Volume 16 / Issue 1 - January, 2011
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, January 21, 2011 Topic: Prioritizing Your Safety Programs Speaker: Vanessa Pellegrino, Sr. Systems Engineer for Alphaport Time: 11:30 AM - 1 PM Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites LaMalfa Cost: $18.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members Pre-registration is required. No refunds
Friday, February 18, 2011 Topic: Developing Emergency Action Plans Speaker: Larry Greene, Director, Lake County EMA Time: 11:30 AM - 1 PM Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites LaMalfa Cost: $18.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members Pre-registration is required. No refunds

Prioritizing Your Safety Programs

The Lake County Safety Council presents:

Prioritizing Your Safety Programs:

Using Statistics to Focus Your Limited Time and Resources


Key Note Presenter - Vanessa Pellegrino, Senior System Engineer for Alphaport discusses:

Which data should you analyze

How should you analyze the data

How should you use the data to prioritize your work

How should you use the date to influence management

Pellegrino currently is developing and implementing a comprehensive occupational safety training program for the NASA Safety Center in Cleveland.

TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., registration @ 11:15 a.m.

DATE: Friday, January 21, 2011

SITE: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites LaMalfa @ Route 2 and Heisley Road

RSVP: Online @ www.councilnews.org or e-mail mark@mentorchamber.org

COST: $18 Members and $20 Non-Members

Council Director Cliff Smith cliffsmithehs@componentrepair.com (440) 255-1793 Council Director Elect Position Open Council Secretary Position Open Past Director Chris Brill-Packard chris.brill-packard@lakehealth.org (440) 354-1933 Council Advisor Bob Siktberg bob_siktberg@lincolnelectric.com (216) 383-2141 Council Liaison Marie Pucak, IOM MPucak@MentorChamber.org (440) 255-1616 Steering Committee Dawn Johnston dawn.johnston@averydennison.com (440) 358-4646 Scott Cole, CSP scott.cole@lakecountyohio.gov (440) 350-5706 Lee Silvi lsilvi@lakelandcc.edu (440) 525-7252 Dan Nichols dnichols@sfielectrical.com (440) 259-2000 Donna McCaskey dmccaskey@eagroupohio.com (440) 951-3514 Sue Fuerst sfuerst@painesville.com Mike Orland morlando@aexcelcorp.com (440) 205-7317 Council Assistant Mark Wainwright mwainwright@mentorchamber.org (440) 255-1616 Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Representative Dennis Patterson 216-403-7433 dennis.patterson@bwc.state.oh.us Ron Abrams 216-308-2996 ron.a.2@bwc.state.oh.us Interested in joining our Steering Committee? Contact Scott Cole for more information.

BWC Contract Aligns Payment with Performance

The Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) has finalized a new, two-year performance-based contract with its network of managed care orgnaizations (MCOs). MCOs manage the medical conponent of workers' compensation claims.

The 2011-2012 contract builds upon the past contract advancements that ties incentives to strengthened MCO accountability and improved key performance indicators.

The contract's goal is to ensure a prompt and safe return to work of injured workers, and cost-effective medical management of their treatment.

A key contract element is the creation of a new MCO performance measure to replace the current degree of disabilaity management (DoDM) measure. BWC uses DoDM to assess the effectiveness of MCO return-to-work services.

The new metric, measurement of disability (MoD), better incentivizes and more accurately measures MCO effectiveness in terms of the timeliness of getting injured workers back on the job and medical management following their return to work.

Further, MoD measures a much larger population of claims and uses updated benchmarks that the BWC developed using Ohio-based data.

The new contract goes into effect on January 1, 2011.

Attendance - 12/10/10-Annual Roundtable Discussion

Active Plumbing Supply
Advocare, Inc.
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
Air Power Dynamics
ALBA Contractors, Inc.
Allied Door Systems
Alloy Precision Technologies
Altercare of Mentor Center
American Red Cross
AMG Resources Corporation
Apple Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Aqua Ohio, Inc.
Arcola Building Company Inc.
Around the Clock Home Care
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Astro Medical Devices
Avery Dennison - CFF
Avery Dennison - PFF
Avery Dennison - PTD
Beachwood City School District
Beacon Health
Bescast, Inc.
Bodycote Thermal Processing
Brotzman Nursery
Career Tech
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Chardon Metal Products
Chemsultants International
City of Eastlake
City of Kirtland
City of Painesville - Fire Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - WPCP
Classic Auto Group
Cole Safety
Com-Corp Industries
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Commercial Siding & Maintenance Company
Comp Management, Inc.
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Core Systems LLC
Cres Cor
Crossroads, LCACS
CT Consultants
DAI Ceramics, Inc.
Damon Morgan Corporation
Dyson Corporation
EA Group
EA Group
Emeritus at Mentor
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Environmental Conditioning Systems
Equistar Chemicals, Inc.
Euclid Fish Company
Flow Polymers, LLC
Fluid Line Products
Food For Thought
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hadrian, Inc.
Hallmark Building Co.
Hartman Personnel Services
Haver Tyler, Inc.
Holden Arboretum
Home Care of Lake County
Honda of Mentor
Hose Master LLC
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Interlake Stamping
JTO, Inc.
Just In Time Staffing
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Local Schools
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
KW Lang Mechanical
Lake Business Products
Lake County Educational Service Center
Lake County Nursery
Lake County Plating Corp.
Lake County YMCA
Lake Health
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lantern of Madison
Leroy Township
Levin Furniture
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Madison Local Schools
Madison Township
Mayfield City School District
MC Sign Company
McNeil Industries
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
MedLab Green
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Lumber & Supply
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Schools
Mentor Television, Inc.
Mentor Way Nursing & Rehabilitation
Merritt Woodwork
Midwest Materials
Modern Employment
Moscarino & Treu, LLP
MT Heat Treating
North American Coating Laboratories
North Perry Village
Northcoast Inc. Recycling Specialists
NOVA Chemicals
Ohio Associated Enterprises
Ohio Broach & Machine Co.
Ohio Moulding Corporation
Omni Cart Services
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Painesville City Board of Education
Perfection Corporation
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Township
PET Processors, L.L.C.
Pinnacle Construction & Development Group, Inc
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
Progressive Foods (Dunkin Donuts)
Quality Assurance Supported Living Services, Inc.
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Radix Wire
Ranpak Corp.
Roberts Roofing Company
Royal Plastics Inc.
SafeAir Contractors, Inc.
Salida Woods/Life Service Management
Sawyer Technical Materials
Sheet Metal Products Co., Inc.
Soundwich, Inc.
Stanley Steemer - Lazar Brothers
Team Wendy, LLC
The Malish Corporation
The News-Herald
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Trailer Component Manufacturing
Transfer Express, Inc.
Two M Precision, Inc.
Universal Metal Products
US Endoscopy
USM Precision Products
V.L. Chapman Electric
Village of Fairport Harbor
Vine Beverage & Catering, Inc.
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
Volk Optical
West Geauga Local Schools
Willoughby Eastlake City Schools

Falling Ohio Base Rates Recognized in National Study

The nationally recognized "Oregon Premium Ranking Study" recently confirmed the progress of comprehensive rate reform in reducing costs for Ohio employers.

According to the biennial study, Ohio premiums fell significantly over a two-year period from third highest in the country to the 17th - in an average range with most other states.

"The remarkable turnaround of Ohio's workers' compensation system becomes very clear when we consider the fact that, on average, public and private employers are paying more than a third less for workers' compensation coverage than they were just three years ago," BWC Administrator Marsha Ryan said.

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