Welcome, and thank you for attending the 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship from the International Workers’ Compensation Foundation, this conference brings the workers’ compensation community together to learn about significant issues and improvements to the system.
The division has undergone extensive changes in the past several years, and we are working hard to be proactive, increase our outreach, and engage the workers’ compensation community.
We are doing this by increasing employee and management visibility and providing stakeholders with dependable and engaged services. One of the key’s to Oregon’s success in workers’ compensation is the ability of everyone in the system to work together to solve issues and make improvements.
The division has been working closely with workers, businesses, and other stakeholders to build on Oregon’s workers’ compensation success story and to address the emerging needs of our changing workplaces.
I will be present at several classes, so please introduce yourself if we don’t already know each other. And if we do, please stop me to say hello.
Remember that we always want to hear your feedback and input. If there is anything we can do to improve the conference or to better meet your needs, please let us know.
Thank you for attending our conference and making a positive difference for Oregon workers and their employers.
Lou Savage, Administrator, Workers’ Compensation Division