Shawn Fox
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Fraud affects everyone. Learn how the BWC special investigations department combats workers' compensation fraud in Ohio. The presenters discuss what constitutes fraud, red flag indicators of potential fraud, and the difference between civil and criminal fraud. They highlight several successful case studies and convictions to illustrate efforts by the department to protect the state fund.
Learning Objectives: Define workers' compensation fraud
  Describe red flag indicators that identify potential fraud
  Explain how BWC's special investigations department combats fraud
  Discuss the complete investigative process from initiation through adjudication
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3413) What the New OSHA Fall Protection Regulations Mean to You
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Michael Shell
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Falls are a leading cause of workplace fatalities, and violations related to fall protection have been at the top of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) list for six years. OSHA’s new regulation on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems have changed what it takes to maintain a compliant fall protection program. This session provides attendees with an overview of the regulation content, key impacts and deadlines to plan for, as well as specific ideas on actions items to implement for compliance.
Learning Objectives: Summarize the content of the new regulation
  Identify key changes required with the new regulation
  List specific action items to assist an organization in implementing changes to maintain OSHA compliance
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3813) Federal and State Motor Carrier Update
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Tom Forbes
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Federal and state regulations change constantly. Each year the Motor Carrier committee invites the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to give an update on current rule changes and proposed rule changes. The speaker in this session reviews and discusses recent rule changes.
Learning Objectives: Identify the upcoming rules and pending regulations
  Describe recent and anticipated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rule changes
  Explain the electronic logging device rule and recent enforcement with this rule implementation
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2015) Fire Service Court: Burning Legal Issues
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): David Comstock, Jr.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This presenter reviews the hot legal issues affecting fire and emergency medical service organizations on a daily basis. Topics include the legal use of drones; guns and bullet proof vests in firehouses and vehicles; social media rants, raves, and retaliation; Fair Labor Standards Act requirements for volunteer fire departments; use of National Fire Protection Association standard 1583 medical examinations; and federal law restrictions on background checks.
Learning Objectives: Describe applicable rules and regulations relating to operations for fire service and EMS personnel
  Recognize how to prevent lawsuits or legal issues from negatively affecting personnel
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6115) Jurisdiction Jeopardy: Working Outside Ohio
Track: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Kendra Depaul , Julie Phillips
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Each state has different rules and laws for workers’ compensation. This interactive session informs employers of the pitfalls to avoid if they work outside of Ohio. The presenter addresses coverage options for Ohio employers who send employees out of state to work, including BWC’s Other States Coverage Program.
Learning Objectives: Explain what Ohio’s workers’ compensation law provides when employees are working out of state
  Identify situations where laws of other states requires additional workers' compensation coverage
  Recognize the available options for workers’ compensation coverage outside the state of Ohio
  Describe BWC’s Other States Coverage Program.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6215) Workers' Compensation Medical Reimbursement and Coding Policy Updates
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Freddie Johnson
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The presenter provides information that assists participants in Ohio's workers' compensation system effectively execute their respective responsibilities in relation to medical reimbursement and coding. He explains recent changes in workers' compensation rules and policy which impact the 2018 delivery of services.
Learning Objectives: Identify recent changes in administrative codes and controlling policies which impact the provision and reimbursement of medical and vocational services
  Define the different fee schedules and explain how to bill and reimburse for various workers' compensation services
  Describe the enabling statutory authority governing BWC's setting and execution of Ohio's workers' compensation reimbursement methodologies
  Recall administrative and statutory codes to medical services and medical management activities
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2016) Evidence Preservation for Death Investigations
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Government/Public Employers
Speaker(s): Anahi Ortiz , Amanda Alvarez
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
In this session the presenter teaches attendees about preservation of evidence at scene for death investigation to be conducted by the coroner’s office or medical examiner’s office. Hear about appropriate cautions to take at the scene once the death has been pronounced and what items to keep in mind to relay to law enforcement at the scene.
