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Appendix F


Committee Meeting Agendas
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Held by the Committee on
Department of Homeland Security
Occupational Health and Operational Medicine Infrastructure
(March 2013-August 2013)

 

 

MEETING ONE: MARCH 5, 2013
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 120, Washington, DC 20418

OPEN SESSION

10:45 - 11:00 am Welcome and Introductions
   
  David Wegman, Committee Chair
   
11:00 - 11:40 am The Charge to the Committee
   
 

J. D. Polk, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary/Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Office of Health Affairs, DHS

   
11:40 am - 12:00 pm Committee Questions and Discussion

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1This appendix contains agendas for meetings held in open session only. Meetings four, six, and seven were executive sessions for deliberative purposes, and are therefore not included in this appendix.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18574.
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12:00 - 12:30 pm Overview of the Medical Liaison Officer Program and Operational Medicine
   
 

Richard Patrick, Division Director (Acting), Workforce Health and Medical Support Division, Office of Health Affairs, DHS

   
12:30 - 12:45 pm Committee Questions and Discussion
   
12:45 - 1:45 pm Lunch
   
1:45 - 2:15 pm Occupational Health at DHS Headquarters
   
 

Ingrid Hope, Occupational Health Branch Chief (Acting), Workforce Health and Medical Support Division, Office of Health Affairs, DHS

   
 

Karl Anderson, Department Safety and Health Manager, Chief Human Capital Office, DHS

   
 

Jacquelyn Kosh-Suber, Medical Quality Assurance Branch Chief, Workforce Health and Medical Support Division, Office of Health Affairs, DHS

   
 

Camille Carraway, Industrial Hygiene Program Manager, Chief Human Capital Office, DHS

   
2:15 - 2:30 pm Committee Questions and Discussion
   
2:30 - 2:50 pm Federal Occupational Health Services
   
 

Gene Migliaccio, Director, Federal Occupational Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

   
 

Herman Ellis, Clinical Services Director, Federal Occupational Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

   
2:50 - 3:00 pm Committee Questions and Discussion
   
3:00 - 3:10 pm Break
Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18574.
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3:10 - 4:00 pm DHS Component Agency Infrastructure
   
 

Joseph M. Gerhart, Assistant Director, Safety and Health, Office of Asset Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS

   
 

CAPT Jeffrey Salvon-Harman, Chief, Operational Medicine and Medical Readiness Policy, U.S. Coast Guard, DHS

   
 

Patrick Crarey, Health and Medical Readiness Branch Chief, Safety Heath & Medical Readiness Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS

   
 

David McMillan, Medical Liaison Officer, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS

   
 

CDR Melburn Dayton, Chief, Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene, U.S. Coast Guard, DHS

   
  David Shaler, Medical Unit Supervisor, Human Resources Management -Benefits, Medical, & Worklife Division, Customs and Border Protection, DHS
   
4:00 - 4:20 pm Committee Questions and Discussion
   
4:20 - 4:50 pm Medical Evaluation and Clearance Programs
   
 

Phillip Spottswood, Medical Policy and Programs, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

   
4:50 - 5:00 pm Committee Questions and Discussion
   
5:00 - 5:15 pm Public Comment
   
5:15 pm Closing Comments/Adjourn Open Session
   
  David Wegman, Committee Chair
Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18574.
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MEETING TWO: JUNE 10-11, 2013
National Academy of Sciences Building

2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Lecture Room, Washington, DC 20418

 

Overarching Workshop Goal

Provide information to address the statement of task, including

 

  1. Current state of the occupational health and operational medicine (OH/OM) infrastructure across DHS (gaps and challenges)
  2. Needs for centralized OH/OM oversight authority at DHS; potential models from other organizations
  3. Best practices and essential elements for success of occupational safety and health, occupational medicine, and operational medicine programs, including models for integrating and coordinating activities
  4. Metrics to establish baselines and monitor continuous improvement through program evaluation across headquarters and component agencies

Monday, June 10, 2013

OPEN SESSION

8:00 - 8:10 am Welcome and Introductions
   
  Michael Silverstein, Acting Committee Chair

WORKSHOP SESSION 1: OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

Session Moderator: Cherryl Christensen

Session Objectives:

