Volume 25 / Issue 3 - March, 2020
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

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




Friday, April 17, 2020
Topic: Awards Banquet  - Program: 10 Most Common Workers' Compensation Mistakes

Todd Keserich, AVP Client Services & Barbara Lessman, Account Executive, CompManagement Health Systems


Registration: 11 a.m.

Lunch & Program:  11:15 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 III - Modernizing Your Safety Training - Trends, Facts and How To

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the March monthly program  ---  Modernizing Your Safety Training - Trends, Facts and How To's --- with keynote speaker Tony DeAscentis, CEO, Ving LLC on Friday, March 20, 2020.  This is the third in a three-part series - Modernizing Your Company's Safety Program. 

DeAscentis will discuss how "current methods of safety training are lagging behind changes in employee learning styles - where the approach and delivery are outdated and inadequate." DeAscentis emphasizes these methods "do not meet the expectations employers have around employees retaining information and avoiding injury."

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 March meeting will show participants "it is time to wake up, shake it up and modernize their safety program. This session provides information about why training methods require modernizing and how company's can accomplish this task in their safety training."

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 Message - Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud

Dear Customers and Stakeholders –

Following Governor Mike DeWine’s direction, we are asking our employees, employer members, injured workers, and stakeholders across the state to practice proper hygiene and other precautions to avoid potential contact with the yearly influenza as well as the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

I want to echo Gov. DeWine’s message to the public today: This is about prudent preparation. There are no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Ohio, and we want to keep it that way. Our chief concern at BWC is always the safety and health of Ohio’s workforce. That’s why we’re reaching out to our customers and stakeholders to urge proper precautions and to ask you to share this information with your employees and customers, if any.

The governor has asked everyone to educate themselves about this disease and follow precautions advised by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health. For more information on the Coronavirus, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov


Stephanie McCloud

Administrator/CEO, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensationx

Thank You To Our Meeting Sponsors

Attendance - 02/21/20-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

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
Building Technicians Corporation
Career Centered Staffing
Cast Nylons Ltd.
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 - Water Department
City of Painesville - WPCP
City of Willoughby
Classic Auto Group
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
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
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Holden Arboretum
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Inova Staffing Services
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
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lakeside Safety Management
Lantern of Madison
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
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 Township
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Local School District
Perry Township
Preformed Line Products Company
Process Technology
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Rabbinical College of Telshe
Race Winning Brands
Ranpak Corp.
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Royal Plastics Inc.
Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio
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
Universal Metal Products
US Endoscopy
V.L. Chapman Electric
Vector Technical Inc
Vicon Fabricating Company
Village of Fairport Harbor
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
West Geauga Local Schools
Yokohama Industries Americas Ohio Inc.
Zagar, Inc.

BWC Information Updates


Ohio BWC News

At BWC, we take our mission to take care of Ohio’s workforce seriously. That’s why we’re offering Better You,

Better Ohio!® – a program that provides health and wellness resources and services to workers who work for

small employers (150 or fewer workers) in certain industries. The program is designed to help both workers

and their employers at no cost and through a simple, paperless process. Register here for the March 12, 2020,

webinar starting at 9:30 a.m. or the March 25, 2020, webinar starting at 1:30 p.m. to learn how your employees

can get healthier and be eligible for up to $175 in financial incentives.

Fleet Safety Toolkit

We created this Fleet Safety Toolkit to help employers develop and implement a fleet safety program to keep

their employees safe while driving, on and off the job. The toolkit includes tips and resources related to the four

components of an effective fleet safety program.

Time’s running out to register!

Don’t miss the largest FREE work-safety event in the U.S., happening March 11-13 at the

Greater Columbus Convention Center.

• Choose from a catalog of 200 educational sessions.

• Browse more than 300 exhibitors in the Expo Marketplace.

• Earn free continuing education credits.

• Build your workplace safety network.

Register today at www.ohiosafetycongress.com.

Coronavirus News

New Coronavirus Disease Website

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released a webpage to highlight resources available for the protection of workers from the Coronavirus COVID-19. This page provides a centralized resource for new guidance and recommendations produced during the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 response, as well as pre-existing resources and materials, to promote the safety and health of workers.

COVID-19 Information

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a website with information on the Coronavirus COVID-19. The site has links to existing OSHA standards that apply for protecting workers, hazard recognition information, control and prevention links, and medical information.

Coronavirus Video

The World Health Organization has a video on coronaviruses and the current novel virus outbreak. Learn the basics about this family of infectious viruses.

Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19 website

The Ohio Department of health has developed a COVID-19 website that includes updates, prevention tips, resources for health-care workers, and much more all in one location.


Update to the Silica National Emphasis Program

OSHA issued an updated document, National Emphasis Program–Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS), effective Feb. 4, 2020. The goal is to significantly reduce or eliminate worker exposures to RCS and control the health hazards associated with such exposures. OSHA made updates to the list of target industries, current enforcement guidance, and other sections.

New Hazard Warning - Grease Trap Hazards

This Hazard Warning advises employers and employees of the hazards of tripping or falling into grease traps. The document outlines the dangers of grease traps and applicable regulations.

Other News

Fall Protection Webinar

Get ready for the March Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls by attending a free webinar presented by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) at 2 p.m. March 4. A group of presenters from the Z359 accreditation committee will present information on the standard, including any pending changes and information to assist you in improving your fall protection program.

CPWR Report on Opioids

The most recent CPWR Quarterly Data Report looks at opioid use in construction. The report reviews a dataset of workers who died on a worksite and the number of opioids prescribed to construction workers.

Exercise How-tos

We know we are supposed to exercise to keep ourselves strong and active, but do we know how to exercise? For some good video tips on warmups, sample workouts, and cool downs visit the Go4Life website from the National Institute on Aging.

2020 The Year of the Eye

The American Academy of Ophthalmology declared 2020 the Year of the Eye. Who doesn’t wish for 20/20 vision? Here are several tips from the academy to keep your eyes safe at home, work, and when you are out and about. From pregnancy to your golden years, there are tips for your healthy eyes.

If You Don’t Feel Well, Don’t Make it Your Farewell

The International Association of Fire Chiefs launched an initiative with the goal of elimination of fatal cardiac events in firefighters. The campaign website has a video along with sample policies, training and media tools, and research that fire departments can use to keep firefighters healthy on the job.

Fatal Occupational Injuries to Older Workers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics analyzed data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries from 1992 to 2017 for fatalities to workers 55 to 64 and 65 and older. The fatality rates for both groups were higher than the rate for all workers. The results of this analysis were published in the Bureau’s Monthly Labor Review.

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