Volume 15 / Issue 8 - August, 2010
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, August 20, 2010 Topic: Requirements for CDL and non-CDL Commercial Truck Drivers - Are You In Compliance? Speaker: Trooper Frank Gharky, State of Ohio Commercial Unit Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites LaMalfa Cost: $18.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members Pre-registration is required. No refunds
Friday, September 17, 2010 Topic: Prioritizing Your Safety Programs Speaker: Vanessa Pelligrino, ASSE Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites LaMalfa Cost: $18.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members Pre-registration is required. No refunds.

What Everyone Should Know About
— Requirements for CDL and non-CDL Commercial Truck Drivers - Are You In Compliance?

The Lake County Safety Council presents:

Ohio State Trooper Frank Gharky, State of Ohio Commercial Unit and his lunch program "Requirements for CDL and non-CDL Commercial Truck Drivers - Are You In Compliance?"

⇒ Medical Card Information As It Applies to non-CDL & CDL Drivers

⇒ Who Is Required To Carry Them

⇒ How & Where To Obtain Them

⇒ What Are The Qualifications to Obtain Them

TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., registration @ 11:15 a.m.

DATE: Friday, August 20, 2010

SITE: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites LaMalfa @ Route 2 and Heisley Road

RSVP: Online @ www.councilnews.org or e-mail mark@mentorchamber.org

COST: $18 Members, $20 Non-Members

Council Director Chris Brill-Packard chris.brill-packard@lakehealth.org (440) 354-1933 Council Director Elect Position Open Council Secretary Cliff Smith cliffsmithehs@componentrepair.com (440) 255-1793 Past Director Scott Cole, CSP scott.cole@lakecountyohio.gov (440) 350-5706 Council Advisor Bob Siktberg bob_siktberg@lincolnelectric.com (216) 383-2141 Council Liaison Marie Pucak, IOM MPucak@MentorChamber.org (440) 255-1616 Steering Committee Dawn Johnston dawn.johnston@averydennison.com (440) 358-4646 Lee Silvi lsilvi@lakelandcc.edu (440) 525-7252 Dan Nichols dnichols@sfielectrical.com (440) 259-2000 Donna McCaskey dmccaskey@eagroupohio.com (440) 951-3514 Sue Fuerst sfuerst@painesville.com Mike Orland morlando@aexcelcorp.com (440) 205-7317 Council Assistant Mark Wainwright mwainwright@mentorchamber.org (440) 255-1616 Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Representative Dennis Patterson 216-403-7433 dennis.patterson@bwc.state.oh.us Ron Abrams 216-308-2996 ron.a.2@bwc.state.oh.us Interested in joining our Steering Committee? Contact Scott Cole for more information.

Ohio Private Employer Base Rates Fall

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has reached another milestone in setting fair, equitable and competitive workers' compensation rates for Ohio employers, according to the BWC e-news.

The BWC Board of Directors approved an overall premium rate decrease of 3.9 percent for private employers effective in July. With this reduction, Ohio's private employer base rates are at their lowest level in the last two decades, and 35 percent lower than they were in policy year 2007.

In addition, base rates are now lower for more than half of Ohio's 531 manual classifications, an overall 8.4 percent decrease in base rates since 2009. Because private employers pay for their workers' compensation coverage six months in arrears, they will see this latest decrease in their January 2011 statements.

"By lowering Ohio's base rates to levels not seen in at least 20 years, the majority of Ohio's private employers are now seeing significant savings in their workers' compensation costs," said BWC Administrator Marsha Ryan. "These funds can now be invested into their business operations to support future job growth and economic development in our state."

Led by its board of directors, the BWC is in the third year of a comprehensive rate-reform effort to make certain the amount paid by each employer matches the risk that employer brings to the system.

In other news...the BWC Board of Directors has improved rate making accuracy and consistency for public employer taxing districts (PECs).

The board modified two tables that impact experience-based rate adjustments for PECs. These changes take effect Jan. 1, 2011.

The credibility table will have maximum value of 65 percent and will have lower eligibility requirments. This will allow smaller employers to earn adjustments based on their own claim experience. For those in group rating, the revised break-even factor table allows them to achieve a maximum discount of 59 percent.

