On-Demand Video Recordings

On-Demand Video Links:

*Listed in most recent order.

  1. September 21, 2022 – How to Reduce Complacency & Inspire Safety Excellence. [Public] 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. (9:57)
  2. September 6, 2022 – Making it Safe for Employees to Share. [Members Only] Laurin Mooney, Founder of Speaking IN® and Be Highly Reliable, joined us to talk about why employees don’t share insight and what leaders can do to change that. (28:47)
  3. September 1, 2022 – [NE Ohio Safety Expo] Workers’ Compensation 101 – Basics from a MCO prospective. [Public] 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. (11:20)
  4. August 18, 2022 – The Need for Leadership. [Public] 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)
  5. SAFETY LUNCHEON: July 14, 2022 – Moving Forward with Safety Post-Pandemic. [Members Only] This is live recording of our safety luncheon on July 14, 2022. A local panel members/safety pros discussed lessons learned since COVID, current issues they’re resolving, strategies & solutions to move forward with safety post-pandemic. (52:31)
  6. June 29, 2022 – Portage County is Stormready. [Public] Brett Lee, Deputy Director of the Portage County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency, joined us to talk about their recent “Stormready” designation from the national weather service, storm spotter training and more! (20:12)
  7. June 23, 2022 – FY23 Rebate & Program Information Session. [Public] In this information session, we covered the details of the FY23 rebate qualifications, outlined the upcoming safety education programming, shared how to become a member and answered questions from our members. (26:26)
  8. June 9, 2022 – Driving Safety Forward with Kindness. [Members Only] Bryan McWhorter, Safety Advisor at Safeopedia, presented to our safety council on how valuing people can improve your safety performance.  (51:58) Power Point
  9. May 26, 2022 – Machine Guarding: Back to the Basics. [Members Only] Brian Basbagill, CSP, Senior Consultant, at Safex, presented to our safety council on machine guarding basics. (1:02:28) Power Point
  10. May 12, 2022 – Risk Assessment: Identifying and Assessing Risks and Hazards in the Workplace.[Members Only] Fran Sehn, Principal Consultant, FxS Risk and Safety Consulting, presented to our safety council on risk assessments. (50:37) Power Point
  11. April 28, 2022 – Ohio EPA’s Regulations – What You Need to Know to Stay Out of Trouble. [Public] Dan Sowry, Assistant Environmental Administrator at the Ohio EPA, presented to our safety council on Ohio EPA regulations. (1:01:30) Power Point
  12. BONUS: April 19, 2022 – Leading vs. Lagging Indicators. [Public] Justin Deflumeri, MS, GSP, Owner of Optimal Safety Inspections, joined us to chat about leading vs.lagging indicators. Justin also shares fun stories on how he often makes safety fun and more engaging. (23:38)
  13. February 24, 2022 – Moving More vs. Sitting Less: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Sedentary Work.  [Public] Physical Therapist, Dr. Stefan Zavalin, Founder of Love to Move and author of Sit Less: Evolve Your Work and Life Without Compromising Your Health, presented to our safety council on how to avoid the pitfalls of sedentary work. (1:00:01) Power Point
  14. BONUS: February 23, 2022 – Managers and Supervisors as EHS Leaders – Safety is Everyone’s Job! [Members Only] Dianne Grote Adams, President & Owner of Safex, Inc, an Ohio-based occupational safety & industrial hygiene consulting firm, joined us on Zoom to give us a preview of her 2022 Ohio Safety Congress presentation titled, Managers and Supervisors as EHS Leaders – Safety is Everyone’s Job! (13:24)
  15. February 10, 2022 – Powered Industrial Trucks: OSHA Basics & Aftermarket Safety Enhancements. [Members Only] In his presentation to our safety council, Matt Mohler, Director of Facilities/EHS&S at Delta Systems, Inc., defined what a “powered industrial truck” is, covered OSHA requirements and highlighted aftermarket safety enhancements. (1:02:13) Power Point
  16. BONUS: February 8, 2022 – Are You Ready to Lead Safety Differently? [Public] Pamela Walaski, Senior Program Director at Specialty Technical Consultants Inc., stopped by to give us a preview of her 2022 Ohio Safety Congress presentation on safety leadership titled, Are You Ready to Lead Safety Differently? (16:06)
  17. BONUS: February 1, 2022 – Ohio EPA Interview. [Public] In addition to giving us a preview of his 2022 Ohio Safety Congress presentation, Dan Sowry, Assistant Environmental Administrator for the Ohio EPA, shares about how his agency can help your company get in compliance. (14:11)
  18. January 27, 2022 – OSHA Recordkeeping. [Members Only] Dianne Grote Adams, President & Founder of Safex, Inc., delivered an engaging & informative presentation to our safety council on OSHA Recordkeeping. (54:41) Power Point.
