Volume 23 / Issue 5 - May, 2018
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Date:  Friday, June 15, 2018
Topic: Safety & Budget Pressures

Speaker: TBD


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

Date:  Friday, July 27, 2018 (PLEASE NOTE DATE)
Topic: Medical Training & First Responders

Speaker: TBD


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

LCSC Safety Expo - Friday, May 18

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the 2018 LCSC Safety Expo on Friday, May 18.

More than 20 seminars and training sessions will be presented at the event.

The keynote speakers are Steve and Judy Uzelas. They will address safety in the context of "It IS all about you!. They have a life expectancy/safety and health story one attendee said will "inspire you to place safety, health and wellness at the top of you life's priority list."

Training sessions at the event include: How to Hire a Safety Person, Lock Out-Tag Out, Hazard Communications, Hearing Conservation, Fall Protection and Natural Disaster Preparedness.

Also presented will be a complete A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter Evacuate) multi-session class, and Heart Saver/First Aid seminars with instructional/educational materials and a Heartsaver CPR AED card for everyone who completes the class.

The event, hosted by Lakeland Community College, begins with registration and a Continential breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the keynote presentation at 8:15 a.m. Classes begin immediately following the keynote presentation. Lunch begins about 11:45 a.m.

Attendance at the LCSC Sqafety Expo qualifies for safety council rebate program external training credit and group rating two-hour training creidt with submission of a certificate of attendance to a sponsoring organization. Lake County Safety Council members will receive one regular safety council rebate meeting credit.

There will be more than two dozen vendors attending the event as well, presenting a wide variety of merchandise and services.


Sponsors for the event include:

---Aexcel Corporation

---EA Group

---Lake Health

---HzW Environmental Consultants


---Avery Dennison

---Lake County Chambers of Commerce

---Lantern of Madison

---Safety Compliance Associates.

---The Reserves Network

---CompManagement Health Systems


The cost to register for the event is $30, with the exception of the Heart Saver/First Aid classes and the Blood Borne Pathogens class which have an additional charge for the support materials. Early registration is requiared for these classes due to the need to order the printed support materials in advance of the event.

Registration is open for the event, and some classes already have filled up.




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

Nikki Lorenzo Luna
Garfield Heights Office


Joan McAllister
Garfield Heights Office

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

BWC News & Notes


New BWC website now live

We are excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. The new bwc.ohio.gov is live and it was built with you in mind!

Our goal when making these major changes was to provide you with more relevant, easy to navigate content. The new homepage enables you to find the most-requested information up front, as well as easy pathways based on our main users, including workers, employers and providers. Regardless of which page you're on, you'll always link to the most requested services, commonly-asked questions, featured resources, news and events.

Another positive change aligns with our inclusion and diversity efforts. Our new site will meet suggested guidelines for accessibility. Examples include color schemes that improve readability and fewer .pdfs, which interfere with software for the visually impaired. We're also taking the big step of making all our pages available in Spanish.

Remember, while the new site looks different, you can still sign in and conduct business with us just as you did before. Just make sure to check your bookmarks, as some information has moved.

Check out this short video for an overview of the new navigation.

Reminder: MCO open enrollment continues through May 25

The open enrollment period for employers to select a managed care organization (MCO) to oversee medical treatment for workers injured on the job will end at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25.

BWC offers open enrollment every two years for employers to select from a network of 13 MCOs that manage claim filing and medical care injured workers need to recover and return to work.

No action is required of employers satisfied with their MCO. Those considering a change can complete the MCO Selection Form or download and print a blank form.

Open enrollment details are available in the MCO Selection Guide at bwc.ohio.gov. You will also find the MCO Report Card, an objective source of information that summarizes each MCO’s performance in several categories, including quality of medical management, return-to-work strategies and timeliness of service.

MCO changes will be effective July 2.

Rebate vote next week  

BWC’s Board of Directors will vote on the proposed $1.5 billion rebate during their upcoming meeting Thursday, May 24.

Haven’t heard about the proposal? Catch up on all the details here.

State Fund employers: If approved, you’ll want to make sure you’re eligible to receive your share by paying any lapsed premium amounts and completing any outstanding true-up before June 8, 2018Please also review your demographic information to ensure we send your rebate check to the correct address.

Safety Councils recognized for leadership in promoting workplace safety

BWC Chief of Medical Operations John Annarino, left, presented the Stark County Safety Council with the Safety Council of the Year Award.

More than 80 safety councils across the state serve as partners in BWC’s efforts to educate employers and workers about the importance of workplace safety.

We at BWC value their work to keep Ohio workers safe and each year recognize a select group of councils for outstanding accomplishment above and beyond the program requirements.

