Volume 27 / Issue 10 - October, 2022
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Topic: Safety Champions: CEOs, Presidents, Managers and Supervisors

Dianne Grote Adams, MS, CIH, CSP, CPEA, FAIHA - Founder/President of SafeX


Registration:  11:15 a.m.

Lunch & Program:  11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


LaVera Party & Event Center, 32200 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills, OH  44094

Cost: Members: $25

Non-Members: $30




SAFETY CHAMPIONS - CEOs, Presidents and Managers

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to announce the October LCSC program ... SAFETY CHAMPIONS: CEOs, Presidents, Managers and Supervisors, with keynote speaker Dianne Grote Adams, MS, CIH, CSP, CPEA, FAIHA. 

Grote Adams will be discussing: SAFETY CHAMPIONS and the critial and game-changing role played in successful safety operations by the organization's top leadership personnel.

She will outline the importance of the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) at ALL levels of corporate leadership. And she will stress the importance of "leading by example" and understanding the significant degree of influence the corporate leadership has on the success of safety programs.

Grote Adams is the president and founder of SafeX. She is a board-certified industrial hygienist, board-certified safety professional and a certified professional enviromnental auditor in health and safety with more than 40 years of experience.

She has comprehensive environmental, safety and industrial hygiene experience. She has conducted audits, trained management and HSE professionals, coached HSE staff and mentored other women business owners. 

She will discuss the concept of  "leadership being influence, nothing more and nothing less"; the importance of "culture"; and how leaders succeed - "the key to successful leadership today is influence not authority."

LCSC programs will continue to 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 October meeting is on Thursday, October 20 at The LaVera Meeting & Event Center, 32200Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills, 44094.

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

Scott Cole
(216) 318.3878

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.

October In Person Safety and Health Training

Twelve classes are available for October. See the full In-person Course Schedule for all safety and health classes. Enroll at the BWC Learning Center

NE Ohio Safety Expo

This year’s Expo offers 17 educational sessions covering topics like lockout/tagout, fire protections systems, fleet safety, and more. Join us Oct. 20.

Save the date – OSC23®

We’re excited to host the 2023 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo® live and in-person at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, March 8-10, 2023. The event will be hybrid, with select sessions being streamed.  

New Safety Talks

Ototoxic Chemicals

OSHA Reporting and Recording Requirements

Safety Management Systems

Training Techniques for Adult Learners

BWC Safety Webinars

Fall Protection and Fall Arrest Systems in Construction, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

BWC Virtual Training Classes

Lockout/Tagout and Safety-related Work Practices, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Work Zone Traffic Control and Safety, Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Electrical Basics, Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Bloodborne Pathogens, Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ergonomics Basic Principles, Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Substance Use Recovery and Workplace Safety Program (SURWSP)

SURWSP helps employers more effectively manage substance use issues in their workplace. Employers can enroll and get reimbursement for development and legal review of policies and procedures, training, and drug testing.

Other Safety News

Suicide Prevention

Suicide prevention video message from OSHA Assistant Secretary of Labor Doug Parker.

Safety Pays

Safety at work means a lot to your employees but did you know it affects your bottom line as an employer? Learn how much safety saves your business at the Safety Pays Program website. There are two calculators for overall safety and for individual injuries.

Small Business Safety Information

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and Occupational Safety and Health Administration joint publication Small Business Safety and Health Handbook was updated in July to include a Heat-related Illness Prevention Checklist. If you are using this informative document, you can get your updated copy now. If you aren’t aware of it, it has a wealth of information for small businesses including self-inspection checklists

Burnout Prevention in Behavioral Health Workers

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently published “Addressing Burnout in the Behavioral Health Workforce Through Organizational Strategies” as part of its evidence-based resource guide series. It's estimated that about half of all behavioral health workers experience symptoms of burnout, and this guide focuses on organizational-level interventions to prevent burnout among staff.

