SERMA News & Publications

Summer 2015

SERMA Conference offers networking, information sharing, and recognition for state agencies

Craig Lowry conference speaker  The SERMA Committee and the   IWIF State Claims Units hosted   the annual SERMA Conference   on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at
  The Conference Center at
  Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore.

  This was the 26th year for the
  SERMA Conference. The event
  drew 185 people who
  represented 21 State of
  Maryland agencies.

SERMA_2015 audience picture

Four breakout sessions included

  • Bernadette Bridges, Chief Safety  Officer, Office of Safety, Quality Assurance and Risk Management for the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), presented on “The Four Pillars of Safety Management Systems.”

  • Lori Jankalski, Executive Vice President for the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of MD & DE, spoke about “Identity Theft.”

  • Craig Lowry, CSP, Deputy Commissioner of Labor & Industry for the Maryland Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, gave an “OSHA/MOSH Update.”

  • William Smulyan, MD, FAAOS, Medical Director for Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance, discussed “Returning the Injured Worker to the Job.”

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