Volume 21 / Issue 3 - March, 2016
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, March 18, 2016 Lake County Safety Services: Speaker(s): Larry Greene, Lake County Emergency Management Agency 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, March 14, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016 ANNUAL AWARDS PROGRAM & Seasonal Workers Safety Issues and Heat Stress Precautions: Speaker(s): Kenneth Berryhill, Cedar Point Amusement Park & Resorts, Director of Safety Time: Registration 11 a.m. - Meeting & Program 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 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, April 11, 2016

Lake County Safety and Emergency Services

The Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the March -- Lake County Safety and Emergency Services Update -- on Friday, March 18.

The keynote speaker will be Larry Greene, Director, Lake County Emergency Management Agency.

Greene has been the director of the EMA since 2003, and his duties include preparing for and coordinating management of disasters and large-scale emergencies in Lake County and the development and maintenance of the county's emergency operations plan, including an event at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant.

He serves as the secretary of the Lake County Emergency Planning Committee and is administrative coordinator of the county's regional bomb squad.

Greene has oversight of the federal Homeland Security grant funding, supports the training and equipping of public safety first responders in Lake County and develops exercise scenarios designed to ensure integrity of local emergency plans..

At the meeting on Friday, March 18 he will discuss -- Hazard Risk Assessment.

This will include elements of:

---Its role in emergency planning and mitigation

---How the process is achieved

---How it helps keep county residents safe.

Before coming to the EMA in 2003, Green was a police officer for 30 years. He has a degree in Criminal Justice from Lakeland Community College and is a graduate of Ohio's Police Executive Leadership College in Columbus.

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 216-469-6600 scott.t.1@bwc.state.oh.us Interested in joining our Steering Committee? Contact Mark Wainwright for more information.mwainwright@mentorchamber.org

BWC Update - Prepared for the Next Steps - True-Up

Are you prepard for the next steps in the new workers compensation billing process.

True-Up is coming in July.

Ohio private employers have adjusted to the new way BWC charges for workers compensation coverage.

Last year's change to prospective billing brought a much-needed move to the standard insurance industry practice of charging premiums in advance of extending coverage.

Employers are now enjoying a number of benefits of the new billing system, including more flexible payment options, better customer service and a $1 billion premium credit provided by the BWC to avoid double-billing employers during the switch.

However, the transition process is not fully complete. The payroll true-up is coming in July.

True-up is a new process that requires employers to report their actual payroll for the previous policy year and reconcile any differences in premium paid.

This is an important step that is necessary for the BWC to accurately calculate the premium. It is also critically important to maintaining your policy and your participation in your current rating plan or discount programs.

You must complete the true-up report even if your payroll for the year matches the estimate you receive from the BWC.

Your policy year 2015 payroll true-up notice will be sent July 1 and your report will be due by August 15. Reports must be submitted on line at bwc.ohio.gov or by phone at 1.800.644.6292.

A number of videos, webinars and other resources about prospective billing are available at bwc.ohio.gov.

Attendance - 02/19/16

Action Door
Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
Alloy Precision Technologies
AMG Resources Corporation
Arcola Building Company Inc.
Around the Clock Home Care
Avery Dennison - CFF
Avery Dennison - EFD
Avery Dennison - PFF
BCH Electrical Consulting
Beacon Health
Brotzman Nursery
Champion Personnel System
Chemsultants International
City of Eastlake
City of Kirtland
City of Mayfield Heights
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
Crossroads, LCACS
CT Consultants
Dyson Corporation
ECKART America Corp.
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Environmental Conditioning Systems
Euclid Fish Company
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
GBGI, Inc.
Grand Rock
Holden Arboretum
Home Care of Lake County
Homestead 1 (Saber-Health)
Homestead II (SaberHealth)
Hose Master LLC
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
J.J.O. Construction, Inc.
Just In Time Staffing
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kemper House Highland Heights
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Country Club
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 Safety Enterprises
Life Services
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Madison Fire District
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 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
Omni Cart Services
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Painesville City Board of Education
Painesville Township
Pepco (Professional Electric Products Co.)
Perfection Corporation
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Township
Preformed Line Products Company
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Ranpak Corp.
Regal Diamond Products Corp.
Reserves Network, The
Restorx MD
Roberts Roofing Company
Royal Plastics Inc.
Sheet Metal Products Co., Inc.
Stanley Steemer - Lazar Brothers
STP Products Inc.
The Holden Arboretum
The News-Herald
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Trailer Component Manufacturing
Tri County Ambulance Service
Universal Metal Products
USM Precision Products
V.L. Chapman Electric
Vector Technical
Village of Fairport Harbor
Village of Perry
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
Volk Optical
Waste Management
West Geauga Local Schools
Western Reserve Water Systems
Wickliffe Country Place
Willo Security
Willoughby Eastlake Library
Zagar, Inc.