Volume 25 / Issue 2 - February, 2020
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, February 21, 2020
Topic: How to Successfully Use Baby Boomers and Generation X to Train Millennials

Tony DeAscentis, CEO & Co-Founder, Ving LLC


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


How to Successfully Use Baby Boomers and Generation X to Train Millennials on "Your Company's Way" of Getting the Job Done Right and Safe


Friday, March 20, 2020
Topic: Modernizing Your Safety Training: Trends, Facts and How To's

Tony DeAscentis, CEO & Co-Founder, Ving LLC


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




Three-Part Series - Part II - Using Boomers and Generation X to Train Millennials

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the February monthly program  ---  How to Successfully Use Baby Boomers and Generation X to Train Millennials on "Your Company's Way" of Getting the Job Done Right and Safe --- with keynote speaker Tony DeAscentis, CEO, Ving LLC on Friday, February 21, 2020.  This is the second in a three-part series - Modernizing Your Company's Safety Program. 

DeAscentis will discuss "and present practical tips for transferring knowledge from Baby Boomers (1946 - 1964) and Generation X (1965 - 1980) to Generation Y, also known at Millennials (1981 - 2000). The landscape is complicated, and it is critical for companies to understand the learning style gaps between generations.

DeAscentis is on the Mahoning Valley Safety Council Steering Committee; holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University and has more than 25 years of professional experience in developing business models and technology designed to enhance the safety training and learning experience.

The February meeting will give the participants valuable insights into practical ways they can close these learning style gaps, ultimately helping their employees transfer valuable knowledge between generations. 

DeAscentis has extensive experience in public speaking, including TedTalk, panel facilitation for industry leaders and safety councils and training sessions. He has spoken at the Ohio Safety Congress, National Safety Council Ohio chapter, Mahoning and Portage County Safety Councils and the OBWC Regional Technology Conference 

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
Chris Brill-Packard
(440) 354-1933

Council Director Elect
Jim Ruttinger

(440) 710-5399

Council Secretary
Sue Fuerst
(440) 392-2975

Past Director
Gordon Levar
(440) 479-1539

Council Advisor
Bob Siktberg
(216) 383-4737

Council Liaison
Chris Weber-Bresky


(440) 255-1616

Steering Committee

Donna McCaskey
(440) 951-3514

Lee Silvi
(440) 525-7252

Clifford Smith
(440) 954-7653

Joanne Clapp
(440) 259-2671

Tymra Gerhart
(440) 352-4079

Tobin Hawes
(440) 205-3933

Bob Bradley
(440) 639-4494

Mike Orlando


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 Growth and Safety Solutions



BWC a force for growth, workplace safety, opioid solutions in 2019

By Stephanie McCloud, Administrator/CEO, The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Some might view the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation as a purely reactive agency — we compensate injured workers and help them get back to work, health, and life after a workplace injury. 

But as I reach my 1-year anniversary this month as BWC’s administrator and CEO, I’m struck at just how proactive we were in 2019, all to the benefit of working Ohioans, employers, and our economy.

Taking direction from Gov. Mike DeWine, our actions fostered business and job growth, created safer workplaces, and continued to battle the opioid and substance use epidemic devastating our state and nation.

I traveled across our state last year meeting business owners, local leaders, and other Ohioans both delighted and grateful for our efforts to keep workers’ compensation costs low and safety awareness high. Indeed, our list of accomplishments is impressive, and I never tire of talking about them!

Read more on our blog.



Important Safety Grant news

Due to the popularity of our Safety Grants program, we have established a March 31, 2020, deadline for employers to submit applications for fiscal year 2020 funds.

Applications for fiscal year 2020 via U.S. mail must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2020. The on-line application service will close after March 31 and not re-open until July 1, the first day of fiscal year 2021. 

The March 31 deadline applies to the following grants:

•    Safety Intervention 

•    Employers Working with Persons with Developmental Disabilities

•    Firefighter Exposure to Environmental Elements Grant

•    School Safety and Security

•    Workplace Wellness

Safety Grants are available to all Ohio state-fund, private and public taxing district employers to purchase equipment to eliminate or reduce workplace hazards. 

