April 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter for April 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!


  1. Training a New Generation: Article by Incident Prevention.
  2. SAFETY GLASSES IMPACT TEST | ANSI Z87 VS Nail Gun, Wrench, and Dust: A short video by Ally Safety. (4:47)
  3. 5 Dangerous Misconceptions About Fall Protection: Article by Safeopedia.
  4. [Safety Talk] Tornado Safety Tips. Here’s some safety tips from Ready.gov on how to prepare for and survive a tornado! (4:34)
  5. Don’t drive distracted: Article by Safety + Health Magazine.
  6. Free Safety Webinars by Safex!
  7. Ohio BWC Virtual Training: January-June 2023.
  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!


  1. May 11, 2023 – The ABC’s of Workers’ Compensation. Presented by Debbie O’Connell, Regional Manager, Minute Men OhioComp ,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. ALMOST SOLD OUT! Only 5 more seats are available for our free QPR Suicide Prevention Training on May 16, 2023!
  3. 2023 Sponsorships are almost gone! Only 3 remain for the rest of the year (August, November & December).
  4. First Aid Training Success! 32 more member employees received their First Aid, CPR & AED certifications last month! A special thank you to Swift First Aid for facilitating the training and the Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities for hosting us.
  5. External Training Credit Opportunity: The Lake County Safety Expo on May 17, 2023, qualifies for up to 1 rebate external training credit.

May 16, 2023 – QPR Suicide Prevention Training

PCSC Members:

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our very first QPR Suicide Prevention Training in partnership with the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County!

Please note: This event qualifies for up to 1 rebate attendance credit (same as our monthly meetings). This would be a great opportunity for members who need an extra credit to reach the 10 minimum required.


  • How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
  • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
  • The common causes of suicidal behavior
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • How to get help for someone in crisis


  • Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
  • Time: 11:30am-1pm.
  • Price: Free for PCSC members (members only).
  • Location: Family & Community Services, Room 101 (Community Room), 705 Oakwood St, Ravenna, OH 44266.
  • Lunch: Provided by our Safety Education Fund (your 50/50 money).
  • Rebate: Qualifies for up to 1 rebate attendance credit (same as our monthly meetings).
  • Certification: Similar to First Aid or CPR, participants who successfully complete the training will become certified QPR “Gatekeepers.”
  • Registration Info: Participants must register individually online and have an email address. Seating is limited to 30 (10 minimum). REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Monday, May 8, 2023.