Volume 25 / Issue 10 - October, 2020
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, October 16, 2020
Topic: Cyber Security - The Risk is Real & Growing

Tony Pietrocola, President, Agile 1


9 to 10 a.m.


Webinar - Virtual Mtg.

Cost: NO Charge - Virtual Meeting




Friday, November 13, 2020
Topic: Project DAWN - Overdose Prevention, Training & Intervention



Noon to 12:45 p.m.


Webinar - Virtual Mtg.

Cost: NO Charge - Virtual Meeting




Cyber Security - The Risk is Real & Growing


The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present October virtual/webinar program  ---  Cyber Security - The Risk is Real & Growing  --- with keynote speaker Tony Pietrocola, president, Agile 1.

The program is from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020.  This training event is provided to you by the LCSC steering committee.

The webinar will provide important instruction and review for employers and employees on how to "Go on the Offensive to Secure Online Business, Shopping and Banking with Mobile Devices."

Pietrocola, as president of Agile 1, leads the company as an intelligence-driven CyberSOC protecting critical network infractures from cyber threats. Agile 1's CyberSOC technology is buillt on a proprietary Machine Learning engine which analyzes end-point security data in real time allowing the firm to detect and respond to threats 24X7, before a breach proliferates.

Pietrocola got his start in the business as an Apple Systems Engineer from 1997-2000. For the next 19 years he has helped technology companies grow in the Saas, Fintech and CyberSecurity spaces. He has an excellent track record in developing global strategies, high performance and sustainable sales teams and building successful businesses.

Among other things, meeting attendees will: Learn how to manage their cyber riak, reduce their digital footprint, learn 10 ways to become a hard target and become familiar with the Digitization of business.

Pietrocola is on the board of the EBO Group, Inc. (acquired by Timken) and Metisentry; and is a board member of Northern Ohio InfraGard Members Alliance. He has a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Toledo.


This is a virtual meeting and the registration information is listed below:


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.

Division of Safety & Hygiene's October 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 October webinars.

Oct. 13 – The New BWC Website and Other Great Online Resources

Oct. 20 – Self Study Week

Oct. 27 – Reducing Injuries Using Ergonomic Concepts

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

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

BWC Still Offering Virtual Training Classes

We are offering a small number of classes virtually during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All classroom offerings are cancelled for 2020, and classroom cancellations will likely extend to most of the fiscal year ending June 2021. Virtual training will provide an opportunity for students to learn remotely to ensure the safety of our customers. All virtual training classes provide the same credits associated with a training class scheduled at a physical location.

And don’t forget! We offer online courses to Ohio employers and employees with active workers’ compensation coverage.

2021 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo to Be Completely Online  

To keep attendees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will offer the 2021 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC21) as an online-only event.

The annual event, to be held March 10 – 11, 2021, will feature dozens of learning sessions and a digital expo, allowing participants to chat virtually with vendors about new and existing products and services. As always, attendance is free to Ohio employers. Registration for OSC21 will be available in December.

OCOSH Facility Closing, Moving to Columbus

BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene headquarters located at the Ohio Center for Occupational Safety and Health (OCOSH) building is moving from Pickerington to downtown Columbus at the end of this month. This will not change the way you call or email us. Remote services during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue. However, the new address of the Division of Safety & Hygiene is 30 W. Spring St., L25, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

The move will help make the best use of existing office space and foster greater collaboration with our other divisions.


Heat Stress Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published guidance on prevention of heat stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. The website describes the symptoms of heat stress and supplies tips to reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses at work.

Improve Sleep

We all know adequate sleep is key to overall health and well-being. This post on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Science blog has tips to help you get a better night’s sleep.

Report on Nonfatal Occupational Injuries to Younger Workers

Researchers from NIOSH reviewed data from the occupational supplement to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses for injuries to younger workers. The results reported in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) found that young workers (aged 15–24 years) experience higher rates of job-related injury than do adult workers (aged 25–44 years).

Limiting Workplace Violence Associated with COVID-19 Prevention Policies

The CDC developed guidance for employers and employees in retail, services, and other customer-based businesses to help prevent workplace violence associated with enforcing COVID-19 prevention policies. The site has information on what employers can do to prevent workplace violence, an infographic, and links to training and additional information.


OSHA News 

Use of Face Coverings in the Heat

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released new COVID-19 Guidance on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings while Working in Hot and Humid Conditions in both outdoor and indoor environments.

Employee Health and Food Safety Checklist

This OSHA and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) document is a checklist for FDA-regulated human and animal food operations to use when assessing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The checklist has sections on facilities, symptomatic employees, configuring work environments, food safety plans, and more.



Thank You To Our Meeting Sponsors

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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.
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.