Oct. 13, 2017 – NE Ohio Safety Expo

Please Note: this is NOT a PCSC event although it does qualify for 1 safety council external training credit.

For more information, click here to see the flyer/registration form.

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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.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP NOW

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

Click here for more info and to register.

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

Click here for the flyer and more information.

Aug 10, 2017 – Effective Safety Teams & Leadership Panel: How to Cultivate Safety Habits in the Workplace.

Our next meeting is Thursday, August 10, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm, at the Ravenna Elks Club which is located at 776 N Freedom St in Ravenna. Sponsored by University Hospitals Portage Medical Center.

Effective Safety Teams & Leadership Panel: How to Cultivate Safety Habits in the Workplace.

Panel Speakers:

  • Mike Dalton, HR Manager, Permco
  • Mike O’Connor, EHS Manager, Schneller
  • Al Gordon, Operations Manager, Schneller

Have questions for the panel? Please email them to the Safety Council by Tuesday, August 8. We’ll pick the top questions to ask our panel.

This training is ideal for HR managers, safety managers, CEO’s and all staff!

Please RSVP no later than 12pm on Monday, August 7, 2017.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP NOW

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.

Insect Repellent & FR Clothing: August 2017 Safety & Hygiene Corner

Question:

Spray Safe: The Rules for Insect Repellent and FR Clothing

Answer:

With every new bug season, come swarms of new questions as to how to properly use insect repellent while wearing FR garments.

DEET is the active ingredient in many well known, and often used, insect repellents (liquids, lotions, sprays, wristbands, etc.). It is used to ward off biting pests such as mosquitoes and ticks – insects that may or may not be carrying far peskier diseases like West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease.

The problem for those who work where there are arc flash and flash fire hazards? DEET is HIGHLY flammable. Any flame resistant clothing sprayed with it has the potential to ignite and continue to burn if exposed to an ignition hazard.

Do not spray DEET on your FR clothing.  Ever.

Brought to you by Ohio BWC safety consultants.

2017 First Half Semi-Annual Reports Due July 15th

Hello PCSC Members:

The time has come to submit your First Half Semi-Annual Report for the period of January 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017, by the deadline of July 15th.

ALL Safety Council members, including newly enrolled members, are required to complete the semi-annual reports to maintain a current Safety Council membership and to ensure your eligibility for the Safety Council rebate and Safety Awards programs.

Employers eligible to pursue the current FY18 safety council rebate must complete both reports for calendar year 2017.

Please take a few moments and complete the short Semi-Annual Safety Council report. It is absolutely critical that you return your report to the Safety Council by no later than July 15th.

Click here to complete the report online.

Click here to download the 2017 First Half Semi-Annual Report Form.

Click here to download the Instruction Sheet to help you complete the report.

Securing a Machine Guard: July 2017 Safety & Hygiene Corner

Question:

What options do I have to secure a guard to a machine?

Answer:

You are required to attach guards to machines with bolts, screws, allen screws or other similar means requiring a tool to remove them.  Your other option is to install electrical interlocks which will cause the machine not to run if the guards are removed.  The availability of this option is dependent on the type of equipment and controls that are in place.  Keep in mind that your guard must not allow employees to reach around, under, over, or through the guard to access the hazard.  For more information, please see OSHA 29 CFR 1910.212 and ANSI B11.19 – Performance Requirements for Safeguarding.

Please contact your local BWC safety consultant if you are unsure if your machine is guarded properly.  They can perform a machine guarding assessment and offer recommendations to protect your employees from equipment hazards.

Brought to you by Ohio BWC safety consultants.