Based on current DHS practices and those of other organizations, provide information to assess OHA success in guiding and evaluating

  • quality assurance mechanisms for DHS clinical services providers, and
  • implementation of consistent component occupational medicine programs (e.g., drug testing, medical surveillance, immunization, health screening and monitoring) as authorized in DHS Delegation #5001.
Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18574.
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8:10 - 9:00 am Occupational Medicine at Department of Homeland Security Headquarters
   
 

Latousha Leslie, Medical Quality Management Analyst, Workforce Health and Medical Support Division, Office of Health Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

Ingrid Hope (Q&A only), Occupational Health Branch Chief, Workforce Health and Medical Support Division, Office of Health Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

William Seifarth (Q&A only), EMS Program Manager, Workforce Health and Medical Support Division, Office of Health Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
9:00 - 10:15 am Occupational Medicine at Other Federal Agencies
   
 

David Wade, Chief Medical Officer, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice

   
 

Jules Duval, Associate Director, Occupational Health Services, Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management, Smithsonian Institution

   
 

Wayne Quillin, Director, DASHO Operations Office, Office of Medical Services, U.S. Department of State

   
10:15 - 11:10 am Occupational Medicine in Private Industry
   
 

Fikry Isaac, Vice President, Global Health Services, Johnson & Johnson; Chief Medical Officer, Wellness & Prevention, Inc.

   
 

Matthew Minson, Medical Director, Superior Energy Services

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18574.
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11:10 - 11:30 am A Strategic Measurement and Evaluation Framework to Support Worker Health
   
 

Ron Goetzel, Vice President, Consulting and Applied Research, Analytic Consulting and Research Services, Truven Health Analytics

   
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch

WORKSHOP SESSION 2: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

Session Moderator: Les Boden

Session Objectives:

In comparison with best practices from other organizations, provide information to assess the effectiveness of current processes at DHS for controlling workers’ compensation (WC) costs through claims management, disability prevention, and return-to-work processes, including

  • role of the Office of Health Affairs (OHA) in informing these activities through medical guidance to WC personnel from DHS component agencies, DHS headquarters, and the Department of Labor; and
  • procedures for data collection using uniform metrics to establish baselines, identify trends, and evaluate programs.

 

12:30 - 12:50 pm Workers’ Compensation for Federal Employees
   
 

Julia Tritz, Chief, Branch of Technical Assistance, Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor

   
12:50 - 1:50 pm Workers’ Compensation Programs at DHS
   
 

Mark Masterson, Director, Workers’ Compensation Programs, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

Gary Myers, Program Manager and Policy Advisor, Workers’ Compensation Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18574.
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Melvin Mitchell, Human Resources Specialist, Workers’ Compensation Programs, Office of Human Capital, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
1:50 - 2:30 pm Workers’ Compensation: Lessons from Other Organizations
   
 

Daisy Crowley, Army Program Manager for Workers‘ Compensation, Department of Army, U.S. Department of Defense

   
 

Gary Franklin, Medical Director, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

2:30 - 3:10 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS
   
 

Alice Hill, Senior Counselor to Secretary Napolitano, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
3:10 - 3:20 pm Break

WORKSHOP SESSION 3: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS

Session Moderator: Janie Gittleman

Session Objectives:

Provide information to assess the effectiveness of the current division of occupational health and safety responsibilities at DHS (delineated in Directive 066-01 and the memorandum of understanding between OHA and Office of the Chief Administrative Officer [OCAO]) for ensuring implementation and oversight of component safety and health programs, taking into consideration

  • compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) federal agency requirements,
  • best practices from other organizations, and
  • perceived gaps in health and safety protections for DHS workers.
Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18574.
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3:20 - 3:40 pm Safety Management Systems
   
 

Mark Hagemann, Director, Office of Safety Systems Occupational Safety and Health Administration

   
 

Greg Barber (Q&A only), Office of Federal Agency Programs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

   
3:40 - 4:00 pm Voluntary Protection Programs
   
 

Thomas Crawford (by teleconference), Chief, Environmental, Safety and Health Solutions Division, National Security Agency

   
 

Peter Monti (by teleconference), Chief, Risk Management Systems Branch, National Security Agency

4:00 - 5:00 pm Occupational Safety and Health at DHS
   
 

