Volume 23 / Issue 3 - March, 2018
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Date:  Friday, March 16, 2018 (PLEASE NOTE DATE)
Topic: Young Worker Safety

Speaker: Tobin Hawes, Henkel Corporation, Manager - Safety, Health & Environmental (and) Jon Birkes, SHE Specialist, Henkel Corporation


Registration: 11:15 a.m. Lunch & Program: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: Villa Croatia - Event Venue & Party Center (The Croatian Lodge), 34900 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake, OH 44095

Cost: Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

Date:  Friday, April 20, 2018 (PLEASE NOTE DATE)
Topic: Ohio BWC & LCSC Safety Awards Program (and) "State of the BWC" address

Speaker: Sarah Morrison, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, CEO/Administrator


Registration: 11 a.m. Lunch & Program: 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: Villa Croatia - Event Venue & Party Center (The Croatian Lodge), 34900 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake, OH 44095

Cost: Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

Young Worker Safety - And Its Challenges

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the March monthly program  ---  Young Worker Safety --- on Friday, March 16.

The keynote speakers will be Tobin Hawes, Manager - Safety, Health & Environment, Henkel Corporation (and) Jon Birkes, SHE Specialist, Henkel Corporation. They will provide essential information pretaining to "young worker safety."

Their presentation will discuss topics such as: Incident Statistics, Recruiting, Pre-Interviews and Interviews

Tobin Hawes is the regional SHE Manager are Henkel Adhesive Technologies. He has been a SHE Manager with Henkel since 2014. Previously he was a site safety manager for Graphic Packaging and the corporate EHS manager for Easton-Bell Sports.

Jon Birkes is a site SHE manager at Henkel Adhesive Technologies, and he has worked as a safety professional for more than 11 years.

Hawes and Birkes also will discuss the young worker safety topics: The First Day on the Job; and the First 90 Days on the Job.

For the last 29 years Hawes has held roles in production and fixture design, process engineering, facility engineering and maintenance management. At Case Western University, Birkes was involved in physical/chemical/biological safety as well as managing the campus DOT shipping program and laboratory decommissioning..


The meeting will be held at the Villa Croatia Event Venue & Party Center (The Croatian Lodge), 34900 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake, OH  44095, with registration beginning at 11:15 a.m. The cost of the event is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Reservations may be made online at the LCSC web site listed below. The event is sponsored by:

---Pure Water Technology

---EA Group

---Lake Health

---HzW Environmental Consultants


Council Director
Andrea Vann
(440) 354-2310

Council Director Elect
Position Open

Council Secretary
Sue Fuerst
(440) 392-2975

Past Director
Mike Orlando
(440) 290-9785

Council Advisor
Bob Siktberg
(216) 383-4737

Council Liaison
Chris Weber-Bresky


(440) 255-1616

Steering Committee
Chris Brill-Packard
(440) 354-1933

Donna McCaskey
(440) 951-3514

Lee Silvi
(440) 525-7252

Clifford Smith
(440) 954-7653

Gordon Levar
(440) 479-1539

Joanne Clapp
(440) 259-2671

Council Assistant
Mark Wainwright
(440) 255-1616

Ohio Bureau of Workers'
Compensation Representative

Scott Turner
Garfield Heights Office

Joan McAllister
Garfield Heights Office

Interested in joining our Steering Committee? Contact Mark Wainwright for more information.



Four Ohio employers finalists for Safety Innovation Awards

The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo will again feature the Safety Innovation Awards that recognize unique innovations developed by Ohio employers to reduce injuries and illnesses to their employees. We are pleased to announce the following employers as the four finalists:

  • MPW Industrial Services (Hebron) 
  • Navistar (Springfield)
  • Ramco Electric Motors (Greenville)
  • Terracon Consultants Inc (Cincinnati)

The four finalists presented their innovations to a three-judge panel and the public at OSC18 March 7-9 in Columbus. 

Read more about the awards at bwc.ohio.gov.


New wellness program now available

BWC rolled out a new, free wellness program on Feb. 1 called Better You, Better Ohio! The program offers a variety of resources to help workers track their diet, quit smoking, get in shape and manage chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes.

