Volume 24 / Issue 7 - July, 2019
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, July 26, 2019
Topic: Conceal Carry in the Workplace

Cpl. Robert Harps, Lake County Sheriff's Department, Conceal Carry Office 

Mike DeLeone, Lake County Prosecutor's Office, Assistant Prosecutor 


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




Conceal Carry in the Work Place - Safety Issues/Concerns

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the July monthly program  ---  Conceal Carry in the Workplace - with keynote speakers Michael DeLeone, Corporal Robert Harps and Deputy Christopher Cicon --- on Friday, July 26. 

Harps and Cichon are from the Lake County Sheriff's Department and DeLeone is from the Lake County Prosecutor's Office. DeLeone is an assistant prosecutor. Both Cichon and Harps work in the Conceal Carry Weapons Office at the sheriff's department.

The three speakers will be discussing: the establishment of the Conceal Carry Weapons laws; the duties of the licensed individual and the places prohibiting concealed/carry weapons.

Harps started his career in law enforcement in 1997 and currently works for the sheriff's department in the CCW/SORN/ARSON/VOD office. Cichon began his law enforcement career in 1986 and he retired in 2014. At that point he joined the sheriff's department and he also works in the CCW/SORN/ARSON/VOD office.

DeLeone started his career in law enforcement in 2002. For the prosecutor's office he has worked in the juvenile, felony, appellate and civil divisions. He has worked with the CCW office since Ohio adopted the CCW laws in 2004.

They also will address issues related to: Carry Conceal in the work place, employee and employer rights and recent CCW legislative updates.

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:

---EcoPro Solutions

---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 Update & Library Assets

Safety Update  - Ohio BWC Library - BWC News

Trenching Safety Webinar

 Trenching poses some of the most severe hazards in the construction industry and sadly, trench failure is a leading cause of an increasing number of fatalities. BWC is offering a webinar at 1 p.m. July 15 that covers identifying risk factors related to trenching and excavation sites. Learn more and register here.

     NIOSH/CDC News

NIOSH Science Blog on Trenching

The National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH) Science blog posted an article on preventing trench fatalities.

The article discusses alternatives to trenching and planning before trenching.

Slip Resistant Shoe Study

The NIOSH Research Rounds newsletter reported on a study in the Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health on the use of slip resistant shoes in food service operations. The study showed that slip resistant footwear reduced slip-related workers’ compensation claims among food service workers from 3.54 slipping injuries per 10 000 worker-months to 1.18 slipping injuries per 10 000 worker-months.

Fall Prevention Publication

The NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program issued a new publication on falls from roofs, ladders and scaffolds. The publication contains statistics about falls, links to reports of fall fatalities and resources to prevent falls.


     Safety Innovation Awards

Innovations come in many forms – advanced technologies, creative use of existing equipment, or unique processes and practices. Tell us about the innovative way you addressed a workplace safety or health risk and you could win cash awards. Each year, our Safety Innovation Awards encourage and recognize innovative and creative solutions that reduce the risk of workplace injuries and illnesses. We believe showcasing these successful innovations inspires other Ohio employers to develop innovative solutions of their own.

We want to hear about your innovation! Visit our Safety Innovation Awards webpage for more information or to apply. 

Working with Natural Stone

This previously recorded webinar describes the dangers of silica exposure, employer requirements to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule, and methods employers can use to protect workers.

Rabies Infections

A report on human rabies deaths and exposures in the U.S. in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report discussed the statistics on this disease. The report found that most reports of rabies from 1960 to 2018 were attributed to bats. The report concludes that wildlife rabies is a risk to humans. Be sure to seek medical care if you are bitten or scratched by wildlife.

Driving Safety

The latest issue of Behind the Wheel at Work contains information on driver fatigue and tips for driving in hurricane season.

     OSHA News

Flood Cleanup

Ohio and the rest of the Midwest have been dealing with more rain than usual this spring. Here are flood cleanup tips from OSHA to keep you safe.

Suicide Prevention. If you have a crisis and need help to cope, OSHA created a Preventing Suicide page on its website with links to suicide hotlines and resources from various organizations. There is help available, please reach out if you need it.

Heat Stress

The summer months are with us and summer heat is here. OSHA resources for Occupational Heat Exposure are available to keep you and your employees safe. Find links to videos, an app for your phone and resources for symptom identification and first aid.

New Measles Page

The OSHA website has a new page for Measles. Learn how to recognize measles and find control and prevention tips, OSHA standards and links to sites with more resources.

     OSHA Alerts

OSHA Alerts are a new series of publications that address safety hazards associated with specific activities, equipment or events. Each alert identifies the hazards involved and offers clear solutions to keep workers safe. Alerts are available for flood cleanup, trenching and forklift operation.

     Other News

Workplace Violence Response Training

The University of Southern Maine, in collaboration with Maine Small Business Development Centers, has launched a free online program to train small business retail workers in preventing and responding to violence. There are two current modules for employers and managers and a third module for employees will be available soon.

3-D Printing

Safety and Health Magazine describes aspects of safety related to 3-D printing in this article. The article discusses air emissions, engineering controls and other hazards such as heat and special issues involved with industrial-size equipment.

Long Mining Shifts and Injuries

This article in Occupational and Environmental Medicine looked at injury data from 1982 to 2015. The study found a threefold increase in the proportion of injuries occurring more than nine hours into a shift. Additionally, incidents occurring during those long work hours were more likely to result in a death or multiple workers injured.

Mentally Healthy Workplace

Is your workplace healthy for you mentally? The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion created this Mental Health Toolkit to aid businesses in fostering a mentally healthy workplace. The four tools are awareness, accommodations, assistance and access.

Breakfast is Important

A study reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that men 40 to 75 years old who regularly skip breakfast have a significant increase in the risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease.

Return to Work

The Canadian Institute for Work and Health (IWH) highlighted research from five studies on return-to-work programs with an infographic and links to the studies. You can find other infographics in the series on the IWH website.

Please contact the library@bwc.state.oh.us or 614-466-7388 for more information on any of these items.

The Ohio BWC Library of BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene compiles and distributes this newsletter each month.


Attendance - 06/21/19-Heat Stress & Heat Related Safety Incidents

Action Door
Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
Alloy Precision Technologies
Alloy Precision Technologies
AMG Resources Corporation
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Beachwood City School District
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 - Electric Plant
City of Painesville - Fire Department
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
CT Consultants
De Nora Tech Manufacturing
De Nora Tech R&D
Dyson Corporation
EA Group
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Federal Hose Manufacturing LLC
Fredon Corporation
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hartman Personnel Services
Hose Master LLC
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
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 General Health District
Lake County Nursery
Lake Health
Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority
Lantern of Madison
Lassiter and Son, LLC
Levin Furniture
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
Minutemen HR Services
MJM Industries
North American Coating Laboratories
Northeast Masonry
Nova Chemical
NOVA Chemicals
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
Precision AlarmTech, Inc
Preformed Line Products Company
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Race Winning Brands
Ranpak Corp.
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Royal Plastics Inc.
STERIS Corporation
STERIS Corporation
The News-Herald
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Transfer Express, Inc.
TT Electronics Integrated Mfg. Services
Universal Metal Products
V.L. Chapman Electric
Vector Security
Vector Technical
Vicon Fabricating Company
Village of Perry
Vine Beverage & Catering, Inc.
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
West Geauga Local Schools
Western Reserve Water Systems
Wickliffe Country Place
Yokohama Industries Americas Ohio Inc.
Zagar, Inc.