January 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter for January 2023!

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. OSHA Recordkeeping Tips: We caught up with Cari Gary, Safety Consultant Specialist at the Ohio BWC, for a post-presentation interview after this month’s workplace safety luncheon. Cari did a great job as always, presenting on OSHA Recordkeeping.[Audio] (5:24)
  2. [Safety Talk] Winter Driving Safety: Lori Cook, Traffic Safety Advisor for AAA East Central NEO shares how to stay safe on the road in the winter. [Audio] (7:17)
  3. 90% of Safety Rules are Written for 10% of the People: Article by Incident Prevention.
  4. Struck-By Hazards Toolbox Talk: A short video by Ally Safety. (6:40)
  5. Overcoming Challenges to Safeguarding Legacy Machinery: Article by Safeopedia.
  6. Frostbite: Do’s and don’ts: Article by Safety + Health Magazine.
  7. Space Heaters: January 2023 Safety & Hygiene Corner.
  8. Ohio BWC Virtual Training: January-June 2023.
  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!

PCSC NEWS:

  1. February 9, 2023 – Safety – What really matters? Presented by Steve Forystek, Corporate Safety Manager, CJK Group (Sheridan Ohio),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-members.
  2. Ohio Safety Congress Podcast Previews Coming Soon! We’re partnering with the Ohio BWC to once again create podcast preview for top OSC23 speakers! These interviews will be published starting next week. You’ll be able to listen on your favorite podcast app. Stay tuned!
  3. SHRM PDCs: We’re excited to announce that we are partnering with the Portage County Human Resources Association (PCHRA) so that our members can earn Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM by attending our monthly meetings! If you have these credentials and would like to have certificates of completions for PDCs emailed to you after our monthly meetings, please complete this quick online registration form as soon as possible.

Celebrating 2022

Hello Everyone!


As many of you know, every year at this time I like to reflect on the year coming to an end and celebrate everything we have accomplished together as a safety council. Once again I was blown away!

Thank you for your continued participation and support of our safety council. I hope as you review the highlights below, you will be just as excited as I was. I am truly thankful for each and every one of you and look forward to another great year in 2023!

2022 HIGHLIGHTS

TRAINING EVENTS

  • We hosted 16 total training events in 2022!
  • 9 virtual training events.
  • 6 monthly in-person luncheons.
  • Hosted a two-day OSHA 10 General Industry in-person training in October where 34 participants completed the training receiving their OSHA 10 card.

PODCASTS

  • 42 episodes were published in 2022, totaling 13.62 hours (817m) of original workplace safety content. 
  • We partnered with the Ohio Safety Congress and the NE Ohio Safety Expo for the first time ever to create & publish Podcast Previews with their speakers. As a result, we were able to interview best selling authors, national level speakers and university professors from all over the nation. 
  • All time stats: 270 episodes published, totaling 75.98 hours (4,559m) of original workplace safety & health content, downloaded in over 55 nations!

VIDEO CONTENT

  • Published 20 workplace safety related videos that are available on our YouTube channel and website.
  • 6,623 watch time minutes on YouTube.

EXTRACURRICULAR

  • Mental Health Awareness Campaign: In the spring, we collaborated with Family & Community Services, Kelly Younkins Clinical Consultant & Trumbull County Mental Health & Recovery Board to create & promote our very first official Mental Health Awareness campaign for Mental Health Awareness Month in May.
  • Holiday Food Drive: We hosted a holiday food drive at our December luncheon to help those in need. All the non-perishable food donations went to the Center of Hope food pantry in Ravenna. 

We hope you all have a great, safe & happy New Year!

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!

Please share with your colleagues!

SAFETY RESOURCES:

  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!

PCSC NEWS:

  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 NEWS:

  • [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)

November 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter for November 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. Creating Space for Employees to Share Their Insight: Laurin Mooney, Founder & Innovator of Speaking IN, joined us to talk about how to create space for employees to share their wealth of insight and why leaders should embrace it. Available on most podcast apps.
  2. Simplifying Tasks to Improve Worker Safety: Article by Incident Prevention.
  3. Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls: A short video by Ally Safety. (3:42)
  4. Are Workplace Risks Hiding in Plain Sight? Article by Safeopedia.
  5. Injection molding machines: Avoid the hazards: Article by Safety + Health Magazine.
  6. GFCI Importance: November 2022 Safety & Hygiene Corner.
  7. Ohio BWC Virtual Training: Through December 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. Next In-Person Meeting: December 8, 2022 – Staying Safe Around Automation, presented by Mark Eitzman, Safety and Project Manager, Integrated Mill Systems.,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. OSHA 10 Training Report: 34 member employees completed the OSHA 10 General Industry Training on October 26-27, 2022, at Viking Forge in Streetsboro. Congratulations to all the participants who completed the program!
  3. Only 4 FY23 Sponsorships Still Available! Sponsorship of a Portage County Safety Council meeting is a cost-effective way to get your business noticed! Only 4 are still available through June 2023. Follow the link for more info.

