Volume 18 / Issue 6 - June, 2013
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, June 21, 2013 Topic: BWC Program & Grants Update 2013 Speaker: Michael Rienerth, BWC Representatives Time: Registration 11:15 a.m. - Meeting & Program 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites LaMalfa Cost: $20 for LCSC Members, $25 for Non-Members Registration on line at www.councilnews.org RSVP Deadline Monday, June 17, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013 Topic: Progressive Disciplinary & Enforcement Policies Speakers: TBD Time: Registration 11:15 a.m. - Meeting & Program 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites LaMalfa Cost: $20 for LCSC Members, $25 for Non-Members Registration on line at www.councilnews.org RSVP Deadline Monday, July 22, 2013

BWC Programming and Safety Grant Update 2013

The Lake County Safety Council is proud to host Mike Rienerth, BWC Interim Director of Technical Services and Ergonomics Technical Advisor at the Friday, June 21 Lake County Safety Council meeting.

At the meeting Rienerth, who has a bachelor of science degree in industrial and systems engineering from Ohio University and a master of science degree in occupational safety and health from Columbia Southern University, will discuss and provide updates on BWC programming and safety grants for 2013.

Among other items, he will present an overview of the BWC safety intervention grant program and provide examples of safety intervention grants from various industries.

He will provide updates on upcoming changes to the safety intervention grant program, list employer action steps to getting BWC safety intervention grants and discuss BWC safety classes in the Northeast Ohio area.

Rienerth has worked for the BWC for 27 years, 24 as an ergonomics consultant, and has served as a continuing education instructor for Cleveland State University.

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites LaMalfa, with registration beginning at 11:15 a.m.

The cost of the event is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Reservations may be made online at the LCSC web site listed below.

The event is sponsored by:

---Lake Health

---HzW Environmentsl Consultants

---RestorX MD

---HealthCare for Business

Council Director Dawn Johnston dawn.johnston@averydennison.com (440) 358-4646 Council Director Elect Position Open Council Secretary Sue Fuerst sfuerst@painesville.com (440) 392-2975 Past Director Mike Orlando morlando@aexcelcorp.com (440) 290-9785 Council Advisor Bob Siktberg bob_siktberg@lincolnelectric.com (216) 383-2141 Council Liaison Kevin Malecek kmalecek@mentorchamber.org (440) 255-1616 Steering Committee Leslie Harris leslie.harris@redcross.org (216) 426-5080 Henry Brooks henry@thejobsnetwork.com (440) 350-9292 Lee Silvi lsilvi@lakelandcc.edu (440) 525-7252 Dan Nichols dnichols@sfielectrical.com (440) 259-2000 Chris Brill-Packard chris.brill-packard@lakehealth.org (440) 354-1933 Donna McCaskey dmccaskey@eagroupohio.com (440) 951-3514 Kenneth Scott scottken@firstenergycorp.com (440) 953-7538 Clifford Smith clifford.smith@altana.com (440) 954-7653 Gordon Levar gflevar@att.net (440) 479-1539 Council Assistant Mark Wainwright mwainwright@mentorchamber.org (440) 255-1616 Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Representative Joan McAllister Garfield Heights Office 216-538-9721 dennis.patterson@bwc.state.oh.us Byron Bombay Garfield Heights Office 216-308-6501 ron.a.2@bwc.state.oh.us Interested in joining our Steering Committee? Contact Mark Wainwright for more information.

A Billion Back - Making Workers Comp Work for Ohio

Reiterating his administrations singular focus on creating jobs and improving Ohio's economy, Gov. John Kasich endorsed three specific actions proposed by BWC Administrator /CEO Steve Buehrer with respect to managing the portion of net assets that exceeds the board-approved ratios.

The Proposal:

---Requests that the BWC Board of Directors authorize a one-time dividend of $1 billion for private employers and public-taxing districts.

---Expands the agency's successful Safety Grant Program from $5 million to $15 million to support expanded statewide efforts to promote workplace safety and encourage further investment in protecting Ohio's workers.

---Asks the State Legislature to modernize the premium collection model by authorizing the BWC to move toward a prospective-payment system and subsequently requesting the board issue an additional $900 million to mitigate transition costs. This switch would also result in rate reductions of two (2) percent for private employers and four (4) percent for public employers.

For a complete report on this initiative, go to the LCSC web site home page to review the entire article.

Attendance - 05/17/13

Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
Air Equipment Rental Corp.
Air Power Dynamics
American Controls LLC
AMG Resources Corporation
Apple Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Aqua Ohio, Inc.
Arcola Building Company Inc.
Around the Clock Home Care
Avery Dennison - PFF
Avery Dennison - PTD
Beachwood City School District
Beacon Health
Bescast, Inc.
Brecksville-Broadview Hts. City Schools
Brotzman Nursery
Career Tech
Chardon Metal Products
Chemsultants International
City of Kirtland
City of Mentor
City of Painesville - WPCP
Classic Auto Group
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Cres Cor
DAI Ceramics, Inc.
Damon Morgan Corporation
Dyson Corporation
EGC Enterprises, Inc.
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Environmental Conditioning Systems
Euclid Fish Company
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
GBGI, Inc.
GBSA, Inc.
Holden Arboretum
Home Care of Lake County
Hose Master LLC
Hynes Industries
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Country Club
Kirtland Local Schools
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
KW Lang Mechanical
Lake Business Products
Lake County Dept. of Utilities
Lake Erie College
Lake Metroparks
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lantern of Madison
Leroy Township
Levin Furniture
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Lubrizol Corporation
Lubrizol Corporation
Madison Fire District
Madison Health Care
Madison Local Schools
MC Sign Company
McNeil Industries
McNulty Roofing Company
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
MedLab Green
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Schools
Mentor Television, Inc.
Mentor Way Nursing & Rehabilitation
Midwest Materials
MJM Industries
Mold Masters Intl. LLC
MT Heat Treating
MUM Industries
Northcoast Inc. Recycling Specialists
Ohio Moulding Corporation
Omni Cart Services
Perfection Corporation
Perry Township
PET Processors, L.L.C.
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
Royal Plastics Inc.
Salida Woods/Life Service Management
Sheet Metal Products Co., Inc.
Stanley Steemer - Lazar Brothers
Trailer Component Manufacturing
Transfer Express, Inc.
Universal Metal Products
US Endoscopy
USM Precision Products
Village of Fairport Harbor
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
Willo Security