  19. BONUS: January 20, 2022 – How to Reduce the Effects of Sedentary Work. [Public] Physical Therapist, Dr. Stefan Zavalin, Founder of Love to Move and author of Sit Less: Evolve Your Work and Life Without Compromising Your Health, joined us to talk about how to reduce the effects of sedentary work. (25:15)
  20. January 13, 2022 – The Impact of Prediabetes on Your Workforce. [Members Only] Nicole Smith, Diabetes Program Consultant at the Ohio Department of Health, presented to our safety council on The Impact of Prediabetes on Your Workforce. She also shared information on the National Diabetes Prevention Program. (52:18) Power Point. Handout.
  21. BONUS: December 14, 2021 – Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2021. [Public] Nicholas Coia, Industrial Safety Consultant at the Ohio BWC, joins us to talk about the top 10 “serious” and “willful” OSHA violations in 2021. (18:21)
  22. December 9, 2021 – Winter Driving Safety. [Members Only] Lori Cook, Safety Advisor at AAA East Central, presented on winter driving safety to our safety council on December 9, 2021. (46:19)
  23. November 11, 2021 – How to Stay Fit for the Holidays. [Members Only] Leslee Keagan of I’m Power Fitness Center in Ravenna, OH, presented to our safety council on how to incorporate exercise into our daily lives at work & home. She also answered questions from our members for about 30 minutes.(56:12)
  24. September 29, 2021 – Machine Safety Part 5: Installation, Validation and Post Commissioning Management of Change. [Public] In this last of a 5-part series, Mark Eitzman of Integrated Mill Systems, presents on installation, validation and post commissioning management of change. (58:39) Power Point.
  25. September 23, 2021 – OSHA Knocks on the Door. [Members Only] Greg Harmon, Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist for the Ohio BWC, presents on why OSHA may show up at your door and how to be ready. (1:11:32, presentation starts at 10:27) Power Point.
  26. September 22, 2021 – Machine Safety Part 4: Engineered Controls and Safety Circuits. [Public] In this fourth session of a 5-part series, Mark Eitzman of Integrated Mill Systems, presents on engineered controls and safety circuits. (1:00:46) Power Point.
  27. September 15, 2021 – Machine Safety Part 3: Risk Reduction Methods, Technologies and Techniques. [Public] In this third session of a 5-part series, Mark Eitzman of Integrated Mill Systems, presents on risk reduction methods, technologies and techniques. (57:02) Power Point.
  28. BONUS: September 14, 2021 – Noise Hazards. [Public] In this follow up interview, Marissa Scott, Industrial Hygiene Consultant at Safex, chats with us about noise hazards, ototoxins, sound level apps and more! (32:21)
  29. September 9, 2021 – Common Fire Inspection Violations. [Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, September 9, 2021. The topic was Common Fire Inspection Violations and it was presented by Lt. Shawn Baynes of the City of Kent Fire Dept. (51:43, presentation starts around 13:00) Power Point.
  30. September 8, 2021 – Machine Safety Part 2: Regulatory Compliance & Risk Assessments. [Public] In this second session of a 5-part series, Mark Eitzman of Integrated Mill Systems, presents on regulatory compliance (laws and standards) and risk assessments. (1:05:06) Power Point.
