Volume 28 / Issue 2 - February, 2023
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

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




Thursday, March 16, 2023
Topic: Fall Protection

Barry Gullickson, Fall Protection Specialist, 3M Personal Safety Division


Registration:  11:15 a.m.

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


Cater to You (Father Kline Social Center-St. John Vianney), 7575 Bellflower Road, Mentor, OH 44060

Cost: Members: $25

Non-Members: $30




Distracted Driving, Texting and Other - On The Road - Safety Issues

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the February program ---  Distracted Driving, Texting and Other - On The Road - Safety Issues -  with keynote speaker Ohio State Police Highway Patrol Officer William Head. 

The Thursday, February 16 luncheon program at LaVera Event and Party Center, 32200 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills, OH  44094, is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration begins at 11:15 a.m. This training event is provided to you by the LCSC steering committee.

Ohio law bans all "handheld electronic wireless communications device" usage for drivers under 18 years old, and texting while driving is illegal for all drivers as a secondary offense. The program is aimed at presenting a brief overview and review of relevant Distracted  Driving Safety and Texting Issues and Regulations.

The presentation will cover items such as: Distracted Driving: Ohio - IT Can Wait; statistics on all distrcted driving crashes and fatal crashes; the definition of distracted driving and potential additional consequences of distracted driving related accidents.

Handouts will include: a media release from the Ohio State Highway Partol on Distracted Driving Awareness Month; a Traffic Safety Bulletin with several distracted driving facts and a Post Commander Talking Points sheet regarding safe driving.

From 2017 thru 2021 there were more than 64,000 crashes in Ohio that involved one or more drivers who were distracted.

Trooper Head has been with the Ohio State Highway Police for more than 23 years. He has been at the Chardon Patrol Post for three years where he is a senior trooper.

He has worked with other agencies with drug and criminal intervention details; as a driving instructor at the training academy; as the member of the mobile field force and also is knowledgable in the CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) system. He has received numerous honors and awards with commendation letters from the public on health and fitnes; and safe driving. 

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, February 16, 2023.

The February meeting sponsors are:

HzW Environmental Consulting 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 Items

Registration continues 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.

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

February is full of learning opportunities from BWC. Our monthly flier has the details.

Library Question of the Month

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


What are the safety requirements for changing dies/die setting on a mechanical power press?


Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Rule 4123:1-5-10 - Mechanical power presses lists requirements for mechanical power presses: Rule 4123:1-5-10 - Ohio Administrative Code | Ohio Laws Section (E) Design, construction, setting, and feeding of dies, especially subsections (5), (6), (7), and (8), give instructions on changing dies.   OSHA echoes these requirements in its 1910.217 mechanical power presses standard.   We recommend looking at ANSI safety standard B11.1-2009 (R2020) Safety Requirements for Mechanical Power Presses. Section 9.2: Die set-up and Annex I provide information and a sample typical die changing procedure.

If you need help understanding die setting/changing dies on mechanical power presses, 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

Workplace Injury Data Deadlines

Private employers with 11 or more employees are required to complete, certify, and prominently post the OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) no later than Feb. 1. The Summary must remain posted until April 30. An exception is made for certain low-hazard industries, who are exempt from OSHA Recordkeeping requirements. See the Recordkeeping - Overview | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha.gov) for more details.

Employers required to report injury data to OSHA for calendar year 2022 must submit the Form 300A electronically by March 2, 2023, at https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/ita/.  The content varies with the size of the employer. Anyone needing assistance untangling and understanding these requirements can contact Ohio's OSHA On-Site Consultation Program at 800-282-1425.

Construction Worker Fatality Data

The latest data bulletin from the Center for Construction Research and Training shows the leading causes of deaths in construction workers for 2020 both on and off work sites. Read the full report.

Urban Flood Information

Flooding has been in the news lately. If you are in a flooded area, the National Institute of Environmental Health Services has resources to help. Go to Hurricanes & Floods (nih.gov) for detailed information on how to stay safe and healthy when dealing with floodwaters

Thank You To Our Meeting Sponsors

Attendance - 01/19/23-OSHA Record Keeping

A Heavenly Helper Home Care
Advanced Controls, Inc.
Aexcel Corporation
Alloy Precision Technologies
Alloy Precision Technologies
API Pattern Works, Inc.
Beachwood City School District
Brotzman Nursery
Buckeye Relief
Budzar Industries LLC
Buyers Products
Career Centered Staffing
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Cintas Corporation
City of Eastlake
City of Highland Heights
City of Kirtland
City of Mayfield Heights
City of Mentor
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Crossroads, LCACS
CT Consultants
De Nora Tech Manufacturing
De Nora Tech R&D
Dyson Corporation
Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Euclid Fish Company
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Heatmax Heaters
Holden Arboretum
Hose Master LLC
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Country Club
K-J Fasteners
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Lake County Council on Aging
Lake County Nursery
Lake Health
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Lantern of Madison
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 Lumber & Supply
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Schools
Merritt Woodwork
Midwest Materials
Minutemen HR Services
Moving Ahead Services
Olon Ricerca Bioscience, LLC
Painesville City Board of Education
Painesville Township
Pepco (Professional Electric Products Co.)
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
Process Technology
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Rabbinical College of Telshe
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio
Sonnys CarWash Chemistry
South Shore Controls, Inc.
Spring Lake Nursery
Steel Warehouse Cleveland LLC (dba Chesterfield Steel)
The Holden Arboretum
Training Services International, Inc.
Transfer Express, Inc.
Universal Metal Products
Vector Security
Vector Technical Inc
Venture Environmental Contracting LLC
Vicon Fabricating Company
Village of Fairport Harbor
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
West Geauga Local Schools
Willoughby Eastlake City Schools