Free Machine Safety Workshop

PCSC Members:


We’re excited to officially announce our first ever 5-hour Machine Safety Workshop (online) in partnership with Integrated Mill Systems! This course will be broken up into five, 1-hour live training sessions, 11am-12pm, on Zoom Webinar, every Wednesday in September starting on the 1st, ending on the 29th. See the flyer or agenda for more details.

  • Free for all Portage County Safety Council Members ($100/company annual membership required for non-members).
  • Registration is required but unlimited for every member company! Deadline is Monday, August 30, 2021, 12pm.

This is a foundational educational safety program appropriate for all roles and levels of responsibilities: Engineering, Maintenance, Operations, EHS, Purchasing, Management/Executives, etc.


Click here to register today!!!

July 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter for July 2021!

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!

Please share with your colleagues!

SAFETY RESOURCES:

  1. The Importance of Toolbox Talks in the Workplace: Article from Ving!
  2. Same Level Slips, Trips and Falls: [Video] Another good and entertaining video focused on same level slips, trips & falls and more relevant for office type environments. (4:08)
  3. Slips, Trips, and Falls  – ej4 Safety Training Video: This is a good & engaging video that provides a basic overview. (5:28)
  4. [Safety Culture] Employee Engagement Creates Buy-in. [Audio] Ami Gignac & Katie Woodhall, Managing Partners at Sparrow Tale, chat with us about how employee engagement creates buy-in and can help shift your safety culture! This is an excerpt from e175, click here to listen to the full interview. (4:11)
  5. [Safety Talk] Floods. [Audio] Here’s some safety tips from Ready.gov on how to prepare for and what to do during a flood! (5:11)
  6. Safety Blast: Hydroplaning. [Audio] Lori Cook, Traffic Safety Advisor for AAA East Central NEO gives us a few tips on how to prevent hydroplaning! (2:05) 
  7. Wrist Pain Prevention: July 2021 Safety & Hygiene Corner.
  8. 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!

PCSC NEWS:

  1. FY22 Renewal Notice: 16 live virtual meetings with on-demand access, free access to 2 semi-annual statewide safety summits and more will be included in this year’s membership! Renew today to LEVEL UP IN SAFETY!
  2. August 12, 2021 – Worker Health Awareness in the Workplace, presented by Shelly Owen, Regional Sales Manager & Certified First Aid, CPR, AED Trainer, Swift First Aid.
  3. Podcast #3 on the 20 Best Workplace Safety Podcasts of 2021

[Safety Culture] Better Communication Connects

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-a2sd8-1065c90

Episode 210: Ami Gignac & Katie Woodhall, Managing Partners at Sparrow Tale, chat with us about how better communication improves the connection between your employees and your safety message! This is an excerpt from e175, click here to listen to the full interview. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.

June 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter for June 2021!

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!

Please share with your colleagues!

SAFETY RESOURCES:

  1. Heat Stress: Warning Signs & Prevention. Joe Barney, Compliance & Training Officer from The Great Lakes Construction Co. stayed over with us to recap his presentation on how to prevent heat related illnesses & injuries at work! (7:23)
  2. [Safety Talk] Thunderstorms & Lightening. Here’s some safety tips from Ready.gov on what to do during thunderstorms & lightening! (3:25)
  3. [Safety Talk] Tornado Safety Tips. Here’s some safety tips from Ready.gov on how to prepare for and survive a tornado! (4:34)
  4. NSC: June is National Safety Month.
  5. Nail Gun Injuries: June 2021 Safety & Hygiene Corner.
  6. Ohio BWC Distance Learning in June 2021
  7. [Safety Culture] The Importance of Management Commitment. Ami Gignac & Katie Woodhall, Managing Partners at Sparrow Tale, chat with us about the importance of management commitment in regards to shifting safety culture! This is an excerpt from e175, click here to listen to the full interview. (5:57)
  8. 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!