COMMUNITY NEWS:

October 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter for October 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!

NE OHIO SAFETY EXPO PREVIEWS:

  • 2022 NE Ohio Safety Expo Overview. David Costantino, co-founder of the annual NE Ohio Safety Expo, joined us to talk about the event which will take place on Thursday, October 2022, at the Eastwood Event Centre in Niles, OH. (9:04)
  • How to Reduce Complacency & Inspire Safety Excellence. Cari Gray, Industrial Safety Consultant at the Ohio BWC, joined us to talk about her 2022 NE Ohio Safety Expo presentation titled, How to Reduce Complacency & Inspire Safety Excellence. (9:58)
  • Are Transitional Work Programs Really Worth the Effort? Shanna Dunbar, President at Workplace Health Inc., joined us to talk about her 2022 NE Ohio Safety Expo presentation titled, Are Transitional Work Programs Really Worth the Effort? (10:03)
  • Confined Space Identification and Hazards. Jennifer Wasilk, owner of Sandstone EHS Services, LLC  joined us to talk about her 2022 NE Ohio Safety Expo presentation titled, Confined Space Identification and Hazards. (9:56)
  • Lockout Tagout. Brian Zachetti, Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist at the Ohio BWC, joined us to talk about his 2022 NE Ohio Safety Expo presentation on Lockout/Tagout. (13:31)
  • NEO Safety Expo – October 20th: This training qualifies as an external training credit. A certificate of completion must be submitted to the PCSC manager before the end of FY23 in order to receive credit.

SAFETY RESOURCES:

  1. OSHA Electric Power Standards – Simplified: Article by Incident Prevention.
  2. How to Use a Fire Extinguisher Using the P-A-S-S Method: A short video by Ally Safety. (2:37)
  3. How to Stay Safe from Welding Fumes and Gases: Article by Safeopedia.
  4. Survey finds lack of training on preventing struck-by incidents in construction: Article by Safety + Health Magazine.
  5. Fire Considerations Since COVID: October 2022 Safety & Hygiene Corner.
  6. Ohio BWC Virtual Training: Through December 2022.
  7. 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. Next In-Person Meeting: November 10, 2022 – Effective Communication: How to Leverage Stories to Improve Your Safety Messaging, presented by Kevin Mowers, Owner, Extended Management, Inc, a franchise of Crestcom International.,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. OSHA 10 Training: We’ll be hosting another OSHA 10 General Industry Training on October 26-27, 2022, 8am-4pm, at Viking Forge in Streetsboro. For more information or to register, please see the attached flyer.
  3. Only 4 FY23 Sponsorships Still Available! Sponsorship of a Portage County Safety Council meeting is a cost-effective way to get your business noticed! Only 4 are still available through June 2023. Follow the link for more info.

September 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter for September 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. [NE Ohio Safety Expo Preview] Workers’ Compensation 101 – Basics from a MCO prospective. [Audio] Cheryl Altizer, Account Executive at Promedica Medical Management, joined us to talk about her 2022 NE Ohio Safety Expo presentation titled, Workers’ Compensation 101 – Basics from a MCO prospective. (11:13)
  2. The Biological Basis of Complacency: Article by Incident Prevention.
  3. Confined Space Hazards Toolbox Talk: A short video by Ally Safety. (4:02)
  4. What It Really Means to Empower Workers: Article by Safeopedia.
  5. 5 tips to reduce repetitive stress injuries: Article by Safety + Health Magazine.
  6. Hand Tool Ergonomics: September 2022 Safety & Hygiene Corner.
  7. Ohio BWC Virtual Training: Through December 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. October 6, 2022 – Are You Ready to Lead Safety Differently? We’re excited to be hosting a live online training session that was previously featured during the 2022 Ohio Safety Congress at the Greater Columbus Convention Center earlier this year! This free webinar will be on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 11am-12pm, on Zoom Webinar. Follow the link to register today!
  2. NEO Safety Expo – October 20th: This training qualifies as an external training credit. A certificate of completion must be submitted to the PCSC manager before the end of FY23 in order to receive credit.
  3. Only 4 FY23 Sponsorships Still Available! Sponsorship of a Portage County Safety Council meeting is a cost-effective way to get your business noticed! Only 4 are still available through June 2023. Follow the link for more info.
  4. Next In-Person Meeting: October 13, 2022 – Common Fire Code Violations, presented by Lt. Vince Yost of the Kent Fire Dept,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-members & walk-ins.

