Volume 27 / Issue 7 - July, 2022
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Topic: July - LCSC In-Person Meeting
Speaker: Safety Trivia Event


  • Registration Opens - 11:15 a.m.
  • Program & Lunch - 11:30 a.m.


Paradigm Center - Mentor Public Schools

Cost: Members: $25

Non-Members: $30




Welcome Back to In-Person Meetings

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to announce beginning in July the LCSC will be returning to in-person meetings. 

The programs will be on the third Thursday of every month (unless otherwise noted) and will be organized in a luncheon format from 11:30 a.m. until 12;30 p.m..

ALSO Returning is the participation rebate of 2 percent for companies that are enrolled in a safety council and attend a minimum of 10 meetings, The semi-annual report has been eliminated, the CEO attendance requirement has been eliminated and there are no group rating eligibility distinctions - the 2 percent rebate is for all eligible employers.

The July meeting is on Thursday, July 21 at the Paradigm Center on the Mentor High School campus. This is the first time the LCSC has hosted the meeting at the Paradigm Center.

To kick off/launch the return in July of in-person meeetings and the new reporting cycle, the LCSC steering committee is preparing an interactive/audience participation event highlighted by prizes for the top performing teams.

To make your reservaton for the meeting, please go to the LCSC web site:  www.lakecountysafetycouncil.org

The meeting sponsors are:  HzW Environmental Consultants and University Hospitals


Council Director 
Tymra Gerhart
(440) 352-4079

Council Director Elect

Council Secretary
Sue Fuerst
(440) 392-2975

Past Director

Chris Brill-Packard
(440) 354-1933

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

Bob Bradley
(440) 639-4494

Tim Bleich
(440) 946-8800

Josh Eckford
(440) 354-0777

Tamera Tuck
(440) 417-0681

Joe Singer
(419) 704-8402

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.



True-up online reporting

The True-up online report will be available on July 1, 2022. At the end of the policy year, we must ensure the estimated premium we set for you was correct. To do this, you must file a True-up report that reflects the actual payroll for that policy year. You must complete the report online using the Payroll True-up report service offering by August 15, 2022.

If your True-up payroll exceeds the estimated payroll, you'll owe additional premium. If your True-up payroll is less than your estimated payroll, you'll receive a premium credit.  An employer must submit a payroll True-up report even if it has zero payroll.

New Policy Year installments due

The first installment for the new policy year beginning July 1, 2022 was billed on May 27, 2022 and payment is due by June 21, 2022.  Employers can earn a 2% Early Payment Discount by paying their full estimated premium by July 1, 2022. Employers cannot deduct the discount when they submit their payment. 

Additionally, please do not submit payment for the first installment until after you have received an invoice.

News Briefs

New BWC Board Member

Governor Mike DeWine has appointed Terry Joyce of Cleveland to the BWC Board of Directors.

Director Joyce is a member of the Investment and Actuarial committees and represents employee organizations.

Private employer deadline for ISSP and PAR activities

Private employers participating in the Industry-Specific Safety Program for the July 1, 2021 policy year must complete loss prevention activities by July 1, 2022.

Private employers participating in the Policy Activity Rebate program for the July 1, 2021 policy year must complete their 11 credits and enter them in the PAR progress look-up by July 1, 2022.

Distance Learning in July 2022 

BWC is hosting two occupational safety and health webinars in July. For detailed information and to learn how to register, view this flyer. Associated with BWC's Learning Management System upgrade, you may receive a pop up message about not being logged into the system and the flyer may take longer than normal to open. 

Webinars - presented live with BWC discount program and continuing education credit:

  • Are You Measuring Safety Performance? (July 12)
  • Ohio EPA's Regulations (July 26)

No Virtual Training Classes in July

Online E-Courses

  • Bloodborne Pathogens, Developing a Safety Culture, OSHA Recordkeeping 101 and others

Thank You To Our Meeting Sponsors