New Safety Publications

The NIOSH website published many new safety documents in August. The documents included electrical safety, fall prevention, equipment safety, and many more safety topics.

Sharps Injury Prevention

Law enforcement officers are at risk for injuries from sharps during pat down searches, executing property searches or arrest warrants. This informational page on the NIOSH website has recommendations to prevent and reduce work-related needlestick and other sharps injuries.

Dust Explosion Webinar

Join OH&S on Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. EST for a free webinar titled “Dust Explosions: Different Standards, Different Properties, and Different Precautions.” This webinar will review NFPA 652 requirements, discuss non-standard materials where there may be powder mixtures, and present solutions to keep your workplace safe.

Know your Equipment

This NIOSH safety advisory provides recommendations for fire departments to ensure firefighters are trained to safely use and interpret data from multi-gas monitors to determine if a hazardous atmosphere is present when responding to natural gas and propane incidents.

The American Industrial Hygiene Association mentioned this report and others in their recent blog post The Hazards of Emergency Response.

US Workplace Injury Data

Healthcare company NiceRX used data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to create this graphic depiction of US workplace accidents. They report the number of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries by state and several other parameters. US Workplace Accident Report - NiceRx

Ergonomic Solutions

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries maintains The Ergonomic Ideas Bank. Just enter your industry and the hazard you want to prevent, and the site presents a list of links to helpful information. You can also filter the results by a keyword and the type of material.


Two new infographics from the Center for Construction Research and Training: Roofing Safety - Walk this Way about the importance of proper shoes and proper technique for walking on sloped roofs and How Heavy is Deadly, showing the effect objects of various weights have when dropped specific distances.


Thank You To Our Meeting Sponsors

Attendance - 09/15/22

A Heavenly Helper Home Care
Advanced Controls, Inc.
Aexcel Corporation
Alloy Precision Technologies
Buckeye Relief
Career Centered Staffing
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Cintas Corporation
City of Eastlake
City of Highland Heights
City of Kirtland
City of Mentor
City of Painesville - Administration
City of Painesville - Electric Plant
City of Painesville - Fire Department
City of Painesville - Police Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - WPCP
City of Willoughby
Classic Auto Group
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Crossroads, LCACS
CT Consultants
De Nora Tech Manufacturing
De Nora Tech R&D
Dyson Corporation
EGC Enterprises, Inc.
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Euclid Fish Company
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Holden Arboretum
Inova Staffing Services
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Country Club
Kirtland Local Schools
Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood
Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood
Lake County Council on Aging
Lake County Nursery
Lake Metroparks
Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority
Lakeland Community College
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lassiter and Son, LLC
Levin Furniture
Lintern Corporation
Mar-Bal, Inc.
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Schools
Merritt Woodwork
Metz Culinary Management
Midwest Materials
Moving Ahead Services
MUM Industries
North American Coating Laboratories
Northeast Masonry
Olon Ricerca Bioscience, LLC
ORBIS Corporation
Osborne Real Estate Service LLC
Painesville City Board of Education
Painesville Township
Pepco (Professional Electric Products Co.)
Perry Local School District
Preformed Line Products Company
Process Technology
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Rabbinical College of Telshe
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Royal Plastics Inc.
Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio
Sonnys CarWash Chemistry
South Shore Controls, Inc.
Spring Lake Nursery
STERIS Corporation
STERIS Corporation
Steris Endoscopy
Symphony at Mentor
The Holden Arboretum
Transfer Express, Inc.
Tri County Ambulance Service
TT Electronics Integrated Mfg. Services
Universal Metal Products
University Hospitals
University Hospitals
Vector Security
Vector Technical Inc
Venture Environmental Contracting LLC
Village of Fairport Harbor
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
Volk Optical
W.S. Tyler
Willoughby Eastlake City Schools
Willoughby Eastlake Library
Willoughby Hills City
Yokohama Industries Americas Ohio Inc.