Congratulations to the 2017 Safety Council of the Year award recipients!

Honorable mentions also went to the Summit County Safety Council, Ashtabula County Safety Council, Union County Safety Council and the Ottawa County Safety Council.

Visit bwc.ohio.gov for more information about the Safety Council Program.


BWC eBriefs

BWC in the News

BWC’s network of safety councils across the state are taking time this spring to recognize their employer members for excellence in workplace safety. BWC Safety Council Manager Michelle Francisco discusses the importance of workplace safety and why you should consider joining a safety council in this Youngstown Business Journal video.

Better You, Better Ohio!

Do you know your workers may be eligible for help improving their health by tracking their diet, quitting smoking, getting in shape and managing chronic diseases – all at no cost?

BWC’s Better You, Better Ohio! program targets workers at small Ohio employers (50 or fewer workers) in industries that experience higher injury rates on average than others.

Visit bwc.ohio.gov for more on this exciting new program.

Employer webinar May 24

Join us Thursday, May 24, at 11:30 a.m. for the next employer webinar. In 20 minutes, we'll cover information about estimated annual premium notices, rating, Destination: Excellence programs, Better You, Better Ohio! and our monthly safety tip. 

Register here to view the webinar from the comfort of your office or here to visit your local claims office and view the webinar with BWC staff.


From the BWC Blog

Eight-hundred forty-nine: That’s the number of workers in the U.S. who didn’t make it home in 2016 because they died from a fall at work. That’s why BWC took part in several events last week during the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls. Read more in our recent blog, Doing our part to prevent falls.

The costs of workplace injuries are about more than dollars and cents. BWC Technical Medical Specialist Mark Leung explains in his blog, Beyond the costs of an injury.

OSC19 call for presentations

Do you have knowledge or experience that can help prevent workplace injuries? If so, please consider sharing your expertise as a presenter at BWC’s Ohio Safety Congress & Expo 2019, the region’s largest occupational-focused safety and health event. We’re now accepting presentation proposals for this multi-day event, scheduled for March 6-8, 2019, in Columbus.

We’re accepting applications until July 13. For application guidelines and to register, visit our call for presentations site.

Safety Update

Drowsy driving crashes, opioid deaths, chemical hearing loss. Those are just a few of the occupational health and safety topics you’re missing if you haven’t read the May Safety Update



Attendance - 04/20/18-Awards Luncheon (BWC Chief Medical & Health Officer John Annarino)

Action Door
Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
ALBA Contractors, Inc.
Alloy Precision Technologies
Alloy Precision Technologies
AMG Resources Corporation
Around the Clock Home Care
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Avery Dennison - EFD
Beachwood City School District
Beacon Health
Brotzman Nursery
Building Technicians Corporation
Career Centered Staffing
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Champion Contract, Inc.
Chemsultants International
City of Eastlake
City of Kirtland
City of Mayfield Heights
City of Mentor-on-the-Lake
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - WPCP
City of Willoughby
Classic Auto Group
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Contemporary Electric Inc.
CPP Eastlake
Crossroads, LCACS
Crown Services, Inc.
CT Consultants
De Nora Tech Manufacturing
Dyson Corporation
EA Group
ECKART America Corp.
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Euclid Fish Company
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hardy Industrial Technologies
Hartman Personnel Services
Holden Arboretum
Home Care of Lake County
Hose Master LLC
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Integrity Staffing Services
Just In Time Staffing
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Local Schools
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Lake County Council on Aging
Lake County Dept. of Utilities
Lake County Nursery
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lantern of Madison
Lassiter and Son, LLC
Levin Furniture
Life Safety Enterprises
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Lubrizol Corporation
Madison Fire District
Madison Local Schools
Mapleview Country Villa
McNeil Industries
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Schools
Metal Seal Precision
Metz Culinary Management
Midwest Materials
Millennium Control Systems
MT Heat Treating
MUM Industries
North American Coating Laboratories
North Perry Village
Northeast Masonry
Olon Ricerca Bioscience, LLC
Omni Cart Services
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Painesville City Board of Education
Painesville Township
Paisley Farm
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Joint Fire District
Point Blank Range & Gun Shop
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
Process Technology
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Ranpak Corp.
Reserves Network, The
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Royal Plastics Inc.
Sheet Metal Products Co., Inc.
Stanley Steemer - Lazar Brothers
STERIS Corporation
STERIS Corporation
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Transfer Express, Inc.
Tri County Ambulance Service
TT Electronics Integrated Mfg. Services
Universal Metal Products
US Endoscopy
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.