IARP New England Fall 2014 Conference

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), Manchester, NH
2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106

Conference will be held in the Hospitality Center, Salons A&B

Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Conference, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Overcoming Return to Work Barriers
9:00 – 10:30 
The identification of risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries, and how to overcome them by addressing both physical demands and physical abilities. The Hierarchy of Ergonomic Controls will be covered including their real-life application.
Gary Lavoie, SCLA, Director of Operations, Windham Group
Lara Cole, MS, ARM, Ergonomic Services Program Manager, Windham Group

Using BLS Data for Career Counseling
This presentation will highlight the 2012-2022 projections of industry employment, occupational
employment and job openings due to employment growth and replacement needs and how to access
Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) wage data.
Dini Itkin, BA, MS, Branch Chief, OES & LAUS Programs, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Boston
Lindsey Peterson, BA, MA, Senior Technical Economist, Occupational Requirements Survey, Bureau of
Labor Statistics, New York City

The Aging Workforce; Disability, Retention and Return to Work
An overview of aging workforce issues in relation to disability, as well as reviewing current promising practices from the private sector that are designed to help older workers stay at work longer and return to work faster.
Ellice Switzer, Technical Assistance Specialist, Cornell University

Medical Marijuana Laws and Their Impact on Employment
This presentation will include a detailed explanation of the medical marijuana laws and accompanying
regulations and will summarize legal decisions related to employment law.
Matt Allen, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance (MPAA)

5.5 CEUs requested for CRC, CDMS, CCM, and CLCP