Volume 25 / Issue 7 - July, 2020
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, July 24, 2020

Topic: Focus 4 - Examining Programs, Procedures & Work Practices

Speaker: Maria Rupert, BWC Compliance Safety and Health Officer, Ohio Public Employment Risk Reduction Program 


Time/Registration:  Same Day - Immediately Before Meeting - Noon

Program:  Noon to 12:45 p.m.


Virtual Meeting ---

Advance registration is NOT necessary.

In order to participate in the meeting...

...on Friday, July 24 use the information provided below.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 614-721-2972 United States, Columbus (Toll)

Conference ID: 396 044 964#

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Topic: Gas Pipeline Safety

Jill Vinecourt, Vinecourt Landscaping & Gas Line Services


Noon - 12:45 p.m.


Virtual Meeting





LCSC July Meeting Scheduled for Friday, July 24

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present July vitrual/webinar program  ---  Focus 4 - Examining Programs, Procedures & Work Practices --- with keynote speaker Maria Rupert, BWC Compliance Safety and Health Officer, Ohio Public Employment Risk Reduction Program.

The program, presented through - Microsoft Teams - is from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020.  This training event is provided to you by the LCSC steering committee.

The webinar will provide an important overview and review of ... Trenching and Excavation; Permit Required Confined Spaces; Tree Work and Work Zones. 

At the BWC, Rupert has worked extensively with public entities throughout the state. She has promoted employee safety and health during her entire career, including are large private sector employers. 

Focus 4 is part of the Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP).   

BUT, the essential principles of the program apply to all sectors of the work environment, including the private sector.

Focus 4 attempts to get public (as well as private) employers ahead of safety issues BEFORE serious injury, fatality or complaints prompt investigative action.

Thr Focus 4 initiative is being used to help employers to become compliant in areas that are the major source of employee injuries, hospitalizations, fatalities and complaints for entities in the state of Ohio.  

PERRP is focusing on tree work, trenching and excavation, permit required confined space, and workzones so that these issues can be controlled before any of these topics become another statistic.  This session will help you learn what PERRP compliance officers are looking for, and how to get your programs in order.

Thisis a Virtual Meeting --- Advance registration is NOT necessary.

In order to participate in the meeting on Friday, July 24 at Noon use the information provided below.

 Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 614-721-2972 United States, Columbus (Toll)

Conference ID: 396 044 964#

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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
Jennifer Lingafelter
Garfield Heights Office


Interested in joining our Steering Committee? Contact Mark Wainwright for more information.

BWC News & Notes

Division of Safety & Hygiene’s July webinars: 

BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene (DSH) continues our series of free webinars covering a variety of workplace safety topics. Below is a list of dates and topics, including a link to register for the July webinars.

• July 7 – What Does a Safety and Health Program Look Like?

• July 14 – Safe Patient Handling: Is Your Facility Following the Guidelines?

• July 21 – Hearing Conservation Program

• July 28 – Developing a Driver Safety Program

DSH safety experts conduct the webinars. Each webinar lasts about one hour.

Learn more and register for any of the July webinars here.

Responsible RestartOhio:

To help Ohio businesses restart safely in accordance with the Responsible RestartOhio initiative, we added a webpage with frequently asked questions and a COVID-19 resource guide. If you have safety and health questions or concerns about how to restart your business, refer to this resource or request a safety consultation.

On May 20, we also began sending millions of face coverings to Ohio employers and their workforce as many return to the workplace for the first time since the emergence of COVID-19 in Ohio.

As of June 25, we had sent approximately 5 million face coverings to 100,000 employers around the state. We will send more as we secure additional supplies.

“Up to All of Us” Public Awareness Campaign:

As part of our ongoing mission of protecting Ohio’s workforce, we are providing a public awareness ad campaign about COVID-19 called “Up to All of Us.” Governor Mike DeWine announced the campaign in late June.

The 30-second ad that we provided highlights the importance of Ohioans taking proper preventative precautions, like maintaining social distance and washing hands, in order to get Ohioans back to work, and our economy working again. The 30-second spot is airing alongside ads the Ohio Department of Health has provided about the use of face masks and social distancing.


Resuming Business Toolkit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a toolkit to guide employers seeking to resume normal or phased business operations. It based the toolkit on its Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to COVID-19. It is designed to assist employers in implementing this guidance in their workplaces. These tools help employers in planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19.

Behind the Wheel at Work

Reduce traffic crashes this summer by learning more about distracted driving from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety’s latest newsletter Behind the Wheel at Work presents the science behind distracted driving, a checklist for developing a distracted driving policy, quizzes, and more.

Coronavirus Information for Agricultural Workers and Employers

This CDC website contains information to assist the agricultural industry in identifying and reducing risks to workers. The site has information on exposure risks, creating assessment and control plans, monitoring workers, managing sick workers, and more.


OSHA Coronavirus Guidance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a webpage with coronavirus-related guidance for construction employers and workers. The guidance includes recommended actions to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus such as using physical barriers, keeping in-person meetings like toolbox talks short, and staggering work schedules among other recommendations.

Multi-language Respirator Poster

The Seven Steps to Correctly Wear a Respirator at Work Poster, which shows employers and workers how to properly wear and remove a respirator, is available for download in 16 languages.


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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.