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Conference schedule

2022 Oregon Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022

Time
EventPresenters
8-8:20 a.m.
Opening remarks and Modernization update Sally Coen, WCD Administrator; and Heather Williamson, Modernization Program Manager
8:20-8:30 a.m.
Break and visit virtual exhibitors---
8:30-9:30 a.m.How to find and understand rules and statutes (20 minutes)

Who is an independent contractor (25 minutes)
15 minutes Q&A
Cathy Ostrand-Ponsien, Legal Issues Coordinator

Bob Hamre
, Sr. Field Investigator and lead worker
9:30-9:45 a.m.
Break and visit virtual exhibitors
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9:45-10:45 a.m.
Preferred worker program 101 panel (45 minutes)
15 minutes Q&A
Jennifer Rice, Worksite Modification Consultant; Charity Steffen, Re-employment Specialist and lead worker; and Caitlin Breitbach, Assistant Small Business Ombudsman and Re-employment Specialist
10:45-11 a.m.Break and visit virtual exhibitors---
11 a.m.-noonOregon Workers’ Compensation Board updates (45 minutes)
15 minutes Q&A
Robert Pardington, Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board, Managing Attorney

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022

Time
EventPresenters
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Workers’ compensation Basics– part one (40 minutes)
20 minutes Q&A
Zoe Tacadena, Reemployment Specialist; Jaylee Hlad-Mosgrove, Chief Assistant Ombudsman for Oregon Workers; and Dan Schmelling, SAIF Corporation Claims Supervisor
9:30-9:45 a.m.
Break and visit virtual exhibitors
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9:45-10:45 a.m.Workers’ compensation Basics– part two(40 minutes)
20 minutes Q&A
Zoe Tacadena, Reemployment Specialist; Jaylee Hlad-Mosgrove, Chief Assistant Ombudsman for Oregon Workers; and Dan Schmelling, SAIF Corporation Claims Supervisor
10:45-11 a.m.Break and visit virtual exhibitors---
11 a.m.-noonOregon Workers’ compensation system overview with the National Council on Compensation Insurance updated (45 minutes)
15 minutes Q&A
Todd Johnson, Senior State Relations Executive, National Council on Compensation Insurance

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022

TimeEventPresenters
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Recordables and Reportables (part one) - An Oregon OSHA and WCD collaboration (45 minutes)
15 minutes Q&A
Bob Hamre, Sr. Field Investigator and lead worker and Craig Hamelund, Oregon OSHA Internal Training Specialist
9:30-9:45 a.m.Break and visit virtual exhibitors---
9:45-10:45 a.m.Recordables and Reportables (part two) - An Oregon OSHA and WCD collaboration (45 minutes)
15 minutes Q&A
Bob Hamre, Sr. Field Investigator and lead worker and Craig Hamelund, Oregon OSHA Internal Training Specialist
10:45-11 a.m.Break and visit virtual exhibitors---
11 a.m.-noon
Oregon Employer-at-Injury Program overview (20 minutes)



WCD Sanctions update (20 minutes)
10 minutes Q&A


Closing statements (10 minutes)
Charity Steffen, Re-employment Specialist and lead worker and Donita White, Reimbursement Specialist

Eddie Armadillo, Sanctions Representative and Tasha Fisher, Medical Reviewer and lead worker

Sally Coen, WCD Administrator



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