Volume 16 / Issue 10 - October, 2011
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, October 21, 2011 Topic: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls SpeakersSteve Manning and Mike Mettler, Red Wing Shoes Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites LaMalfa Cost: $18 for members and $20 for non-members Pre-registration is required. No refunds
Friday, November 18, 2011 Topic: Holiday Stress SpeakerOfficer Jeff Stanczyk, Community Policing United, Cleveland Police Department Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites LaMalfa Cost: $18 for members and $20 for non-members Pre-registration is required. No refunds

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

The Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the October program addressing the issue of "Slips, Trips and Falls in the Work Place."

This program will be presented by Steve Manning, Red Wing Shoes (locally), along with Mike Mettler, territory manager for Red Wing.

Among other items, Mr. Manning and Mr. Mettler will address:

-- Slips, Trips & Falls--What is the Difference?

-- Workplace Slip Accident Statistics--Footwear verses Flooring.

-- Why do we Slip--How does Friction play a part?

-- Slip Resistance in Footwear--Soles, Materials & Tread Patterns.

-- Testing and Legislative Requirements--Satra Technologies---ASTM Standards.

-- Learning from Experience--Case Studies--Make Smarter Choices.

The meeting is at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites LaMalfa on Friday, October 21.

Registration begins at 11:15 a.m.

The meetiing cost is $18 for LCSC members and $20 for non-members.

Reservations are required and may be made by going to the LCSC web site. The link is listed below.

Council Director Cliff Smith cliffsmithehs@componentrepair.com (440) 255-1793 James Teknipp jteknipp@cityofwickliffe.com (440) 943-7118 Council Director Elect Position Open Council Secretary Position Open Past Director Chris Brill-Packard chris.brill-packard@lakehealth.org (440) 354-1933 Council Advisor Bob Siktberg bob_siktberg@lincolnelectric.com (216) 383-2141 Council Liaison Marie Pucak, IOM MPucak@MentorChamber.org (440) 255-1616 Steering Committee Dawn Johnston dawn.johnston@averydennison.com (440) 358-4646 Henry Brooks henry@thejobsnetwork.com (440) 350-9292 Lee Silvi lsilvi@lakelandcc.edu (440) 525-7252 Dan Nichols dnichols@sfielectrical.com (440) 259-2000 Donna McCaskey dmccaskey@eagroupohio.com (440) 951-3514 Sue Fuerst sfuerst@painesville.com Mike Orlando morlando@aexcelcorp.com (440) 205-7317 Council Assistant Mark Wainwright mwainwright@mentorchamber.org (440) 255-1616 Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Representative Dennis Patterson 216-403-7433 dennis.patterson@bwc.state.oh.us Ron Abrams 216-308-2996 ron.a.2@bwc.state.oh.us Interested in joining our Steering Committee? Contact Scott Cole for more information.

Grow Ohio to Lower Workers Compensation Costs

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors has approved the creation of the "Grow Ohio" program targeted toward job creation by lowering workers' compensation costs for employers new to Ohio.

The program could reduce premiums by as much as 51 percent for employers new to Ohio since July 1.

"Grow Ohio is a win-win both for new employers and existing employers that benefit from the increased economic activity that occurs with the creation of new jobs," said BWC Administrator/CEO Stephen Buehrer. "We are also sending the message that Ohio's doors are open for business by freeing up more money for companies to invest in their operations."

Under Grow Ohio, new employers will receive the 25 percent discount on their workers' compensation premiums unless they elect to participate in another program incompatible with the Grow Ohio discount.

If they prefer, employers can instead choose to immediately participate in the Group Experience Rating Program, which normally is not accessible to new employers until the first full policy year following the date they obtain workers' compensation coverage.

Participation in group rating could reduce their premiums up to the maximum allowable amount, currently 51 percent.

New business entities or out-of-state businesses that are new to the state and report payroll in Ohio on or after July 1, 2011, will have 30 days to decide whether to pursue the Group Rating option or the 25 percent discount will be automaticlly applied.

The discount will be applied for the payroll period in which the new employer's converage becomes effective and the four subsequent six-month payroll periods.

Incentives will be reflected on bills employers pay beginning in February 2012.

Attendance - 09/16/11-Infectious Diseases & the Work Place

Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
Air Power Dynamics
ALBA Contractors, Inc.
Allied Door Systems
Alloy Precision Technologies
American Controls LLC
AMG Resources Corporation
Apple Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Aqua Ohio, Inc.
Arcola Building Company Inc.
Around the Clock Home Care
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Avery Dennison - CFF
Avery Dennison - PTD
Beachwood City School District
Beacon Health
Bescast, Inc.
Big Oat Oil Field Supply Company
Career Tech
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Chardon Metal Products
Chemsultants International
City of Eastlake
City of Kirtland
City of Mayfield Heights
City of Mentor
City of Mentor-on-the-Lake
City of Painesville - Fire Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - WPCP
City of Wickliffe
Classic Auto Group
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Core Systems LLC
Cres Cor
Crossroads, LCACS
CT Consultants
Damon Morgan Corporation
Dyson Corporation
EA Group
Emeritus at Mentor
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Environmental Conditioning Systems
Euclid Fish Company
First Energy - PNPP
Fluid Line Products
Food For Thought
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hanahan & Associates, Inc.
Hartman Personnel Services
Haver Tyler, Inc.
Heartland of Mentor
Holden Arboretum
Home Care of Lake County
Hose Master LLC
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Just In Time Staffing
K W Land Mechanical, Inc.
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kemper Company
Kemper House Olmsted Falls
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
KW Lang Mechanical
Lake Business Products
Lake County Educational Service Center
Lake County Nursery
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lantern of Madison
Levin Furniture
Life Services
Lintern Corporation
Madison Health Care
Madison Township
MC Sign Company
McNeil Industries
McNulty Roofing Company
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
MedLab Green
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Schools
Mentor Television, Inc.
Mentor Way Nursing & Rehabilitation
Merritt Woodwork
Midwest Materials
Millennium Control Systems
Modern Employment
MT Heat Treating
North American Coating Laboratories
North Perry Village
Northcoast Inc. Recycling Specialists
Ohio Broach & Machine Co.
Ohio Moulding Corporation
Omni Cart Services
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Township
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
Quality Assurance Supported Living Services, Inc.
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Ranpak Corp.
Royal Plastics Inc.
Stanley Steemer - Lazar Brothers
The News-Herald
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Trailer Component Manufacturing
Transfer Express, Inc.
Tri County Ambulance Service
US Endoscopy
USM Precision Products
V.L. Chapman Electric
Village of Fairport Harbor
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
Volk Optical
Wickliffe Country Place
Willoughby Eastlake City Schools

CompManagement Workers Compensation Sessions

The Lake County Chambers of Commerce in partnership with CompManagement are presenting two FREE half-day sessions on how to SAVE on one of the largest expenses faced by any organization or business.

On Friday, October 21 from 1 to 4:15 p.m. (immediately following the LCSC meeting) CompManagement will hold the sessions "The Life of a Claim" and "Fit for Duty" at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites LaMalfa.

On Friday, November 18 from 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (immediately preceding the LCSC meeting) CompManagement will present a repeat of the same program.

For more information on these FREE sessions, please visit the LCSC web site home page. In the lower right-hand portion of the page is a listing for Lake County Chambers of Commerce - Workers Compensation Seminars.

Click on the links for more information and seminar registration.