Volume 25 / Issue 6 - June, 2020
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Upgrading Your Safety - How to Use Apps

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present June vitrual/webinar program  ---  Upgrading Your Safety - How to Use Apps to Investigate, Report and Process Safety in Real Time --- with keynote speaker Scott Cole.

The program, presented through - Microsoft Teams - is from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020.  Cole is the Ohio Environmental, Health and Safety Director at Turner Construction. This program is for educational purposes and does not apply for safety council meeting credit.

The webinar will provide a brief overview of the various platforms and technologies that can be used to enhance safety processes. At Turner, Cole is responsible for oversight, performance and compliance to the Turner Corporate Safety Program as well as the regulations imposed by OSHA, EPA and other regulatory bodies. 

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.


Safety Update - Ohio BWC Library

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the publication of an interim final rule to update the regulatory requirements it uses to test and approve air-purifying particulate respirators for use in the ongoing pandemic. The rule allows for a new class of powered air purifying respirators, consolidates all the standards, and removes obsolete information.

Mining Hazard Training Tool

NIOSH published information in their Technology News publication about a new computer-based training tool for the mining industry. The tool, known as EXAMiner, gives mineworkers the opportunity to practice identification of hazards by performing virtual mine examinations. Users perform a timed examination of a mine scene to identify as many hazards as possible.

Division of Safety & Hygiene’s June webinars

BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene (DSH) is offering a series of free webinars covering a variety of workplace safety topics throughout June. Below is a listing of dates and topics.

• June 4 – Selling Safety and Why It’s Important

• June 11 – Developing an Effective Ergonomics Management Process

• June 18 – Before You Hire That Contractor – Groundwork to Reduce Safety Risks

• June 25 – Accident Analysis – Why Should I Do It?

DSH safety experts who are well-versed in the topic they are presenting conduct the webinars. Each webinar lasts about one hour. 

NIOSH Bibliography

The NIOSH Bibliography of Communication and Research Products 2019 contains a chapter on the history of workplace safety leading up to the Occupational Safety and Health Act. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Act. The document also outlines the work NIOSH has done in the previous year, including articles, books, book chapters, proceedings, and more.


OSHA Guidance on COVID-19

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) topic site on COVID-19 contains new guidance documents for restaurant curbside pickup, nursing homes and long-term care workers, dental workers, retail pharmacies, rideshare/taxi/car service workers, and manufacturing workers. The site also has links to relevant videos and posters (including use of respirators) in English and Spanish, workplace-specific guidance on control and prevention, medical information and applicable OSHA standards.

OSHA Revised Enforcement Policies for Coronavirus

OSHA adopted two revised enforcement policies for coronavirus. In a news release dated May 19, 2020, OSHA reported it is increasing in-person inspections at all types of workplaces and described the circumstances under which instances of coronavirus in employees is reportable to OSHA under the recordkeeping requirements.

Coronavirus Guidance E-book

The OSHA document Coronavirus: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 is now available as an e-book in EPUB and MOBI format.

Other News

EHS Now: Virtual Summit

EHS Now is offering a free online educational event for EHS professionals 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 17. The Virtual Summit covers topics such as recordkeeping, leading and lagging metrics, workplace violence, and more. Attendees can sign-up for specific sessions or can attend all of them. Please visit the Virtual Summit registration page for more information.

OSHA Inspection Webinar - Safety+Health Magazine

Safety+Health Magazine is offering a free webinar titled “OSHA Workplace Safety Inspections: What You Need to Know,” at 11 a.m. June 18. The webinar will last about one hour. Topics of discussion include: What goes on during an inspection; what OSHA inspectors look for; rights you have as an employer; and how to get OSHA fines reduced.

Web App for Coronavirus Disinfectants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transformed its List N data webpage — a list of more than 400 surface disinfectant products that meet the agency’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2 — into a browser-based web app that allows users to use their mobile devices to rapidly identify the disinfectant products best suited for their needs. Users can search by use site (e.g., home, business, health care, etc.), surface type, contact time, EPA registration number, active ingredient, or product name.

NFPA Reopening Buildings Guidance

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) created documents to help businesses follow reopening guidelines while maintaining fire and life safety standards. One checklist addresses the NFPA standards to consider when reopening a building that has been vacant for an extended period of time. A separate fact sheet gives guidance for “the new normal” as businesses work to reconfigure and adjust their spaces to reopen to the public while considering egress management, partition placement, hand sanitizer storage, and more.

CPWR Stand-Down Video

Struck-by incidents are a leading cause of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry. In a video presentation titled “Virtual National Stand Down to Prevent Struck by Injuries - Q&A Panel,” The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) hosted a panel of experts on April 20. Panelists answered questions about struck-by hazards in work zones and provided practical information stakeholders can use on their job sites to prevent such incidents.

Fall Rescue on Construction Sites

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association created a new training video to raise awareness of the severity of fall hazards on roadway projects, with falls accounting for about 1,200 construction fatalities annually. The video explains how to create a fall rescue plan, prevent suspension trauma, and provide emergency medical treatment.

Electrical Safety Resources

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) released a new video reminding nonelectrical workers on job sites to look up and be aware of overhead power lines. For all you teleworkers out there, the ESFI also created an infographic about electrical safety while working at home.

Tabletop Exercise Toolkits – K-12 Schools Severe Weather

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) developed a new severe weather tabletop exercise toolkit for K-12 schools. Designed to help school staff, first responders, and others prepare for tornados and other severe weather events, this free-to-download toolkit covers shelter-in-place procedures, school closures, and rapid assessments. This new resource joins the Ohio EMA’s previous tabletop exercises Mall Active Shooter, Business Continuity: Disaster in the Workplace, Higher Education: Active Aggressor, and Houses of Worship: Targeted Disruption.

Raptor Safety for Telecommunication Tower Climbers

The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association posted a video called “Birds of Prey” with information about dealing with raptors nesting on telecommunication towers. The video includes information tower technicians should know when confronted with raptor nests on towers and tips for remaining safe when working in these environments.



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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.
Integrity 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
Willo Security
Yokohama Industries Americas Ohio Inc.
Zagar, Inc.