Volume 19 / Issue 8 - August, 2014
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, August 15, 2014 Topic: OSHA I2P2 Initiative - Injury & Illness Prevention Program Speaker(s): Patric McCon, CSP, CFPS, Zurich Services Corp., Rick Engineering 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, August 11, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014 Topic: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Speaker(s): Sandra DiFranco, M.H.Ed., Preparedness and Health and Safety Services, American Red Cross 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, September 15, 2014

OSHA and the I2P2 Initiative

The Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the August program --- OSHA I2P2 Initiative (Injury & Illness Prevention Program) -- on Friday, August 15.

The keynote speaker will be Patric McCon, CSP, CFPS, Zurich Services Corp., Rick Engineering.

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.

McCon will discuss why OSHA believes Injury and Illness Prevention Programs are proactive processes that can substantially reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries and illnesses and can alleviate the associated financial burdens on the workplace.

The OSHA I2P2 Initiative shows how these systematic programs allow workers and employers to collaborate on an ongoing basis to find and fix workplace hazards before workers are hurt or become ll.

McCon will discuss why OSHA is promoting Injury and Illness Prevention Programs as an effective took for reducing occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities. Many workplaces already have adopted such approaches, for example, with part of OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).

The I2P2 Initiative includes key elements such as:

---Management Leadership

---Worker Participation

---Hazard Identification & Assessment

---Education & Training

---Program Evaluation & Improvement

The event is sponsored by:

---Lake Health

---HzW Environmental Consultants

---RestorX MD

---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 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 216-469-66900scott.t.1@bwc.state.oh.us Interested in joining our Steering Committee? Contact Mark Wainwright for more information.mwainwright@mentorchamber.org

Billion Back One Year Later

Last year at a homegrown t-shirt shop in Columbus, Ohio Gov. John Kasich joined the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to announce the Billion Back plan.

In addition to returning $1 billion in rebates directly to Ohio employers, the plan included modernization of BWC's billing system and the tripling of funding available for safety grants that support safe workplaces. A year later, Ohio employers and workers continue to benefit from the Billion Back plan.

The Safety Intervention Grant Program, which was expanded under Billion Back, has gained significant popularity and a record $15 million in grants was awarded to 535 employers over the last year.

The program provides employers financial assistance to purchase equipment that reduces the risk of occupational injuries and illnesses.

"Employers are showing great interest in workplace safety and many now own cutting-edge safety equipment as a result of the grant program," said BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer. "The new equipment - some of which I've had the opportunity to see firsthand - protects the safety and wellbeing of employees, and also improves the efficiency of operations. We look forward to partnering with more innovative Ohio employers that are working very hard to protect their workers."

Employers are also on track to receive a $1.2 billion credit as BWC implements a new, industry standard billing system that will collect premiums before extending coverage.

The credit will prevent employers from being "double-billed" as the transition occurs.

In addition to simplifying the billing process for employers and providing more payment options, the change will result in an overall rate reduction of two percent for private employers and four percent for public employer taxing districts. Prospective billing will be effective July 1, 2015, for private employers, and Jan. 1, 2016, for public employers.

"The positive economic benefit of returning $1 billion directly to Ohio employers to invest back into their business and communities was clear from the onset," added Buehrer. "But these additional commitments we have made to workplace safety and modernizing our business practices, are also supporting the success of Ohio employers as well as BWC's ongoing mission to improve the workers' compensation system and better serve our customers."

Attendance - 07/25/14

Action Door
Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
American Controls LLC
AMG Resources Corporation
Arcola Building Company Inc.
Around the Clock Home Care
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Avery Dennison - CFF
Avery Dennison - EFD
Beachwood City School District
Brotzman Nursery
Career Tech
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Chemsultants International
City of Eastlake
City of Mentor
City of Mentor-on-the-Lake
City of Painesville - Fire Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - WPCP
City of Willoughby
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Contemporary Electric Inc.
CPP Eastlake
Cres Cor
Crossroads, LCACS
CT Consultants
EA Group
ECKART America Corp.
EGC Enterprises, Inc.
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Environmental Conditioning Systems
Equistar Chemicals, Inc.
Euclid Fish Company
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Food For Thought
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
GBGI, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hartman Personnel Services
Haver Tyler Inc.
Haver Tyler, Inc.
Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Inc./OSI
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.
Just In Time Staffing
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Local Schools
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
Lake County Dept. of Utilities
Lake County Nursery
Lake Erie College
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lantern of Madison
Levin Furniture
Life Services
Lintern Corporation
Madison Fire District
Madison Health Care
Madison Local Schools
Madison Township
Martin, Inc.
MC Sign Company
McNeil Industries
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
Metal Seal Precision
Midwest Materials
Millennium Control Systems
MJM Industries
Mold Masters Intl. LLC
MT Heat Treating
MUM Industries
Neway Stamping and Manufacturing
North Perry Village
Northcoast Inc. Recycling Specialists
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Painesville City Board of Education
Painesville Township
Perfection Corporation
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Township
PET Processors, L.L.C.
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Ranpak Corp.
Restorx MD
Royal Plastics Inc.
Sheet Metal Products Co., Inc.
Stanley Steemer - Lazar Brothers
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Trailer Component Manufacturing
Transfer Express, Inc.
Tri County Ambulance Service
Universal Metal Products
USM Precision Products
V.L. Chapman Electric
Vector Technical
Village of Fairport Harbor
Vine Beverage & Catering, Inc.
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
Western Reserve Water Systems
Wickliffe Country Place
Willo Security
Zagar, Inc.