Volume 20 / Issue 8 - August, 2015
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, August 21, 2015 Topic: Slips, Trips & Falls - Staying on Your Feet Speaker(s): Scott Turner, BWC, Division of Safety & Hygiene 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 17, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015 Topic: Safety Culture - Developing & Maintaining a Safety Culture Speaker(s): Darcy Robison, Pentair 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 14, 2015

Slips, Trips & Falls -- Staying on Your Feet

The Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the August program -- Slips, Trips & Falls-Staying on Your Feet -- on Friday, August 21.

The keynote speaker will be Scott Turner, BWC, Division of Safety & Hygiene.

Also attending the meeting will be John Wilton, Regional Business Consultant, from the Garfield Heights BWC office. He will be available to answer questions about the new BWC program of -- Prospective Billing. Prospective billing is in place for private state funded employers and individual company's first payments are due at the end of August.

Turner will address and discuss issues such as:

---The financial consequences of Slips, Trips & Falls

---The major causes of Slips, Trips & Falls

---And, how to prevent Slips, Trips & Falls

Turner has been assisting employers in Ohio since April of 1993 when he began working for the division of safety and hygiene.

His focus has been working with Ohio's employers to eliminate hazards, improve internal safety management practices and prevent occupational injuries.

Turner also has served as an instructor for the BWC and currently conducts programs concerning; OSHA injury/illness record keeping, accident analysis, OSHA 10/30-hour construction courses, OSHA 10/30-hour general industry courses, behavior-based safety, basic machine guarding and job safety analysis.

Turner is a published author. The World Safety Organization has published an article he wrote on OSHA injury/illness recording/reporting in April of 2012.

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

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 Al DiFranco adifranco@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 Andrea Vann andrea@vlchapmanelectric.com (440) 354-2310 John Kloski jkloski@madisonfiredist.com (440) 428-6531 Sandra DiFranco sandra.difranco@redcross.org (216) 426-5080 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

New Billing System in Place - First Invoice Due Aug. 31

The way workers' compensation coverage is billed recently changed for private employers in Ohio as the BWC transitions to prospective billing.

The BWC previously billed private employers retroactively for converage, but now requires paying in advance for premiums.

A $1.2 billion transition credit is being provided by the BWC to avoid double-billing employers during the transition.

The new billing system offers a number of benefits, including more flexible payment options and better customer service.

The BWC mailed a notice of estimated annual premium to private employers in late May. It includes information about how to request changes to estimated payroll, and how to file a true-up report at the end of the policy year.

If businesses have not received this notice, or if their estimated payroll is different than what appears on the notice, they should call the BWC at 1-800-644-6292.

Businesses are reminded to submit their payroll reports for January 1 to June 30, 2015 by August 31 to receive the transition credit equal to their premium for that time period.

The first invoices under the new billing system will be issued August 1 and due August 31.

Public employers will switch to prospective billing beginning January 1, 2016.

More information about prospective billing, including videos and webinars, is available at:


Attendance - 07/17/15-Developing EHS Plans

Action Door
Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
Alloy Precision Technologies
American Controls LLC
AMG Resources Corporation
Arcola Building Company Inc.
Around the Clock Home Care
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Avery Dennison - CFF
Brotzman Nursery
Chemsultants International
City of Eastlake
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
Classic Auto Group
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Compass Group
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Contemporary Electric Inc.
Cres Cor
Crossroads, LCACS
Crown Services, Inc.
CT Consultants
Dyson Corporation
EA Group
ECKART America Corp.
EGC Enterprises, Inc.
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Environmental Conditioning Systems
Euclid Fish Company
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
GBGI, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hartman Personnel Services
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
Kemper House Highland Heights
Kirtland Country Club
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 Safety Enterprises
Life Services
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Lubrizol Corporation
Lubrizol Corporation
Madison Fire District
Madison Health Care
Madison Local Schools
Madison Township
Madison Village
Mapleview Country Villa
MC Sign Company
McNeil Industries
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Schools
Mentor Television, Inc.
Merritt Woodwork
Metal Seal Precision
Metz Culinary Management
Midwest Materials
Millennium Control Systems
MJM Industries
Mold Masters Intl. LLC
MT Heat Treating
MUM Industries
North American Coating Laboratories
North Perry Village
Northcoast Inc. Recycling Specialists
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Painesville City Board of Education
Painesville Township
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Township
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Ranpak Corp.
Regal Diamond Products Corp.
Roberts Roofing Company
Royal Plastics Inc.
Sheet Metal Products Co., Inc.
Stanley Steemer - Lazar Brothers
STERIS Corporation
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Trailer Component Manufacturing
Transfer Express, Inc.
Tri County Ambulance Service
TT Electronics Integrated Mfg. Services
Universal Metal Products
USM Precision Products
V.L. Chapman Electric
Vector Technical
Village of Fairport Harbor
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
Western Reserve Water Systems
Wickliffe Country Place
Willo Security
Willoughby Eastlake Library
Zagar, Inc.