2023 Occupational Health Summit

February 23-24, 2023 * Aria Resort & Casino * Las Vegas, NV

2023 Occupational Health Summit

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About the Conference:

Your employees are your greatest investment. When they get sick or injured on the job, getting them back to full health and function is a top priority. But it’s even better if you can prevent the injuries and illnesses in the first place. Keeping employees healthy and safe is a key to maintaining a productive workforce. Attaining these goals can be a challenge for employers.

Regardless of your industry or company size, an occupational health program can help reduce overall healthcare costs and improve employee productivity. This conference will bring together employers and key stakeholders explore several ways occupational health services can benefit your business. Learn how to better manage programs and control costs while improving outcomes of injured workers. Attendees will leave with valuable networking contacts, new insights, and a better understanding of today’s environment. Learn about the latest research, key issues and challenges—such as preventing injuries and building a culture of health, the benefits of value-based care, risk management strategies, building resilience, health equity, the importance of mental health in the workplace, ways to improve engagement and wellbeing and more.

 

Who Should Attend?
From Employers/Occupational Health/Hospitals/Health Systems

  • CEO’s/CFO’s/VP’s/COO
  • Human Resource Directors/Managers
  • Benefits Directors/Managers
  • Occupational Health Nurses
  • Wellness Directors
  • Medical Directors
  • Worksite Center Directors
  • Telehealth Directors
  • Risk Manager
  • Operations Directors
  • Physicians
  • Director of Compensation
  • Safety Managers
  • Health Service Manager
  • Case Managers
  • Workers Compensation Managers

Also of Interest to Vendors/Solution Providers

 

Conference Agenda

Day One - Thursday, February 23, 2023
7:15am – 8:00am

Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

 

8:15am – 9:00am

Occupational Health: Preventing Injuries and Building a Culture of Health

Occupational health was established more than a century ago to address employee safety in the workplace. Over the years, new rules and regulations were enacted to improve worker health and safety. In 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was founded so that no worker should have to choose between their life and their job. To maintain healthy employees and mitigate injuries, employers have traditionally invested in an onsite health model that focused on injury triage and maintaining OSHA compliance.  Today, as employers look to address rising costs and build a culture of health and wellbeing at their workplace, occupational health is shifting to a preventive focus that also integrates virtual options for workers. This session will explore strategies to build a successful occupational health program, including preventing injuries before they happen, making occupational health care accessible to workers (no matter where they are), and new standards for occupational health that truly enhances workplace safety.

 

9:00am – 9:45am

The Benefits of Value-Based Care for Employers and Employees

While the fee-for-service model has been the prevailing approach in healthcare, a system of value-based care that benefits workers and employers alike could soon replace this outdated model. With healthcare costs increasing across the board and employees growing less willing to cover large percentages of their care, employers are seeking innovative health plan designs aimed at reducing the high cost of healthcare.

Specifically, more companies are expressing interest in value-based models designed to reduce costs and mitigate the instances and effects of chronic illness — and with good reason. This session will explore the benefits of value-based care and how providing health plans that utilize this emerging approach could result in significant savings for your company and better outcomes for your valued employees.

 

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

10:15am – 11:00am

Integration of Risk Management in Occupational Health

Risk management can be considered as part of the occupational health and safety of an organization and can be used to develop and implement policies and manage the associated risks. The success of the integration of risk management in occupational health depends on both technical and human aspects. To be effective, risk management must have two elements: a specific occupational health and safety plan and an appropriate safety culture and working environment. Safety culture is often taken for granted, although it is critical in building an effective risk-management system and a healthful overall work environment. This session will explore the benefits of integrating risk management in occupational health.

