Using Workers' Compensation Information to Improve Prevention Strategies

Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Central Time

(Other Time Zones: 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern, 12:00-1:00 pm Mountain, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Pacific)


The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Office of Mine Safety and Health Research (OMSHR) recently collaborated with the IAIABC to conduct a pilot study to examine workers' compensation claim data for the mining industry.

This webinar, Using Workers' Compensation Information to Improve Prevention Strategies, will address:

  • The characteristics of the claim data that were compared with data collected by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
  • Preliminary results demonstrating the value of the data collected in workers' compensation claims and the uniformity of EDI reported claims (including a wealth of information workers' compensation data can add to MSHA data for the use of research and surveillance).
  • Future initiatives including the expansion of the database to include additional data elements (SROI and medical data) as well as increasing the number of participating jurisdictions.
  • How NIOSH is partnering with workers' compensation agencies to understand occupational accidents and develop more effective prevention strategies.

Please note this session was originally scheduled to be a part of the IAIABC 99th Annual Convention Program in October 2013, however, due to the U.S. government shutdown, it was cancelled and the session is now being offered through this webinar.

Distinguished speakers include: 

Elyce Biddle, West Virginia University
Jamie Lancaster, Office of Mine Safety and Health Research (OMSHR)
Steven Wurzelbacher, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)


Individuals will be required to complete online registration in order to participate. Click here to register.

Registration Fee
IAIABC Members and Registrants of the IAIABC 99th Annual Convention: FREE!
Non Members: $49


A paper invoice will be mailed to the registrant's address for the Amount Due, prompting for payment of any unpaid balances. Payment for all registration fees must be received by the start of the webinar.  Payment is required in order to receive access to the webinar (connection information will be provided in your registration confirmation email). The IAIABC accepts payments in U.S. Dollar currency only. Payments can be in the form of checks (payable to the IAIABC) or any major credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover).


The IAIABC reserves the right to cancel this webinar and return all registration fees. All registrations are fully transferable to another attendee, provided we are notified in writing up to the first day of the event. We will gladly refund any payments, less a $25 (U.S. Dollars) processing fee, for cancellations received in writing 3 days day of the webinar. After that, no refunds will be made.

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