Ohio BWC & LCSC Safety Awards Program
The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the April monthly program --- the Ohio BWC & LCSC Safety Awards Program --- on Friday, April 20.
More than 125 companies will be presented with their 2017 outstanding safety achievement awards, including more than 40 companies that worked at least 500,000 hours and six (6) months without a lost time injury and nearly 80 companies that worked the entire year without a lost time injury.
The keynote speaker will be John Annarino, Chief Medical and Health Officer for the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. He will provide essential information on a number of BWC initiatives as they relate to the health and medical care of injured workers. The overall theme will be "A Holistic Approach to Caring for the Injured Worker."
In his position as chief medical and health officer, Annarino leads the way in health care reforms, coordinating with medical staff and senior BWC management to create a cutting edge health care system.
His presentation will cover topics such as:
--The falling claim numbers and the growing number of employers using the agencies safety services
---The injury trends in Ohio and for Lake County
---The Enhanced Care Program - which began as a pilot program in 2016 in 16 counties in northeastern Ohio - it is being rolled out statewide.
John works with the chiefs of medical services, medical operations and medical directors to lead and handle managed care, provider relations and other everyday operational responsibilities. He previously served as the BWC's chief legal officer from 1995 thru 2005 and executive director of the Industrial Commission of Ohio.
His presentation also will include topics concerning:
---New investments in the health and safety of workers
---The new Health and Behavior Assessment and Intervention Initiative
---And, the agencies efforts to address and contain the opioid crisis.
Since his first stint with the BWC, Annarino has ammassed an extensive array of experience, serving as chief operating officer for Acloche, vice president of risk management for Sequent and vice president/general counsel at both CareWorks Consultants and CareWorks Family of Companies.
Annarino received his law degree from Capital Univeristy, and his bachelor's in criminal justice (with minors in philosopy and political science) from the University of Dayton.
In addition to the keynote presentation, the safety representatives from more than 125 companies will be honored for their outstanding safety records in 2017, including a special Certificate of Congressional Recognition and Achievement from United State Congressman David P. Joyce..
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:
---HzW Environmental Consultants