Volume 27 / Issue 12 - December, 2022
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Thursday, December 15, 2022
Topic: Emerging Safety Technology - Virtual Design Construction (VDC) & Drone Safety Applications

Scott Cole, CSP, SMS CHST, Business Unit EHS Director, Turner Construction (and) Joe Singer, EHS Manager, Process Technology


Registration:  11:15 a.m.

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


AWT (Alliance for Working Together) Transformation Training Center, 8980 Tyler Blvd., Mentor 44060

Cost: Members: $25

Non-Members: $30




Thursday, January 19, 2023
Topic: OSHA Record Keeping

Scott Cole, CSP, SMS, CHST, Business Unit EHS Director, Turner Construction


Registration:  11:15 a.m.

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



Cost: Members: $25

Non-Members: $30




The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to announce the December LCSC program ... Emerging Safety Technology - Virtual Design Construction (VDC) & Drone Safety Applications, with keynote speaker Scott Cole.

Cole will address technology related safety innovations and opportunities. He will include an overview of how technology is shaping the way safety and management personnel plan safety. The presentation will focus primarily on new construction applications, but it can be applied to all building design and renovations.

Cole works full time as a business unit environmental, health and safety director for Turner Construction Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in business management and administration from Kent State University and also holds various certificates from Ohio University, Ohio State University and Texas A&M University.

He will discuss new construction applications or re-design and renovation applications driven by Vitraul Design Construction technology, 4D modeling and advanced robotics for the workplace. He also will address how technology is impacting safety planning as it relates to worker safety education, access to control and risk reduction, fall prevention and end-user conflict resolution.

Cole has owned and operated Cole Safety Services for 12 years, helping industiral, government and construction clients with auditing, program development, training and on-site consultation. He volunteers on the board of directors as a delegate for the Northern Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals as well as the Lake County Safety Council.

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 December meeting is on Thursday, December 15 at  the new AWT (Alliance ffor Working Together) facility on Tyler Blvd (xxx Tyler blvd, Mentor).

The meeting sponsors are:  HzW Environmental Consultants, Cintas Corp. 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.

BWC Featured News

BWC Relaunches the Safety Intervention Grant

The Safety Intervention Grant Program (SIG) is now accepting applications! Employers can complete their application and their reporting requirements online.

The SIG program provides 3-to-1 matching funds up to $40,000 for state fund private and public employers. The funds are available to purchase equipment to substantially reduce or eliminate injuries and illness associated with a particular task or operation. 

Ohio Safety Congress and Expo® The Ohio Safety Congress and Expo® will return to the Greater Columbus Convention Center March 8-10. Our hotel block is now open. Book early for the best selection and rates!

December BWC In Person Training, Safety Webinars, and Virtual Training Classes

We’re offering a variety of training in December. View our full list.

New Written Safety Program Template: Fall Protection in Construction

Download customizable templates from BWC’s Written Safety Program Templates page including a new Fall Protection in Construction. The templates are available in a MS Word format to customize for your company’s specific needs.

BWC Library Question of the Month

A question received by the library over the past month with our response.


What does ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014 Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment say about the temperature of flushing fluid for eyewash equipment? Are there specific temperatures for specific chemical exposures?


ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014 says that flushing fluid needs to be “tepid.” This is defined in the standard as between 60- and 100-degrees F (16 to 38 C). However, section 5.4.6. states that if a chemical reaction is accelerated by the flushing fluid temperature, then an assessment needs to be conducted by a safety advisor to determine the best temperature. Appendix B6: Delivered Flushing Fluid Temperature explains the rationale behind requiring flushing fluid temperature to be tepid, which includes preventing hypothermia and to lessen the interaction of chemicals with skin and eye tissue.

If you need help understanding emergency eyewashes, contact BWC’s Division of Safety and Hygiene. Consultation services are no cost for those with a BWC policy. Find out more on our website

If you have question related to occupational safety and health, email the library at library@bwc.state.oh.us.

Other Safety News

Traumatic Brain Injury in Construction

The NIOSH Science Blog reported on a new study about Construction helmets and work-related Traumatic Brain Injury. A BWC study on traumatic brain injuries was cited as a reference for this new study.

Flu Season is Here

The Centers for Disease Control has information for you to help prevent the spread of flu in the workplace. For a current state-specific map of influenza spread check out the ILINet State Activity Indicator Map.

Holiday Workplace Safety

As we enter the busy holiday season here are some holiday workplace safety tips for you and your employees.

Thank You To Our Meeting Sponsors