Volume 26 / Issue 11 - November, 2021
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Topic: Back to the Basics - Part One         1) OSHA Requirements      2) Ladders and Walking Working Surfaces      3) Industrial Hygiene Monitoring      4) PPE      5) Respiratory Protective Program

Brian Basbagill, CSP, SafeX


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


Virtual Meeting

Cost: NO Charge - Virtual Meeting




Thursday, December 9, 2021
Topic: Back to the Basics - Part Two        1) Emergency Action Plans      2) Confined Spaces      3) Powered Industrial Trucks      4) Hazard Communications      5) 40 CFR 260-279 Resource Conservation & Recovery Act

Brian Basbagill, CSP, SafeX


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


Virtual Meeting

Cost: NO Charge - Virtual Meeting




Back to the Basics - Part One - Regulatory Compliance & Best Practices

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the November virtual/webinar program (Part One of a Two Part Series) ---  Back to the Basics - OSHA Requirements; Ladders and Walking Working Surfaces; Industrial Hygiene; PPE and Respiratory Protection  -  with keynote speaker Brian Basbagill, CSP, senior consultant at SafeX. 

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

The presentation covers critical items concerning the importance of basic regulatory compliance requirements and best practives, making sure the employer is covering the basics for each regulation to keep employees safe.

Part One of the Two-Part Series will discuss:

OSHA Requirements - Performance Based vs Specification Based

Ladders and Walking Working Surfaces

Industrial Hygiene Monitoring - Noise, Chemical Exposure and Ventilation

PPE - Personal Protective Equipment

Respiratory Protection Programs

Basbagill is a certified safety professional with more than 22 years of construction and manufacturing safety experience. In addition to 15 years of safety consulting, he has worked in manufacturing as a health, safety and environmental (HSE) leader and performed various safety roles in construction.

He is an OSHA authorized instructor for 10-hour and 30-hour construction safety training. He has presented various topics for local trade associations, at the Ohio Safety Congress and at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition.

Part Two of the Two-Part Series on December 9 will discuss:

Emergency Action Plans; Confined Spaces; Powered Industrial Trucks; Hazard Communications and 40 CFR 260-279 Resource Conservation & Recovery Act.


You are invited to this meeting:  When: November 11, 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 November 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

Council Liaison
Chris Weber
(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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Partners for Businesses and Organizations.

Vaccination is the key to ending the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on businesses, their employees, customers, and broader community. You can play a critical role in making vaccination as easy and convenient as possible by hosting a vaccination clinic for your employees who choose to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Ohio Department of Health has updated its list of participating COVID-19 vaccination providers willing to conduct onsite vaccination clinics for local employers and interested employees. The list is posted on the state's coronavirus website at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/vaccine/business-provider-partners.pdf.

The Ohio Department of Health offers guidance, tools and resources for employers who want to host onsite COVID-19 vaccination clinics for employees, which also are available on the state's coronavirus website at COVID-19 Vaccination Program for Businesses and Organizations.

Please consider hosting a vaccination clinic by partnering with a participating provider in your community to help end the COVID-19 pandemic.


Dividend checks on the way!

On October 18, BWC began sending dividend checks to approximately 3,000 employers. In September, the BWC Board of Directors approved the expansion of the agency's December dividend to employers who did not originally meet eligibility requirements.

Now, those checks are in the mail. So if you are one of the newly eligible employers, be on the look out.

At Governor DeWine's request, BWC's Board has authorized more than $9.2 billion in dividends to Ohio employers since 2019.

BWC will first apply the dividend to an employer's unpaid premium balance, then send a check for the rest. Employers that receive this dividend may receive an IRS 1099 tax form in January 2022.


Public employer rates drop

Ohio's public employers will pay nearly $17 million less in premiums next year to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) thanks to a rate cut that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2022. This 10% rate reduction was made possible by declining injury claims and relatively low medical inflation costs by Ohio's counties, cities, public schools, and other public taxing districts.

This reduction marks BWC's 12th rate cut for public employers since 2009. There have also been several rate reductions for private employers in recent years.

The reduction represents a statewide average. The actual premium change for an individual public entity will differ based on multiple factors, including employer type or classification, payroll levels, recent claims history, and their participation in various BWC programs.

Thank You To Our Meeting Sponsors