August 9, 2018 – Safety Training with Technology

Greetings Safety Council Members!

Our next meeting is Thursday, August 9, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm, at the Ravenna Elks Club which is located at 776 N Freedom St in Ravenna.  The official meeting notice is attached.

Our topic for this month is…

Safety Training with Technology, Donald Elswick, EHSS Trainer & Specialist, ELSMART Associates, LLC.

Donald D. Elswick, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CET, is currently an Assistant Professor of Environmental, Health, and Occupational Safety department at the University of Findlay. Previously he was employed as the Health, Environmental, Safety, and Security (HESS) Manager at American Sugar Refining, Inc. (ASR), Manager of Environment, Health & Safety to support its’ Non-Refinery Operations across North America.

This training is ideal for safety managers & human resource staff!

Please RSVP no later than 12pm on Monday, August 6, 2018.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP NOW

Please make your check payable to: “Portage County Safety Council.” If you would like to pay by credit card prior to the event, please email us for an invoice. Cost for lunch is still just $15/person for members (who RSVP by deadline) and $20 for non-members or walk-ins (including members who do not RSVP by deadline).

This Meeting is Sponsored By Ving!

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August BWC Safety Classes in Canton

There are a few Free BWC safety classes coming to the North Canton Service office in August that might benefit your company.

Please consider attending one of these ½ day classes.  See the BWC catalog for descriptions for each class.

  • Behavior-based Safety Systems Half-day Workshop – Aug 2 – 8:30AM – 12noon
  • Personal Protective Equipment Selection Criteria – Aug 8 – 8:30AM – 12noon
  • Job Safety Analysis – Aug 8 – 1 PM to 4:30PM
  • Lockout/Tagout and Safety-related Work Practices – Aug 2 – 8:30AM – 12noon
  • Machine Guarding Basics – Aug 2 – 1 PM to 4:30PM

Go to www.bwclearningcenter.com to enroll.

 

 

 

 

July 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the 8th edition of our new monthly newsletter!

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. PCSC Podcasts: Click here to listen on iTunes. Click here to listen on Google Play.
  2. July’s Safety Update from the Ohio BWC Library. Each edition provides up-to-date news & safety information.
  3. Sit & Stand Ergonomics: This is the power point used at our 7/12/18 luncheon by our presenter, Delia Treaster, Ph.D., BWC Ergonomic Technical Advisor.
  4. Lightning Safety When Working Outdoors. This is FactSheet provided by OSHA.
  5. Episode 37 – Heat Stress: Warning Signs & Prevention. 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! (7:23)
  6. Episode 39 – The Evolving Workforce with Steve Ludwig. Steve Ludwig, Safety Programs Manger for Rockwell Automation, sits down with us to discuss the evolving workforce and the most effective measures that will improve safety across generational lines! (12:32)
  7. Expo Power Points: Courtesy of our breakout session speakers!

 

PCSC NEWS:

 

PROGRAM/REBATE UPDATES:

  • BWC Updates: These are the power points presented by BWC Representative Nic Coia at our monthly meetings.
  • Monthly Meeting Power Points. We post them on our website after the presenters send them to us and give us permission to publish. If the speaker provides additional info, we’ll post it there as well.
  • External Training Credit Opportunities: We post them on our blog as outside organizations send them to us. A maximum of 2 external training credits are allowed per program year to help members earn the 10 minimum attendance credits required by the rebate. Please Note: ETC certificates of completion must be submitted by June 30 every year in order to qualify. Click here for ETC guidelines.
  • Rebate Participation Spreadsheet. Rebate eligible members can review how close they are to fulfilling the minimum rebate eligibility requirements by reviewing the Participation Spreadsheet which is typically updated on a monthly basis.

2018 Expo Power Points

All available power points from the 3rd biannual Portage County Workplace Health & Safety Expo breakout sessions are listed below. Click the title of the presentation to view.

Please Note: If a specific breakout session is not listed or linked below, we have not received the power point from the speaker.

INDUSTRIAL TRACK:

  1. The Evolving Workforce: Productivity and Safety Measures, presented by Steve Ludwig, Safety Programs Manager, Rockwell Automation. This presentation will cover machine guarding and more. Click here to listen to his post-presentation podcast!
  2. Walking Surfaces Update, presented by Cari Gray, CSP, Safety Consultant, Ohio BWC.
  3. Risk Assessment, presented by Pamela Walaski, CSP, CHMM, Director of Health & Safety, GAI Consultants.
  4. What is E.P.C.R.A. (Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act) and is your business required to report?, presented by Michelle Sowers, Emergency Management Specialist, Ohio EMA. This course is in partnership with the Portage County LEPC.

HEALTH TRACK:

This track is in conjunction with the Portage County Combined Health District.

  1. Effects of Drugs at Work: Warning Signs & Prevention, presented by Dr. Amanda Burke, Prevention Specialist, Townhall II.
  2. Portage Drug Task Force Update, presented by Captain Larry Limbert, Commander,  Portage County Drug Task Force. *Presentation not available*
  3. Emergency Preparedness Plans, presented by Marianne Kitakis,Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Portage County Health District.
  4. Bloodborne Pathogens & Communicable Diseases, presented by Karen Towne, Portage County Health District.

