Volume 24 / Issue 12 - December, 2019
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, December 13, 2019
Topic: Crisis Communications for Your Organization

Stephanie York, Esq. Vice President & In-House Counsel, Hennes Communications


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




Crisis Communications for Your Organization

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the December monthly program  ---  Crisis Communications for Your Organization --- with keynote speaker Stephanie York, on Friday, December 13. 

York is vice president and in-house counsel for Hennes Communications, one of the few firms in the United States focused excusively on crisis communications and crisis management.

She will "focus on a highly strategic approach to communication during a wide variety of situations." She has more than 25 years experience in law and communications. York's, and the firm's, past and present clients include the 2016 Cleveland Host Committee for the recent Republican National Convention, Avery Dennison, Lubrizol Corporation, Kent State University and NASA.

York will offer methods for establishing and maintaining "control of the message," enabling the corportion to move its message forward or mount a defense against a sudden press onslaught.

Maybe better recognized as the assistant director of law and spokesperson for the City of Akron and former Mayor Don Plusquellic, York serves on many local non-profit boards, including the United Way of Summit County, the Akron Symphony and the Jewish Community Board of Akron.

York will discuss how social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and others are now the places where a reputation built over years of good work can be shattered in an instant. She will emphasize why it makes sense for firms to spend a little time preparing for "that" interview to help make the firm's side of the story part of the story. York will emphasize why it is critical for understand social media a how to react when attacked on it - and how to use it to the firm's advantage.

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


Winter Holiday Safety

The winter holidays create unique safety risks. Holiday décor and candles can create fire risks, traveling in

winter weather can be hazardous, food safety is important at holiday meals, and toy safety is important at giftgiving

occasions. The National Fire Protection Association’s Winter Holidays website contains safety tip sheets

and information on tree and decoration fires. The National Safety Council’s Holiday Safety website has travel,

decoration, food, toy, and fire safety tips.


The November 2019 issue of NIOSH eNews contains articles on National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month, abstracts of research performed by NIOSH researchers, links to new publications and blog posts, and a calendar of upcoming events.


Holiday Workplace Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) webpage on holiday workplace safety in the merchandising sales sector contains links to information for order fulfilment, delivery, retail sales, and general employees.

Ionizing Radiation

If you work around sources of ionizing radiation such as radioactive materials or X-ray equipment, OSHA has a newly revised website on this topic. Find information on standards, health effects, hazard recognition, control and prevention, and additional resources.

Other News

New Toolbox Talks

The Center for Construction Research and Training released three new Toolbox Talks in English and Spanish on topics regarding nanoengineered materials, including:

• Identifying Nano-Enabled Construction Materials.

• Introduction: Nano-Enabled Construction Materials.

• Prevent Exposure: Nano-Enabled Construction Materials.

New Safety Podcast

Occupational Health and Safety Magazine has a new podcast called the OH&S SafetyPod, which plans to cover a variety of topics. The first episode discusses safety culture, and the second discusses effective safety training.

More Effective Safety Training

Looking for tips on how to create and deliver better safety training? This article from The American Society of Safety Professionals has four tips you can use. There is a link to a podcast on the subject as well.

Workplace Injury Data Released

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses – 2018 report in early November. The report shows there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2018. This is the first year since 2012 that the total numbers and incident rate did not go down. Retail trade was the only sector with a rise in reportable cases.

Electrical Safety Alert

In the wake of three fatalities, the Mine Safety and Health Administration issued an Electrical Safety Alert.

The alert describes the three incidents and provides tips on prevention of electrical accidents.

Safety Video Series

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work sponsors a video series featuring a character called Napo to educate workers on topics in safety and health. The videos are silent and so language-neutral. The most recent videos in the Napo series help employees understand musculoskeletal disease.

Winter Safety

The National Safety Council issued a list of winter safety tips on topics such as winter driving, snow shoveling, and frostbite. Stay safe this winter!

Worker Health and Well-Being

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams published an article titled, The Value of Worker Well-Being in Public Health Reports, the official journal of the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service. The article describes how work can influence well-being and what strategies employers can take to improve employees’ happiness and wellness.


Thank You To Our Meeting Sponsors

Attendance - 11/15/19-Safety and the Aging Workforce

A Heavenly Helper Home Care
Action Door
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
Alloy Precision Technologies
Alloy Precision Technologies
Amerathon, LLC
AMG Resources Corporation
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Beachwood City School District
Brotzman Nursery
Career Centered Staffing
Cast Nylons Ltd.
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
Classic Auto Group
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Contemporary Electric Inc.
Crossroads, LCACS
Crown Services, Inc.
CT Consultants
De Nora Tech Manufacturing
De Nora Tech R&D
Diversified Maintenance Systems
Dyson Corporation
EA Group
Employ Ease
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Euclid Fish Company
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Federal Hose Manufacturing LLC
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hartman Personnel Services
Holden Arboretum
Hose Master LLC
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Inova Staffing Services
Just In Time Staffing
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kelly Services
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Local Schools
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood
Lake County Council on Aging
Lake County General Health District
Lake County Nursery
Lake Metroparks
Lakeside Safety Management
Lantern of Madison
Lassiter and Son, LLC
Levin Furniture
Life Services
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Madison Health Care
Mar-Bal, Inc.
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
Moving Ahead Services
MT Heat Treating
North American Coating Laboratories
Northeast Masonry
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Painesville City Board of Education
Painesville Township
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Local School District
Perry Township
Preformed Line Products Company
Process Technology
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Ranpak Corp.
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Royal Plastics Inc.
Steel Warehouse Cleveland LLC (dba Chesterfield Steel)
Steris Endoscopy
The Holden Arboretum
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
Vector Security
Vector Technical Inc
Vicon Fabricating Company
Village of Fairport Harbor
West Geauga Local Schools
Western Reserve Water Systems
Wickliffe Country Place
Willoughby Eastlake Library
Windsor Laurelwood Center
Yokohama Industries Americas Ohio Inc.
Zagar, Inc.