Stress Experts Wanted: Overcoming Stress Podcast Series

We’re looking to interview experts on stress from various industries & backgrounds for our new podcast series on overcoming stress!

Each episode will last about 10-20 minutes and ask 2 main questions:

  1. From your professional experience, what are some ways you have seen stress affect people?
  2. What are some practical steps people can take to reduce and overcome stress?

If you’re interested in being a guest, please contact us today!

*Interviews will be conducted remotely via Zoom or over the phone.

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Safety Guests Wanted: Inspiring Safety Podcast Series

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We’re looking to interview current safety managers, experts & leaders for a new podcast series on inspiring safety!

Each episode will last about 10 minutes and will highlight a safety manager, expert & leader, asking them 3 main questions:

  1. What is the most effective way you have found to engage & inspire employees in safety?
  2. If there’s one overarching safety issue across the board that you think needs to be fixed, what would it be?
  3. If there’s one piece of advice that you would give other safety managers to help inspire them in the daily grind, what would it be?

If you’re interested in being a guest, please contact us today!

*Interviews will be conducted via Zoom

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April 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the 5th 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!

2018 PORTAGE COUNTY WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY EXPO:

  • 16 safety related breakout courses! Based on 4 tracks (Construction, Industrial, Electrical, & Health) there’s something for everyone! Follow the link for more info on courses & speakers.
  • Free health screenings by University Hospitals!
  • Exhibit Hall filled with local vendors & prize drawings!
  • Outdoor exhibits from Engines-LPG, County Fire Protection, and the Portage County LEPC!
  • Safety Feud game by Swift First Aid!
  • Qualifies for 1 Safety Council attendance/CEO credit for PCSC members or 1 external training credit for members of other councils!
  • $10 off registration if paid for by June 8, 2018! Registration fee is $30 by 6/8, $40 after 6/8.
  • Includes Lunch! Every attendee will receive a boxed lunch.  Coffee, water, & breakfast pastries will be available in the morning.
  • Click here to listen to the expo podcast announcement.

*Registration is now open! Click here for the registration form.

SAFETY RESOURCES:

  1. PCSC Podcasts: Click here to listen on iTunes. Click here to listen on Google Play.
  2. April’s Safety Update from the Ohio BWC Library. Each edition provides up-to-date news & safety information.
  3. Ergonomics Checklists: April 2018 Safety & Hygiene Corner provided by Ohio BWC staff.
  4. Lightning Safety When Working Outdoors. This is FactSheet provided by OSHA.
  5. Episode 25 – Silica Standard Interview. Rick Maj, Industrial Hygienist from the Ohio BWC stayed over last week to give our listeners a quick snapshot of his presention and a brief overview of OSHA’s new silica standard. (8:30)
  6. Episode 23 – Trench Safety Interview. Nic Coia interviews Eric White, Safety Consultant for the Ohio BWC, for an in-depth conversation on trench safety! (11:54)
  7. Episode 21 – Safety Talk: Trench Safety. Eric White, Safety Consultant for the Ohio BWC, gives us a crash course on trench safety! (3:18) This episode would make a great tool box talk!

PCSC NEWS:

  • A handful of vendor tables are still available for The 3rd biannual Portage County Workplace Health & Safety Expo will be on Friday, June 22, 2018, 8am-3pm, at Maplewood Career Center! Vendor tables start at $50 and sponsorships start at $200. Register while they’re still available!
  • Next Monthly Meeting: Annual Safety Awards & CEO Day with special keynote speaker Brad Hurtig! Thursday, April 10, 2018, 11:30am-1:30pm. Please Note: due to the award ceremony and our nationally recognized speaker, this luncheon will end at 1:30pm instead of our normal time. Click here to RSVP.
  • The Fall Protection Competent Person Training on March 27-28 was a success with 19 people completing the training! A special thank you to Pat McCon, Maplewood Career Center, and the Northern Ohio Chapter of the ASSE for partnering on this event!

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.

NON-PCSC TRAINING EVENTS

March 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the 4th 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!

We added some new features this month, please share with your colleagues!

SAFETY RESOURCES:

  1. PCSC Podcasts: Click here to listen on iTunes. Click here to listen on Google Play.
  2. March’s Safety Update from the Ohio BWC Library. Each edition provides up-to-date news & safety information.
  3. Safety Walk-Arounds for Managers. This is a Fact Sheet from OSHA.
  4. General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards. This is a Fact Sheet from OSHA.
  5. Episode 20 – Safety Blast: Drive Safe on St. Patrick’s Day. Lori Cook, Traffic Safety Advisor for AAA East Central NEO reminds us to drive safe on St. Patrick’s Day! (2:20)
  6. Episode 19 – Safety Blast: Drowsy Driving. Lori Cook, Traffic Safety Advisor for AAA East Central NEO gives us a few tips on how to avoid driving drowsy. (2:12)
  7. Episode 18 – Safety Talk: Staying Safe in Wet Driving Conditions. Lori Cook, Traffic Safety Advisor for AAA East Central NEO shares how to stay safe in wet driving conditions. (5:03)

PCSC NEWS:

PROGRAM/REBATE UPDATES:

  • BWC Updates: These are the power points presented by BWC Representative Nic Coia at our monthly meetings, including the most recent one from 3/1/18.
  • 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.

NON-PCSC TRAINING EVENTS

February 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the 3rd 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!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Our podcasts are now on iTunes, Podbean, and Google Play! That means you have access to a great training resource right on your phone. Our shorter, straight to the point Safety Talks from local experts would be ideal for tool box talks, meeting ice breakers, or as a supplemental training tool.

SAFETY RESOURCES:

  1. Podcast Safety Talks: Flu Prevention in One Minute (1:42), 2018 Flu Update (7:19), Flu Prevention (7:50), and more! Visit our new podcast site on Podbean!
  2. February’s Safety Update from the Ohio BWC Library. Each edition provides up-to-date news & safety information.
  3. BWC Updates: These are the power points presented by BWC Representative Nic Coia at our monthly meetings, including the most recent one from 2/8/18.

PCSC NEWS:

What is Podcasting?

As many of you know, we recently have launched the Portage County Safety Council Podcast. We realize that some of our members may not be familiar with podcasting so we thought it would be fun to write a quick blog to link those members to some great podcasting info.

Don’t worry! If you already know what a podcast is, we included some pretty cool stats that you may enjoy (see graphic below).

  1. What is a podcast?A digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a website to a media player or computer.” – Dictionary.com
  2. Where did the term come from? “The word originated as a portmanteau of ‘iPod’ (a brand of media player) and ‘broadcast’.” – Wikipedia
  3. How many people listen to podcasts? “112 million Americans have listened to a podcast” and “42 million Americans listen to podcasts weekly, five times more than go to the movies.” – Source
  4. Do people actually listen to entire episodes? “86% listen to all or most of each episode”. – PodcastInsights.com

Courtesy of Podcast Insights.com.

2017 Podcast Statistics