Worksite Visit—Tour a National Defense Manufacturing Plant & Injury/Illness Safe Stay at/Return to Work Strategies

A collaborative program between NECOEM, Premise Health and Raytheon

Space is limited

Registration Closed
Date:  November 17, 2016
Time:  10 am – 2 pm  lunch includedPlace:  Kennedy Conference Room, Hampshire Building, Raytheon, 350 Lowell St., Andover, MA  01810Fee:  none

3.75 CMEs Available (see below)

NOTE:  Bring a photo ID such as a driver license, wear comfortable close toed shoes, no cameras allowed.  Visitors will show ID at entrance gate and follow directions from Security.  Allow 20 minutes for sign in procedures.


10-10:15 am Jason Elwood VP Operations
Welcome and Raytheon Overview – An explanation of services and products, employee culture, and worker exposures at this worksite.
10:15 – 11:30 am Dib Paul Director IADC Environmental Health and Safety
Plant Walking Tour – A guided tour of large defense company with explanations of ergonomic solutions to lifting and repetitive motion challenges.  Observe of job tasks in action and understanding the worker environment.  Learn safety and environmental health strategies for worker safety and productivity.  Experience Raytheon’s innovations in the Immersive Design Center to see a multidimensional view of technologies.
11:30 – 11:45 am break
11:45 – 12:15 pm (working lunch) Dan Knight Sr Manager Workers’ Compensation
A multidiscipline approach to Injury/Illness Management –  Co-ordination between the Benefits Department, employee,  supervisor, treating healthcare provider, and third party administrator(insurance) is key a successful and safe stay or return to work for the ill or injured employee.  State and federal law compliance, swift and efficient communication among key stake holders and employee engagement will be discussed.
12:15 -12:45 Arnold Soslow MD Sr Physician
On site Health Centers   –  The benefits of healthcare professionals located on company sites shall be discussed.  Services such as emergency response, illness/injury assessment, triage, and urgent care as well a provided by occupational health professionals for employees at the worksite.
12:45 – 1 pm Donna Ferreira ANP, MS, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Wellness –  At work Wellness Programs are available at this site.  Wellness includes nutrition and weight loss opportunities, smoking cessation, flu vaccines, biometric evaluations, travel medicine, and educational programs on topics including colon cancer, Zika virus, and many more.
1-1:45 pm Alan Rodgers MD
Strategies for managing the ill/injured worker–  The treating healthcare professional is crucially important in the successful management of worker worker compensation as well as non work related cases.  Collaborative strategies among the treating healthcare professionals, insurer, employer, employee, union, on site occupational health professionals will be discussed.  Innovative accommodations, workplace restrictions, job modifications, and ergonomic solutions will be explored.  A case study will demonstrate the life of an injury claim from incident to return to full duty.
1:45 – 2 pm Dib Paul Director IADC Environmental Health and Safety
Wrap Up and Questions


  • List two solutions that prevent human heavy lifting in the workplace
  • Describe two benefits of a timely return to work for the injured/ill worker
  • List one state or federal law that applies to the injured worker
  • Explain two challenges that may prevent a successful return to work
  • List two accommodations that can be offered an employee returning to work after an illness/injury

ACCME Accreditation Statement

“This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The ACOEM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.”

AMA Credit Designation Statement

“The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”