Volume 23 / Issue 12 - December, 2018
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

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


Date:  Friday, January 18, 2019 (PLEASE NOTE DATE)
Topic: Safety for The Right Reason

Speaker: TBD


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


BWC Update - Purpose, Mission and Programs

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the December monthly program  ---  BWC Update -- Purpose, Mission; and Program & Activities Highlights --- on Friday, December 14.

The keynote speaker will be Mark J. Clendenin, BWC, Regional Business Development Manager Northeastern Ohio. He serves as the ambassador for the BWC's CEO/Administrator. He works across northeast Ohio not only educating employers on the issues and opportunities as they relate to workers' compensation, but also collaborating with them on strategic solutions.

Clendenin will address the issue of -- Executable Workers' Compensation Solutions for Preventing Undesirable Future Events - along with also discussing several BWC initiatives and topics of special interest. Too frequently he has learned about employer's opportunities for problem prevention or mitigation after the incident already has occurred.

He has more than 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. His background encompasses nearly every aspect of the safety industry, including risk management, public and private accounting, manufacturing, construction, financial services and education.

The presentation is designed to provide attendees with executable solutions to real issues encountered by employers. The goal is to provide solutions to real-life examples presented; to not only provide knowledge, but also to tether that knowledge to cases in order to increase the likelihood of preventing future undesiragble events.

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
Gordon Levar
(440) 479-1539

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

Joanne Clapp
(440) 259-2671


Jim Ruttinger

(440) 710-5399


Tymra Gerhart
(440) 352-4079


Tobin Hawes
(440) 205-3933


Bob Bradley
(440) 639-4494

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


BWC’s School Safety and Security Grant Program

The BWC recently launched the School Safety and Security Grant (SSSG) Program to help Ohio employers ensure the safety of their staff when carrying out the instructional services they provide to children. The program is for eligible Ohio employers who wish to purchase equipment to substantially improve the safety and security of facilities and to reduce or eliminate injuries or illnesses associated with providing educational services to children.

The SSSG Program is available only to Ohio employers that operate licensed preschool through 12th grade educational facilities. Employers may receive up to $40,000 for the duration of the SSSG Program. This is a 3-to-1 matching grant, which means employers receive $3 for every $1 they contribute. You can review eligibility criteria and apply on our SSSG Program webpage.



Long-Haul Trucker Injuries

The journal Workplace Health and Safety published a paper that uses injury data from a 2010 survey of longhaul

truck drivers. The survey looked at musculoskeletal injuries reported by those surveyed. It found that falls

and contact with an object or equipment were the most common injury cause, and the arm and back were the

most injured body parts. Long-haul drivers are almost four times more likely to have these kinds of injuries.

Patrol Officer Toolkit

The Officer Road Code Toolkit promotes safe driving practices within an agency so that patrol officers operate

by a unified code behind the wheel. The theme of the materials is Drive to Arrive Alive. Learn how to use and

customize these free materials, which include a manager sheet, 40 safety messages and a decal.



Crane Operator Certification Announced

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule clarifying certification for crane operators in the Federal Register on Nov. 9, 2018. Most of the rule goes into effect on Dec. 10, 2018. Evaluation and documentation requirements become effective on Feb. 7, 2019. OSHA posted a Frequently Asked Questions document on its website with a table comparing the proposed and final rules.

Winter Weather Hazards

The OSHA website for winter weather lists 10 hazards that workers face when it gets cold and snowy. OSHA describes each hazard along with suggestions on reducing the risks. Lockout/Tagout Bulletin OSHA published a new bulletin on lockout/tagout for temporary workers. The bulletin outlines general responsibilities, including host and staffing agency responsibilities.

Soil Classification Video

OSHA has an 11-minute video that presents an overview of soil classification for excavations. Get the basics of how to protect your employees while working in trenches. The video is available in English and Spanish.



Attendance - 11/16/18-PPE/Footwear

Action Door
Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Alloy Precision Technologies
Amerathon, LLC
AMG Resources Corporation
Astro Manufacturing & Design
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 Kirtland
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 Painesville - WPCP
Classic Auto Group
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Comp Management, Inc.
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Contemporary Electric Inc.
Crown Services, Inc.
CT Consultants
De Nora Tech Manufacturing
De Nora Tech R&D
Dyson Corporation
EA Group
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Euclid Fish Company
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Federal Hose Manufacturing LLC
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Inc./OSI
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
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Schools
Metal Seal Precision
Metz Culinary Management
Midwest Materials
MT Heat Treating
MUM Industries
North American Coating Laboratories
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.
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
Process Technology
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Race Winning Brands
Ranpak Corp.
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Royal Plastics Inc.
The News-Herald
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Transfer Express, Inc.
TT Electronics Integrated Mfg. Services
Umicore Specialty Materials Recycling
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
Yokohama Industries Americas Ohio Inc.
Zagar, Inc.