May 2019 Stand-Down Training Events by the Ohio BWC

Please Note: these are not PCSC sponsored events but they do qualify for 1 external training credit for PCSC members.

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Learn fall protection and prevention! Attend a BWC stand-down event

In 2017, there were 971 construction fatalities nationwide; 366 of them resulted from falls from elevation.

Additionally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) again lists fall protection in construction as its most frequently cited standard.

To raise awareness and reduce injuries and fatalities, OSHA promotes its annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls. The stand-down encourages employers across the nation to hold events in conjunction with the multi-day event, May 6-10 this year. As always, the stand-down encourages employers to pause during their workday for topic discussions, safety demonstrations, and trainings in hazard recognition and fall prevention.

We have scheduled four FREE training events open to the public during the week of the stand-down. We’ve listed information for each below.

 

Garfield Heights event

  • When: 8 a.m. to Noon May 7
  • Where: BWC’s Garfield Heights Service Office – 4800 E. 131st, Garfield Heights, OH 44131
  • Event details: Presentations by experts from T. Allen Incorporated, The Albert M. Higley Co., Werner Ladder, Honeywell and the Cleveland OSHA Area Office
  • Register: Visit the BWC Learning Center and enter Stand-Down Event in the search field then enroll for the Garfield Heights event.

 

Mansfield event

  • When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 7
  • Where: MHS Industrial Supply – 70 Sawyer Parkway, Mansfield, OH 44903
  • Event details: Presentation by experts from FallTech; co-hosted by MHS Industrial Supply
  • Register: Visit the BWC Learning Center and enter Stand-Down Event in the search field then enroll for the Mansfield event.

 

Pickerington event

  • When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 10
  • Where: BWC’s Ohio Center for Occupational Safety and Health – 13430 Yarmouth Drive, Pickerington, OH 43147
  • Event details: Presentations by experts from Guardian Fall Protection with Pure Safety, LBJ Inc. and the Columbus OSHA Area Office
  • Register: Visit the BWC Learning Center and enter Stand-Down Event in the search field then enroll for the Pickerington event.

 

Youngstown event

  • When: 7:30 – 9 a.m. May 7
  • Where: Boak & Sons, Incorporated – 75 Victoria Road, Austintown, OH 44515
  • Event details: Presentation by experts from 3M and a drop demonstration truck; co-hosted by Boak & Sons, Incorporated
  • Register: Email David Costantino or call 330-301-5825; email David Loughner or call 216-538-9720

We may add more events in the coming weeks. Also, don’t forget the BWC Library offers an extensive collection of audiovisual materials related to fall hazards and fall prevention. Additionally, we offer year-round classes throughout Ohio to address fall protection requirements.

It’s not too late for your company or organization to plan a stand-down event. We’re here if you need help planning your activity. Just call 1-800-644-6292 for assistance.

 

 

 

March 19, 2019 – Safeguarding Is Not the Enemy of Productivity

Please Note: this is not a PCSC sponsored event but does qualify for 1 external training credit for PCSC members.

  • Host: ASSP Northern Ohio Chapter
  • Time:  Registration and networking – 5:30pm, Dinner – 6:00 p.m. Presentation following dinner
  • Location: Liberty Air Museum, Port Clinton Airport, 3515 E. State Road, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
  • Speaker: Michael Berakis, Director, Health and Safety, Materion Corporation
  • Cost:  $21 members; $23 non-members; $10.50 Student and Emeritus members

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March 26, 2019 – Fall Protection Seminar

Please Note: this is not a PCSC sponsored event but does qualify for 1 external training credit for PCSC members.

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Fall protection is a complicated issue and one of the most important faced by an employer or worksite supervisor. With over 100,000 reported incidents per year, falls from heights almost always result in serious injury.

In the construction industry, falls are the number one cause of worker death. In any industry, not having fall protection can have serious consequences. Join us for this breakfast workshop with practical hands-on demonstration.

Who should attend

Anyone with fall protection concerns or anyone who currently uses fall protection.

You will learn:

  • To Recognize fall hazards in Construction and General Industry;
  • To select fall protection systems as referenced in occupational safety health codes;
  • To monitor the effectiveness and appropriate use of fall protection systems.

Presented by:

Eric White, Construction Safety Consultant Specialist, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC)

Eric White is a Construction Safety Consultant for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Division of Safety & Hygiene.  Mr. White has been with the Division for 19 years and in the safety field for 25 years. Prior to coming to work for the Division of Safety & Hygiene Mr. White held positions with the Mechanical Contractors’ Association, Honda of America, OHM Corporation and worked many years as a carpenter.  He holds a BS in Environmental Hazardous Materials Management/Industrial Hygiene from the University of Findlay.

April 3, 2019 – Trench Safety Day

Please Note: this is not a PCSC sponsored event but does qualify for 1 external training credit for PCSC members.

Presented by the BWC Division of Safety and Hygiene Youngstown Service Office and the Northern Ohio Chapter, American Society of Safety Professionals

When:    April 3, 2019

Where:  Avalon Inn and Spa 9519 E Market St, Warren, OH 44484

Time:      8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Cost:       $35.00 (Continental breakfast and lunch included)

Topics and Presenters:

  1. Howie Eberts, Cleveland OSHA Area Director
  2. Ken Montgomery, Cincinnati OSHA Area Director
  3. Soil Mechanics: Dana Buchholzer, SCT – Safety Control Technology
  4. Trenching Requirements: Adam Fries, OSHA Cleveland Office
  5. Trenching Safety: Bill Hocevar, The Great Lakes Construction Company
  6. Trenching Fatalities Case Studies: Dave Ponder, Sunesis Construction Company
  7. Demonstration of Aluminum Shoring Equipment: Josh Graham, United Rental
  8. A Personal Trenching Story from a Mothers Prospective: Cindy Hess

*We are currently applying for CEU Educational Credits

Register and pay online: https://nohio.assp.org/events/spring-pdc/

 

 

Dec. 19, 2018 – Trench Safety Conference

Please Note: this is not a PCSC sponsored event but does qualify for 1 external training credit for PCSC members.

The Stark County Safety Council is very excited to partner with OSHA to present a “Trench Safety Conference”. This special event should be attended by your field workers, safety professionals and anyone that needs to learn more about keeping workers safe in trench and excavating operations.

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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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