Douglas Rupard, Safety Manager, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

Bronson Brown Director, Safety, Heath & Medical Readiness Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

Jill Segraves, Director, Occupational Safety, Health, & Environment, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

Karl Anderson (Q&A only), Department Safety and Health Manager, Chief Human Capital Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18574.
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5:00 - 5:30 pm Union Perspectives
   
 

Terrence Shigg, Health and Safety Director, National Border Patrol Council

   
 

David Wright, AFGE Local 918, Inspector, Federal Protective Service, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
5:30 pm Closing Comments/Adjourn Open Session
 

Michael Silverstein, Acting Committee Chair

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

OPEN SESSION

8:00 - 8:10 am Welcome and Introductions
   
  Michael Silverstein, Acting Committee Chair

WORKSHOP SESSION 4: MEDICAL STANDARDS AND CLEARANCE PROGRAMS

Session Moderator: Bill Lang

Session Objectives:

Provide information to assess whether OHA has, in accordance with Delegation #5001, adequately provided guidance to the DHS personnel programs on implementation of processes to ensure a medically ready force, including

  • development of consistent and legally defensible medical standards,
  • pre-employment and deployment evaluations, and
  • fitness-for-duty assessments.

 

8:10 - 8:30 am The Need for Medical Standards and Clearance Programs
   
 

Marc Leffer, Chief, Medical Affairs/Strategic Development, Federal Occupational Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18574.
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8:30 - 9:10 am Medical Standards and Clearances at DHS
   
 

David McMillan, Medical Liaison Officer, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

Anthony Macintyre, Medical Liaison Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
9:10 - 10:30 am Other Agency Practices for Medical Standards and Clearances
   
 

Chuck Rosenfarb, Deputy Medical Director, Office of Medical Services, U.S. Department of State

   
 

Matthew Minson, Medical Director, Texas Engineering Extension Program Emergency Response & Rescue Division Urban Search and Rescue, Texas A&M University

   
 

Bob Garbe (by teleconference), Chief, Division of Occupational Health and Medical Programs, Office of Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of the Interior

   
 

Nancy Smith, Manager, Staff Deployment Center, American Red Cross

   
10:30 - 10:45 am Q&A on OPM Recommendations
   
 

Phillip Spottswood (by teleconference), Medical Policy and Programs, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18574.
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WORKSHOP SESSION 5: OPERATIONAL MEDICINE

Session Moderator: Bill Fabbri

Session Objectives:

Based on current DHS practices and those of other organizations, provide information to assess to what extent OHA has provided adequate guidance, support, and oversight to component agencies in order to ensure consistency and interoperability among operational medicine programs across DHS such that:

 

  • adequate medical support is available to law enforcement and other responder personnel within DHS during operations, and
  • detainees are provided access to timely and cost-effective medical attention prior to transfer of custody.

 

10:45 am - 12:00 pm Operational Medicine at DHS
   
 

William Seifarth, EMS Program Manager, Workforce Health and Medical Support Division, Office of Health Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

Randy Stair, Supervisory Emergency Services Specialist Program Manager, Emergency Services, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

Dominic Bowcutt, Paramedic, BORSTAR, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

David Wilson (panel discussion only), Assistant Chief, Office of Border Patrol Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

David Davis (panel discussion only), Deputy Assistant Director, National Firearms and Tactical Training Unit, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18574.
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  Medical Oversight of DHS Operational Medicine Programs
   
 

Duane Caneva, Medical Liaison Officer, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

Nelson Tang, Director, Division of Special Operations, Department of Emergency Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, Center for Law Enforcement Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

   
12:00 - 12:20 pm Panel Discussion on Operational Medicine at DHS
   
12:20 - 1:10 pm Lunch
   
1:10 - 1:45 pm Medical Infrastructure Needs for Detainees
   
 

Monique Grame, Assistant Chief Patrol Agent, U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters, Policy Branch, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

Iván Zapata, Southwest Border Program Manager Office of Health Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

Duane Caneva (Q&A only), Medical Liaison Officer, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
1:45 - 3:10 pm Operational Medicine in Other Organizations
   
 

William Fabbri, Director, Emergency Medical Support Program Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice

   
 

Benjamin Hoffman, Chief Medical Officer, GE Energy

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18574.
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Dean Ross, Deputy Chief, Law Enforcement, Security and Emergency Services, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