PCSC NEWS:

  1. FY22 Renewal Notice: 16 live virtual meetings with on-demand access, free access to 2 semi-annual statewide safety summits and more will be included in this year’s membership! Renew today to LEVEL UP IN SAFETY!
  2. Celebrating FY21! Check out what we accomplished together as a safety council!

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHTS:

  • Shine a Light on Domestic Violence. Domestic violence happens everywhere and victims come in all ages & genders! Donya Buchanan & Amy Kelly of Safer Futures joined us to chat about domestic violence and give us a snapshot of how often it happens in the Portage County area. Click here to watch the video. (17:25)
  • Get Outside with Portage Parks in 2021! Andrea Metzler and Jennifer White of the Portage Park District met up with Mike & Nic on Zoom to chat about the health benefits of spending time outdoors. Join us as they take us on a tour through their website, highlighting some of the most popular parks and trails in Portage County, Ohio! (56:12)
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FY22 Membership Renewal

PCSC Members:

The time has come to renew for FY22 and it’s still only $100/year for each company to join! To renew, simply complete the attached 2021 Portage County Safety Council Flyer or the FY22 Work from Home Form (either will work) and send it back with payment (mail a check or use the credit card form & email back to us).

Here’s what you’ll get in the upcoming program year!*

  • 16 Live Online Training Sessions (virtual meetings) with On-Demand Access to Video Recordings
  • 5-hour Manufacturing Safety Course
  • Safety Mastermind Group
  • Free Admission to 2 Statewide “Mega Meetings” (online safety summits)
  • Bonus workplace safety & health video & audio content throughout the program year

I look forward to another great program year!

Celebrating FY21!!!

PCSC Members & Community Partners:


As most of you know, FY21 is coming to an end on June 30th and FY22 starts on July 1st. Since it was a rough year for so many due to the pandemic and it was our first year going virtual, I thought it would be encouraging to reflect & celebrate what we’ve accomplished together as a safety council.

FY21 Accomplishments (July 1, 2020-Present):

  1. Virtual Meetings: 19 meetings held on a semi-monthly basis.
  2. On-Demand Video Recordings/Training:30 videos total! Includes 11 bonus videos with over 8-hours of additional workplace safety & health content not included in our semi-monthly virtual meetings.
  3. Safety Mastermind: We were the first and only Ohio safety council to host a safety mastermind group! This small group course was made up of 6 one-hour sessions focusing on accident investigations and was well received.
  4. Podcasts: 36 episodes downloaded in 45 states & 43 nations, totaling almost 16 hours of original workplace safety, health & community content!
  5. Overcoming Stress Campaign: Published 6.5 hours of video content to help employers and employees overcome stress! Does not include audio versions published on our podcast.
  6. Get Outside Campaign: Over 700 campaign posters/flyers downloaded and 14 podcast episodes produced to help promote active lifestyles & worker health.

As you can see, we accomplished much together! Thank you for your continued support and participation in the Portage County Safety Council! Let’s continue to work to make Portage County a safer & healthier place to work and live!

Domestic Violence & Workplace Violence Awareness

Did you know?

  • “The Department of Labor notes that27% of all violent events in the workplace are tied to some form of domestic violence.” ALICE Training.com
  • ” 21 percent of full-time employed adults said they were victims of domestic violence and 74 percent of that group said they’ve been harassed at work.” SHRM
  • Portage County law enforcement agencies received well over 1,000 domestic violence calls last year!

Domestic violence happens everywhere and victims come in all ages & genders! Donya Buchanan & Amy Kelly of Safer Futures joined us to chat about domestic violence and give us a snapshot of how often it happens in the Portage County area!

COMMUNITY AWARENESS WALK – JUNE 26 Safer Futures will be hosting their 1st Annual “Shine a Light on Domestic Violence” Community Awareness Walk on Saturday, June 26, 2021, 6pm-9pm, at Sunny Lake in Aurora. Click here for more info.


Feel free to share with friends & colleagues!