Research & Standards

The Research & Standards Committee exists to:

  • Identify objective, accurate and comparable approaches to working with data from multiple jurisdictions
  • Provide tools, information and research that helps jurisdictions identify best practices in the fields of occupational health, medicine, disability management, indemnity benefits and rehabilitation
  • Establish benchmarks that gauge progress towards the goals of effective workers' compensation systems
  • Periodically survey and compile information that allows meaningful comparison of workers' compensation systems so that jurisdictions are able to evaluate their own system performance in relation to other jurisdictions.

Chair

Mike Manley
Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services

Vice Chair

Lisa Anne Forsythe
Coventry Workers' Comp Services


Current Projects

The Research & Standards Committee is working on:

  • A data collection project to collect meaningful statistical claims data from jurisdictions
  • An international jurisdictional benchmarking survey (currently in pilot phase)

Committee Members

The Research & Standards Committee welcomes the following Committee members for the April 10, 2014 - October 2015 (term ends after Convention 2015) term:

Carol Cast, Kansas Division of Workers' Compensation
Raji Chadarevian, NCCI
David Elenbaas, Montana Department of Labor & Industry
Tonya Gallegos, Utah Labor Commission Industrial Accidents Division
Andrew Heath, North Carolina Industrial Commission
Abbie Hudgens, Tennessee Workers' Compensation Division
Francine Johnson, Aetna Coventry Workers' Compensation Services
Greg Krohm, WorkComp Strategies
Jamie Lancaster, NIOSH
Timothy Schmidle, NYS Workers' Compensation Board
Ann Schultz, WCB Saskatchewan
Bob Wilson, WorkersCompensation.com
Brian Zaidman, Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
Charles Steepleton, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission


Minutes

April 9, 2014 Minutes - The Forum, Coeur d'Alene, ID
October 1, 2013 Minutes - 99th Annual Convention, San Diego, CA
April 30, 2013 Minutes - The Forum, Des Moines, IA
October 2, 2012 Minutes - 98th Annual Convention, Newport, RI
April 25, 2012 Minutes - The Forum, Seattle, WA
April 22, 2010 Minutes - All Committee Conference, Nashville, TN

Agendas

April 9, 2014 Agenda- The Forum, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
October 1, 2013 Agenda - 99th Annual Convention, San Diego, CA
 

 

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