Learning Objectives: Describe the role of the coroner’s office in a death scene
  Recognize how to assess a scene to report to law enforcement viable information for the coroner's office
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4616) The How, Where and When of Slips, Trips and Falls
Track: Slips, Trips, and Falls
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Renee Mezera , Meredith Ullman
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
The presenters describe the types of falls such as unexplained, idiopathic and explained falls and their compensability. The presenters also cover on-site versus off-site falls and falls during breaks or after hours. They discuss strategies to minimize falls and defend against non-compensable falls. This session is most beneficial to safety and workers’ compensation professionals who oversee accident investigation and policy implementation.
Learning Objectives: Recognize slips, trips and falls that need to be investigated versus automatically certified
  Explain how to investigate workplace slips, trips and falls to assist in the defense of the claim
  Describe how to apply practical steps to minimize preventable slips, trips and falls
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3916) Workplace Violence - A Personal Perspective
Track: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Beth Salisbury
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Workplace violence continue to rise in the private sector. Would your company know what to do within your place of employment? This presentation focuses on what defines workplace violence. More importantly, it provides prevention strategies targeted to negate workplace violence. The session covers what to do in the event of workplace violence, employer obligations, policy development and enforcement, and crisis response and aftermath management.
Learning Objectives: Define workplace violence, implication under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration General Duty Clause, and what to do if workplace violence occurs in your workplace
  Identify recent incidents and current statistics on the demographics of those who commit workplace violence and those who are victims
  Describe barriers to employers implementing prevention programs and steps to overcome those barriers
  Explain effective prevention strategies in the workplace
  Discuss developing a workplace violence policy/procedure
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

Thursday, March 8, 2018
  (3321) HazCom: SDS and Label Compliance in the Post-GHS Deadline Era
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Melissa McCaffrey
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The globally harmonized system (GHS) is in full effect for the millions of companies covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication (HazCom) standard. What exactly does it mean for safety data sheets (SDS) and label compliance? This session clarifies OSHA’s expectations, reviews recent regulatory activity surrounding the standard and provides easy-to-follow best practices for getting and staying compliant.
Learning Objectives: Describe the most common compliance challenges affecting environmental health and safety professionals when it comes to SDSs and labels, and their impact on overall HazCom program compliance
  Recognize the importance of staying on top of HazCom, GHS and related hazardous chemical regulations
  Summarize OSHA’s expectations for SDSs, shipped labels and secondary container labels and receive best practices for achieving and maintaining compliance in the post-GHS adoption era
IACET: 0.1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2521) Ohio EPA's Rules and Regulations - What You Need to Know!
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Dan Sowry
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes that it can be a challenge to understand and keep up with all the regulations that apply to your business. The presenter highlights Ohio EPA's major areas of compliance, provides you with resources to gain a complete understanding of the requirements and explains the proper management of common waste streams.

Learning Objectives: Explain Ohio EPA regulations
  Describe how Ohio EPA regulations apply to your business
  Recall the actions you need to take to be in compliance
  State who to call for future EPA questions
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6121) Who Are the Players in Workers' Compensation - A Panel Discussion for Employers
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Jeff Little , Ann Shannon , Tom Connor
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
With all the moving parts in workers' compensation, this panel of individuals explains the role each plays and what actions the employer can take to achieve the best solutions. BWC experts cover risk management resources (BWC field staff assistance, BWC safety professional services and third-party administrator options), claims management processes (BWC claims specialists assigned and managed care organizations) and the Ohio Industrial Commission's role.
Learning Objectives: Recall the risk management resources available to employers
  Describe how to work with claims management professionals for succesful results
  Recognize the Ohio Industrial Commission's role in the appeal process
  Explain how the various areas of expertise work together to assist employers
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4821) The Tricky Triangle of ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation Absences
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Michelle Bach , Marc Fleischauer
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The presenters educate employers on how to handle an employee's absence from work under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Ohio workers' compensation laws. The presenters explain the protected class under each law, along with the benefits provided by each law. They explore the similarities and differences between the three laws. At the conclusion of the session, the presenters provide a detailed hypothetical scenario to illustrate how you should apply these laws in real life.
