Hear the latest on the SchoolComp program, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) changes and experience review. These sessions meet BWC's two-hour safety training requirement.

You can register on the Ohio Association of School Business Officials website at http://www.oasbo-ohio.org or by calling (614) 431-9116.

Agenda

8:30 a.m.
Welcome and introductions
8:40 a.m.
Avoiding ‘it’ — safety and injury prevention
Kacy Beauman, project manager, and Tony Sharrock, client services manager, CompManagement
The best solution to workplace injuries: don’t have employees. The discussion will revolve around the preventative measures and resources available to create a safer workplace, to avoid “it.” Hiring the right people, proper training and creating a safe environment all help reduce and prevent workplace injuries.
9:25 a.m.
Containing ‘it’ — cost containment, managed care
Lance Watkins, vice president of client services, CompManagement Health Systems Inc.
When “it” happens, it is critically important to effectively manage the medical treatments and your return to work options. We will focus on cost containment strategies such as the crucial components of communication, treatment negotiation, return-to-work strategies and evaluating your network of preferred providers.
10:10 a.m.
Break
10:25 a.m.
Defending against ‘it’ — claim defense resources
Kacy Beauman and Tony Sharrock
There are many directions a workers’ compensation claim can go when your employee alleges a workplace injury, identifying “it” early can help get the claim back onto a positive track. This presentation will highlight the resources available when defending a claim.
11:10 a.m.
‘It’ too — unemployment compensation
Ken Weber, account development manager, Sedgwick Claims Management Services
Unfortunately, there are plenty of valid unemployment claims and equally unfortunate, there are also plenty of invalid unemployment claims. We will address the unemployment claims management and hearing process, best practices and timely reasonable assurance delivery.
12:05 p.m.
Questions
12:30 p.m.
Adjournament