 

11:00am – 11:45am

Building Resilience at Work: A Framework for Leaders

The construct of resilience has become increasingly important given workplace trends in high pressure, frequent change and uncertainty. Leaders have a multi-faceted role in resilience-building within organizations. They need to personally invest in the resources that build their own resilience in order to both mitigate against personal burnout and overtly demonstrate resilience to followers. At the same time, they need to foster resilience in the teams they lead. In this session, emerging priorities for leaders will be explored, including the need for alignment of personal role modeling with current levels of team functioning. To date, most focus on resilience has been at the individual level, both for leaders and employees. The concept of team resilience is new and emerging, as is the leaders’ role in developing this. Other topics to be discussed will include:

– Principles for creating resilient team cultures

– Common demands experienced by teams post-pandemic

– The inter-relationship between employee resilience and the creation of resilient organizations

 

11:45am – 12:30pm

Integrating Workforce Health into Employer Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

As organizations advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, an often overlooked focus of is the health status of employees and their families, where equitable access to high-value health benefits offerings should be available to all. This session will provide guidance for employers to expand their DEI initiatives to include employee and family health and well-being as a central outcome measure. Employers should ensure that DEI efforts incorporate equitable benefits design, and objectively assess benefit design impact on healthcare utilization and cost. Additionally, employers must appreciate the workplace as a significant determinant of health-for lower income workers, in particular-with review of policies and practices to mitigate any discriminatory negative health or well-being impact. Further, race and ethnicity data should be incorporated in health benefits data analysis to understand more clearly the differential outcomes of health management offerings on these different sub-populations. Finally, social needs data should be incorporated into strategic benefits planning to better understand gaps and opportunities to foster greater benefits equity. The provided recommendations can support employer goals of achieving greater equity and value in workforce health, measurably contributing to business success.

 

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Luncheon

 

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Promote a New or Enhanced Drug-Free Workplace Program

A drug-free workplace program has been shown to be effective in reducing workers’ drug misuse. Such a program can be an effective method of promoting workplace health and safety. This session will explore how to develop, implement and evaluate a toolkit to assist occupational health nurses to promote a new or enhanced drug-free workplace program.

 

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Panel: The Importance of Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health in the workplace is top of mind for everyone these days. While our understanding of mental health at work is changing, and how widespread poor mental health is, it’s worth taking a look at the basics.

Supporting mental health in the workplace is no longer a nice-to-have but a necessity. Creating wellness solutions to help employees thrive is the first step. This session will explore how employers have improved employee performance since implementing mental health policies.

 

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

3:45pm – 4:30pm

The Impact of Stress on Employee Productivity and Job Performance

In today’s business environment, there exist a lot of competition among companies. The efficiency of employees and the productivity of employees are a significant and important component of the success of an any business. The extreme stress faced in the working environment greatly impedes this efficiency and this has drawn the attention of many employers. And knowing the factors leading to work stress and its impact on employee performance is vital for any organization to ensure its success and smooth functioning. This session will explore the impact of work stress on the performance of employees, as well as stress measurement and management tools.

 

4:30pm – 5:15pm

The Future of On-Site Healthcare: Expanding Occupational Health Management Services

As healthcare costs continue to rise, employers should look for alternative ways to support their employees with on-site healthcare services to drive affordability while improving their overall health. In a pandemic situation like this, protecting your workplace and workforce becomes more crucial than ever. With on-site healthcare and medical services, employers can provide their workforce with convenient access to quality and affordable care. It is evident that employer-based on-site health centers and telemedicine are gaining popularity lately. Primarily, it is because of the improved access to high-quality care for employees. Expanding existing occupational health management services to provide primary care, general medical services, and health assessments will offer both employees and their families timely access to quality care. On-site medical clinic’s positive growth trend indicates a broader drift toward comprehensive onsite clinics and mobile labs at a worksite. This session will explore all this and more, as well as future on-site healthcare trends.

 

5:15pm

End of Day One

Day Two – Friday, February 24, 2023
7:15am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast

 

8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Remarks

 

8:15am – 9:00am

Ways to Improve Employee Engagement and Wellbeing

Employee engagement has long been recognized as an important driver of employee retention and performance. And wellbeing has been adopted by some organizations to drive down healthcare costs. There is a striking relationship between engagement and wellbeing, with major consequences for employee productivity and performance: Engagement and wellbeing are highly reciprocal, with each influencing the future state of the other to a similar degree. But they are also additive — high wellbeing enhances the benefits of engagement, lifting employee performance to levels not reached through engagement alone. Given the clear returns on investment for building workers who are both engaged and have high holistic wellbeing, leaders can make a substantial difference in their employees’ performance and lives by including wellbeing principles in engagement programs and making the most of their reciprocal, additive effects. This session will explore actions leaders can take to increase employee engagement and wellbeing and improve business outcomes — all at the same time.

