Two upcoming educational programs for PHT members
The 3rd Annual PHT Worker Safety Symposium will be held on May 17 & 18, 2018 in Charleston, SC. During this invitation-only symposium, we will cover Trust data trends and key prevention strategies for leading loss drivers. This will include how healthcare institutions can implement and improve worker safety programs related to slip/trip/fall prevention, patient handling, workplace violence, and needlesticks/sharps/splashes. In conjunction with program enhancement opportunities, we will receive an update from SC OSHA, on the status of recently updated standards and their safe + sound campaign. The Symposium agenda includes:

OSHA Update – Harvey Jessup, program manager, South Carolina OSHA

Trust Update – Wendy Stephenson, MS, ARM, CPHRM, CSP, vice president, risk management, The Risk Authority Stanford Global Service Center

Gaining Executive Level Support Using Data & Metrics – Michele Blazek, director, Environmental Health & Safety, Stanford Healthcare

Slip, Trip, Fall Project Update & Minimizing Falls in Your Physician Practice Locations
  • Wendy Stephenson, MS, ARM, CPHRM, CSP

  • Amy Uldrick, RN, MSN, CPHRM, vice president, risk management, The Risk Authority Stanford Global Service Center
Workplace Violence in Hospitals – Monica Cooke, BSN, MA, RNC, CPHQ, CPHRM, DFASHRM, CEO, Quality Plus Solutions, LLC

Stanford Healthcare's Journey to Reducing Needlesticks and Sharps Injuries – Michele Blazek, director, environmental health & safety, Stanford Healthcare

Panel: Using ANA Interprofessional Standards to Enhance your Patient Handling Program
  • Deanne Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN, acute rehab clinical nurse manager, Beaufort Memorial Hospital

  • Emily Gibbs, PT, CEAS I, safe patient mobility and handling coordinator, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

  • Heather Wagner, BSN, RN, UPLIFT facilitator, Greenville Health System
Each member will be contacted directly regarding this invitation-only event, designed to enhance your overall worker safety program.

The following month will bring the PHT Claims Coordinator Workshop & Awards Lunch. This workshop, to be held June 22 at the offices of The Risk Authority Stanford Global Service Center in Columbia, is an excellent opportunity for Trust members to keep up with current and emerging developments in workers’ compensation.

For more information on either of these educational offerings, please contact Janine Wall, ARM, AIS, GBA, director of marketing at TRA GSC, at