Volume 24 / Issue 10 - October, 2019
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, October 18, 2019
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids and Alcohol in the Workplace

Dr. Walter Vieweg, DO, Medical Director, Occupational Medicine Lake Health


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, November 15, 2019
Topic: Safety and the Aging Workforce

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




Marijuana, Opioids and Alcohol in the Workplace

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the October monthly program  ---  Marijuana, Opioids and Alcohol in the Workplace --- with keynote speaker Dr. Walter Vieweg, DO, on Friday, October 18. 

Vieweg is medical director for occupational medicine at Lake Health and is a certified medical review officer. He will be presenting a program on - Drug (marijuana & opioids) and Alcohol in the Workplace. Included in his presentation, among other things are items such as: The impact of drugs and alcohol on workplace productivity; The detection periods for various drugs and a look at multiple drugs and their effect on the worker.

Vieweg earned his medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at University Hospitals Richmond Heights Medical Center. He will be reviewing the various effects of alcohol on the worker/employee, discussing the magnitude of the drug and alcohol issue and the effects on employers and worker attendance.

His special medical interests include occupational surveillance and injuries, hearing conservation and workplace drug testing issues. In addition to alcohol and marijuana he will discuss drugs such as Methamphetamines, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine and Cannabidiol.

Vieweg is a certified medical review officer, civil surgeon, certified professional supervisor-audiometry and is certified by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. He is a audiologist/speech patholigist and podiatrist.

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.

October BWC - Updates and Information


October 2019 Safety Update

Ohio BWC Library  --  Ohio BWC News

NE Ohio Safety Expo

Join us on Oct. 11 for the 12th annual NE Ohio Safety Expo!


Guide to Atmosphere-Supplying Respirators

This new National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) publication describes the various types

of supplied air respirators and provides basic information regarding their use and protection factors.

Grain Bin Safety

Grain bin safety is an important topic in Ohio and across the U.S. Unfortunately, deaths due to grain bin

entrapment occurred in Ohio this year, but they didn’t have to. Find out how to keep yourself safe around

potentially deadly grain bin hazards. Contact a BWC consultant for assistance with the development of sitespecific

safety procedures, training, and educational resources.

Monsanto Growing Safely video series

Grain Bin Safety

Auger Safety

Celebration of 100 Years of Respiratory Protection

The September 2019 issue of NIOSH eNews celebrated 100 years of NIOSH respiratory protection. The article contains links to information on respirator approvals, performance requirements, fit testing, links to recorded webinars, and goals for the program going forward.

Disaster Cleanup Safety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NIOSH presented the webinar Disasters – Keeping Volunteers, Workers, and Responders Safe. The recording of this webinar for volunteers, workers, and responders who clean up, rebuild, or support other response and recovery efforts after a disaster is available to view online.


Updated Heat Illness Page

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its heat illness webpage. The page contains information on working in hot environments, including definitions, plan creation, risk factors, links to the OSHA standards, and case studies.

OSHA Alerts

The most recent in a series of OSHA Alerts presents information to keep workers safe while working around overhead powerlines. Previous alerts cover trench safety, flood cleanup, forklifts, and hot weather.

Top 10 Violations for 2019

Fall protection, with over 6,000 citations, continues to top the list of most common violations for 2019. OSHA announced the list for fiscal year 2019 at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo. The only change from 2018 was a move up the list by Lockout/Tagout from fifth to fourth place. This list provides a good incentive to look closely at these programs at your workplace.

Other News

Spanish Language Resources

The Center for Construction Research and Training has training materials, contractor tools, and worker handouts translated into Spanish. Learn more about these free resources and how they can help keep your workers safe in a 30-minute webinar.

Injury Risks for New Workers

A review of research on job tenure and risk of workplace injuries by the Canadian Institute for Work and Health found there is a greater risk of acute injuries to workers during their first year at a new job.

Safety Webinars

Occupational Health + Safety online has two free webinars this month to help you keep your employees safe.