You can find more information on our Safety Grants programs on our website. 




McCloud touts safety, $1.5 billion dividend in Youngstown visit

BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud wrapped up her 2019 statewide tour last month with a Dec. 18 visit to a Youngstown employer that pledged its $221,000 dividend check to safety efforts and other business improvements.

“This check was a nice surprise, and we look forward to using it to grow our business and keep our employees safe,” said General Extrusions owner Herb Schuler Jr., whose company employs more than 100.

Founded in 1950, General Extrusions manufactures aluminum parts for automotive, appliance and several other industries.

Its dividend check was one of 164,000 BWC sent to Ohio employers last fall following strong investment returns, declining claims, and other agency cost savings. The dividends totaled nearly $1.5 billion.

McCloud’s visit followed Gov. Mike DeWine’s regional cabinet meeting that morning in the Mahoning Valley.






News briefs

2020 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo registration now open

New this year is an online attendance option. Click here to see a complete list of courses and to register.

New! Contact info for MCOs and authorized reps on My policy page

When employers sign in to our website, their own personal dashboard, My policy page, displays. Based on your feedback, we've added contact information for both your managed care organization and authorized reps to that page.  

Safety news

New safety campaign for trenching.

Visit TrenchSafetyOhio.com to learn more. 

January edition of Safety Update

Click here to get the latest news from NIOSH and OSHA. Also, find out how to register for the Ohio Safety Congress & Espo and our upcoming webinar on Better You, Better Ohio!™ 

Fleet safety toolkit

For our small- to mid-size employers with vehicle fleets, we've created a fleet safety toolkit just for you. We hope it will help you develop and maintain a fleet safety program for your employees

From the Governor's office

Ohio First Lady Launches Ohio Governor's Imagination Library Program in Cuyahoga County

Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine announced the opening of the Ohio Governor's Imagination Library on Jan. 13 in Cuyahoga County. 

Any child from birth to age five can enroll to receive a free, new book from the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library every month.

Important dates

Jan. 30 - Monthly employer webinar

Click here to register.

Jan. 31 - Program application deadline for private employers. Click here to see which programs. 

Jan. 31 - BWC Board of Directors meeting

 Feb. 1 - 300 AP due (public employers)

Feb. 28  - Deadline for public employer taxing districts to true-up

Check out our blogs!

Make 2020 healthier and happier with Better You, Better Ohio!™ 

A look back at our most popular posts of 2019









Thank You To Our Meeting Sponsors

Attendance - 01/17/20-Emerging Trends in Safety Technology

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
Anderson Heating & Cooling
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Beachwood City School District
Brotzman Nursery
Building Technicians Corporation
Career Centered Staffing
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Champion Contract, Inc.
Chemsultants International
Cintas Corporation
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 - Water Department
City of Willoughby
Classic Auto Group
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Comp Management, Inc.
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Contemporary Electric Inc.
Crossroads, LCACS
Crown Services, Inc.
CT Consultants
De Nora Tech Manufacturing
Dyson Corporation
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Euclid Fish Company
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Federal Hose Manufacturing LLC
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Holden Arboretum
Hose Master LLC
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Just In Time Staffing
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 Health
Lake Metroparks
Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority
Lakeside Safety Management
Lassiter and Son, LLC
Leroy Township
Levin Furniture
Life Services
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
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
Merritt Woodwork
Metal Seal Precision
Metz Culinary Management
Midwest Materials
MJM Industries
Moving Ahead Services
MT Heat Treating
MUM Industries
North American Coating Laboratories
Northeast Masonry
Olon Ricerca Bioscience, LLC
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Painesville City Board of Education
Painesville Township
Perry Local School District
Perry Township
Polychem Corporation
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)
Symphony at Mentor
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Transfer Express, Inc.
Tri County Ambulance Service
Triad McNally Joint Venture
TT Electronics Integrated Mfg. Services
US Endoscopy
V.L. Chapman Electric
Vector Security
Vector Technical
Vicon Fabricating Company
Village of Fairport Harbor
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
West Geauga Local Schools
Wickliffe Country Place
Willo Security
Windsor Laurelwood Center
Yokohama Industries Americas Ohio Inc.
Zagar, Inc.