Volume 23 / Issue 10 - October, 2018
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Date:  Friday, October 19, 2018 (PLEASE NOTE DATE)
Topic: NFPA 70E

Speaker: Andrew Johnson, Project Manager, Sotaris


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, November 16, 2018 (PLEASE NOTE DATE)
Topic: Foot Health, Foot Safety for the Workplace

Speaker: Jeff Lupica, MD, Lake Orthopedics


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


NFPA 70 E --- Updates & Essential Elements


The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the October monthly program  ---  NFPA 70E --- on Friday, October 19.

The keynote speaker will be Andrew Johnson, CSP, Project Manager, Sotaris. He has more than 20 years of occupational safety compliance experience with a core focus on the areas of Lockout/Energy Control and Electrical Safe Work Practices.

Johnson will cover the essential elements of NFPA 70E and what employers and employees should minimally have in place at their facilities. Elements such as risk assessments, worker training and panel labeling to name a few.

He has been a partner and projects manager with Sotaris, a safety consulting and training company, for 12 years. He is an assistant administrator for the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Consultants Practice Specialty and the treasurer of the Northern Ohio Chapter of ASSP.

Johnson also will discuss some of the key updates to the NFPA 70E 2018 edition and how these updates may impact the current state of a conpany's or organization's Electrical Safety Programs.

Johnson has been part of a team to perform numerous arc flash risk assessments and incident energy analysis at facilities across the country. He also has developed programs and provided safety training for various types of manufacturing plants, steel mills, water treatment facilities and office building environments. He has been a keynote guest speaker at numerous organizations including ASSP, NSC and the Ohio BWC.


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:

---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
Nikki Lorenzo Luna
Garfield Heights Office


Joan McAllister
Garfield Heights Office

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


Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Grant program

BWC is funding the Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Grant program in collaboration with the Office of the

Ohio Attorney General. The program provides money to eligible law enforcement organizations (LEOs) for the

purchase of body armor vests to enhance the safety and prevent injuries among law enforcement officers.

The program is open to LEOs with an active Ohio State Insurance Fund policy with BWC. An eligible local

law enforcement agency may request up to $40,000 of grant money during fiscal year 2019 for the purchase

of body armor vests, with a local match of 25 percent. The Office of the Ohio Attorney General administers

the program. Information about the grant is available through the portal for LEOs found at the Ohio Law

Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) website.

Email questions about the program to the Office of the Ohio Attorney General.



Two New Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) QuickCards

OSHA has released an updated QuickCard on Trench Safety. The card, Working Safely in Trenches, is available in English and Spanish and contains information on basic trench safety.

Safe Work Practices in Poultry Processing describes the precautions that workers should take in this industry. The card is available in English and Spanish.

Training Requirements by Standard

Do you have questions about OSHA training requirements? You can find answers in the Training Requirements in OSHA Standards publication. Organized by standard, this publication has all the training sections in the OSHA standards in one place. Stay in compliance with this handy reference.

Other News

BWC Policy Activity Rebate for Safety Activities

The Policy Activity Rebate (PAR) program provides an opportunity for employers to receive a 50-percent premium rebate (up to $2,000) while promoting a safe work environment and improving claims and policy management.

Employers must complete 11 credits by choosing from a wide array of 33 activities.

The following employers are eligible for PAR.

• State-fund employers who have an active, reinstated or debtor-in-possession status.

• State-fund employers with an experience modifier equal to or greater than 1.

• State-fund employers who have at least $350 in premium for the applicable policy year.

Enrollment periods

• Private employers – June 1, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2019

• Public employers – Dec. 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019

Go to the enrollment service offering to sign up.

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has published guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain. The CDC developed this guidance to assist providers with information to manage chronic pain using evidence-based guidelines and other measures. The guidelines give flexibility to health-care systems to react to their unique situations and patients.

Recalled Flashlight

There is a Consumer Product Safety Commission recall for Koehler-Bright Star flashlights. There is a risk that it can ignite hazardous atmospheres when used in confined spaces. The Koehler-Bright Star WorkSafe Model 2224 LED 3-D cell flashlight, marketed as safe for hazardous environments, was available at Koehler-Bright distributors, Grainger retail stores and on Amazon.

