Volume 23 / Issue 11 - November, 2018
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

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

Speaker: Jeff Lupica, MD, Lake Orthopedics


Registration: 11:15 a.m.

Lunch & Program: 11:30 a.m. to 1p.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, December 14, 2018 (PLEASE NOTE DATE)
Topic: BWC Update - Purpose, Mission; Programs & Activities

Speaker: Mark Clendenin, Regional Business Development Manager, BWC


Registration: 11:15

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


Foot Health: Foot Safety for the Work Place

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the November monthly program  ---  Foot Health: Foot Safety for the Work Place --- on Friday, November 16.

The keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Lupica, DPM, Lake Orthopedics, He has been at Lake Orthopaedic Associates since July or 2013, and did his residency training at Cleveland Clinic foundation/Kaiser Permanente.

Lupica will cover the essential fractures and employee return to work consideration for employers and employees. He will address the common causes of heel pain, big toe joint pain, foot and ankle injuries and flat feet difficulties.

He has been a doctor of podiatric medicine since 2010 and has professional affiliations with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association.

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


---EA Group


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.

Fall driving: Don't get left in the dark

Do you find yourself driving in the dark a lot more lately? You’re not alone. With the end of daylight savings time last week many of us are spending more time with those headlights on.

With the time change, we now have fewer daylight hours - and increased dangers on the roadways. Since our bodies’ internal clocks tell us to sleep when it’s dark, it stands to reason early nightfall makes us more prone to drowsy driving.

Along with drowsy driving, the darker driving conditions decrease visibility and increase the chances for a car accident.

In fact, the risk of a fatal crash is three times greater at night, according to the National Safety Council, so it is very important for drivers to be prepared when the evenings become darker earlier. 



So, keep these driving safety tips in mind this fall:

  • Prep your car for nighttime driving. It may be common sense, but it bears repeating. Check and clean your headlights, taillights, brake lights, and signal lights. After all, you want to see and be seen by other drivers on the road.
  • Be extra cautious. Slow down to compensate for limited visibility and reduced stopping time. Also, keep in mind that pedestrians of all ages, joggers and bicyclists will be less visible during dusk and after-dark hours. According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, the number of fatal crashes involving pedestrians in Ohio has risen in recent years and the majority of those deaths happen at night. That’s exacerbated by the end of daylight saving time, as the number of daylight hours shrinks. Last year, November accounted for 18 percent of Ohio’s pedestrian deaths and only 22 percent of the total happened during the day.
  • Get rest. Make sure you get the proper amount of sleep each night to try and avoid drowsy driving and avoid the temptation to stay up extra late this Saturday night – even if you do get that bonus hour.
  • Watch out for animals on the road. Deer and other animals are most active at night, and since more deer-related collisions occur in November than any other month, be extra careful in the weeks following daylight saving time. Visit the BWC blog for more about precautions you can take to avoid a deer collision.

One more consideration: A new distracted driving law in Ohio increased fines after deadly statistics for accidents continue to climb across the country. Just one more reason to pay attention to the road!

Check out BeSafeOhio.com for more driving safety tips, and avoiding common injuries at home and in your workplace.


BWC launches School Safety and Security Grant Program

Ohio public and private pre-kindergarten through 12th grade educational facilities can now apply for safety and security grants through BWC.

As part of its $1.5 billion rebate, BWC announced it would set aside $4 million over two years to help make schools safer for teachers, staff and students. The program was developed in consultation with stakeholders, the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio Homeland Security’s Center for P-20 Safety & Security.

Licensed preschool through 12th grade educational facilities can receive a 3-to-1 matching grant, up to $40,000, meaning BWC will match every school dollar with $3. Schools may apply for incident response equipment, building/grounds/transportation security enhancements and other safety interventions.

“From machine shops to volunteer fire departments, BWC has helped thousands of employers create safer workplaces,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “Schools are unique because they’re workplaces, too, but we also want them to be safe havens for our children to learn and grow. I’m pleased BWC can direct resources to protecting our educators and the children we entrust in their care.”

More information and the application are available at bwc.ohio.gov.


Website security upgrade coming Nov. 27

BWC will make a change to its website to improve security on Nov. 27. If you are already using a browser version listed on BWC's Supported Browser List, then you shouldn’t have any issues. If not, these changes mean that to take full advantage of our site, you’ll need to ensure your browser is up-to-date. For more details, check out this news item.


Kids Chance Awareness Week: Scholarships for kids of severely injured or killed workers

BWC supports the efforts of Kids’ Chance Ohio, a charitable organization that provides scholarships to eligible youth with a parent that has been killed or permanently and totally disabled from work-related injuries or occupational diseases. Kids between 16 and 25 are eligible for annual scholarships ranging from $100 to $5,000. 

The organization is not affiliated with BWC, and any awards are completely separate from BWC survivor benefits. However, for us, promoting the scholarship opportunity is simply the right thing to do.

To learn more about the scholarship, the eligibility criteria and the application process, please visit kidschanceohio.org.


Attendance - 10/19/18-NFPA 70E

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
Beachwood City School District
Brotzman Nursery
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 - Water Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Willoughby
Classic Auto Group
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Concord Township
Contemporary Electric Inc.
Crossroads, LCACS
Crown Services, Inc.
CT Consultants
De Nora Tech Manufacturing
De Nora Tech R&D
EA Group
ECKART America Corp.
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Federal Hose Manufacturing LLC
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Inc./OSI
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.
Kinetic Technologies, LLC
Kirtland Local Schools
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
Lake County Council on Aging
Lake County General Health District
Lake County Nursery
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority
Lantern of Madison
Levin Furniture
Life Services
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Mapleview Country Villa
Mar-Bal, Inc.
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Metal Seal Precision
Metz Culinary Management
Midwest Materials
Midwest Precision
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
Pepco (Professional Electric Products Co.)
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
Preformed Line Products Company
Process Technology
Pure Water Technology
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Race Winning Brands
Ranpak Corp.
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Royal Plastics Inc.
Symphony at Mentor
The News-Herald
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 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.