Did you know?
- “The Department of Labor notes that27% of all violent events in the workplace are tied to some form of domestic violence.” – ALICE Training.com
- ” 21 percent of full-time employed adults said they were victims of domestic violence and 74 percent of that group said they’ve been harassed at work.” – SHRM
- Portage County law enforcement agencies received well over 1,000 domestic violence calls last year!
Domestic violence happens everywhere and victims come in all ages & genders! Donya Buchanan & Amy Kelly of Safer Futures joined us to chat about domestic violence and give us a snapshot of how often it happens in the Portage County area!
COMMUNITY AWARENESS WALK – JUNE 26 Safer Futures will be hosting their 1st Annual “Shine a Light on Domestic Violence” Community Awareness Walk on Saturday, June 26, 2021, 6pm-9pm, at Sunny Lake in Aurora. Click here for more info.
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We’re teaming up with SCSC to promote workplace wellness throughout the month of January!
At our monthly meeting on Thursday, January 9, 2020, we’ll be officially launching our new Healthy Workers are Safer Workers Campaign which provides employers with free campaign tools and workplace wellness resources aimed at helping them improve worker health!
We’ll be giving away 100 free campaign posters to those in attendance! Click here to download a free electronic copy today!
In addition to the campaign launch, we’ll be publishing a new workplace wellness podcast every Monday throughout to month! Once released, these episodes will be available through all of our podcast channels on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Podbean, & Stitcher!
To learn more, click here to listen to the January is Workplace Wellness Month podcast announcement today!
Provided by the Ohio BWC safety consultants.
Question: Why should I bother with a Wellness Program at my Company?
Answer: There is a lot of talk recently about wellness programs in the safety world. Especially in Ohio,since the BWC has rolled out the Better You, Better Ohio free wellness program for Ohio Employees that work in high risk industries.
So, a big question is: Why should a company want a wellness program? Employees are your most important asset – so you want them healthy! Let’s review just a few other reasons you want healthier employees:
- Fewer injuries and if injured they recover quicker
- Less absenteeism and more presenteeism – Boost Productivity!
- Boost morale, reduce stress, create a sense of accomplishment, reduce depression and build community at work
- Lower healthcare costs and good return on investment. Studies show for every $1 spent on health intervention employees recoup $1.40 to $4.60 in avoided medical cost and productivity losses.
These are just a few reasons and they sound pretty good! If you are eligible, consider promoting the BWC Better You, Better Ohio free wellness program. If you are a larger company, it still makes sense. You can also talk with your insurance carrier, they may have programs to assist you as well.
If you have employees who regularly work in confined spaces, please consider distributing this to your employees!
A message from Steering Committee Member, Pat McCon, on 6/7/18.
Just yesterday in Findlay, OH an employee of a plastic film manufacturing plant died while working outside a loading dock. He was crushed when a tractor-trailer backed into the dock without the driver seeing him. It sounds like he was working on the dock leveler, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
This tragic incident points out the need to plan every job, no matter how large or small and no matter how routine. The planning process should include a thorough, objective look at potential safety issues.
The incident has opened my eyes. At one time I provided service to a company that serviced dock levelers. I did safety audits on a lot of mechanics who were working on levelers, and never once noticed this potential for catastrophic injury. (Nor did their very competent and experienced safety director, nor any of their very competent and experienced mechanics.)
Please take a few moments to contemplate where you or your customers may have similar exposures and develop preventive measures so this doesn’t happen again.