Learning Objectives: Describe how to apply the ADA, FMLA and workers' compensation law when an employee is absent from work
  List the protected classes under each law
  Compare and contrast the three laws and the benefits provided by each
  Define how to quickly terminate temporary total disability compensation
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6123) Drones: Commercial Uses, Regulations and Best Practices
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Joshua Grappy
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The presenter discusses the various industries using drones for increased efficiency and safety. He reviews the Federal Aviation Administration regulations required to operate commercially. He also presents best practices involved to ensure safe operation. In addition, he shares how BWC is using drones and the types of assistance they can provide to Ohio employers interested in creating their own drone program.
Learning Objectives: Describe how various industries are using drones
  Identify FAA regulations regarding the commercial use of drones
  Discuss various safety concerns and mitigations of drone operations
  Explain how BWC can assist businesses and agencies with drone operations
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1023) Managing Liability as it Relates to Health and Safety
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Stefanie Coe
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session explores a variety of legal topics to help keep you safe and compliant from the unique viewpoint of a general counsel and director of safety. Through humor and experienced insight, the speaker addresses the need to balance compliance, operations, customer requirements and business interests. The session covers the challenges of being a contractor on a customer site, how to deal with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), how, when and why to contest citations, and how to engage outside parties.

Learning Objectives: Describe effective means of communication to address issues with customers
  Recognize potential conflicts and the skills required to develop a resolution
  Discuss how to handle an OSHA investigation, citation and any legal proceedings
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2724) 2017 Ohio Fire Code Update
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Fire Safety
Speaker(s): Jason Corwin , Roger Clark
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session covers updates to the Ohio Fire Code as it transitions from the 2011 Ohio Fire Code to the 2017 Ohio Fire Code.
Learning Objectives: Identify the changes in the Ohio Fire Code from 2011 to 2017
  Explain how changes to the Ohio Fire Code will affect your place of business
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6324) Diversity & Inclusion and the Law: What Employers Should Know
Track: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Marie-Joëlle Khouzam , Lisa Kathumbi
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
What obligations do employers have regarding diversity & inclusion under the law? The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the National Labor Relations Act and state laws all have requirements and protections that employers must understand to protect themselves from liability. Employment attorneys share how these laws impact your hiring and onboarding processes, as well as considerations for policies that regulate speech and employee behavior.
Learning Objectives: Recognize the basics of key employment laws
  Explain the importance of a workplace free of discrimination
IACET: 0.1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3924) Employment Testing; What Could Go Wrong?
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Jim Briggs
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This fast-paced and informative session is appropriate for any risk or safety consultant. Leave the session with increased knowledge of how to select employment testing vendors, when it is and is not appropriate to recommend an employment test and how to determine if employment testing will create a negative or positive return on investment. This session also reviews the “what went wrong” with recent case history involving physical ability and other employment testing.
Learning Objectives: Distinguish between validated (legally defensible) and non-validated (non-defensible) employment testing
  Describe what went wrong with tests in case studies
  Explain when it is and is not appropriate to use employment testing
  Identify, recognize and select physical ability test and other employment test with a positive return on investment
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4824) Motor Vehicle Accidents: Legal, Strategic and Monetary Impact
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Driving and Transportation
Speaker(s): Lauri Cochran , Brian Brittain
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
This session guides employers on the workers’ compensation-related legal aspects of motor vehicle accidents (MVA) occurring in the course and scope of employment. The presenters share how to develop strategies for managing on-the-clock MVA claims. They discuss House Bill 207 and its impact on non-at-fault MVAs and employer premiums. This session is for safety and workers’ compensation professionals who oversee accident investigation and/or policy implementation.
