Successful Integrated Disability Management with Main Ingredient – Reasonable Accommodation!
Panel discussion will bring focus on how employers can cook up cost savings in both workers’ compensation and civil employment liability claims through integrated disability management. With the aging workforce, disabilities in the workplace are more likely to occur. Financial impact of such occurrences may be minimized, if not eliminated with effective integrated disability policies and procedures. Effectiveness depends on injury prevention, early intervention and gaining cooperation of stake holders in managing risks associated with disabilities.
At the completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Realize impact of legal requirements including Labor Code Section 4850 and how meeting requirements produces control over workers’ compensation losses and preserves human resources;
- Understand duties of supervisors, human resources, claim administrators and union(s); and
- Appreciate policies and procedures for principles of problem solving in reasonable accommodation implementation.
- Jo Ann Wood, Manager, Claims Consulting Solutions; Bickmore
- Dennis Hernandez, Risk Manager, City of Hawthorne, California
- Carol A. Kempner, Defense Attorney Partner, Graves, Bourassa, Rippinger & Kempner
Moderator: Beth Lyons, Senior Pool Administrator, Risk Pool Administrators
Interest areas: Loss Control, Workers’ Compensation and Human Resources