Volume 28 / Issue 1 - January, 2023
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

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.


Cater To You Catering Co. - Father Kline Social Center, 7575 Bellflower Road, Mentor, 44060

Cost: Members: $25

Non-Members: $30




Thursday, February 16, 2023
Topic: Distracted Driving, Texting and other 'On The Road' Safety Issues

Ohio State Highway Patrol Officer


Registration:  11:15 a.m.

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


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

Cost: Members: $25

Non-Members: $30




OSHA Record Keeping - Are You Ready?

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the January program ---  OSHA Record Keeping: Are You Ready for 2023?  -  with keynote speaker Scott Cole, CSP, SMS, LEED GA, Business Unit and EH&S Director, Turner Construction. 

The Thursday, January 19 luncheon program at Cater to You Catering (Father Kline Social Center - St. John Vianney, 7575 Bellflower Road, Mnetor) is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration begins as 11:15 a.m. This training event is provided to you by the LCSC steering committee.

The program is aimed at presenting a brief overview and review of relevant OSHA Record Keeping requirements and responsibilities.

OSHA requires employers (who are required to keep OSHA logs) to post their OSHA summary (Form 300A) during the required posting period (February 1 thru April 30- if there are workers at the company's physical establishment) for the prior calendar year. The summary log must be posted on premises where all employees/visitors can readily view the document.

Cole plans to include some incident photos to help reinforce the message that, understanding recordkeeping criteria and assuring proper case management can save recordables.

Cole, an environmental, health and safety director at Turner Construction Company, is a board certified safety professional (CSP), as well as a certified safety management specialist (SMS). He graduated from Kent State University with a degree in business management and business administration. He has a certification from Ohio University in Occupational Safety and Industrial Hygiene. Cole has significant safety experience in the manufacturing and government related fields and also is an independent safety consultant.

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, January 19, 2023.

The January meeting sponsors are:

HzW Environmental Consulting, University Hospitals and Cintas Corporation.

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

Ohio Safety Congress and Expo®

Registration is open for the 2023 Ohio Safety Congress and Expo®. The event returns in-person to the Greater Columbus Convention Center March 8-10, with a select number of sessions streamed.

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. 

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

A new year brings new BWC training opportunities. View the full list.

Two New Safety Talks: Landscapers and Mowers and Office Safety

Download Safety Talks from our website. These talks help you train your employees on a wide variety of topics.

Workforce Safety Innovation Center (WSIC)

The WSIC recently awarded the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center $1.4 million in grants for The Buckeye Pause Bundle: Augmenting State of mind and Body as the Ultimate PPE. Watch now for a closer look.

Other Safety News

Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, 2021

Private industry employers reported 2.6 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2021, a decrease of 1.8% from 2020. Ohio had 2.2 reportable cases per 100 workers, lower than all surrounding states.

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2021

The United States had 5,190 fatal work injuries in 2021, an increase of 8.9% over 2020 and the highest annual rate since 2016. Ohio reported 171 fatalities, a rate of 3.4 fatalities per 100,000 workers.

OSHA Region 5 Local Emphasis Program

US Department of Labor initiative seeks to protect food processing workers

in Illinois, Ohio amid significantly higher injury rates. OSHA began a Local Emphasis Program focused on manufacturing facilities in Illinois and Ohio where year-round and seasonal workers manufacture and process confectionery, animal, fruit, and vegetable-based products. The details are found here Local Emphasis Program for Food Manufacturing Industry (osha.gov)

Working in Winter Weather

As we come into the peak of the winter season, here are some tips from OSHA about how to keep your employees safe in this season of cold, snow, and ice. Winter Weather - Hazards/Precautions | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha.gov)

New Data Bulletin on Electrical Injuries and Citations in Construction

The Center for Construction Research and Training created a bulletin on electrical injuries DataBulletin-November2022.pdf (cpwr.com). The document contains an overview of the topic along with numerous charts and tables. There are links to slides of the charts and spreadsheets of the data


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