January 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter for January 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!

Please share with your colleagues!

SAFETY RESOURCES:

  1. Need to Know OSHA Recordkeeping Tips and Deadlines: Article by Safex.
  2. Oh, the weather outside is frightful – winter weather slips and falls: Article by Ohio BWC.
  3. Sharing the road with snowplows: Article by Family Safety & Health Magazine.
  4. Protect against the cold: Tips for employers and workers: Article by Safety + Health Magazine.
  5. How To Remove Snow From A Roof: Video by Ace Hardware.
  6. Ergo for Mechanics: January 2022 Safety & Hygiene Corner.
  7. Ohio BWC Distance Learning: January-March 2022.
  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. Ohio Safety Congress 2022: OSC22 will be online again this year and will take place March 9-10, 2022. Follow the link for more info.
  2. OSC22 Preview Podcast Series: We’re excited to announce that a handful of speakers will be joining us on our podcast to preview their OSC22 presentations! A new episode will be released every Monday starting January 24th until the week of the event. Simply search for the “Portage County Safety Council” on your favorite podcast app to listen any time.
  3. Workplace Wellness Month: January 2022 is our official workplace wellness month! We’ll be releasing a related podcast every week in January to help you promote health & wellness to your employees.
  4. Join today to level up in safety! 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! IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN!!!

January is Workplace Wellness Month

January will be our official Workplace Wellness Month!  As a part of our on-going Healthy Workers are Safer Workers Campaign, our aim is to help you promote health & wellness to your employees by providing relevant information and campaign resources.

Here’s what we’ll be offering:

  • Workplace Wellness Podcasts: We’ll be emailing out a new workplace wellness related podcast every Wednesday in January! These episodes will include interviews from local trainers such as Leslee Keagan of I’m Power Fitness Center and Chase Leonelli of Sequoia Wellness at NEOMED.
  • Live Training: The Ohio Dept of Health will be presenting at our January 13 virtual meeting on “The Impact of Prediabetes on Your Workforce.”
  • Free Campaign Resources: This page contains links to free campaign tools (such as a poster & graphics) and relevant workplace wellness resources to help your company promote & improve worker health. 
  • Engaging Your Workforce in Wellness: Engaging Your Workforce in Wellness is a 24-page toolkit promoting the benefits of employee health & wellness programs and providing employers with evidence-based strategies. 

We hope that you’ll find these free resources valuable and that you’ll help promote health & wellness with us throughout the month of January!

Celebrating 2021!!!

PCSC Members & Community Partners:


Every year I like to reflect on what we have accomplished together as a safety council and every year I’m sincerely blown away and filled with gratitude. Whether you are a member, steering committee member,  sponsor or community partner, I would like to personally say THANK YOU for not only making the PCSC a great safety council but also making Portage County a safer & healthier place to live and work!

Look at what we accomplished together in 2021!!!


LIVE TRAININGS:

  • 23 total live training events online
  • 18 semi-monthly virtual meetings
  • 5-Week Machine Safety Workshop

VIDEO CONTENT:

  • 30 videos recorded & published by the PCSC
  • That’s over 25 hours (1543 minutes) of original workplace safety, health or community related video content
  • 6,626 watch time minutes on YouTube

PODCASTS:

  • 33 podcast episodes published on the Portage County Safety Council Podcast
  • That’s over 14 hours (856 minutes) of original workplace safety, health or community related audio content
  • Our podcast has been downloaded in every state except for Alaska & Wyoming (Ohio 43%, 9.13%, 7.95%) and in over 56 nations (US 84.15%)
  • In November, we hit 10,000 downloads
  • In June, we were recognized by Welp Magazine as one of the 20 Best Workplace Safety Podcasts of 2021.

As you can see, we accomplished a lot together in 2021 so let’s celebrate and anticipate an even better 2022! Thanks again and I hope each one of you has a safe and joyful new year!

December 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter for December 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. [Safety Blast] Christmas Driving Safety Tips. [Audio] Lori Cook, Traffic Safety Advisor for AAA East Central NEO gives us some tips on how to stay safe driving for Christmas! (4:15)
  2. Finding Facts, Not Faults: How to Improve Safety After an Injury (Live). Nicholas Coia, Industrial Safety Consultant for the Ohio BWC, presents on Finding Facts, Not Faults: How to Improve Safety After an Injury. Click here to watch the video. Click here to view the slides or here for the handout mentioned. (43:16)
  3. Ladder Safety for Work & the Holidays (Live). [Video] Dave Dennison of Werner Ladders (Flaherty Sales) instructs on how properly inspect, use and dispose a ladder.
  4. Ergonomics: Challenges and Opportunities: Article by Ohio BWC.
  5. Holiday Workplace Safety: Article by Safety + Health Magazine.
  6. The 12 Days of Safety: Holiday safety poster by NSC.
  7. [Safety Blast] Driving Safe on New Years! [Audio] Lori Cook, Traffic Safety Advisor for AAA East Central NEO, reminds us to drive safe when celebrating New Years! (3:58)
  8. Anchored Machinery: December 2021 Safety & Hygiene Corner.
  9. Ohio BWC Distance Learning: December 2021.
  10. 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. Workplace Wellness Month: January 2022 will be our official workplace wellness month! We’ll be releasing a related podcast every week in January to help you promote health & wellness to your employees.
  2. Join today to level up in safety! 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! IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN!!!

COMMUNITY NEWS & RESOURCES: