Volume 26 / Issue 3 - March, 2021
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Topic: Stress Management in the Workplace & Better You, Better Ohio

Ana' M. Bell, M.S., BWC - Division of Safety & Hygiene, PhD Candidate


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Thursday, April 8, 2021
Topic: 10 Most Common Workers' Compensation Mistakes

Todd Keserich, AVP Client Services & Barb Lessman, Account Executive, CompManagement


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The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the March virtual/webinar program  ---  Stress Management in the Workplace: Navigating a Pandemic  -  with keynote speaker Ana' M. Bell, M.S., BWC - Division of Safety & Hygiene, PhD Candidate. 

The program is from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2021.  This training event is provided to you by the LCSC steering committee.

The webinar will focus on defining and identifying stress and using that information to asess where employees' personal levels of stress currently are located. Throughout the presentation attendees also will address and identify negative health impacts of of stress, determine how stress may manifest itself within the workplace and how to combat stress in both personal and professional spaces.

Bell, a doctoral candidate at Ohio State University pursuing a degree in Kinesiology serves as an intern for the BWC Better You, Better Ohio statewide wellness program. she is a trained Dr. Sears certified health and wellness coach and has garnered a variety of experience as a wellness program consultatn and evaluator for local non-profits and programs.

The programalso will give special consideration to stress resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and how this stress carries over into the workplace. Participants cn expect to leave the presentation with or or more new tools to use to address the stress in their lives and workplace.

Bell also holds a BS in biology from Jackson State University, as well as MS in Kinesiology with specification in Human Nutrition and Adapted Physical Activity; and two graduate minors in Public Health Behavior and Promotion; and Public Policy  and Management from Ohio State University.

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Council Director
Chris Brill-Packard
(440) 354-1933

Council Director Elect
Tymra Gerhart
(440) 352-4079

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

Jim Ruttinger
(440) 710-5399

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.


Don’t miss Ohio Safety Congress & Expo March 10–11

  The virtual Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC 2021) is just weeks away, March 10–11! OSC 2021 is the largest regional safety and health conference in the U.S. 

  OSC 2021 will feature dozens of educational sessions presented by experts from across the country on topics related to injury and illness prevention, wellness, and cost savings. You may visit exhibitors at the digital Expo Marketplace. Attendance is free for Ohio employers and their employees. Registration and course listings are available at ohiosafetycongress.com. Follow Safety Congress on Twitter: @OhioBWC #OSC21.


Deadline approaches for Indoor Air Quality Assistance Applications

Nursing homes, assisted living centers, and adult day centers have until March 31, 2021, to seek reimbursement for investments in air quality that weaken COVID-19’s spread.

These facilities may apply for reimbursement from the COVID-19 Indoor Air Quality Assistance Program. Federal CARES Act (Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) dollars fund this program that we administer at Governor Mike DeWine’s request.

The program offers up to $15,000 for eligible entities to inspect and assess their air quality needs and address those needs through portable air filtration systems, new filtration systems, maintenance on current systems, and other interventions implemented on or after March 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021.

For an application, FAQ, and more on the program, visit our webpage. You may email questions to grants@bwc.state.oh.us.  


Private Employer Drug-Free Safety Program Annual Reporting Deadline

  March 31 is the deadline for private employers participating in the Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP) to submit their annual progress report and supplementation documentation for the July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, policy year.

  Employers participating at the Advanced and Basic levels click here for more information or to complete your report. Comparable participants click here. Employers can submit the required supplemental information by faxing or e-mailing to your assigned BWC service office. If you have questions regarding submission or required documentation, please contact your assigned BWC representative.

  The Division of Safety and Hygiene has developed live webinars approved for continuing education and BWC discount program credits. Employers participating in the Drug-Free Safety at the Advanced or Basic levels are required to provide accident analysis training to any newly promoted supervisors within 60 days of becoming a supervisor. To assist you in completing this program requirement, we're holding two live, hour-long accident analysis training webinars in March.

Important dates

March 1 — Self-insuring employer assessments due. Read more.

March 1 — Self-insuring employers’ SI-40 due. Read more.

March 1 — Virtual training: Developing a Driver Safety Program. Read more.

March 4 — Virtual training: Emergency Preparedness Planning. Read more.

March 9 — Virtual training: Effective Safety Teams half-day. Read more.

March 9 — Webinar: Is This a Confined Space? What You Need To Do. Read more.

March 10 — Ohio Safety Congress & Expo Online. Read more.

March 16 — Virtual training: Measuring Safety Performance. Read more.

March 16 — Webinar: Accident Analysis. Read more.

March 18 — Virtual training: Hazwoper Waste Operations and Emergency Response Refresher. Read more.

March 19 — Board of Directors meeting. Read more


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