  31. September 1, 2021 – Machine Safety Part 1: Societal Demands for Safety & Productivity. [Public] In this first of a 5-part series, Mark Eitzman of Integrated Mill Systems, presents on societal and economic forces driving safety, the 3 elements of safety maturity and justifying & proving the return on investment of safety and productivity. (1:05:53) Power Point
  32. August 26, 2021 – Noise Hazards and What You Need To Know – Get Ready for OSHA’s new Region V Emphasis Program.  [Members Only] Marissa Scott, Industrial Hygiene Consultant at Safex, presents on noise hazards in the workplace and OSHA’s new Region V Emphasis Program. (56:52, presentation starts around 12:34) Power Point
  33. BONUS: August 25, 2021 – Suicide Prevention Stand Down. [Public] In accordance with OSHA’s Suicide Prevention Stand Down Week – September 6-10, 2021, we made this video to increase awareness & prevention of suicide at work, especially in the construction industry. (17:04)
  34. BONUS: August 25, 2021 – Top 10 Most Costly Workplace Injuries 2021. [Public] Did you know that the top 10 disabling workplace injuries cost employers over $58 billion every year? In this video, we cover those top 10 injuries according to Liberty Mutual Insurance’s 2021 Workplace Safety Index report and chat about what you can do to prevent them. (18:00)
  35. July 22, 2021 – 2021 OSHA Compliance with Multiemployer locations and Limited Resources. [Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, July 22, 2021. The topic was 2021 OSHA Compliance with Multiemployer locations and Limited Resources and it was presented by Donald Elswick, Founder, ELSMART Associates, LLC., and Executive Director, University of Alabama (UA) SafeState, Division of Industrial and Environmental Programs.  (49:22) Power Point
  36. July 8, 2021 – How to Build a Winning Culture. [Public] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, July 8, 2021. The topic was How to Build a Winning Culture and it was presented by Matt Campbell, Head Football Coach at Iowa State University. (59:23)
  37. June 10, 2021 – How to Bulletproof Your Lower Back. [Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The topic was How to Bulletproof Your Lower Back and it was presented by Dr. Aubree Brachna of Peak Family Chiropractic in Akron, OH. (106:46)
  38. BONUS: June 9, 2021 – Shine a Light on Domestic Violence. [Public] 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. (18:24) Podcast.
  39. May 27, 2021 – Reducing the Risk of Accidents Through Effective Fleet Safety Controls. [Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The topic was Reducing the Risk of Accidents Through Effective Fleet Safety Controls and it was presented by Timothy Brewster, Director, Loss Prevention & Recovery Unit, National Interstate Insurance Company. (44:54) Power Point.
  40. May 13, 2021 – Safety Considerations for Robots in Manufacturing. [Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021. The topic was Safety Considerations for Robots in Manufacturing and it was presented by Mark Eitzman, Safety and Project Manager, Integrated Mill Systems. (58:56) Power Point.
  41. BONUS: April 29, 2021 – Get Outside with Portage Parks in 2021! [Public] 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)
  42. April 22, 2021 – Safety Focus Refresh. [Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The topic was Safety Foucs Refresh and it was presented by Renee Onesti, Director of Operations at Kent Elastomer Products, and Mike Lenzo, Supervisor of Business Affairs at Maplewood Career Center. (43:54) Power Point
  43. April 8, 2021 – Human Trafficking 101. [Public] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The topic was Human Trafficking 101 ans it was presented by Mary Kate Waggoner, Education & Outreach Committee Co-Chair at The Summit County Collaborative Against Human Trafficking, and Megan Vermillion, Volunteer Coordinator at the Hope & Healing Survivor Resource Center. (59:36) Power Point
  44. March 25, 2021 – Best Practices: Ways to stay engaged, and promote safety with remote/home-based workers.[Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The topic was Best Practices: Ways to Stay Engaged, and Promote Safety with Remote/Home-Based Workers. It was presented by Tony DeAscentis, CEO of Ving! (55:00) Power Point/Handout
  45. February 25, 2021 – Recharge Your Workers’ Compensation Program. [Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2021. The topic was Recharge Your Workers’ Compensation Program  and it was presented by Debbie O’Connell &  Wendy Sergent, Regional Managers, 1-888-OhioComp. (1:02:51) Power Point
  46. February 11, 2021 – Rig it Right or it Will be Wrong! [Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2021. The topic was Rig it Right or it Will be Wrong and it was presented by Al Abel, Lifting Specialist, Mazzella Lifting Technologies.  (59:30) Power Point  Handout
  47. January 28, 2021 – When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies: Protect your Brand from Safety Mishaps.  [Public] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, January 28, 2021. The topic was When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies: Protect your Brand from Safety Mishaps and it was presented by Jeff Hedrich, Founder & Lead Brand Strategist, Prodigal Company.  (1:14:17)
  48. BONUS: January 15, 2021 – How Stress Affects the Body. [Public] Dr. Aubree Brachna of Peak Family Chiropractic in Akron, OH, joined us to talk about how stress affects the body! (54:08)
  49. January 14, 2021 – Combating Fatigue in the Workplace. [Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, January 14, 2021. The topic was Combating Fatigue in the Workplace and it was presented by Dr. Bruce Hensley, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.  (52:53)
  50. BONUS: January 13, 2021 – What is Human Trafficking? [Public] January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month! Mary Kate Waggoner, Education and Outreach Committee Co-Chair of the Summit County Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (SCCAHT), joined us to answer common questions and expose myths in regards to human trafficking. (51:28)
  51. BONUS: December 18, 2020 –  Avoiding Burnout During COVID-19 & Beyond! [Public] Dr. Kristen Dickerson, Statewide Health, Wellness, & Special Program Manager, OCOSH-Ohio BWC, joined us to talk about how to overcome stress caused by social pressure during the holidays and beyond! (39:46) Podcast.
