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 at work during COVID-19 is at an all-time high!
According to our recent survey, nearly half of our members said stress likely causes them to occasionally work unsafely and well over half (59%) said their companies rarely or never talk about it to employees.
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.
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:
- From your professional experience, what are some ways you have seen stress affect people?
- 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.
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.
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.