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Bureau of Labor Standards
Third Floor Conference Room
Staff Present: Ted Bradstreet, Terry Hathaway, Desi-Rae Mason, & John Rioux.
Members Present: Sharon D’Orsie (USM), Peter Doran (MIOHE), Saskia Janes (Maine Public Health Association), Jonathan Lepoff (Consultant), Kim Lim (Bureau of Labor Standards), Dwight Littlefield (Maine Bureau of Health), Ivan Most (Strategic Occupational Health), & Leslie Walleigh (Workplace Health).
(Bureau of Insurance), Valerie Carter (Bureau of Labor Education), Peter
Crockett (MLGH), Denise Dumont (U.S. HealthWorks), Ron Dyer (DEP),
Carol Eckert (MIOHE), Ruth
Guests: Andy Spaulding and Beth McCallum, Medical Care Development (MCD)
Ivan Most, Chair, opened the meeting at
Cost Effective Strategies to Address Employee Health
– Andy Spaulding and Beth McCallum. MORA members received a handout, “Maine Cardiovascular
Health Program”. Andy explained in the Fall of 2000,
Beth McCallum explained the “Good Work” kit, which provides assistance in creating health lifestyles in the workplace and is available from Medical Care Development. There will be an update to the “Good Work” kit in the Spring of 2005.
Andy explained the “Inventory of Research Relating to Worksite Health Promotion”.
MORA can use this information in the research priority, cost drivers.
Also, John Rioux will speak with Bill Peabody regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Data Collection and Injury Work Group inviting Andy to speak at a future meeting.
Conference 2005 Update – Kim Lim. Kim Lim and Ivan Most met with
Leslie Ingraham at the University of New England (UNE),
Kim asked members to find speakers from
Peter Doran mentioned that Earl Dotter would be willing to do a digital photo display on disc. Leslie Walleigh suggested that it could be ongoing during registration. Tabled to the November meeting.
Leslie Ingraham, UNE, will be invited to the December meeting.
Peter Doran suggested contacting Kim Chrichton, Health Access Foundation, as they have money for conferences related to their mission. Ivan Most will contact her for further information.
Governance Subcommittee Update – Ivan Most. Ivan Most has met with Medical Care
Development; they are willing to act as fiscal agent. MIOHE will be dissolving
in November and they want to turn over funds and MORA would need a fiscal agent
to receive those funds. Ivan suggested that it might be possible to hold the
November meeting of MORA at Medical Care Development as they are in
The Operative Document will be finalized at the October meeting. Members are encouraged to look it over and bring comments to the October meting.
Ivan Most will invite Bill Peabody, Director, Bureau of Labor Standards, to attend this meeting.
Ivan Most announced that Jonathan Torres will not longer be
able to serve on MORA, but will be a friend of MORA. Discussion followed
regarding MORA membership; representation from unions, companies, and
insurance. If any members have any thoughts on this, please let Ivan know. Ivan
will check with Dan Cote, MEMIC. It was also suggested that there be a staff
person, Deborah Friedman,
Sharon D’Orsie will check to see about representation from the Safety and Health Council of Greater New England (formerly the Maine Safety Council). Ivan Most will then mail a letter asking for a representative.
At the January meeting, there will be nominations and voting for the chair and vice chair of MORA.
Calendar of Inviting Research Presenters. The following is a list of MORA meeting dates and research presenters.
October 13, 20004 - Bill Peabody, BLS
John LaCasse, Medical Care Development
Leslie Ingraham, UNE – 2005 Conference
Laura Fortman, Commissioner, Department of Labor
Also, Peter Doran suggested Ann Backus, Harvard School of Public Health, for an update on the lobstering study, as a future presenter. Peter will be seeing her October 1st and Ivan will follow-up with a written invitation, with a cc to Peter Doran and Jonathan Lepoff.
Ivan announced that his Harvard RFP on Health
Experience of Workers Receiving Lump-Sum Payments from the Maine Workers’
Compensation System has been funded. There will be two (2) focus groups,
Open Forum – All.
Title of Event
Conference on Improving the Safety and Health for Immigrant Workers
UMass Lowell & NIOSH
Sept. 28th & 29th
Safety & Health Council of
MPHA Annual Meeting
Next Meeting –
III. Prevention Data Advisory Group Update – John Rioux
A. Operative Document – Final
B. Personal Affirmations
C. Bill Peabody
i. Original Tie to BLS
ii. Commitment to 2005 Conference Fund
iii. Future relationship – Commissioner Advisory
VI. MCD – Memorandum of Understanding Draft
VII. Open Forum
Next Meeting –
Chair Ivan Most adjourned the meeting at .
Terry M. Hathaway