The action aligns the PEC credibility table with that of private employers, which the BWC Board of Directors established earlier this year and which became effective on July 1. The BWC applies the break-even factor in conjunction with the credibility table to set rates for all PECs that reflect their individual risk level.

Attendance - 07/23/10

Active Plumbing Supply
Air Power Dynamics
ALBA Contractors, Inc.
Allied Door Systems
Alloy Precision Technologies
AMG Resources Corporation
Apple Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Aqua Ohio, Inc.
Arcola Building Company Inc.
Around the Clock Home Care
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Avery Dennison - CFF
Beachwood City School District
Bescast, Inc.
Career Tech
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Chardon Metal Products
Chemsultants International
City of Eastlake
City of Kirtland
City of Painesville - Fire Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - WPCP
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Commercial Siding & Maintenance Company
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Core Systems LLC
Cres Cor
Crossroads, LCACS
CT Consultants
Damon Morgan Corporation
EA Group
Emeritus at Mentor
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Environmental Conditioning Systems
Equistar Chemicals, Inc.
Euclid Fish Company
Flow Polymers, LLC
Food For Thought
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Grand Rock
Hanahan & Associates, Inc.
Haver Tyler, Inc.
Home Care of Lake County
Honda of Mentor
Hose Master LLC
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Interlake Stamping
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
KW Lang Mechanical
Lake County Educational Service Center
Lake County Nursery
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Lantern of Madison
Levin Furniture
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Madison Township
MC Sign Company
McNeil Industries
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Schools
Mentor Television, Inc.
Mentor Way Nursing & Rehabilitation
Merritt Woodwork
Midwest Materials
Modern Employment
Moscarino & Treu, LLP
MT Heat Treating
North American Coating Laboratories
North Perry Village
Northcoast Inc. Recycling Specialists
NOVA Chemicals
Ohio Associated Enterprises
Ohio Broach & Machine Co.
Omni Cart Services
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Perfection Corporation
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Township
PET Processors, L.L.C.
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
Progressive Foods (Dunkin Donuts)
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Radix Wire
Royal Plastics Inc.
Salida Woods/Life Service Management
Soundwich, Inc.
Team Wendy, LLC
The Malish Corporation
The News-Herald
Trailer Component Manufacturing
US Endoscopy
V.L. Chapman Electric
Village of Fairport Harbor
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
Volk Optical
Willoughby Eastlake City Schools

Lake County Safety Council Membership

We hope your organization will renew its membership with the Lake County Safety Council for Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) when you receive your membership renewal invoice. The deadline date for renewing is August 30. Your membership helps the LCSC improve the health, safety and environmental awareness of our community and its partnering organizations within Lake County and surrounding areas. The LCSC will continue to strive to meet your needs that were identified in our most recent programming survey.

Over the past year, we have significantly improved the LCSC website and purchased a new tabletop display to promote our organization. We were able to accomplish this with your support of technical meetings, monthly luncheon meetings and sponsorship opportunities.

We hope you use monthly meetings to network with peers and to talk to steering committee members about safety, health and the environment. The committee members have broad ranges of backgrounds and experiences and welcome questions at any time.

Committee member biographies and contact information is available on the website, www.councilnews.org. Maximize your membership today by connecting with peers and tapping steering committee member expertise.

Semi-Annual Reports Due Soon

The BWC fiscal year, FY10, concluded July 31, 2010. All reporting members of the Lake County Safety Council (LCSC) are required to complete a semi-annual report. This report is used by the Ohio BWC for a variety of purposes and is a critical requirement for the success of the safety council.

Semi-annual reports were sent to you via e-mail.

If you did not receive this report, contact Mark Wainwright as the safety council directly at 440-255-1616.

Your assistance with entering your company’s data accurately and in a timely manner permits the LCSC to submit the data to the Ohio BWC by the deadline date. Please consider doing this as soon as you can.

The LCSC will be emailing and calling companies as the deadline nears. Help us limit unnecessary emails and phone calls to companies by completing your semi-annual report as soon as posible.

Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation and your continued support of the Lake County Safety Council.