October 25, 2018 – Mental Health First Aid

Click here for the PDF Registration Form.

Ashley Baden, certified MHFA trainer, gives us a snapshot of the internationally recognized Mental Health First Aid training in Episode 49 of the Portage County Safety Council Podcast. Click here to listen now.

Update: we have removed the “3 people per company” limit. PCSC members may now register more than 3 employees until the class is sold out.

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September 13, 2018 – Accident Investigation

Greetings Safety Council Members!

Our next meeting is Thursday, September 13, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm, at the Ravenna Elks Club which is located at 776 N Freedom St in Ravenna.

Our topic for this month is…

Accident Investigation, presented by Debbie O’Connell, Regional Manager, 1-888-OhioComp.

Debbie O’Connell has over 20 years of experience in workers’ compensation.  She has been educating, advising, and a resource for employers’ workers’ compensation programs for both public and private sector.  Debbie is currently a Regional Manager for 1-888-Ohio Comp an MCO (managed care organization) and serves at the PCSC Steering Committee Chair.

This training is ideal for safety managers & human resource staff!

Please RSVP no later than 12pm on Monday, September 10, 2018.

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 (who RSVP by deadline) and $20 for non-members or walk-ins (including members who do not RSVP by deadline).

This Meeting is Sponsored By Ving!
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August 9, 2018 – Safety Training with Technology

Greetings Safety Council Members!

Our next meeting is Thursday, August 9, 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…

Safety Training with Technology, Donald Elswick, EHSS Trainer & Specialist, ELSMART Associates, LLC.

Donald D. Elswick, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CET, is currently an Assistant Professor of Environmental, Health, and Occupational Safety department at the University of Findlay. Previously he was employed as the Health, Environmental, Safety, and Security (HESS) Manager at American Sugar Refining, Inc. (ASR), Manager of Environment, Health & Safety to support its’ Non-Refinery Operations across North America.

This training is ideal for safety managers & human resource staff!

Please RSVP no later than 12pm on Monday, August 6, 2018.

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 (who RSVP by deadline) and $20 for non-members or walk-ins (including members who do not RSVP by deadline).

This Meeting is Sponsored By Ving!

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2018 Expo Power Points

All available power points from the 3rd biannual Portage County Workplace Health & Safety Expo breakout sessions are listed below. Click the title of the presentation to view.

Please Note: If a specific breakout session is not listed or linked below, we have not received the power point from the speaker.

INDUSTRIAL TRACK:

  1. The Evolving Workforce: Productivity and Safety Measures, presented by Steve Ludwig, Safety Programs Manager, Rockwell Automation. This presentation will cover machine guarding and more. Click here to listen to his post-presentation podcast!
  2. Walking Surfaces Update, presented by Cari Gray, CSP, Safety Consultant, Ohio BWC.
  3. Risk Assessment, presented by Pamela Walaski, CSP, CHMM, Director of Health & Safety, GAI Consultants.
  4. What is E.P.C.R.A. (Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act) and is your business required to report?, presented by Michelle Sowers, Emergency Management Specialist, Ohio EMA. This course is in partnership with the Portage County LEPC.

HEALTH TRACK:

This track is in conjunction with the Portage County Combined Health District.

  1. Effects of Drugs at Work: Warning Signs & Prevention, presented by Dr. Amanda Burke, Prevention Specialist, Townhall II.
  2. Portage Drug Task Force Update, presented by Captain Larry Limbert, Commander,  Portage County Drug Task Force. *Presentation not available*
  3. Emergency Preparedness Plans, presented by Marianne Kitakis,Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Portage County Health District.
  4. Bloodborne Pathogens & Communicable Diseases, presented by Karen Towne, Portage County Health District.

ELECTRICAL TRACK:

  1. Business Case for an Electrical Safety & Maintenance Program, presented by, Michael Kovacic, President, ES Squared, Inc.
  2. Standard for Electrical Safety: NFPA 70E 2018 Updates, presented by, Michael Kovacic, President, ES Squared, Inc.
  3. The Counterfeit Conundrum – Identifying A Worldwide Problem For Electrical Safety, presented by, Michael Kovacic, President, ES Squared, Inc.
  4. NFPA 70B Overview: Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, presented by, Michael Kovacic, President, ES Squared, Inc.

