How to Build a Culture of Success & Legacy (Live).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. (34:24)
Avoiding Burnout During COVID-19 & Beyond.Dr. Kristen Dickerson, Statewide Health, Wellness, & Special Program Manager at the Ohio Center for Occupational Safety & Health (Ohio BWC), joined us to talk about how to avoid emotional burnout caused by social pressure during the pandemic and more! (32:28)
Celebrating 200 Episodes!!!Mike & Nic celebrate 200 episodes and over 50 hours of original workplace safety & wellness content! Join them as they discuss this, the top 10 downloaded episodes and more! (21:21)
2020 was a tough year for all of us but we’re happy we made the turn and had another effective year!
The list below is a simple snapshot of what we’ve done together through all the hard times. Thank you for your continued support and participation in the Portage County Safety Council. We look forward to an even better, healthier & safer 2021 with you all!
Launched Virtual Safety Program (9 Virtual Meetings in 2020)
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 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.
Welcome to our monthly newsletter for September 2020!
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!
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[Inspiring Safety] Consistency is Key.Matt Mohler, Facilities Director & Safety Manager at Delta Systems, Inc. in Streetsboro, OH, joined us to chat about how he inspires safety while reminding us that consistency is key for every safety initiative! (12:42)
[Inspiring Safety] Making Safety Fun.Justin Deflumeri is the Health & Safety Manager at Monogram Foods in the greater Boston area overseeing the safety of over 600 employees. He also serves as a member of ASSP’s Executive Board. He joined us to chat about inspiring safety and how to make it fun for employees! (9:48)
[Inspiring Safety] Partnering to Solve Problems. Linda F. Martin, PhD, joined us to chat about inspiring safety and partnering to solve problems! Dr. Martin is the founder of The Soteria Society and currently serves as the Department Chair for Safety Programs (BS, MS, and PhD) at Capitol Technology University. (12:53)
Safety Mastermind Starts Oct 6!We’re excited to announce that our first Safety Mastermind group starting on Tuesday, October 6, 2020! This group is free for members ($100 for non-members) and will focus on accident investigation & analysis. See below for more information. Click here to view the flyer.
We’re excited to announce that our first Safety Mastermind group starting on Tuesday, October 6, 2020! This group is free for members ($100 for non-members) and will focus on accident investigation & analysis. See below for more information.Click here to view the flyer.
Why join a safety mastermind?
Learn, grow and take your safety program to the next level
Network & problem solve with peers
Facilitated by an Ohio BWC industrial safety consultant
Meets every other Tuesday, 1pm-2pm, via Zoom Meeting, starting Oct 6, 2020, ending Dec 15, 2020.
Limited to 10 participants (5 minimum)
Must complete Application/Agreement Form (available both as a PDF & Word doc for your convenience)
Application Deadline: Thursday, Oct 1, 2020
Accident Investigation Analysis:This program will consist of six sessions completed over a twelve-week time period. Attendees will be expected to attend every other Tuesday from 1:00pm till 2:00pm to participate in live sessions. During these sessions various aspects of safety and health accident investigation will be explored including but not limited to: written investigation procedures, facility accident report development, training of investigators, Managed Care organizations role and expectations and OSHA recordkeeping requirements. After each session participants will be matched with a new accountability partner and assigned projects to complete and report back on at the next session.
What is a Safety Mastermind? The Safety Mastermind Series is a set of 1-hour meetings facilitated by a safety & health expert in which individuals will collaborate on a specific topic. During each of the session’s individuals will work on developing and improving areas within their organization based on the stated topic. Participants can expect to end the session with a deeper understanding of the subject matter, improved policies and procedures within their own facilities and an overall improvement in their safety culture. The series is designed to allow for a deeper dive into a specific subject and create an environment of accountability and improvements. This series also creates great networking opportunities for information and idea sharing related to safety and health issues. Due to the interaction and feedback sessions attendance will be limited to 10 attendees and registration is first come first serve.
5 Ways to Shift Your Safety Culture. Ami Gignac & Katie Woodhall, Managing Partners at Sparrow Tale, joined us to chat about how to shift safety culture through management commitment, employee engagement, communication, training and consistency! (43:47)
Video – COVID-19: Unmasking A Novel Pathogen. 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.
[Inspiring Safety] Becoming an Industrial Athlete.George Nelson‘s LinkedIn videos inspired us to do an entire podcast series on #inspiring #safety! He joined us on Zoom to chat about having real conversations and how to start seeing yourself as an “industrial athlete” to ensure longevity. (15:40)
5 Causal Factors of Workplace Injuries.When investigating the root cause of a workplace injury, many variables are typically involved and often overlooked. Join Mike & Nic as they discuss the 5 causal factors of workplace injuries. (31:13)
August 13, 2020 – COVID-19: Unmasking A Novel Pathogen, presented by Kristen Dickerson, PhD, Statewide Health, Wellness, & Special Program Manager, OCOSH-Ohio BWC. Sponsored by Summa Health. Registration details coming soon!