Health Culture Class

The Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health has developed a Massive Open Online Course: Improving Your Business Through a Culture of Health. The school designed the class for small to midsize companies. The class informs employers on the “protection and promotion of employee health, safety and well-being.” The class is available online to the public for free.

Quarterly Construction Data Report

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) released its second quarter data report

Fatal Injuries at Road Construction Sites among Construction Workers. The findings indicate half the deaths happen to workers on foot struck by a vehicle. Laborers had the most fatalities on these job sites, and crossing guards (flaggers) had the highest risk of death. Users can download the entire report as well as a separate PowerPoint file of the charts.

Best Built Plans

A new program from CPWR aims to prevent injuries at construction sites by reducing manual material handling. The program includes:

• A site planning tool that goes from bid to completion.

• Training resources with exercises to help workers understand how to plan lifts and use lifting equipment.

• Interactive exercises for warm-up activities.

• Lifting fundamentals.

New Material Added to ToxTutor

Are you interested in learning about toxicology? The National Library of Medicine just updated its ToxTutor, a self-paced tutorial covering the key principles of toxicology. The National Library of Medicine has added new sections on Intuitive Toxicology, Risk Communication, Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Health and One Health. It has also updated and expanded materials in other sections.


The National AgrAbility Project provides services and information to disabled agricultural workers in the U.S. The project has an Assistive Technology Database with information on tools, equipment, machinery and buildings for farmers and ranchers with physical disabilities


Attendance - 09/21/18-Transitional Workforce

Action Door
Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
Alloy Precision Technologies
Amerathon, LLC
AMG Resources Corporation
Around the Clock Home Care
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Astro Medical Devices
Avery Dennison - EFD
Beachwood City School District
Brotzman Nursery
Building Technicians Corporation
Career Centered Staffing
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Champion Contract, Inc.
Chemsultants International
Cintas Corporation
City of Eastlake
City of Kirtland
City of Mayfield Heights
City of Mentor-on-the-Lake
City of Painesville - Electric Plant
City of Painesville - Fire Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Willoughby
Classic Auto Group
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Comp Management, Inc.
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Contemporary Electric Inc.
CPP Eastlake
Crossroads, LCACS
Crown Services, Inc.
CT Consultants
De Nora Tech Manufacturing
De Nora Tech R&D
Dyson Corporation
EA Group
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
Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Inc./OSI
Home Care of Lake County
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Integrity Staffing Services
Just In Time Staffing
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kinetic Technologies, LLC
Kirtland Local Schools
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
Kucera International, Inc.
Lake County Council on Aging
Lake County General Health District
Lake County Nursery
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lantern of Madison
Lassiter and Son, LLC
Levin Furniture
Life Services
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Lubrizol Corporation
Lubrizol Corporation
Mapleview Country Villa
Mar-Bal, Inc.
McNeil Industries
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Schools
Merritt Woodwork
Metal Seal Precision
Metz Culinary Management
Midwest Materials
Momentive Performance Matls.
MT Heat Treating
MUM Industries
North American Coating Laboratories
North Perry Village
Northeast Masonry
Olon Ricerca Bioscience, LLC
Olon Ricerca Bioscience, LLC
Omni Cart Services
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Painesville City Board of Education
Painesville Township
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Local School District
Perry Local School District
Perry Township
PET Processors, L.L.C.
Point Blank Range & Gun Shop
Polychem Corporation
Precision AlarmTech, Inc
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Race Winning Brands
Ranpak Corp.
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Royal Plastics Inc.
Symphony at Mentor
The News-Herald
Transfer Express, Inc.
Tri County Ambulance Service
TT Electronics Integrated Mfg. Services
Umicore Specialty Materials Recycling
Vector Technical
Village of Fairport Harbor
Village of Perry
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
West Geauga Local Schools
Western Reserve Water Systems
Wickliffe Country Place
Willo Security
Yokohama Industries Americas Ohio Inc.
Zagar, Inc.