   
3:10 - 4:00 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS
   
 

David Weil, Professor, Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Markets, Public Policy and Law, Boston University School of Management

   
4:00 - 4:15 pm Break

WORKSHOP SESSION 6: THE MEDICAL LIAISON OFFICER PROGRAM

Session Moderator: Craig Vanderwagen

Session Objectives:

Provide information to determine whether the Medical Liaison Officer (MLO) program is helping to achieve:

  • integration of occupational and operational medicine activities within component agencies; and
  • coordination of component medical activities with the Office of Health Affairs to ensure consistency across DHS.

 

4:15 - 5:00 pm Panel Discussion on the MLO Program
   
 

Duane Caneva, Medical Liaison Officer, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

David McMillan, Medical Liaison Officer, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

Anthony Macintyre, Medical Liaison Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
 

Jeffrey Sherman, Medical Liaison Officer, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18574.
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LTC Brett Maycock, MLO Branch Chief, Workforce Health and Medical Support Division, Office of Health Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

   
5:00 - 5:15 pm Public Comment Period
   
5:15 pm Closing Comments/Adjourn Open Session
   
 

Michael Silverstein, Acting Committee Chair

MEETING THREE: JULY 8, 2013
Keck Building

500 Fifth Street, NW, Room 101, Washington, DC 20001

10:30 - 10:45 am Welcome and Introductions
   
 

David Wegman, Committee Chair

   
10:45 - 11:30 am Organizational Effectiveness at DHS: Designing to Deliver
   
 

Kathleen Sutcliffe (by teleconference)

Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Management and Organizations, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

   
11:30 am Adjourn Open Session
   
 

David Wegman, Committee Chair

MEETING FIVE: AUGUST 27, 2013
(By Teleconference)

11:50 am - 12:00 pm Welcome and Introductions
   
  David Wegman, Committee Chair
Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Committee Meeting Agendas." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18574.
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12:00 - 1:00 pm Overview of the Federal Air Marshal Service Medical Program
   
 

Christine Lewandowski, Supervisory Occupational Health Nurse, Office for Law Enforcement, FAMS Medical Programs Section, Federal Air Marshal Service, TSA

   
 

Daniel Weeks, Medical Officer, Office for Law Enforcement, FAMS Medical Programs Section, Federal Air Marshal Service, TSA

   
1:00 - 2:00 pm Committee Questions and Discussion
   
2:00 pm Adjourn Open Session
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The more than 200,000 men and women that make up the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) workforce have been entrusted with the ultimate responsibility - ensuring that the homeland is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards. Every day, these dedicated individuals take on the critical and often dangerous challenges of the DHS mission: countering terrorism and enhancing national security, securing and managing the nation's borders, enforcing and administering U.S. immigration laws, protecting cyber networks and critical infrastructure, and ensuring resilience in the face of disasters. In return, DHS is responsible for protecting the health, safety, and resilience of those on whom it relies to achieve this mission, as well as ensuring effective management of the medical needs of persons who, in the course of mission execution, come into DHS care or custody.

Since its creation in 2002, DHS has been aggressively addressing the management challenges of integrating seven core operating component agencies and 18 supporting offices and directorates. One of those challenges is creating and sustaining a coordinated health protection infrastructure. Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security examines how to strengthen mission readiness while better meeting the health needs of the DHS workforce. This report reviews and assesses the agency's current occupational health and operational medicine infrastructure and, based on models and best practices from within and outside DHS, provides recommendations for achieving an integrated, DHS-wide health protection infrastructure with the necessary centralized oversight authority.

Protecting the homeland is physically and mentally demanding and entails many inherent risks, necessitating a DHS workforce that is mission ready. Among other things, mission readiness depends on (1) a workforce that is medically ready (free of health-related conditions that impede the ability to participate fully in operations and achieve mission goals), and (2) the capability, through an operational medicine program, to provide medical support for the workforce and others who come under the protection or control of DHS during routine, planned, and contingency operations. The recommendations of this report will assist DHS in meeting these two requirements through implementation an overarching workforce health protection strategy encompassing occupational health and operational medicine functions that serve to promote, protect, and restore the physical and mental well-being of the workforce.

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