Program Information

Syllabus & Handouts


Program Details*

8:00 - 8:30 am Coffee, pastries, meet & greet
8:30 - 8:45 am Opening remarks
CAAA Women’s Caucus Co-Chair Christel Schoenfelder
8:45 - 9:45 am Women in the Workforce Today
Who Are Today’s Women Workers? How does their status as family bread-winners compound injuries’ effects? What barriers do women face in reporting injuries and obtaining compensation? What types of injuries are most common?


9:45 - 9:55 am Break
9:55 - 10:55 am Cumulative Trauma Injuries
How do repetitive strains over years of work impact working women? How can we better prevent cumulative trauma injuries to grocery checkers, housekeepers, farmworkers, truck drivers,
construction tradeswomen and public safety personnel among others? How does the push to work longer conflict with restrictions on cumulative injury claims? What further research
is needed to provide safer working conditions for women?


10:55 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - Noon Specific Injuries
How can protection for women from sexual assaults and harassment, violence and physical assaults, machineryrelated injuries, needle stick injuries and other unsafe working environments be improved? How can employers ensure workplaces are safe for victims of domestic violence?


Noon - 12:45 pm Lunch & networking
12:45 - 1:30 pm Wrap-Up Session
What are the financial and emotional consequences after a work injury, particularly for mothers and older women? What further research, regulations and public policies are the most promising ways to prevent and better address women’s injuries, medical care and compensation?
12:45 - 1:30 pm Closing Remarks
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson


* Program subject to change


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