 

9:00am – 9:45am

Workers Compensation and Occupational Safety and Health Challenges

Workers, employers and other stakeholders involved in workers compensation administration have long voiced concerns about the extent to which workers compensation promotes occupational safety and health and the well-being of injured workers. The goal of a safety culture is to develop a norm in which employees are aware of the risks in their workplace and are continually on the lookout for hazards. A safety culture motivates and recognizes safe behavior by focusing on the attitudes and behaviors of the employees. It is a process—not a program; it takes time to develop and requires a collective effort to implement its many features. This session will examine the prevention of injury and disability, claim management processes, and occupational health and safety.

 

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

10:15am – 11:00am

Occupational Injury and Illness Surveillance

Occupational health surveillance data are key to effective intervention. However, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey significantly underestimates the incidence of work-related injuries and illnesses. This session will explore workers’ compensation wage-replacement documents, physician reporting systems, and medical records of treatment charged to workers’ compensation.

 

11:00am – 11:45am

Health Equity and a Paradigm Shift in Occupational Safety and Health

Despite significant improvements in occupational safety and health, there remain persistent inequities in the burden of injuries and illnesses. This session will explore inequities, along with challenges associated with the fundamental reorganization of work, and a more holistic approach that accounts for the social contexts within which occupational injuries and illnesses occur.

 

11:45am – 12:30pm

Integration of eHealth Tools in the Process of Workplace Health Promotion

Electronic health and mobile health tools can support and improve the whole process of workplace health promotion. However, several challenges and opportunities have to be considered while integrating these tools. Currently, a large number of eHealth tools are developed for changing health behavior, but these tools can support the whole process, including group administration, information flow, assessment, intervention development process, or evaluation. This session will explore success factors for the implementation of eHealth tools in each step.

 

12:30pm

Conference Concludes

 

Workshop - Friday, February 24, 2023
Workshop
12:45pm – 2:45pm

Returning to Work: Keys to a Safer Workplace

As the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 grows, more employers are asking employees to come back into the office. But while some employees may welcome the return to on-site work, many have said their return to work has had a negative impact on their mental health. Almost half of those who have not yet returned anticipate negative mental health impacts. With a workforce already suffering from a notable rise in mental distress from the pandemic, a real risk exists that millions of people will encounter yet another wave of stress and anxiety as they return to the workplace. Employers who recognize and prioritize psychological safety alongside physical safety in their post-pandemic operations can help employees’ mental health and their own efforts to cultivate inclusive workplaces. This support can have concrete effects on critical workplace outcomes, including employee wellbeing, satisfaction, productivity and absenteeism. This session will explore how employers can take immediate actions to support employees’ safety concerns and need for flexibility in the return to on-site work; and how over the longer term, they can continue to evolve operating models and workplace culture to support mental health, belonging and flexible ways of working.

Venue

Aria Resort & Casino
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89158
702-590-7111

You may use the link below to make your room reservations at the discounted rate of $177.50 per night (Average nightly rate)

https://book.passkey.com/e/50395486        

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FAQ

Are there group discounts available?

  • Yes – Register a group of 3 or more at the same time and receive an additional 10% off the registration fee

Are there discounts for Non-Profit/Government Organizations?

  • Yes – please call us at 800-743-8490 for special pricing

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations received 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $225. Cancellation received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a credit to a future event valid for one year.

Can the registration be transferred to a colleague?

  • Yes – please email us in writing at info@brinetwork.com with the colleague’s name and title

Where can I find information on the venue/accommodations?

  • Along with your registration receipt you will receive information on how to make your hotel reservations. You can also visit individual event page for specific hotel information. The conference fee does not include the cost of accommodations.

What is the suggested dress code?

  • Business casual. Meeting rooms can sometimes be cold so we recommend a sweater or light jacket
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