Volume 15 / Issue 4 - April, 2010
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, June 18, 2010 Topic: Industrial Hygiene Sampling Speaker: EA Group Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites LaMalfa Cost: $18.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members Pre-registration is required. No refunds.
Friday, July 23, 2010 Topic: Lockout - Tagout Speaker: Andrew Johnson, Sotaris OSHA’s Lockout-Tagout regulation requires machine-specific procedures, training, and a written program. We will discuss when exactly this regulation applies as well as important elements of an effective program. Additionally we will discuss the major pitfalls and shortcomings of many programs that can leave you open to injuries and fines, even if you have Lockout Procedures in place. Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites LaMalfa Cost: $18.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members Pre-registration is required. No refunds.

LCSC Awards Banquet & Program Acknowledges Safety Records

Companies and organizations of all sizes and industry types will be recognized in four separate categories at the Lake County Safety Council awards luncheon on Friday, April 16.

More than 40 companies will be saluted for safety improvement efforts. This award notes companies or organizations that reduced accident rate by 25 percent or more over the previous year.

Twenty-eight companies will receive special awards for accumulating at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without employee injury resulting in a day away from work.

More than 100 companies will receive the 100 percent award for working the entire year without an injury resulting in a day away from work.

And 10 companies or organizations will receive awards for having the lowest incident rate in their industry group.

More than 51 companies will be recognized as multiple award winners.

Seven companies will receive three awards, including Avery Dennison, Com-Corp Industries, Commercial Siding & Maintenance, FirstEnergy (Perry Power Plant), Lincoln Electric, Lubrizol Corporation (Painesville & Wickliffe) and Willow Security.

Council Director Chris Brill-Packard chris.brill-packard@lakehealth.org (440) 354-1933 Council Director Elect Position Open Council Secretary Cliff Smith cliffsmithehs@componentrepair.com (440) 255-1793 Past Director Scott Cole, CSP scott.cole@lakecountyohio.gov (440) 350-5706 Council Advisor Bob Siktberg bob_siktberg@lincolnelectric.com (216) 383-2141 Council Liaison Marie Pucak, IOM MPucak@MentorChamber.org (440) 255-1616 Steering Committee Dawn Johnston dawn.johnston@averydennison.com (440) 358-4646 Lee Silvi lsilvi@lakelandcc.edu (440) 525-7252 Dan Nichols dnichols@sfielectrical.com (440) 259-2000 Donna McCaskey dmccaskey@eagroupohio.com (440) 951-3514 Mike Orlando morlando@aexcelcorp.com (440) 205-7317 Sue Fuerst sfuerst@painesville.com Council Assistant Mark Wainwright mwainwright@mentorchamber.org (440) 255-1616 Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Representative Dennis Patterson 216-403-7433 dennis.patterson@bwc.state.oh.us Ron Abrams 216-308-2996 ron.a.2@bwc.state.oh.us Interested in joining our Steering Committee? Contact Scott Cole for more information.

BWC announces open enrollment period for MCOs is May 3 through 28

Next month the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) gives employers the opportunity to evaluate options for the Managed Care Organization (MCO) that will handle the medical management services for their workers’ compensation claims.

The open enrollment period begins Monday, May 3 and ends Friday, May 28. It is important for employers to take the time now to assess managed care organizations, as a strong MCO-employer partnership helps injured workers receive the treatment they need to get back to work as safety and quickly as possible, as well as help control worker’s compensation premiums and medical costs.

When evaluating MCO options employers should consider the following questions:

- Does the MCO have a strong return to work rate which ensures employees are returning to the job in a safe, quick effective manner?

- Does the MCO provide and quantify significant medical savings?

- Is personal service provided that includes dedicated account executives and nurse care managers, quarterly meetings, on-site nurses, regional workshops and workers’ compensations program assessments?

- Does the MCO have a full-time medical director on staff to provide services including availability a workshops, training, claim staffing, provider communication and partnership planning?

- Is the organization committed to online services by providing sophisticated clinical editing and bill review platforms, full imaging/scanning services and 24-hour real time online access to claim status, diagnosis, medical information, staff notes and medical documents?

Taking the extra step to assess these factors can result in significant savings for your organization in the next two years. The open enrollment period only occurs every two years, so do not miss the opportunity next month to evaluate the options.

Attendance - 04/16/10-Annual Awards Banquet

Active Plumbing Supply
Advocare, Inc.
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
Air Power Dynamics
ALBA Contractors, Inc.
Allied Door Systems
Alloy Precision Technologies
American Controls LLC
Aqua Ohio, Inc.
Arcola Building Company Inc.
Around the Clock Home Care
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Avery Dennison - CFF
Avery Dennison - PFF
Avery Dennison - PTD
Avery Dennison - Reflective
Bescast, Inc.
Bodycote Thermal Processing
Brotzman Nursery
Career Tech
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Chardon Metal Products
Chemsultants International
City of Eastlake
City of Kirtland
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - WPCP
Classic Auto Group
Cole Safety
Com-Corp Industries
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Commercial Siding & Maintenance Company
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Core Systems LLC
CPP Eastlake
Cres Cor
Crossroads, LCACS
DAI Ceramics, Inc.
Damon Morgan Corporation
De Nora Tech R&D
EA Group
EA Group
Emeritus at Mentor
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Environmental Conditioning Systems
Equistar Chemicals, Inc.
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
First Energy - PNPP
Flow Polymers, LLC
Food For Thought
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hartman Personnel Services
Haver Tyler, Inc.
Highland Products
Holden Arboretum
Home Care of Lake County
Hose Master LLC
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Interlake Stamping
JTO, Inc.
Just In Time Staffing
K W Land Mechanical, Inc.
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Local Schools
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
KW Lang Mechanical
Lake County Educational Service Center
Lake County Nursery
Lake County YMCA
Lake Health
Lake Health
Lake Humane Society
Lake Metroparks
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lantern of Madison
Leroy Township
Levin Furniture
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Lokring Technology
Lubrizol Corporation
Lubrizol Corporation
Madison Local Schools
Madison Township
Mayfield City School District
McNeil Industries
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Lumber & Supply
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Schools
Mentor Television, Inc.
Mentor Way Nursing & Rehabilitation
Merritt Woodwork
Midwest Materials
Millonzi International Products Group
Modern Employment
MT Heat Treating
North American Coating Laboratories
Northcoast Inc. Recycling Specialists
Ohio Associated Enterprises
Ohio Broach & Machine Co.
Omni Cart Services
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Perfection Corporation
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Township
PET Processors, L.L.C.
Pinnacle Construction & Development Group, Inc
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
Quality Assurance Supported Living Services, Inc.
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Radix Wire
Ranpak Corp.
Royal Plastics Inc.
Salida Woods/Life Service Management
Sawyer Technical Materials
Sheet Metal Products Co., Inc.
Stanley Steemer - Lazar Brothers
Team Wendy, LLC
The Malish Corporation
The News-Herald
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Trailer Component Manufacturing
Transfer Express, Inc.
Two M Precision, Inc.
Universal Metal Products
V.L. Chapman Electric
Village of Fairport Harbor
Vine Beverage & Catering, Inc.
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
Volk Optical
West Geauga Local Schools
Willo Security
Willoughby Eastlake City Schools