Learning Objectives: Describe the legal review of course and scope issues as they affect the compensability of MVAs
  Identify strategies for investigating/defending alleged work-related motor vehicle accidents
  Discuss requirements of the new legislation and how it could impact employer experience rates and premiums
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5325) Marijuana and Other Drug Trends: Operation and Readiness Impacts
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Karen Pierce , Katie Lemke
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Employers have been forced to deal with a magnitude of issues impacting their ability to operate drug-free. This includes prescription drug abuse, the heroin epidemic, increasing positive drug test rates and medical marijuana legalization. It is challenging to stay current, particularly concerning workforce readiness, operational issues and legal considerations. Attend this session and become informed on these issues to help you make wise decisions that impact your drug-free workplace programs and bottom line.
Learning Objectives: Discuss major drug trends impacting the workplace
  Explain the operational, financial, safety and workforce challenges regarding legalization of marijuana
  Describe how these three trends impact workplace operations and liability
  Identify best practice strategies to prevent and respond to related challenges
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6125) The Nuts and Bolts of BWC Settlements
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Chris Kolmer , Michael Wise , Richard Blake , Shaun Omen
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session provides an overview of the BWC administrative settlement process. The presenters focus on the basics that claimants, employers and representatives need to know. It includes a discussion of court settlements and the new intent to settle process recently implemented pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 4123.512.
Learning Objectives: Explain the BWC administrative settlement process and court settlement process
  Identify the statutory and administrative requirements for settlements, including the necessary forms and documents
  Summarize the new intent to settle process and distinguish it from administrative and court settlements
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3926) VSSRs: A Practical Guide from Pre-App to Post-Hearing
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Joan Verchot , Michael Squillace , Jacob Dobres
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The presenters provide a comprehensive overview of the Violations of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR) and ways an employer can protect itself including even before the application is filed. They discuss Ohio safety regulations, the VSSR application, the BWC investigation, the Ohio Industrial Commission hearing process, building your defense, and managing costs along the way. They also discuss how to coordinate with the many players in the process with real-life strategies and a discussion of the employer's post-hearing legal options.
Learning Objectives: Identify those claims which might generate a VSSR
  Discuss the VSSR process
  Describe how to plan for the BWC investigation
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

Friday, March 9, 2018
  (5331) Operation Street Smart
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: Schools and Universities
Speaker(s): Dan Johnson , Michael Powell , Shawn Bain
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The goal of Operation Street Smart is to provide current and up to date drug information on trends, terminology, paraphernalia, concealment techniques and physiological effects to individuals who deal with today's youth on a daily basis. The target audience for Street Smart includes DARE and school resource officers, juvenile detectives, school administrators and school board members, teachers, parents, nurses and other adults.
Learning Objectives: Identify drugs and paraphernalia
  Identify drug trends and terms
  Recognize resources and websites
  Recall drug knowledge to keep kids safe
IACET: 0.5
CCM: 5.5
CRC: 5.5
CDMS: 5.5
RN: 5.5
CLE: 5.5
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7135) BWC Initiatives and Strategies – A Medical Focus (Clinical Track and Staff Forum)
Speaker(s): Sarah Morrison
Friday, March 9, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:29 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter describes BWC's comprehensive holistic approach to patient care. She discusses the medical initiatives that support a holistic care model and how these strategies help injured workers return to a productive and fulfilling life. She reviews BWC programs that are focused on the prevention of workplace injuries and worker health and safety. She also presents BWC's focus on diversity and inclusion and the cultural competencies needed to meet each injured worker's individual needs.
Learning Objectives: Define BWC's holistic approach to total worker care
  Explain key points of BWC's medical initiatives, including rules pertaining to lumbar fusion surgery, health and behavior services, Enhanced Care Program and opiates
  Describe Better You, Better Ohio, BWC's new health and wellness program, as it relates to population health management, total worker health and prevention of workplace injuries
  Recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in health-care delivery
CCM: 0.5
CRC: 0.5
CDMS: 0.5
RN: 0.5
CLE: 0.5
CME: 0.5
PT: 0.5
OT: 0.5