“We want to create a culture of safety in Ohio and having a healthy workforce is an important factor in that effort,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “Healthy workers are less likely to be injured on the job, and when they are injured they tend to recover more quickly and fully than workers with existing health challenges.”

The health and safety component to BWC’s Third Billion Back rebate last year, Better You, Better Ohio! targets workers at small Ohio employers (50 or fewer workers) in industries that experience higher injury rates on average than others.*

Employees approved through a registration process will receive a $75 gift card after undergoing a health risk assessment and biometric screening. Participants will then have access to digital coaching, educational materials, wellness tracking tools, a mobile app and other resources.

“Enrollment is a simple, paperless process, and there is no charge to employers or employees,” Morrison continued. “All we’re asking of employers is to help spread the word. We know a healthy workforce contributes to a healthy business, so if we can create that environment across this state, Ohio will be better for it.”

For more on Better You, Better Ohio!, click here.

*Agriculture; automotive repair and service; construction; firefighters; health care; manufacturing; police and public safety; public employers; restaurant and food service; transportation and trucking; trash collection, wholesale and retail


BWC recommends double-digit rate reduction for private employers

BWC asked its board of directors last month to reduce private employer premium rates by 12 percent beginning July 1.

“Ohio is in an outstanding position as the cost of workers’ comp coverage continues to fall, thanks to fewer workplace injury claims and slow-to-moderate growth in medical inflation,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “We know the less employers spend on premiums, the more they can invest in their communities and in safer work environments for their employees. And when that happens, we all benefit.”

If approved, the reduction would save private employers $163.5 million over this year’s premiums, which are already at their lowest rates in at least 40 years. Private employer rates have decreased or remained unchanged every year since 2007.

The actual premium paid by individual private employers depends on a number of factors, including the expected future claims costs in their industry, their company’s recent claims history, and their participation in various BWC discount programs.

We’ll have more in next month’s eNews following the board’s Feb. 23 vote on the proposal.












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ACO Polymer Products
Action Door
Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
Alloy Precision Technologies
Alloy Precision Technologies
Altercare of Mentor Center
Amerathon, LLC
AMG Resources Corporation
API Pattern Works, Inc.
Around the Clock Home Care
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Avery Dennison - CFF
Beachwood City School District
Brotzman Nursery
Building Technicians Corporation
Career Centered Staffing
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Champion Contract, Inc.
Chemsultants International
City of Eastlake
City of Kirtland
City of Mentor-on-the-Lake
City of Painesville - Electric Plant
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - WPCP
City of Willoughby
Classic Auto Group
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Comp Management, Inc.
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Contemporary Electric Inc.
CPP Eastlake
Cres Cor
Crossroads, LCACS
Crown Services, Inc.
CT Consultants
Dyson Corporation
EA Group
ECKART America Corp.
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Equistar Chemicals, Inc.
Euclid Fish Company
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
GBGI, Inc.
Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Inc./OSI
Holden Arboretum
Home Care of Lake County
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Just In Time Staffing
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kirtland Local Schools
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
Lake County Council on Aging
Lake County Dept. of Utilities
Lake County Nursery
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lakeside Safety Management
Lantern of Madison
Levin Furniture
Life Safety Enterprises
Life Services
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Madison Fire District
Madison Local Schools
Mapleview Country Villa
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Schools
Metal Seal Precision
Metz Culinary Management
Midwest Materials
Mold Masters Intl. LLC
MT Heat Treating
MUM Industries
North American Coating Laboratories
North Perry Village
Northeast Masonry
Nova Chemical
NOVA Chemicals
Olon Ricerca Bioscience, LLC
Omni Cart Services
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Painesville City Board of Education
Painesville Township
Paisley Farm
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Township
Point Blank Range & Gun Shop
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
Process Technology
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Ranpak Corp.
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Royal Plastics Inc.
Sheet Metal Products Co., Inc.
Symphony at Mentor
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Transfer Express, Inc.
Tri County Ambulance Service
TT Electronics Integrated Mfg. Services
Umicore Specialty Materials Recycling
Universal Metal Products
V.L. Chapman Electric
Vector Security
Vector Technical
Village of Fairport Harbor
Village of Perry
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
Western Reserve Water Systems
Wickliffe Country Place
Willo Security
Zagar, Inc.