Volume 18 / Issue 11 - November, 2013
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, November 22, 2013 Topic: Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Regulations Update Speaker(s): Pamela Matheny, Hazardous Material Specialist II, PUCO 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, November 18, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013 Topic: Lock Out/Tag Out Speaker(s): Darryl J. Schumacher, Sotaris 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, December 9, 2013

ODOT Update with Pam Matheny of the PUCO

The Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the November program --- an Ohio Department of Transportation update --- on Friday, November 22.

The keynote speaker will be Pamela Matheny from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. She is a hazardous material specialist in the transportation department's enforcement division.

He job responsibilities include compliance reviews, safety audits and roadside inspections.

She will be addressing:

---What is changing regarding your Medical Certificate

---What is NOT changing regarding your Medical Certificate

---How do you comply with the new requirements

---And, really, how does all of this apply to me?

The meeting 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 Environmental Consultants

---Lakeside Safety Management

Council Director Dawn Johnston 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 joan.m.1@bwc.state.oh.us Scott Turner Safety Consultant Specialist Division of Safety & Hygiene 216-469-6600 scott.t.1@bwc.state.oh.us Interested in joining our Steering Committee? Contact Mark Wainwright for more information.

BWC Distributing Final $81 Million in Rebates

The BWC is distributing the final $81.7 million in the Billion Back rebate program.

The last round involves 2,000 employers in the group-retrospective rating program.

The businesses receiving the latest money are those private employers that participate in group-retrospective rating. Under the program, BWC-certified sponsors create groups of employers that focus on practicing workplace safety and claims management to achieve lower premiums that they could as individuals.

Employers continue to pay individual premiums, and then receive retrospective premium adjustments based on the combined performance of the group.

Most of these businesses will receive checks, which were schedule to be mailed. Those with outstanding BWC balances will have their rebates first applied to satisfy those balances.

The $1 billion rebate is part of a three-part Billion Back plan that also includes changes to the BWC's successful Safety Grant Program.

The final piece of the Billion Back plan includes the modernization of the BWC's premium collection model toward a prospective-payment system. The prospective plan, which is likely to begin in early 2015, will result in a $900 million credit to employers to avoid double billing.

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The BWC recently teamed up with the Ohio Department of Aging and other Ohio government and state business partners for STEADY U, a statewide collaborative aimed at preventing slips, trips and falls in older Ohioans.

Employee who are 45 years old and older are more likely to fall in the workplace than other workers. Work-related slips, trips and falls often result in sick days, reduced productivity and expensive workers' compensation claims for the employer. The average BWC claim for lost time related to slips, trips and falls is more than $31,000.

Below listed are 10 ways to reduce falls in the workplace:

--Keep a written housekeeping program

--Ensure floors are clean and dry

--Employ proper floor cleaning procedures

--Wear slip-resistant shoes

--Block entry into areas with wet floors

--Maintain adequate lighting

--Encourage employees to take their time and watch where they are going

--Maintain a written removal plan for ice and snow

--Place additional mats in entrances during inclement weather

--Ask for employees to use stepstools instead of standing on furniture

Attendance - 10/25/13-The Cost of Safety - (large & small firms)

Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
Air Equipment Rental Corp.
Air Power Dynamics
ALBA Contractors, Inc.
American Controls LLC
American Red Cross
AMG Resources Corporation
Arcola Building Company Inc.
Around the Clock Home Care
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Bescast, Inc.
Brotzman's Nursery, Inc.
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Chardon Metal Products
City of Eastlake
City of Kirtland
City of Mentor
City of Mentor-on-the-Lake
City of Painesville - Water Dept.
City of Painesville, Fire Department
City of Painesville, Water Department
City of Painesville, WPCP
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concentra Medical Centers
Concentra Medical Centers
Concord Township
Cres Cor
Crossroads, LCACS
CT Consultants
Damon Morgan Corporation
Dyson Corporation
EGC Enterprises, Inc.
Emeritus at Mentor
Employ Ease
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
ENPAC, LLC
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Environmental Conditioning Systems
Equistar Chemicals, Inc.
Euclid Fish Company
Extrudex
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
First Energy
First Energy - PNPP
Fluid Line Products
Food For Thought
Fredon Corporation
Fusion, Inc.
GBGI, Inc.
GBSA, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hartman Personnel Services
Holden Arboretum
Home Care of Lake County
Homestead 1 (Saber-Health)
Homestead II (SaberHealth)
Hose Master LLC
Hynes Industries
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
J.J.O. Construction, Inc.
K W Land Mechanical, Inc.
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Local Schools
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
KW Lang Mechanical
Lake Business Products
Lake County Dept. of Utilities
Lake County Nursery
Lake Erie College
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Lakeland Community College
Lakeside Safety Management
Laketran
Lantern of Madison
Levin Furniture
Libra
Life Safety Enterprises
Life Services
Lintern Corporation
Madison Fire District
Madison Local Schools
Madison Township
MC Sign Company
McNeil Industries
McNulty Roofing Company
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
MedLab
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
MJM Industries
Mold Masters Intl. LLC
MT Heat Treating
MUM Industries
Neway Stamping and Manufacturing
Nicola, Gudbransoon & Cooper LLC
North American Coating Laboratories
North Perry Village
Northcoast Inc. Recycling Specialists
NOVA Chemicals
Omni Cart Services
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Painesville City Board of Education
Painesville City Water Department
Painesville Township
PCC Airfoils Inc.
Perfection Corporation
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Township
PET Processors, L.L.C.
Pinnacle Construction & Development Group, Inc
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
Princeton Tool
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Race Winning Brands
Ranpak Corp.
Reiders Market (aka BHR Fresh LLC)
Restorx MD
Roll-Kraft
Royal Plastics Inc.
Sheet Metal Products Co., Inc.
Star Precision Technologies
The Holden Arboretum
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Trailer Component Manufacturing
Transfer Express, Inc.
Tri County Ambulance Service
Universal Metal Products
US Endoscopy
USM Precision Products
V.L. Chapman Electric
Vector Technical
Village of Fairport Harbor
Vine Beverage & Catering (dba LaMalfa)
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
Wickliffe Country Place
Willo Security