December 13, 2018 – The Real Cost of Safety

All members (including prepaid members) please RSVP online.

Greetings Safety Council Members!

Our next meeting is Thursday, December 13, 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…

The True Cost of Safety, Rich McElhaney, Health & Safety Keynote Speaker.

You’re invited to a candid discussion with Mr. Richard McElhaney as he talks about the effects of traumatic injuries not only on the employee but on the family, coworkers, and the company.

Mr. McElhaney will also speak about six accident reduction techniques that had the greatest impact over his 26 years in the health and safety field.  He will reveal what the real costs are of being safe.

He will revisit the importance of the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) as a preplanning tool.  “JSA’s have been around for many years, but they have become complacent on many projects globally.”  Mr. McElhaney will review in detail an injury that occurred on one of his projects and how the use of JSA’s would have prevented the injury and how the JSA process turned things around.

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

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

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Please make your check payable to: “Portage County Safety Council.” Cost for lunch is still just $15/person for members and $20 for non-members (there’s a $5 fee for walk-ins including members who do not RSVP by deadline).

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE!!!

Please consider donating non-perishable food items to help those in need this holiday season! Receive 1 drawing ticket for a $25 restaurant gift card for every item donated! Donations will go to Kent Social Services.

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS!!!

Just for fun, let’s celebrate the holiday by wearing your favorite ugly sweater, Christmas/holiday shirt, Santa hat, etc.

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November 8, 2018 – SARA, LEPC & Company Compliance

All members (including prepaid members) please RSVP online.

Greetings Safety Council Members!

Our next meeting is Thursday, November 8, 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…

SARA, LEPC and Company Compliance, Ryan Shackelford, EMA Director, Portage County.

Ryan Shackelford is currently the Director of the Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. A Portage County native of Palmyra Township, Ryan served 9 years in the Air Force Reserve and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Geography degree from Kent State University.

Prior to his current position, Ryan worked for the State of Mississippi Emergency Management Agency in the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Branch. While serving counties outside Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, he also worked in the Mississippi State Emergency Operations Center for numerous natural disasters and the Keesler AFB Emergency Operations Center during Hurricane Isaac on the Mississippi coast.

This training is ideal for safety managers, emergency preparedness and environmental compliance staff!

Please RSVP no later than 12pm on Monday, November 5, 2018.

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Please make your check payable to: “Portage County Safety Council.” Cost for lunch is still just $15/person for members and $20 for non-members (there’s a $5 fee for walk-ins including members who do not RSVP by deadline).

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE!!!

Please consider donating non-perishable food items to help those in need this holiday season! Receive 1 drawing ticket for a $25 restaurant gift card for every item donated! Donations will go to the Center of Hope in Ravenna.

This Meeting is Sponsored By Ving!

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October 11, 2018 – Site Security and Vulnerability Assessments

Greetings Safety Council Members!

Our next meeting is Thursday, October 11, 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…

Site Security and Vulnerability Assessments, David DiRocco, Security Subject Matter Expert, JCI Northern Ohio Branch, Johnson Controls.

Dave DiRocco is a law enforcement and security professional with experience dating back to 1986. Since 2013, Dave has been working for Johnson Controls in the complex security group. He works with large companies and government entities to identify risks and provides technology-based mitigation solutions that increase security and organizational resilience.

This training is ideal for safety managers & security staff!

Please RSVP no later than 12pm on Monday, October 8, 2018.

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

TRUNK OR TREAT DONATIONS: The Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a community Trunk or Treat to benefit Miller Community House in Kent (Portage County’s only emergency family shelter). We’ll be taking up a collection in support of this event. Please consider donating personal hygiene products such as deodorant, lotion, body wash, & bath soap as well as individually wrapped Halloween candy.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.