Volume 24 / Issue 8 - August, 2019
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LCSC Program Committee Presents


Friday, August 16, 2019
Topic:   Sitting is the NEW Smoking
Speaker:    Audrey Hemlinger, Ergonomist, BWC 


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, September 20, 2019
Topic:   Drones - Safety Applications and Resources
Speaker:  TBD 


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


Sitting is the NEW Smoking

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the August monthly program  ---  Sitting is the NEW  Smoking --- with keynote speaker Audrey Hemlinger on Friday, August 16. 

Hemlinger is an ergonomist with the Division of Safety and Hygiene at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. She provides consultation and training to Ohio employers on a variety of occupational safety and ergonomics issues.

Hemlinger will sort through what is fact and what is fiction regardng thelatest trends and concerns for seated office workers.

Among other items, she will cover common topics concerning -- sit-to-stand desks, are employers required to provide sit-to-stand options, do sit-to-stand options work and how to get out of the new sitting Disease.

In addition to work station assessment, Hemlinger provides assistance with job re-design, safe patients handling programs and safety intervention grants.

Hemlinger received her bachelor of science degree in environmental health and safety at Bowling Green State University, and a master of science degree in occupational health from the Univeristy of Toledo. She also holds a Cerrtified Safety Professional (CSP) designation.

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.

Rebate Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the BWC Safety Council rebate, companies/employers must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1.  Join your local safety council by July 31, 2019;

2.  Attend 10 safety council meetings**;

3.  Send a qualified senior-level manager to a safety council sponsored meeting;

4.  Submit semiannual workplace accident reports for the 2019 calendar year.

If you have questions, please call the Lake County Safety Council at (440) 255-1616.


Thousands of Ohio employers find value and workers’ compensation premium savings by actively participating in their local safety councils. And you can join them.*

To earn a safety council rebate, employers must meet rebate eligibility requirements in one of 84 BWC-sponsored safety councils.

Below is a breakdown of potential rebates when an employer is an active member of a safety council.

o Employers meeting all safety council rebate eligibility requirements that are not enrolled in a group-rating program will earn a 2-percent participation rebate on their premium and the potential of an additional 2-percent performance bonus.

o Employers meeting all safety council rebate eligibility requirements that are also enrolled in a group-experience-rating program have the potential to earn a 2-percent performance bonus.

o Employers meeting all safety council rebate eligibility requirements that are also enrolled in a group-retrospective-rating program will earn a 2-percent participation rebate.

To earn a performance bonus, employers must reduce either the severity or frequency of injuries in their workplace by 10 percent or remain at zero.

BWC Safety Councils can help you:

o Learn techniques for increasing safety in your workplace.

o Learn how to better manage your workers’ compensation program.

o Network with other employers in your community.

o Access useful, money-saving workers’ comp and risk management information.

Again, for more information, call the LCSC at (440) 255-1616.



Thank You To Our Meeting Sponsors

Attendance - 07/26/19-Conceal Carry in the Work Place

A Heavenly Helper Home Care
Action Door
Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
Alloy Precision Technologies
Alloy Precision Technologies
Amerathon, LLC
AMG Resources Corporation
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Avery Dennison - EFD
Beachwood City School District
Building Technicians Corporation
Career Centered Staffing
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Champion Contract, Inc.
Chemsultants International
City of Eastlake
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 Willoughby
Classic Auto Group
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Concord Township
CPP Eastlake
Crossroads, LCACS
Crown Services, Inc.
CT Consultants
De Nora Tech Manufacturing
Dyson Corporation
EA Group
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Euclid Fish Company
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Federal Hose Manufacturing LLC
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hartman Personnel Services
Hose Master LLC
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Integrity Staffing Services
Just In Time Staffing
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Local Schools
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
Kucera International, Inc.
Lake County Council on Aging
Lake County Dept. of Utilities
Lake County General Health District
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lantern of Madison
Lassiter and Son, LLC
Levin Furniture
Life Services
Lintern Corporation
Madison Health Care
Mapleview Country Villa
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Lumber & Supply
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Schools
Metal Seal Precision
Metz Culinary Management
Midwest Materials
MJM Industries
MT Heat Treating
North American Coating Laboratories
Northeast Masonry
Olon Ricerca Bioscience, LLC
Olon Ricerca Bioscience, LLC
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Painesville Township
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.
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Royal Plastics Inc.
Steel Warehouse Cleveland LLC (dba Chesterfield Steel)
Symphony at Mentor
The Holden Arboretum
The Malish Corporation
The News-Herald
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Trailer Component Manufacturing
Transfer Express, Inc.
Tri County Ambulance Service
Triad McNally Joint Venture
TT Electronics Integrated Mfg. Services
Universal Metal Products
US Endoscopy
Vector Security
Vector Technical
Vicon Fabricating Company
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.