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!


  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!





  • 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.

Annual Membership Renewal Notice

Hello PCSC Members:

It’s time to renew again!

We’re thankful for all the good things that came and happened this year but we look forward to an even better upcoming year at the PCSC!

The new program year (FY19) begins on July 1, 2018. The deadline to enroll or renew to be eligible for the FY19 rebate is July 31, 2018.

  • All previous Annual Prepaid Lunch Packages will end on our last monthly meeting of FY18 which is Thursday, June 14, 2018.
  • Members who would like to purchase FY19 lunch packages should do so prior to the meeting on July 12, 2018.
  • We have updated our FY19 monthly meeting lunch policy. See attached memo for more info.

Click here for the FY19 Invoice.

Thank you for your continued participation in the Portage County Safety Council! We look forward to serving you in the upcoming program year. If you have any questions, please contact us at your convenience.