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.


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!



‘Better You, Better Ohio!” Workplace Health Program

The following is a communication from the Ohio BWC posted here for your convenience. Click here for the full PDF.
A workplace health and wellness program offered by BWC
The backbone of a successful business is its workers, and the backbone of Ohio
is its workforce. At BWC, we take our mission to take care of Ohio’s workforce
That’s why we’re offering Better You, Better Ohio!™ – a program designed to provide health and wellness resources and services to workers who work for small
employers (50 or fewer workers) in high-risk industries*. Better You, Better Ohio!
helps workers and their employers at no cost and through a simple, paperless
How it helps employers
Employers can reap great benefits from having a healthy workforce. Healthy
employees are less prone to injury. And, when they are injured, their ability to
recover is enhanced greatly. Overall, employers with a healthy workforce have
lower workers’ compensation and health-care costs. Better You, Better Ohio! can:
  • Help prevent injuries through improved workforce health and safety;
  • Reduce absenteeism and improve presenteeism;
  • Reduce the severity of an injury;
  • Improve the recovery time from an injury;
  • Reduce time away from work due to an injury.
How it helps Ohio’s workforce
Better You, Better Ohio! gives workers a wealth of resources to help them take
ownership of their health and well-being. They can proactively pursue a healthier
lifestyle through free offerings that include:
•Health and wellness awareness, education and training;
•Health assessments and biometric screenings for better
understanding of their health and well-being;
•A member engagement website that allows them to develop health
plans and track their progress to achieve their goals;
•A state-of-the art mobile app for creating weekly action plans and
getting health tips;
•Digital coaching to help them on their journey to better health.
Better health pays off
Employers can use Better You, Better Ohio! to help manage and reduce their
workers’ compensation and health-care costs by having a healthier workforce.
Meanwhile, workers can earn financial rewards for taking steps to improve their
health and wellness such as completing a health assessment and a biometric
Even more important, with your help, we’ll improve the
health and well-being of our state’s workforce. Learn more!