To get an idea of how stressed local employees have been since COVID-19, the Portage County Safety Council surveyed its members in late October 2020. In this video, we discuss the eye-opening but not surprising results.
Stress at work during COVID-19 is at an all-time high!
According to our recent survey, nearly half of our members said stress likely causes them to occasionally work unsafely and well over half (59%) said their companies rarely or never talk about it to employees.
Stress was already an issue in American culture before COVID-19 but we all know the pandemic took it to new levels previously unimaginable to our generation.
Understanding this, we wanted to take a closer look and measure its impact on our members and their employees. On October 28, 2020, we emailed our members a survey asking them about stress since COVID-19. To view the results, click here.
Episode 187: Jennifer White of the Portage Park District joined us to chat about the best places to enjoy the beautiful fall colors in Portage County, OH! For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center. Photo of Morgan Park courtesy of Jennifer Robinson.
Episode 186: This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020. The topic was COVID-19: Unmasking A Novel Pathogen and it was presented by Kristen Dickerson, PhD, Statewide Health, Wellness, & Special Program Manager, OCOSH-Ohio BWC. Click here to watch a full video recording of the her presentation. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.
Here’s a great presentation from University Hospitals on self-care! Click here to watch.
Episode 149: Is stress really a safety concern? In this episode, Mike & Nic chat about stress before & during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it significantly impacts your workforce, even in regards to safety! For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!
Episode 148: Jennifer Parmenter, Clinical Counseling Supervisor at Family & Community Services, Inc., in Kent, OH, called in to give us some tips on how to take care of ourselves and our mental health during the COVID-19 crisis! For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!
Since there seems to be some hysteria and misinformation being spread through social media, we thought it would a good idea to post some links to information from the CDC regarding the coronavirus.
Episode 141: Justin Rechichar, Program Supervisor from the Portage County Health District gives us some tips on how to wash our hands properly to prevent the spread of illnesses! For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!