Volume 21 / Issue 10 - October, 2016
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Friday, October 21, 2016
Topic: Combustion and Safety Issues
Speaker: Brian Baesel, CEC Combustion
Time: Registration: 11:15 a.m.
Lunch & Program: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites LaMalfa
Cost: Members: $20, Non-Members: $25

Friday, November 18, 2016
Topic: Water Testing & Health and Safety Issues
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Rodway, medical director, Lake County General Health District (and) a Lake County Health District sanitarian
Time: Registration: 11:15 a.m.
Lunch & Program: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites LaMalfa
Cost: Members: $20, Non-Members: $25

October 2016 LCSC - Combustion and Safety Issues

The Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the October monthly program Combustion and Safety Issues -- on Friday, October 21.

The keynote speaker will be Brian Baesel, general manager, CEC Combustion. Baesel is a professional engineer who specializes in the design and field inspection of industrial combustion equipment. His presentation will cover the top 10 issues relating to combustion equipment safety. It also will focus on lockout, tag out and verification issues involving natural gas and fuels. He is a member of two national standard committees (NFPA 85, NFPA 86) and has helped to develop several Fortune 100 corporate combustion programs. He will cover the issue of interlocking testing which is misunderstood. It actually is the law according to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. He also will cover important natural gas safety and isolation issues. Prior to joining CEC Combustion, Baesel worked at a foundry and for a natural gas utility. 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 ---Lake County Chambers of Commerce ---EA Group

Council Director
Dawn Johnson

Council Director Elect
Position Open
Council Secretary
Sue Fuerst
(440) 392-2975

Past Director
Mike Orlando
(440) 290-9785

Council Advisor
Bob Siktberg
(216) 383-2141

Council Liaison
Al DiFranco
(440) 255-1616

Steering Committee
Lee Silvi
(440) 525-7252

Andrea Vann
(440) 354-2310

Chris Brill-Packard
(440) 354-1933

Donna McCaskey
(440) 951-3514

Sandra Difranco
(216) 426-5080

Clifford Smith
(440) 954-7653

Gordon Levar
(440) 479-1539

Joanne Clapp
(440) 259-2671

Council Assistant
Mark Wainwright
(440) 255-1616

Ohio Bureau of Workers'
Compensation Representative

Joan McAllister
Garfield Heights Office

Byron Bombay
Garfield Heights Office

Interested in joining our Steering Committee? Contact Mark Wainwright for more information.

BWC announces $56.6 million in savings through the SID

BWC’s Special Investigations Department (SID) released its Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report highlighting its efforts to deter, detect, investigate and prosecute workers' compensation fraud. They announced the SID identified $56.6 million in savings for the State Insurance Fund over the past year due to workers’ compensation fraud committed by claimants, employers and medical providers. Recovered funds will go back to the State Insurance Fund to care for workers injured in Ohio. The report includes an overview of the statistics and SID’s strategies for preventing and detecting fraud. However, enforcement is not the only method SID uses to raise awareness of workers’ compensation fraud. The SID also promotes its work by means of articles in periodicals, presentations and social media. People may stay up to date on the latest from SID by following the BWC Blog, liking our Facebook page and following the SID on Twitter. The SID reminds concerned supporters to report suspected workers’ compensation fraud by calling 1-800-644-6292 or visiting bwc.ohio.gov

Attendance - 09/16/16

Action Door
Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
ALBA Contractors, Inc.
Alloy Precision Technologies
Amerathon, LLC
AMG Resources Corporation
Arcola Building Company Inc.
Around the Clock Home Care
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Avery Dennison - CFF
Avery Dennison - EFD
Avery Dennison - PFF
Avery Dennison - PTD
Avery Dennison - Reflective
Avery Dennison Corp
Beachwood City School District
Brotzman Nursery
Building Technicians Corporation
Career Centered Staffing
Champion Personnel System
Chemsultants International
City of Eastlake
City of Mentor
City of Painesville - Fire Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - WPCP
Classic Auto Group
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concord Township
Contemporary Electric Inc.
Cres Cor
Crossroads, LCACS
Crown Services, Inc.
CT Consultants
De Nora Tech R&D
Dyson Corporation
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.
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
GBGI, Inc.
Grand Rock
Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Inc./OSI
Holden Arboretum
Home Care of Lake County
Homestead 1 (Saber-Health)
Homestead II (SaberHealth)
Hose Master LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
J.J.O. Construction, Inc.
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Country Club
Kirtland Local Schools
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
Kucera International, Inc.
Lake County Dept. of Utilities
Lake County Nursery
Lake Erie College
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lakeside Safety Management
Lantern of Madison
Lassiter and Son, LLC
Leroy Township
Levin Furniture
Life Safety Enterprises
Life Services
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Lubrizol Corporation
Madison Local Schools
Madison Township
Madison Village
Maersch Environmental & Safety Consulting
Mapleview Country Villa
MC Sign Company
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Television, Inc.
Merritt Woodwork
Metal Seal Precision
Metz Culinary Management
Midwest Materials
Mold Masters Intl. LLC
MT Heat Treating
MUM Industries
North American Coating Laboratories
North Perry Village
Northeast Masonry
Omni Cart Services
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Painesville City Board of Education
Painesville Township
Parker Hannifin Corp.
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Township
Point Blank Range & Gun Shop
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
Pure Water Technology
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Ranpak Corp.
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Royal Plastics Inc.
Sheet Metal Products Co., Inc.
Stanley Steemer - Lazar Brothers
The Holden Arboretum
The News-Herald
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Transfer Express, Inc.
Tri County Ambulance Service
TT Electronics Integrated Mfg. Services
Umicore Specialty Materials Recycling
Universal Metal Products
US Endoscopy
USM Precision Products
V.L. Chapman Electric
Vector Security
Vector Technical
Village of Fairport Harbor
Village of Perry
Vine Beverage & Catering, Inc.
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
Volk Optical
West Geauga Local Schools
Western Reserve Water Systems
Wickliffe Country Place
Willo Security
Willoughby Eastlake Library
Zagar, Inc.

BWC plans system changes in November

To modernize operations and improve customer service, BWC will replace its core claims and policy management systems this November. The transition to this new system will occur over Veterans’ Day weekend, Nov. 10 – 14. Beginning the afternoon of Nov. 10, many BWC systems, including web and phone services, will be unavailable. In addition, some employer-related systems will have limited functionality beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 9. The BWC expects to resume normal operations on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Specific information on outages will be forthcoming as the transition date approaches. In the meantime, the BWC encourages customers to review deadlines and complete any time-sensitive transactions in advance of the transition. For information throughout the transition, make sure to follow the BWC on Twitter @OhioBWC. The goal is to make this transition as seamless as possible for customers. This includes ensuring the transition does not disrupt compensation for injured workers. Steps the BWC has taken to minimize disruption include thorough system testing, extensive employee training and practice, and timing the transition with a three-day holiday weekend.