December 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter for December 2022!

Our goal for the newsletter is to connect our members to relevant safety resources, all linked together in one convenient location every month. We hope you find this resource useful and valuable!

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  1. Hazard vs. Risk Assessment: What’s the difference? We caught up with Mark Eitzman, Safety and Project Manager at Integrated Mill Systems, for a post-presentation interview after this month’s workplace safety luncheon. Mark did a great job as always, presenting on Staying Safe Around Automation. (8:46)
  2. [Safety Blast] Christmas Driving Safety Tips: Lori Cook, Traffic Safety Advisor for AAA East Central NEO gives us some tips on how to stay safe driving for Christmas! (4:15)
  3. [Safety Blast] Driving Safe on New Years! Lori Cook, Traffic Safety Advisor for AAA East Central NEO, reminds us to drive safe when celebrating New Years! (3:58)
  4. Working Safely from Elevated Heights: Article by Incident Prevention.
  5. Cold Weather Safety: A short video by Ally Safety. (5:57)
  6. Sign Blindness Is Real – Here’s What You Can Do About It: Article by Safeopedia.
  7. BLS: On-the-job deaths jump 8.9% in 2021, again rising above 5,000: Article by Safety + Health Magazine.
  8. Loading/Uploading Wheels: December 2022 Safety & Hygiene Corner.
  9. PCSC Podcasts: Our podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Podbean, Stitcher, & TuneIn/Alexa! Access local & relevant workplace safety information right through your phone! Subscribe today!


  1. Next In-Person Meeting: January 12, 2023 – OSHA Recordkeeping: Are you ready to post and submit your logs online? Presented by Cari Gray, Industrial Safety Consultant, Ohio BWC.,11:30am-1:00pm, at The Ravenna Elks, located at 776 N. Freedom St in Ravenna, OH. Lunch is $20 for members, $25 for non-member
  2. Only 1 FY23 Sponsorship is Still Available! Sponsorship of a Portage County Safety Council meeting is a cost-effective way to get your business noticed! Only 1 is still available through June 2023. Follow the link for more info.


  • [Community Spotlight] US Safety Gear Opens in Streetsboro: One of our sponsors, US Safety Gear, hosted a grand opening for their new retail store in Streetsboro, OH. We were honored to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony with two other safety council members! Afterwards, we caught up with Niki Leeworthy, their Territory Sales Rep, to learn more about what they do. (3:19)