Volume 26 / Issue 7 - July, 2021
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Thursday, July 8, 2021
Topic: Safety Auditing: Internal, External and Virtual Audits. How to prepare and what to expect during an audit.

Scott D. Cole, CSP, SMS, CHST - Business Unit EH&S Director, Turner Construction Co.


Meeting Begins: 9 a.m.


Virtual Meeting

Cost: NO Charge

Virtual Meeting




Thursday, August 12, 2021
Topic: Are Transitional Work Programs Really Worth the Effort?

Shanna Dunbar, RN, COHN-S, founder/president Workplace Health Inc.


Meeting Begins  9 a.m. -- Ends  10 a.m.


Virtual Meeting

Cost: No Charge - Virtual Meeting




Safety Auditing: Internal, External & Virtual Audits

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the July virtual/webinar program  ---  Safety Auditing: Internal, External and Virtual Audits  --  How to Prepare and What to Expect During an Audit  -  with keynote speaker Scott D. Cole, CSP, SMS, CHST, Business Unit EH&S Director, Turner Construction Company.

The program is from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2021.  This training event is provided to you by the LCSC steering committee.

The presentation will cover critical items such as evaluating and picking a qualified and competent auditor...selecting the best practices for auditing - and developing appropriated corrective actions - what to do with the information.

Cole, who is the Environmental, Health and Safety Director at Turner Construction Company, graduated from Kent State University with a degree in business management and business administration.

He is a board certified safety professional as well as a certified safety management specialist. He has a certification from Ohio University in occupational safety and industrial hygiene and various certifications in safety from Ohio State University and Texas A&M University.


You are invited to this Microsoft Teams meeting:  When: July 8, 2021 @ 9 a.m.

You will receive an e-mail to register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The July meeting sponsors are:

HzW Environmental Consulting and Lake Health Occupational Services.


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.


Industry-Specific Safety Program (ISSP) changes effective July 1

The Division of Safety and Hygiene (DSH) has modified the Industry-Specific Safety Program (ISSP) for Ohio employers who actively partner with DSH to reduce the risk of injuries and illness. The overall goal for ISSP is the identification of risk factors and the implementation of effective control measures that improve employee safety and health.

The following changes take effect July 1 for private employers and Jan. 1, 2022 for public employers.

Following a DSH safety and health consultation, the employer must now complete DSH follow-up activities before the end of the program year to earn loss prevention activity credits. Follow-up activities may include responding to a DSH action plan or completing a post-training survey. Previously, employers completed a post-consultation survey (SH-29).

Learn more about DSH ISSP activity credits.

Private employers participating in ISSP for the July 1 policy year must submit the online Safety Self-Assessment (SH-26) no later than July 30.

Click here to submit the SH-26 online.


Drug-Free Safety Program Deadlines Approaching

Private employers participating in the Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP) for the July 1 policy year must submit the online Safety Self-Assessment (SH-26) no later than July 30. If employers are taking part in the advanced level then they must also submit a DFSP Safety Action Plan (DFSP-5) no later than Aug. 30.

Employers that are participating at the DFSP Basic level may be eligible for a 4 percent premium rebate. If employers are participating at the advanced level then they may be eligible for a 7 percent premium rebate if they satisfy all basic and advanced program requirements. To learn more about our Drug-Free Safety Program visit our DFSP at a glance page.

Click here to submit the SH-26 online.

Click here to submit the DFSP-5 online.


Grow Ohio Safety Requirement Deadline

Participants in the Grow Ohio program that initially took out coverage from July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 must complete one safety activity by June 30, 2021 to maintain participation in Grow Ohio for the July 1, 2021 policy year.

Participants can complete a safety survey and acknowledge you've read an introduction to our Division of Safety & Hygiene's (DSH's) offerings or complete at least two hours of safety training offered by the Division of Safety and Hygiene or complete the online Safety Self-Assessment (SH-26) to satisfy the safety requirement.

Click here to complete the safety survey.

Learn more about the safety courses we offer

Click here to submit the SH-26 online.


New! My Provider Info web-based service offering

We’re excited to announce an online service offering exclusively for our providers. The My Provider Info web offering is a confidential tool for providers to view and make updates to their provider demographic information. 

Watch our short introductory video to learn more and see a My Provider Info web offering demo. Gone are the pen and paper days to request demographic changes. 

Providers can simply log into their-account and make updates anytime – it’s that easy and convenient; then continue on to view claims data by using the headers at the top of the page.   

My Provider Info

This new offering is our way to confidentially share  provider enrollment information and allow providers to make immediate name, address, and other demographic updates securely online. Updates made through the web offering go directly into  their BWC enrollment record and are available on the Find a Provider lookup.  

Some data updates require supporting documentation, such as a group practice provider updating their doing-business-as (DBA) name and an IRS W9 form must be uploaded (form needs to be pdf format).     

How do providers access My Provider Info?    

Providers may log into their e-account by clicking ‘ACCOUNT’ in the upper right corner of our website’s home page, www.bwc.ohio.gov or click the My Provider Info icon from the For Provider page.

If they don’t have an e-account, creating one is easy. Our one-minute video tutorial will walk them through the set-up steps. Providers must use their federal tax identification number (EIN) or Social Security number from their enrollment record to create an e-account.  Their provider identifier or their national provider identifier (NPI) will not work as these are public, non-secure numbers.

Provider e-account security access details are found in this information fact sheet

Future My Provider Info enhancements

The online service offering options will increase as we make additional enhancements, and we’ll let you know in future articles when these are available. Our goal is to give providers a web-based product that replaces all their pen and paper processes for provider enrollment and recertification. 

Providers, start using this electronic method of doing business with us today. You may email us at feedback.medical@bwc.state.oh.us or call 1- 800-477-2292. 

Thank You To Our Meeting Sponsors