Volume 28 / Issue 3 - March, 2023
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

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




Thursday, April 20, 2023
Topic: Inspire a Safer Workplace - Find a Way

Brad Hurtig - Motivational Speaker


Registration:  11:15 a.m.

Lunch & Meeting:  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




Fall protection

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the March program ---  Fall Protection - with keynote speaker Barry Gullickson, Fall Protection Specialist, 3M Personal Safety Division. 

The Thursday, March 16 luncheon program at Cater to You Catering (Father Kline Social Center - St. John Vianney, 7575 Bellflower Road, Mentor) 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.

Gullickson has spent the last five years helping workers stay safe, healthy and compliant through 3M Fall Protection Solutions.

The presentation will cover the "A, B, Cs" of fall protection, iincluding such items as: Anchorages, Body Support, Connectors, Descent and Rescus, Education and Fall Protection Tools.

Gullickson is: Fall Protection competent person trainer certified, a Fall Protection rescue competent person, a Confined Space competent person and a Fall Protection for tools competent pseron.

The anchorage discussion will include information about anchorage connectors varying by industry, job, type of installation and structure. The body support conversation will include information on harnesses and the distribution of fall forces over the upper thighs, pelvis, chect and shoulders. And the importance of a connection point to the workers for the personal fall arrest system.

Decent and rescue will cover devices that are used to raise or lower a fallen injured worker to safety or retrieve workers or employees from confined spaces. Gullickson will rreinforce the importance of education in fall protection planning and preparations. 

He also will discuss Fall Protection for Tools which helps make work environments safer and more productive by reducing the dangers of dropped object (tools) incidents.

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, March 16, 2023.

The February meeting sponsors are:

HzW Environmental Consulting, University Hospitals and Venture Environmental Contracting, LLC.

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.

8% Rate Reduction for Private Employers

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator John Logue announced at the Feb. board meeting that Ohio’s private employers will pay nearly $90 million less in workers’ compensation premiums in the next fiscal year due to an 8% rate reduction approved by the BWC Board of Directors.

A history of BWC rate changes can be found online by clicking this link.

Safety Intervention Grant Program

We reopened the Safety Intervention Grant (SIG) Program in November 2022, making the program easier to apply. The SIG Program is available to both private and public employers and recipients of the grant are eligible for a 3-to-1 matching grant, up to $40,000.

2023 Ohio Safety Congress and Expo

Last week, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation hosted the 2023 Ohio Safety Congress (OSC23). The event was live and in-person at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, March 8-10, 2023. This year, there were over 7,000 attendees, 200 exhibitor booths, and 100 educational sessions.

Medical and Health Symposium

Don’t forget registration is now open for the 2023 Medical & Health Symposium, May 4-6. Watch a live shoulder surgery Friday, May 5, hear from nationally recognized speakers, and earn continuing education. Click here to learn more.

In-Demand Jobs Week

The sixth annual In-Demand Jobs Week is May 1-5, 2023! In-Demand Jobs Week is the statewide celebration of the jobs, industries, and skills that are in-demand in Ohio. This year, In-Demand Jobs Week will highlight Ohio’s top jobs that stem from career-focused education and the various paths available to Ohioans as they look for their next opportunity.

Example Career Pathways available in Ohio include:

Career Technical Education - provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.

Pre-Apprenticeships - teaches entry level technical and job-readiness skills for an apprentice occupation to prepare students for a formal Registered Apprenticeship training program upon graduation.

College Credit Plus - helps students earn college and high school credits simultaneously by taking college courses from local colleges or universities while in high school.

News Briefs

Multiple Policy Payment Option 

We have made it easier than ever to do business with BWC. If you provide services for multiple clients, you may now submit a single payment for all of your clients. 

To access this new feature, sign in with an authorized representative account associated with a representative id. If you do not have a representative id you can obtain one by submitting a completed R-4 form.

Click here for more information.

Important dates

March 21: Trenching Safety Days - Regional Seminar - SW Ohio. More info online.

March 22: Better You, Better Ohio! wellness webinar. More info online.

March 23: In-person Training- First Aid in the Workplace. More info online.

March 27: Virtual Training - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. More info online.

March 28: Trenching Safety Days- Regional Seminar -SE Ohio. More info online.

March 31: Important Program Deadline for private employers. More info online.




Thank You To Our Meeting Sponsors

Attendance - 02/16/23-Distracted Driving, Texting and Other 'On The Road' Safety Related Issues

A Heavenly Helper Home Care
Aexcel Corporation
Alloy Precision Technologies
Alloy Precision Technologies
Beachwood City School District
Brotzman Nursery
Budzar Industries LLC
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
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
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Contemporary Electric Inc.
Crossroads, LCACS
CT Consultants
Dyson Corporation
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Euclid Fish Company
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Holden Arboretum
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Inova Staffing Services
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Country Club
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Lake County Council on Aging
Lake County Nursery
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
Metz Culinary Management
Midwest Materials
Moving Ahead Services
MUM Industries
North American Coating Laboratories
Olon Ricerca Bioscience, LLC
Painesville City Board of Education
Painesville Township
Perry Local School District
Preformed Line Products Company
Process Technology
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Rabbinical College of Telshe
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio
South Shore Controls, Inc.
Spring Lake Nursery
Steel Warehouse Cleveland LLC (dba Chesterfield Steel)
STERIS Corporation
STERIS Corporation
Steris Endoscopy
The Holden Arboretum
Training Services International, Inc.
Transfer Express, Inc.
Tri County Ambulance Service
Universal Metal Products
University Hospitals
University Hospitals
Vector Security
Vector Technical Inc
Venture Environmental Contracting LLC
Vicon Fabricating Company
Village of Fairport Harbor
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
W.S. Tyler
West Geauga Local Schools
Willoughby Eastlake City Schools