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Guide for the Injured Worker for State of Maryland - (pdf)
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Summer 2018
SERMA e-Newsletter

  • 29th Annual SERMA Conference Hosts Ever Larger Number of Attendees
  • Preventing Violence in the Workplace in Healthcare and Social Services
  • Claim Adjuster Tip of the Quarter: See Something? Say Something!
  • Kids’ Chance of Maryland Calls for Applicants

Spring 2018
SERMA e-Newsletter

  • Save the Date for the Annual Conference
  • SERMA Welcomes Alicia Carlson
  • Chesapeake Employers Offers First Aid, CPR/AED Training
  • SERMA Supervisor Training Dates Announced
  • Updated “Guide for the Injured Worker” Available for State of Maryland Employees

Fall 2017
SERMA e-newsletter

  • MSP Produces Video on Active Shooter Response
  • SERMA Quarterly Training Date Announced
  • SERMA Conference Wrap Up and Save the Date for Next Year: May 24, 2018
  • Claims Adjuster Tip of the Quarter: Steps to Filing a Claim
  • Safety Flicks Gets a Makeover

Summer 2017
SERMA e-newsletter

  • SERMA Conference Highlights & Photos
  • Gas Pump Topper Campaign 2017 focuses on Drowsy Driving
  • Three State Agencies Win Healthiest Maryland Awards
  • Free Safety Training for Risk Management Supervisors

Spring 2017
SERMA e-newsletter

  • SERMA Conference May 25 – mark your calendars!
  • SERMA Awards nominations due April 26
  • WorkPro replaces Concentra effective April 1
  • April is Work Zone Safety Month
  • Claims Adjuster Tip of the Quarter

Winter 2017
SERMA e-newsletter

  • SERMA Supervisor Training at MDOT
  • New Column: Agency Focus
    DHR’s “Telly” Campaign Emphasizes Prompt Reporting
  • SERMA Welcomes Brittany Kellar, Janeene Jensen-Graf
  • Stay Safe on Snow and Ice
  • Claims Adjuster Tip of the Quarter: Report all Injuries and Near Misses
  • New Safety Materials Available: Stop Opioid Drug Addiction Prevention Kit

Fall 2016
SERMA e-newsletter

  • Message from Kristin Klein
  • Maryland Passes New Law on Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
  • Two New Webinars Announced: The Importance of Building a Strong Safety Culture; 10 Steps to Creating an Effective Safety Program
  • Claims Adjuster Tip of the Quarter: Ensure Contact between your Injured Worker and our Claims Staff
  • NIOSH Releases New Mobile App on Chemical Hazards
MOSH Fall Training Calendar

Summer 2016
SERMA e-newsletter

  • SERMA Conference and Awards recognize State agencies for best practices in safety
  • Linda Brooks Memorial Award
  • The Governor’s Award for Individual Achievement
  • Unsung Hero Award
  • Best Practice Award
  • Health and Safety Working Group Award of Excellence
  • Injury Reduction Awards

Spring 2016
SERMA e-newsletter

  • Message from Lisa and Kristin
  • Tammy Westcott Named Director of Claims, State of Maryland
  • SERMA Team Meets with Agency Secretaries
  • Opioid Use and Abuse in Workers’ Comp
  • State Supervisor Training March 16
  • Additional Training Opportunities

Fall 2015
SERMA e-newsletter*

  • Message from the Co-Chairs
  • New e-Services Login Process
  • State Agencies Team Up to Create Safety Messages around State’s “Move Over” law
  • New Safety Materials Now Available
  • New “Guide for the Injured Worker” for State Agency Employees
  • Upcoming Events

    *Note: The SERMA newsletter is now an e-newsletter. To opt in to receive this quarterly newsletter, please email

Summer 2015
SERMA e-newsletter*

  • Chesapeake Employers/IWIF hosts training on prescription drug abuse in comp claims
  • How Chesapeake Employers/IWIF tackles medical, claims costs
  • Important updates to OSHA’s Reporting Rule
  • Maryland’s “Move Over” law expanded
  • Online reader survey to come
  • Safety resources; Ask Pete (or Jack, Liz or Larry)!
  • Topics, speakers sought for SERMA Conference

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