• 3 Steps to Combustible Dust Compliance in Manufacturing – 2 p.m. Oct. 2

• Functional Safety of Embedded Systems and Software Used in Machinery – 2 p.m. Oct. 23

Public Health Training

The CDC TRAIN is a free online service offering links to over 1,000 classes created by CDC programs, grantees, and other funded partners. The CDC TRAIN is an affiliate of the Public Health Foundation’s TRAIN Learning Network. Class topics include opioids, access to care, chronic diseases, emergency medical services, public safety, workforce development, and much more. Many classes offer continuing education credits.

Opioids at Work Toolkit

The National Safety Council has a free toolkit to assist employers with opioid issues in their workplaces. The kit has materials to help you understand the impact of opioids, opioid misuse, signs of impairment, drug policies, and supporting struggling employees.

Free Dust Hazard Analysis Webinar

The American Association of Safety Professionals’ Fire Protection Practice Specialty is sponsoring a free webinar on dust hazard analysis at 2 p.m. Oct. 3. Learn about this process and the requirements under National Fire Protection Administration Standard 652.

CSB Safety Digest

The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued a Safety Digest on worker participation in process safety. The board states this participation is essential in the prevention of chemical incidents. The digest contains information on four CSB investigations that illustrate how a lack of worker participation contributed to each major incident. It concludes with guidance to improve participation and a link to the CSB policy on worker participation.

Over the Counter Prescription Safety

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration created a series of videos illustrating the dangers of operating heavy machinery (including your car) while taking medication.

Farm Animal Safety

The U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers has a YouTube Channel with many videos on farm safety. The most recent video describes safely moving sows on the farm.

Firefighter Cancer Prevention

The National Volunteer Fire Council and International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Volunteer and Combination Officers Section released a report called the Lavender Ribbon Report with 11 actions firefighters can take to lessen the risk of occupational cancer. You can read the report and download 11 posters, one for each action, on their website.

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


Thank You To Our Meeting Sponsors

Attendance - 09/20/19-Drones – Safety Applications & Resources

A Heavenly Helper Home Care
Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
Alloy Precision Technologies
Amerathon, LLC
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
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
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Contemporary Electric Inc.
CPP Eastlake
Crossroads, LCACS
Crown Services, Inc.
CT Consultants
De Nora Tech Manufacturing
De Nora Tech R&D
Dyson Corporation
EA Group
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Federal Hose Manufacturing LLC
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hartman Personnel Services
Holden Arboretum
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Inova Staffing Services
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Local Schools
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
Lake County Council on Aging
Lake County General Health District
Lake County Nursery
Lake Metroparks
Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lakeside Safety Management
Lantern of Madison
Lassiter and Son, LLC
Levin Furniture
Life Services
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Loomis Companies
Madison Health Care
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
Midwest Precision
MT Heat Treating
MUM Industries
North American Coating Laboratories
Northeast Masonry
Olon Ricerca Bioscience, LLC
Omni Cart Services
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Painesville Township
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Local School District
Perry Local School District
Perry Township
Precision AlarmTech, Inc
Preformed Line Products Company
Process Technology
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Race Winning Brands
Ranpak Corp.
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio
ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon
Steel Warehouse Cleveland LLC (dba Chesterfield Steel)
Steris Endoscopy
Symphony at Mentor
The Holden Arboretum
The News-Herald
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Transfer Express, Inc.
Tri County Ambulance Service
Triad McNally Joint Venture
TT Electronics Integrated Mfg. Services
Umicore Specialty Materials Recycling
Universal Metal Products
University Hospitals
V.L. Chapman Electric
Vector Security
Vector Technical Inc
Village of Fairport Harbor
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
West Geauga Local Schools
Western Reserve Water Systems
Wickliffe Country Place
Willoughby Hills City
Windsor Laurelwood Center
Yokohama Industries Americas Ohio Inc.
Zagar, Inc.