ELECTRICAL TRACK:

  1. Business Case for an Electrical Safety & Maintenance Program, presented by, Michael Kovacic, President, ES Squared, Inc.
  2. Standard for Electrical Safety: NFPA 70E 2018 Updates, presented by, Michael Kovacic, President, ES Squared, Inc.
  3. The Counterfeit Conundrum – Identifying A Worldwide Problem For Electrical Safety, presented by, Michael Kovacic, President, ES Squared, Inc.
  4. NFPA 70B Overview: Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, presented by, Michael Kovacic, President, ES Squared, Inc.

*No Construction Track power points were submitted.

July 12, 2018 – Sit & Stand Ergonomics

Greetings Safety Council Members!

Our next meeting is Thursday, July 12, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm, at the Ravenna Elks Club which is located at 776 N Freedom St in Ravenna.

Our topic for this month is…

Sit & Stand Ergonomics, Delia Treaster, Ph.D., BWC Ergonomic Technical Advisor.

Dr. Delia Treaster is the Ergonomic Technical Advisor for the Division of Safety and Hygiene at BWC. She is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) with over twenty years experience in helping companies reduce their risk of ergonomic injuries. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Factors Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Occupational Biomechanics, both from Ohio State University.

This training is ideal for all staff!

Please RSVP no later than 12pm on Monday, July 9, 2018.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP NOW

Please make your check payable to: “Portage County Safety Council.” If you would like to pay by credit card prior to the event, please email us for an invoice. Cost for lunch is still just $15/person for members (who RSVP by deadline) and $20 for non-members or walk-ins (including members who do not RSVP by deadline).

 ATTN: Employers with 50 Employees or Less!

The Ohio BWC would like to invite you to stay over after this meeting in order to learn more about Better You Better Ohio, a new innovative program that provides employees of smaller employers with health and wellness services commonly available to employees of large employers!

 

 

June 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the 7th edition of our new monthly newsletter!

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. PCSC Podcasts: Click here to listen on iTunes. Click here to listen on Google Play.
  2. June’s Safety Update from the Ohio BWC Library. Each edition provides up-to-date news & safety information.
  3. Lightning Safety When Working Outdoors. This is FactSheet provided by OSHA.
  4. Joe Barney stayed over last week to record a post-luncheon podcast with us, recapping his presentation on Heat Stress! Click here to listen today!
  5. Episode 33 – Safety Blast: Hydroplaning. Lori Cook, Traffic Safety Advisor for AAA East Central NEO gives us a few tips on how to prevent hydroplaning! (2:05) This episode would make a great tool box talk!

 

PCSC NEWS:

  • FY18 ends on June 30, 2018. All External Training Credit certificates of completion must be submitted by Friday, June 29, 2018, in order to be accepted. FY18 Annual Prepaid Lunch Packages will end on June 14, 2018.
  • FY19 begins on July 1, 2018. Current members must renew by submitting payment July 31, 2018, in order to qualify for rebate. New members must enroll by submitting an Enrollment Form & payment by July 31, 2018.
  • June 22, 2018 – Portage County Workplace Health & Safety Expo. WE NEED EXPO VOLUNTEERS! Click here for more info.
  • FY19 begins on July 1, 2018.
  • July 12, 2018 – Sit & Stand (Ergonomics), Delia Treaster, Ph.D., BWC Ergonomic Technical Advisor.

 

PROGRAM/REBATE UPDATES:

  • BWC Updates: These are the power points presented by BWC Representative Nic Coia at our monthly meetings.
  • Monthly Meeting Power Points. We post them on our website after the presenters send them to us and give us permission to publish. If the speaker provides additional info, we’ll post it there as well.
  • External Training Credit Opportunities: We post them on our blog as outside organizations send them to us. A maximum of 2 external training credits are allowed per program year to help members earn the 10 minimum attendance credits required by the rebate. Please Note: ETC certificates of completion must be submitted by June 30 every year in order to qualify.
  • Rebate Participation Spreadsheet. Rebate eligible members can review how close they are to fulfilling the minimum rebate eligibility requirements by reviewing the Participation Spreadsheet which is typically updated on a monthly basis.

June 14, 2018 – How to Prevent Heat Related Injuries & Illnesses at Work

Greetings Safety Council Members!

Our next meeting is Thursday, June 14, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm, at the Ravenna Elks Club which is located at 776 N Freedom St in Ravenna.  The official meeting notice is attached.

Our topic for this month is…

How to Prevent Heat Related Injuries & Illnesses at Work, Bill Hocevar, Director of Risk and Compliance, The Great Lakes Construction Co.

Bill Hocevar is a certified safety professional and certified industrial hygienist, with a master’s in chemistry and 18 years of experience in safety. During his time at Great Lakes Construction, Bill has been chosen to speak at the national level for various organizations such as NUCO, AGC of America, and the Ohio Safety Congress.

He has been named Safety Professional of the year by The Greater Cleveland Safety Council, led his company to be named “America’s Safest Company” by EHS Today, been named The Best in the Nation for Safety Programs and Implementation by AGC of America three times, and won the Liberty Mutual Golden Fleet Award.

This training is ideal for safety managers, HR, and all staff!

Please RSVP no later than 12pm on Monday, June 11, 2018.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP NOW

Please make your check payable to: “Portage County Safety Council.” If you would like to pay by credit card prior to the event, please email us for an invoice. Cost for lunch is still just $15/person for members and $20 for non-members.