  52. December 10, 2020 – Stress: Learning Today for a Better Tomorrow. [Public] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, December 10, 2020. The topic was Stress: Learning Today for a Better Tomorrow and it was presented by Kristen Dickerson, PhD, Statewide Health, Wellness, & Special Program Manager, OCOSH-Ohio BWC. (1:05:16) Power Point.
  53. BONUS: November 19, 2020 – How Stress Affects Anxiety & Rest. [Public] Joshua Hill, LPCC, Therapist, at Preferred Care Counseling, joined us to talk about how stress stimulates anxiety and hinders us from resting. (39:55)
  54. BONUS: November 16, 2020 – How to Engage Gen Z at Home & Work [Public] Tanya Miller of Anti-Virus Youth Education and Dawn Yoder of Global Priority Solutions joined us to talk about how to better engage younger workers and family members. As a CEO, Dawn flipped a company’s annual retention rate from 25% to 75% in one year by engaging employees better! She describes her experience starting at around 21:00 in the video (1:01:01) and 20:00 in the podcast. (56:54)
  55. BONUS: November 13, 2020 – How Stressed are Your Employees? [Public] 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. (19:40) Power Point.
  56. November 12, 2020 – Ladder Safety for Work and the Holidays. [Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, November 12, 2020. The topic was Ladder Safety for Work and the Holidays, and it was presented by Dave Dennison, End User Safety Specialist, Werner Ladders (Flaherty Sales) (1:08:49) Podcast.
  57. BONUS: November 6, 2020 – When to Know You Need Help. [Public] Jennifer Parmenter, Clinical Counseling Supervisor at Family & Community Services, joined us to talk about how stress is affecting us since the pandemic. She also gives us advice on when to know we need help beyond self-care and our personal support systems. (45:37)
  58. BONUS: November 5, 2020 – Dealing with Stress at Work Since COVID-19. [Public] Clinical Consultant, Kelly Bako Younkins, joined us to talk about dealing with stress at work since COVID-19. (58:41)
  59. BONUS: November 4, 2020 – How to Talk to Employees About Stress. [Public] Stress at work during COVID-19 is at an all-time high! 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. Luci Payne and Barb Furst of IMPACT Solutions joined us to discuss how we can talk to employees about stress. (46:10)
  60. October 22, 2020 – Make an Impact on Safety with an EAP. [Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2020. The topic was Make an Impact on Safety with an EAP, and it was presented by Luci Payne, Director of Client Services, and Barb Furst, Account Manager, IMPACT Solutions. Power Point. (57:17)
  61. October 8, 2020 – Portage County COVID-19 Update. [Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, October 8, 2020. The topic was Portage County COVID-19 Update, and it was presented by Becky Lehman, Director of Health Education and Promotion, Portage County Health District. (56:46) Power Point. Podcast.
  62. September 24, 2020 – The Power of Words: How to Build a Culture of Success & Legacy. [Public] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, September 24, 2020. The topic was The Power of Words: How to Build a Culture of Success & Legacy, and it was presented by Coach James Lovejoy, Streetsboro High School Assistant Football Coach & 2019 Streetsboro Citizen of the Year. (45:04)
  63. September 10, 2020 – Stay Cool! How to Reduce Heat Stress During COVID-19. [Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2020. The topic was Stay Cool! How to Reduce Heat Stress During COVID-19 and it was presented by Shelly McCullough, Certified First Aid, CPR, AED Trainer, Swift First Aid. (51:51) Power Point. Sample Urine/Hydration Chart.
  64. August 27, 2020 – Finding Facts, Not Faults: How to Improve Safety After an Injury[Members Only] This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2020. The topic was Finding Facts, Not Faults: How to Improve Safety After an Injury and it was presented by Nicholas Coia, MPA, Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. (56:21) Power Point. Action Plan Worksheet.
  65. August 13, 2020 – COVID-19: Unmasking A Novel Pathogen. [Public] 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. (58:19) Power Point. Podcast.
  66. July 16, 2020 – 2020 Annual Safety Awards. [Public] Since we were not able to host our Annual Safety Awards luncheon back in May due to COVID-19, we hosted an awards ceremony on Zoom on Thursday, July 16, 2020. In addition to the annual awards ceremony, we received an update from the Ohio BWC and the PCSC. (37:05)