Volume 24 / Issue 3 - March, 2019
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, March 15, 2019
Topic: Working with Multi-Generational Associates
Speaker:  Gary Miller, Director of Training and Occupational Development, Kyrocera-SGS Tool


Registration: 11:15 a.m.

Lunch & Program:  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Villa Croatia - Event Venue & Party Center, 34900 Lake Shore Blvd., Eastlake, OH  44095

Cost: Members: $20

Non-Members: $25



Friday, April 12, 2019
Topic: Employee Morale and Its Effect on Safety Engagment
Speaker:  Jared Cass, Avida Health Systems


Registration: 11:15 a.m.

Lunch & Program:  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Villa Croatia - Event Venue & Party Center, 34900 Lake Shore Blvd., Eastlake, OH  44095

Cost: Members: $20

Non-Members: $25



Working with Multi-Generational Associates

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the March monthly program  ---  Working with Multi-Generational Associates (with a significant focus on Millennials and Gen Z)--- on Friday, March 15.

The keynote speaker will be Gary Miller, the Director of Training and Occupational Development for Kyocera SGS Pecision Tools. He has been with the company for 30 years. He spend his first eight (8) years in manufacturing getting to know the business and has spend his last 22 years in training and education.

He will be addressing several topics incouding: The aging workforce and solutions to deal with it; How you treat different associates; Making a difference; Succession planning and Giving back to the community.

In addition to his responsibilities at Kyocera he also serves on several high school, college and technical school and manufacturing advisory boards. And he currently serves on the board of directors for ConxusNEO, Stark State College President's Advisory Board,Lighweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) Education and Workforce Committee and Schnee High School Board of Directors.

In his presenttion he will discuss: Apprentices, Interns, Manufacturing Day, and talk about onging workforce Challenges and Solutions.

He was the keynote speaker for the 2016 Jobs for Ohio Graduates Conference and was the opening speaker for the 2018 Dre3am Day Conference at the John S. Knight Center. He has had speaking engagements for Mnaufacturing Works, Magnet and ToolingU-SME in Cleveland.

He has conducted more than 100 training sessions, many in high schools, and his presenttion will have a significant fucus on Millennials and Gen Z

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
Gordon Levar

(440) 479-1539

Council Director Elect

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


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

BWC News & Notes

BWC proposes 20 percent private employer rate decrease

BWC proposed a 20 percent reduction in average premium rates for private employers. This would be the largest cut in nearly 60 years if approved by the BWC’s board of directors next week.

BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud told board members fewer workplace injuries and falling estimates of future medical costs are driving her recommendation to lower rates for the ninth time since 2008.

“We’re pleased Ohio employers recognize that workplace safety is vital to the health of their workforce, their businesses and our state’s economy,” said McCloud. “Their efforts to promote safe and healthy workplaces are clearly paying off, and they’re making it easier for us to maintain low and stable workers’ compensation rates now and into the future.”

The rate reduction would be effective July 1 and save private employers $244 million over premiums for fiscal year 2019.

The proposed 20 percent rate cut represents an average statewide change. The actual premium paid by individual private employers depends on a number of factors, including the expected future claims costs in their industry, their company’s recent claims history and their participation in various BWC rebate programs.


BWC pledges additional $500,000 to help law enforcement purchase body armor

BWC is committing an additional $500,000 to fund the Attorney General’s Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Program.

“I’m happy that we’re able to continue our support of local law enforcement officers through this program,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Law enforcement officers put their lives at risk on a daily basis, and these additional funds will outfit even more Ohio officers with body armor to help protect them as they protect their communities.”

The Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Program was created by Governor DeWine in August, while he was Attorney General. It allows local law enforcement agencies to receive up to $40,000 per agency to purchase body armor vests with a local match of 25 percent. BWC pledged funding for the program after announcing it would dedicate a portion of its Safety Intervention Grants to prevent injuries and fatalities among law enforcement officers.

“Over the last six months, BWC has committed $2 million to help 250 law enforcement agencies across Ohio,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud. “The additional $500,000 we are announcing today will help protect even more men and women in law enforcement.”

“Body armor is the cheapest life insurance we ever buy, and we know it works and saves lives,” said Attorney General Dave Yost. “I’ve been to too many law enforcement funerals and hope never to have to attend another. I commend Administrator McCloud and Gov. DeWine for their continuing leadership in this important life-saving investment.”

Interested law enforcement agencies may apply for the program through an application form available through the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway.  Questions about the program should be directed to the office of the Ohio Attorney General.


Scioto County receives $50k under workplace recovery program

Scioto County received $50,000 this month under BWC’s new Substance Use Recovery and Workplace Safety Program that helps employers hire and retain workers recovering from drug addictions. Scioto County is the first county to receive funding under the $5 million program that launched in October. It currently covers three counties, Montgomery, Ross and Scioto, but Governor Mike DeWine recently proposed expanding the program to help employers in other parts of the state. He is requesting $15 million in the BWC’s fiscal year 20-21 budget.

“This state has been hit hard by our nation’s opioid crisis, and that goes for our employers, too,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud. “We’re hopeful this program can lift some of the administrative burden employers face in finding and retaining qualified, drug-free workers to fill vacant jobs. We believe this program will lead to safer, more productive workplaces.”

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board serving Scioto County will administer the funds to support 10 local employers that have applied so far to participate in the program. The funding will cover the following services for the first quarter of calendar year 2019:

  • Reimbursement for pre-employment, random and reasonable suspicion drug testing;
  • Training for managers/supervisors to help them better manage a workforce that includes individuals in recovery;
  • A forum/venue for “second-chance” employers to share success stories that will encourage others to hire workers in recovery.

The role of ADAMHS boards in the participating counties is to identify eligible employers and employees, disperse funding and measure results. Employers pay for expenses up front and apply to the boards for reimbursement. The program applies to workers recovering from any dangerous substance, not just opioids.

For more information, contact BWC at BWCOpioidWorkplaceSafetyProgram@bwc.state.oh.us or the ADAMHS boards in the following counties:


Attendance - 02/15/19-Inspiring Safety in the Workplace

A & J Cement Contractors
ACO Inc.
Action Door
Active Plumbing Supply
Advanced Controls, Inc.
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
ALBA Contractors, Inc.
Alloy Precision Technologies
Alloy Precision Technologies
Amerathon, LLC
AMG Resources Corporation
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Avery Dennison - CFF
Avery Dennison - EFD
Beachwood City School District
Brotzman Nursery
Building Technicians Corporation
Career Centered Staffing
Champion Contract, Inc.
Chemsultants International
Cintas Corporation
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.
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Contemporary Electric Inc.
CPP Eastlake
Crossroads, LCACS
Crown Services, Inc.
CT Consultants
D & S Automotive
De Nora Tech Manufacturing
De Nora Tech R&D
ECKART America Corp.
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Euclid Fish Company
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Federal Hose Manufacturing LLC
Fredon Corporation
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hartman Personnel Services
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
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lantern of Madison
Lassiter and Son, LLC
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
Merritt Woodwork
Metal Seal Precision
Metz Culinary Management
Midwest Materials
MJM Industries
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
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Local School District
Perry Local School District
Perry Township
Polychem Corporation
Precision AlarmTech, Inc
Preformed Line Products Company
Process Technology
Race Winning Brands
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
US Endoscopy
Vector Technical
Vicon Fabricating Company
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.