"Is Safety on Your Horizon?"
Embassy Suites Hotel, SeaTac/Tukwila
15920 W Valley Hwy, Seattle, Washington
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fall Conference traditionally focuses on safety and prevention, with an eye to current claims management topics as well. This year, presentations will feature:
- A rapidly changing regulatory landscape for federal and state workplace safety compliance, with new OSHA rules and policies covering electronic reporting of injuries, public reporting of injury data, post-accident drug testing policies, safety incentive programs, cost-of-living adjustments on penalties, and more
- The latest from the Department of Labor & Industries and University of Washington Dept. of Environmental Safety & Health
- Preventing & dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, including the latest revisions to the Treatment Guideline for CTS
- The move to greater prevention and protection through a VPP and similar programs, from top self-insured employers
Join us for a day of continuing education and networking, featuring key regulatory and corporate executives, legal experts, and industry thought leaders!
Friday, September 15 2017
Registration and Breakfast
100+ Years of Safety in Washington
Learn from UW's safety research department how safety and accident prevention programs have evolved in Washington over time and how industries themselves have changed and become safer in Washington over the past 100 years.
- Rick Gleason, Department of Environmental Safety & Health (University of Washington)
The VPP Revisited
- Oliver Lyles, Safety Director (Nucor Steel)
- John Shervey (John Shervey & Associates)
- Terry Toland, Energy Resources Manager (Clark County PUD)
- Sharon Perkins, VPP Coordinator (Department of Labor & Industries)
Trickling Down: How Federal OSHA Changes Shape Safety Policy in Washington
- Jeffrey Youmans, Attorney (Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)
- Joseph Hoag, Attorney (Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)
The Director's Take: The State of Safety in Washington
Interact with the Director of Labor & Industries on how at a state level we handle safety policy, legislation, and enforcement. Understand the state perspective on changes in enforcement and policy at the federal level.
- Joel Sacks, Director (Department of Labor & Industries)
Combatting Carpal Tunnel in the Workplace
- Lee Caton, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Clinical Operations (Peoples Injury Network NW)
The Changing Landscape of Drug Testing in Washington
Learn what employers need to know about drug testing their employees. Learn what employers can or can’t do when testing their employees under recent OSHA rules. Understand the correct policies to have in place and how to enforce them.
- James Anderson, Attorney (Cummins, Goodman, Denley & Vickers, P.C.)
Continuing Education Credits
WSIA will award 6.5 (2.5 statutory) continuing education credits for the Washington Workers' Compensation Professional (WWCP) recertification. The following additional professional development credentials will be available to attendees:
- L&I CEU - Applied for
- CRC - Applied for
- CDMS - Applied for
- CLE - Applied for
- SHRM / HRCI recertification credits - Approved for 6.5 Credits
WSIA Members - $225, full breakfast and lunch included
Additional members from same organization - $150 each
Non-members - $375 (Not a member? Click here to join today!)
Embassy Suites SeaTac/Tukwila, 15920 W Valley Hwy, Seattle, Washington 98188
A cancellation fee of $75 will be charged for cancellations received by September 8, 2017. This is to offset the cost of room rental, reserved meals, and conference material production.
No credit will be given for cancellations made after September 8, 2017.