August 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter for August 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. The Need for Leadership: [Video] Kevin Mowers, President of Crestcom- Extended Management, Inc., joined us to talk about the need for leadership, training & development for employees at every level. (35:31)
  2. Lockout Tagout: An introduction to the control of hazardous energy. A short video by Ally Safety. (3:21)
  3. 5 Ways to Empower Frontline Workers and Improve Industrial Safety: Article by Safeopedia.
  4. OSHA emphasis program targets warehousing, storage and distribution yard operations: Article by Safety + Health Magazine.
  5. Hoist Inspection: August 2022 Safety & Hygiene Corner.
  6. Ohio BWC Virtual Training: Through December 2022.
  7. 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. NEO Safety Expo – October 20th: This training qualifies as an external training credit. A certificate of completion must be submitted to the PCSC manager before the end of FY23 in order to receive credit.
  2. FY23 In-Person Sponsorships are Now Available! Sponsorship of a Portage County Safety Council meeting is a cost-effective way to get your business noticed! Follow the link for more info.
  3. Next In-Person Meeting: September 8, 2022 – Manufacturing and Society Demand Both Safety and Productivity, presented by Mark Eitzman, Safety and Project Manager, Integrated Mill Systems, 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-members & walk-ins.

July 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter for July 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. My family’s trauma changed my world: Article by Ohio BWC.
  2. Heat Stress Toolbox Talk: A short video by Ally Safety. (7:25)
  3. First Aid for Chemical Exposure Incidents: Article by Safeopedia.
  4. Everything You Need to Know About Safety Data Sheets: Article by Safeopedia.
  5. Trench Safety – Intro and Competent Person: A short video by the Ohio BWC. (3:27)
  6. Avoid the sting: Working outdoors with insect. Article by Safety + Health Magazine.
  7. Keyboard Ergonomics: July 2022 Safety & Hygiene Corner.
  8. Ohio BWC Virtual Training: July-December 2022.
  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!

SAFETY NEWS:

PCSC NEWS:

  1. Enrollment Deadline is July 31st! Renew or enroll by July 31st to qualify for the rebate. Click here to learn how to join now or here for rebate qualifications.
  2. 2022 Programing Survey Results: See the results from this month’s member survey. Thank you to everyone who responded. Our steering committee uses the information to plan & schedule safety training opportunities throughout the year.
  3. FY23 In-Person Sponsorships are Now Available! Sponsorship of a Portage County Safety Council meeting is a cost-effective way to get your business noticed! Follow the link for more info.
  4. Next In-Person Meeting: August 11, 2022 – Getting to the Root: How to Discover the Underlying Issues After an Injury, presented by Nicholas Coia, MPA, Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, 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-members & walk-ins.

June 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter for June 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. Heat Stress: Warning Signs & Prevention: [Audio] 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! (7:25)
  2. [Safety Talk] Tornado Safety Tips. [Audio] Here’s some safety tips from Ready.gov on how to prepare for and survive a tornado! (4:34)
  3. 5 Easily Overlooked Safety Risks Every Workplace Should Address: Article by Safeopedia.
  4. TESTING CHAINSAW CHAPS | Everything you need to know: A short video by Ally Safety. (6:24)
  5. Trench Safety – Trench Inspection: A short video by the Ohio BWC. (3:26)
  6. Safety from the ground up: Article by Ohio BWC.
  7. Be a safety lookout: Article by Safety + Health Magazine.
  8. Loading Powered Industrial Trucks: June 2022 Safety & Hygiene Corner.
  9. Ohio BWC Distance Learning: March-June 2022.
  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. FY22 Virtual Program has ended! Our last FY22 virtual meeting was last week on June 9th. FY22 will officially be over on the 30th and FY23 officially begins on July 1st.
  2. The Rebate is Back!!! Renew or enroll by July 31st to qualify for the rebate. Click here to learn how to join now or here for rebate qualifications.
  3. In-Person Meetings/Luncheons Restart July 14th! Starting July 14, 2022, the Portage County Safety Council will meet in-person every second Thursday, 11:30am-1:00pm, at The Ravenna Elks, located at 776 E. Freedom St in Ravenna, OH. Lunch will be $20 for members, $25 for non-members.
  4. FY23 In-Person Sponsorships are Now Available! Sponsorship of a Portage County Safety Council meeting is a cost-effective way to get your business noticed! Follow the link for more info.

COMMUNITY NEWS: