Dec. 6, 2017 – Safety for the Non-Safety Professional

This training event is hosted by the North Canton Service Office of the Ohio BWC. It is not a PCSC event but does qualify for 1 external training credit.

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Walking-Working Surfaces: November 2017 Safety & Hygiene Corner

Question:

Do I need to inspect the walking -working surfaces in my facility?

Answer:

Yes, according to OSHA’s revised walking-working surfaces rule. OSHA’s definition of a walking-working surface is any horizontal or vertical surface on or through which an employee walks, works, or gains access to a work area or workplace location. The employer must inspect the surfaces, regularly and as necessary, to ensure they are maintained in a safe condition. If a hazardous condition is recognized, the condition is to be corrected or repaired before an employee uses the surface again. If the correction or repair cannot be made immediately, the hazard must be guarded to prevent employees from using the surface. Hazardous conditions may include sharp or protruding objects, loose boards, corrosion, leaks, spills, snow, and ice. For more information on the revised rule, see Subpart D of 29 CFR 1910.

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October 12, 2017 – Fire Safety For Your Business

Greetings Safety Council Members!

Our next meeting is Thursday, October 12, 2017, 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.

Fire Safety for Your Business, presented by Capt. Lynn of the Kent Fire Department.

This training is ideal for safety managers and all staff!

Please RSVP no later than 12pm on Monday, October 9, 2017.

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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.

OSHA Violence Requirements: October 2017 Safety & Hygiene Corner

Question:

What does OSHA require regarding violence in the workplace and active shooter programs and training?

Answer:

OSHA does not have a specific standard on violence in the workplace or active shooter/ active aggressor situations.  However, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide their employees with a place of employment that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.” An employer that has experienced acts of workplace violence, or becomes aware of threats, intimidation, or other indicators showing that the potential for violence in the workplace exists, would be on notice of the risk of workplace violence and should implement a workplace violence prevention program combined with engineering controls, administrative controls, and training.

There are many options to start on this journey.  The BWC has a half day violence in the workplace class and your BWC consultant or local law enforcement can help you create a policy.  Training can be done in-house, online or with your local law enforcement.  There are many companies that focus on security and violence in the workplace if you are interested in seeking other outside help.  Two well known training programs dealing with active shooters are:  The Department of Homeland Security’s: Run, Hide, Fight and the ALiCE method offered by the ALiCE training institute.

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September 14, 2017 -The Counterfeit Conundrum – Identifying A Worldwide Problem For Electrical Safety

Greetings Safety Council Members!

Our next meeting is Thursday, September 14, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm, at the Ravenna Elks Club which is located at 776 N Freedom St in Ravenna.

The Counterfeit Conundrum – Identifying A Worldwide Problem For Electrical Safety, Mike Kovacic, President, ES Squared, Inc.

Michael Kovacic is a full-time Occupational Safety Instructor and Consultant and President of ES Squared, Inc., a Pittsburgh, PA based organization specializing in electrical safety and lockout/tagout. Mr. Kovacic has over 20 years of experience in the electrical safety industry. He has participated in or managed teams for safety audits for literally millions of square feet of facility, representing over 150 heavy industrial facilities for major corporations and government organizations.

This training is ideal for safety managers and maintenance staff!

Please RSVP no later than 12pm on Monday, September 11, 2017.

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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.

 

September 13, 2017 – CPR, AED, First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogens Training

The Portage County Safety Council & Swift First Aid presents
CPR/AED/First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogen Training

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
9:00am-3:00pm
At Maplewood Career Center, 7075 St Rt 88, Ravenna, OH 44266
– Only $25 per person if paid by September 1st (nearly 70% off)
– $50 per person after September 1st (37% off normal price)
– Up-to-Date Portage County Safety Council Members Only

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CPR Training

 

Aug 18, 2017 – Reducing lower-back injuries with a privacy-aware compliance tracking system

“Reducing lower-back injuries with a privacy-aware compliance tracking system,” presented by Dr. Wenbing Zhao, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Cleveland State University.

Hosted by the American Society of Safety Engineers Northern Ohio Chapter. Please note: this is not a PCSC sponsored event.

Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: The National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave, Warren, OH 44483

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