*No Construction Track power points were submitted.

June 14, 2018 – How to Prevent Heat Related Injuries & Illnesses at Work

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.

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.

 

Expo Exhibit Hall Spotlight

To whet your appetite, we figured we’d give you all a sneak peek into the exhibit hall at the upcoming 2018 Portage County Workplace Health & Safety Expo at Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna on Friday, June 22, 2018, 8am-3pm.

Highlights:

  • Free health screenings by University Hospitals Portage Medical Center!
  • Safety Feud competition by Swift First Aid!
  • 25 vendors – each bringing a door prize!
  • Indoor & Outdoor exhibits!
  • Includes lunch & refreshments!

Click here for more info or to register today!

Click here to listen to the Expo Breakout Sessions Preview.

Outdoor Exhibits:

  1. County Fire Protection’s Interactive Fire Protection Mobile Training Center
  2. Mobile Hearing Unit by Corporate Health Testing & Safety Services
  3. Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Monitoring Vehicle by The Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management & LEPC
  4. Engines display by eNGines-LPG

Indoor Exhibit Hall Vendors: Sponsors are linked below.

  1. 1-888-OhioComp
  2. Air Gas
  3. BrightGuy, Inc.
  4. Corporate Health Testing & Safety Services
  5. COSTCO (Boston Heights)
  6. County Fire Protection
  7. eNGines-LPG
  8. Fallsway Equipment Co
  9. GVS Safety Supplies, Inc.
  10. Hess Print Solutions
  11. Portage County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
  12. Massillon Plaque Company
  13. Mental Health & Recovery Board
  14. Metis Construction
  15. Nesco Resource
  16. Ohio BWC
  17. Ohio Hearing Conservation
  18. Portage County Combined Health District
  19. SACS Consulting
  20. Sequoia Wellness
  21. Swift First Aid
  22. The Handel Company
  23. University Hospitals Portage Medical Center
  24. US Safety Gear
  25. Ving!, LLC

May 10, 2018 – Annual Safety Awards

Greetings Safety Council Members!

Our next meeting is Thursday, May 10, 2018, 11:30am-1:30pm, at the Ravenna Elks Club which is located at 776 N Freedom St in Ravenna. PLEASE NOTE: The ending time has been extended to due to the nature of this event.

This month will be our Annual Safety Awards & CEO DAY! Follow the link to view winners.

We’re very excited to announce that our special keynote speaker will be Brad Hurtig!

Brad Hurtig was a student-athlete in a small town in Northwest Ohio. Only days after finishing his sophomore year of high school, a devastating workplace accident resulted in the amputation of both of Brad’s hands.

Through hard work and determination Brad soon rejoined his high school football team. In his senior year, Brad led his team defense, recording 111 tackles and receiving all-state honors all while playing with no hands. Brad’s inspirational story of triumph quickly captured national headlines.

Brad has been featured on ESPN, TEDx, CBS, NBC, Montel, and in The New York Times!

This training is ideal for everyone! Please invite everyone you can especially your CEO!!!

Please RSVP no later than 12pm on Monday, May 7, 2018.

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.

 

This Meeting is Sponsored By 1-888-OhioComp!

 

April 12, 2018 – Crystalline Silica Exposure

All members (including prepaid members) please RSVP online.

Greetings Safety Council Members!

Our next meeting is Thursday, April 12, 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…

OSHA’s Final Rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica, Rick Maj, Industrial Hygienist, Ohio BWC.

This training will be an overview of the hazards of respirable crystalline silica (RCS), tasks with RCS exposures, and the OSHA requirements for exposure to RCS.

This training is ideal for safety managers and compliance staff!

Please RSVP no later than 12pm on Monday, April 9, 2018.

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.