September 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the 10th edition of our new monthly newsletter!

Our goal for the newsletter is to connect our members to relevant safety resources, all linked together in one convenient location every month. We hope you find this resource useful and valuable!

Please share with your colleagues!

PCSC NEWS:

  1. Exciting News!An audio recording of last week’s monthly luncheon presentation on Accident Investigations will be available on Monday, September 24th, through all of our PCSC channels (iTunes, Spotify, etc.)!
  2. Mental Health First Aid training on Oct 25: We’re removing the “per company limit” on this discounted training. PCSC members can now register more than 3 employees for this event. Follow link for more details about the training or to register today!
  3. Celebrating 50 Episodes!!! Nic & Mike celebrate 50 episodes of the PCSC Podast! Join them as they discuss the top 10 downloaded episodes and share clips from 4 of their favorites!
  4. Until Help Arrives training on 9/20 is SOLD OUT!!! Sorry, no walk-ins will be accepted.

SAFETY RESOURCES:

  1. PCSC Podcasts: Our podcasts are now available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Podbean, & Stitcher! Access local & relevant workplace safety information right through your phone!
  2. September’s Safety Update from the Ohio BWC Library. Each edition provides up-to-date news & safety information.
  3. 11 Common Causes of Workplace Accidents. Article provided by Ving!
  4. Power Point from our August September 13th luncheon on Accident Investigation, presented by Debbie O’Connell, Regional Manager, 1-888-OhioComp. An audio recording of this meeting will be available on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.
  5. Episode 33 – Safety Blast: Hydroplaning. Lori Cook, Traffic Safety Advisor for AAA East Central NEO gives us a few tips on how to prevent hydroplaning! (2:05)

 

PROGRAM/REBATE UPDATES:

  • BWC Updates: These are the power points presented by BWC Representative Nic Coia at our monthly meetings.
  • Monthly Meeting Power Points. We post them on our website after the presenters send them to us and give us permission to publish. If the speaker provides additional info, we’ll post it there as well.
  • External Training Credit Opportunities: We post them on our blog as outside organizations send them to us. A maximum of 2 external training credits are allowed per program year to help members earn the 10 minimum attendance credits required by the rebate. Please Note: ETC certificates of completion must be submitted by June 30 every year in order to qualify. Click here for ETC guidelines.
  • Rebate Participation Spreadsheet. Rebate eligible members can review how close they are to fulfilling the minimum rebate eligibility requirements by reviewing the Participation Spreadsheet which is typically updated on a monthly basis.
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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 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the 9th edition of our new monthly newsletter!

Our goal for the newsletter is to connect our members to relevant safety resources, all linked together in one convenient location every month. We hope you find this resource useful and valuable!

Please share with your colleagues!

SAFETY RESOURCES:

  1. PCSC Podcasts: Our podcasts are now available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Podbean, & Stitcher! Access local & relevant workplace safety information right through your phone!
  2. August’s Safety Update from the Ohio BWC Library. Each edition provides up-to-date news & safety information.
  3. Episode 45 – Safety Training with Innovative Technology. Donald Elswick, EHSS Trainer & Specialist at ELSMART Associates and Assistant Professor at the University of Findlay, stayed over with us to recap his presentation on how to better engage employees during safety training by using innovation technology! (11:06)
  4. Power Point from our August 9th luncheon on Safety Training with Innovative Technology with Donald Elswick, EHSS Trainer & Specialist, ELSMART Associates, LLC. Here’s a link to the video from the presentation. Here’s a link to more supplemental information provided by the speaker: The Road Map to Safety Training by Jeff Dalto.
  5. The Ultimate Safety Playbook For Training Millennials By Millennials.

 

PCSC NEWS:

 

PROGRAM/REBATE UPDATES:

  • BWC Updates: These are the power points presented by BWC Representative Nic Coia at our monthly meetings.
  • Monthly Meeting Power Points. We post them on our website after the presenters send them to us and give us permission to publish. If the speaker provides additional info, we’ll post it there as well.
  • External Training Credit Opportunities: We post them on our blog as outside organizations send them to us. A maximum of 2 external training credits are allowed per program year to help members earn the 10 minimum attendance credits required by the rebate. Please Note: ETC certificates of completion must be submitted by June 30 every year in order to qualify. Click here for ETC guidelines.
  • Rebate Participation Spreadsheet. Rebate eligible members can review how close they are to fulfilling the minimum rebate eligibility requirements by reviewing the Participation Spreadsheet which is typically updated on a monthly basis.

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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July 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the 8th edition of our new monthly newsletter!

Our goal for the newsletter is to connect our members to relevant safety resources, all linked together in one convenient location every month. We hope you find this resource useful and valuable!

Please share with your colleagues!

SAFETY RESOURCES:

  1. PCSC Podcasts: Click here to listen on iTunes. Click here to listen on Google Play.
  2. July’s Safety Update from the Ohio BWC Library. Each edition provides up-to-date news & safety information.
  3. Sit & Stand Ergonomics: This is the power point used at our 7/12/18 luncheon by our presenter, Delia Treaster, Ph.D., BWC Ergonomic Technical Advisor.
  4. Lightning Safety When Working Outdoors. This is FactSheet provided by OSHA.
  5. Episode 37 – Heat Stress: Warning Signs & Prevention. Joe Barney, Compliance & Training Officer from The Great Lakes Construction Co. stayed over with us to recap his presentation on how to prevent heat related illnesses & injuries at work! (7:23)
  6. Episode 39 – The Evolving Workforce with Steve Ludwig. Steve Ludwig, Safety Programs Manger for Rockwell Automation, sits down with us to discuss the evolving workforce and the most effective measures that will improve safety across generational lines! (12:32)
  7. Expo Power Points: Courtesy of our breakout session speakers!

 

PCSC NEWS:

 

PROGRAM/REBATE UPDATES:

  • BWC Updates: These are the power points presented by BWC Representative Nic Coia at our monthly meetings.
  • Monthly Meeting Power Points. We post them on our website after the presenters send them to us and give us permission to publish. If the speaker provides additional info, we’ll post it there as well.
  • External Training Credit Opportunities: We post them on our blog as outside organizations send them to us. A maximum of 2 external training credits are allowed per program year to help members earn the 10 minimum attendance credits required by the rebate. Please Note: ETC certificates of completion must be submitted by June 30 every year in order to qualify. Click here for ETC guidelines.
  • Rebate Participation Spreadsheet. Rebate eligible members can review how close they are to fulfilling the minimum rebate eligibility requirements by reviewing the Participation Spreadsheet which is typically updated on a monthly basis.

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.