All Events

We encourage our members to check out the following events that are offered free or at a significant discount. All of our 1-hour webinars are FREE for current OSIA members.

October 2020  Back to Top

Nuts and Bolts: Ohio Workers’ Compensation Overview  
Monday, October 26, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)
Virtual Webinar - Registration Now Open


This webinar will cover an overview of the Workers’ Compensation System including history, basic principles, regulation, and the understanding of the concept of a claim.


Robert A. Minor, Esq. - Prior to his retirement on January 1, 2019, Buz Minor was a partner in the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, and practiced in the area of labor and employment law.  His practice included workers' compensation defense before the agencies and courts, assisting employers in obtaining self-insurance status and in resolving SI compliance issues, participation before the Ohio Supreme Court as amicus curiae, the defense of direct liability actions and employment intentional torts, and OSHA compliance and defense.  Mr. Minor is the Executive Secretary of the Ohio Self-Insurers Association, serves on the Executive Committee of the National Council of Self-Insurers, and is a former President of the National Council.  Mr. Minor is a frequent lecturer before national and state audiences on employer liability law and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.  

Workers' Compensation Annual Client Briefing - Presented by Vorys  
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (ET)

A complimentary program hosted via Zoom

Join us for an abbreviated version of our annual workers’ compensation client briefing on Wednesday, October 28. This will be a fast-paced, information-filled 70 minute report on how COVID has changed workers’ compensation, perhaps on a permanent basis. Following that presentation, there will be a Q&A segment, with the briefing ending at 11:30 a.m.  We’re really pleased that as a part of the briefing, both Industrial Commission Chairman Jim Hughes and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator Stephanie McCloud will be interviewed on the future of their agencies in the COVID era.


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This program has been approved for 1.50 (general) credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Society for Human Resource Management. This course is also pending approval by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.50 total CLE hours instruction. 


If you have questions, please contact Kayla Allen.
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, 52 East Gay St., Columbus, OH 43215, 614.464.6400

Nuts and Bolts - Claim Management and C-9 Requests  
Friday, October 30, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)
Virtual Webinar - Registration Now Open


This webinar will cover initial and ongoing treatment requests, data elements, and the Miller Criteria.


Debbie Lantman is the Manager – Workers’ Compensation for Formica Corporation in Evendale, Ohio. Managing self-insured, deductible, and guaranteed workers’ compensation programs in Ohio and the United States, including Puerto Rico. Having worked in the workers’ compensation field for 33 years, Debbie has managed self-insured and state fund claims for her employers and a third party administrator. Debbie’s background also includes human resource generalist, FMLA and ADA management, Paramedic, safety consultant, and emergency medical services instructor. Debbie was appointed by then Governor Kasich and now Governor Voinovich to the Industrial Commission Nominating Council. As a Board member of OSIA, Debbie participates on the BWC SI Financial Committee and the BWC SI Claims Committee. Debbie is a member of the Ohio Safety Congress EMS Committee.

November 2020  Back to Top

Nuts and Bolts - Hearings  
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)
Virtual Webinar


This webinar will cover the hearing process and hearing preparation beginning to end.


Vicky G. Hamilton has a background in healthcare beginning in a hospital emergency department following college, managing physician offices, and managing in hospital public relations and marketing.  She began working in 1989 in the role of a consultant with a third-party administrator taking on many elements in workers’ compensation.  She has been a Hearing Representative with CareWorks Comp since 2010.  Her focus is to learn and educate within her role the continual changes in workers’ compensation. 

Nuts and Bolts - Accident Investigation  
Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)
Virtual Webinar


This webinar will cover the first report of incidents and accident investigations.


Joanne Wissman Glass represents employers in all phases of workers’ compensation matters including administrative hearings and judicial matters before various levels of Ohio state courts. She counsels employers regarding the administration and defense of workers’ compensation claims, claims management and cost containment, accident investigation and reporting, violation of specific safety requirement (VSSR) claims, premium and group ratings, attaining and maintaining self-insured status, subrogation, workers’ compensation retaliation and other related matters. She also defends employers in post-administrative litigation in common pleas courts throughout Ohio. Joanne is also admitted in Kentucky. She has counseled Kentucky employers in the administration and defense of its workers’ compensation claims and has represented employers at various administrative proceedings in Kentucky. Joanne is a member of the Cincinnati office of Frost Brown Todd.


Noel C. Shepard represents a wide variety of companies in employment-related defense litigation and consulting services. Her practice focuses on defending employers of all sizes in every aspect of workers’ compensation from injury prevention to settlement. Noel offers her clients advice regarding policy writing, accident prevention and investigation, cost containment, and defense strategy. She defends her clients against workers’ compensation claims before the Industrial Commission of Ohio as well as in common pleas courts statewide. Additionally, she represents clients in writ of mandamus actions in Courts of Appeal. She also has experience in more specialized areas of workers’ compensation law, including Violation of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR), handicap reimbursement hearings, and in rating matters before the Adjudicating Committee of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Noel is also the Member-in-Charge of the Columbus office of Frost Brown Todd.

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