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

Friday, September 17, 2010 Topic: Recent OSHA Directives & How They May Impact You Speaker: Eric Peterson, OSHA Time: 11:30 AM - 1 PM Location: Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites LaMalfa Cost: $18.00 for members and non-members Pre-registration is required. No refunds.
Friday, October 15, 2010 Topic: Life Safety Code 101 - Fire Prevention, Inspection & Safety Speaker: Nick Seifried, Life Safety Enterprises Time: 11:30 AM - 1 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

STOP THE PRESSES...READ ALL ABOUT IT...What Everyone Should Know About
How Recent OSHA Directives May Impact You!

The Lake County Safety Council presents:

Eric Peterson, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) with the United States Department of Labor - Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Cleveland Area Office and his lunch program "Recent OSHA Directives & How They May Impact You"


⇒ The LCSC Steering Committee recently changed the meeting topic to meet the request of members to discuss the new initiatives by OSHA.

The LCSC encourages company Presidents, CEOs, CFO's and Human Resource Managers to attend this special topic to find out how OSHA's new initiatives can impact a company's health and safety policies. Find out how these initiatives and directives may impact future financial planning.

TIME: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, registration @ 11:15 AM

DATE: Friday, September 17, 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 and 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.

Rate Notification Just a Click Away

In its continued efforts to improve service while reducing costs, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is transitioning from the traditional paper premium rate letter to an electronic notification of a company's premium rates for the current policy year.

In the past, the BWC mailed nearly 284,000 premium letters a year to Ohio employers. More recently, the BWC has systematically encouraged employers to use the BWC web site as their primary source for account information. Having premium rate notices available online is the next step.

In the coming weeks, employers across Ohio will receive a more cost-efficient postcard directing them to the BWC web site, ohiobwc.com.

On the web site they can set up an e-account and access their account data and claim information online. The postcard will provide the following Web path to the employer's 2010 policy year premium rates.

- Select ... Ohio Employers

- Under Rating Information... select...Experience Period Data

- Enter your policy number...select... Next

- To obtain the experience exhibit for policy year 2010...select...the Download button

- To obtain the details involving the premium rate...select...the Calculation of Premium Rates link at the bottom of the page

Companies must have an e-account to view the information

For assistance, contact the BWC's Customer Contact Center at 1-800-OHIOBWC from 7:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Attendance - 08/20/10

Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
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.
Chemsultants International
City of Eastlake
City of Kirtland
City of Painesville - Fire Department
City of Painesville - Water Department
City of Painesville - WPCP
Classic Auto Group
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
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Environmental Conditioning Systems
Equistar Chemicals, Inc.
Euclid Fish Company
Food For Thought
Fredon Corporation
Frontage Laboratories
Fusion, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hallmark Building Co.
Hanahan & Associates, Inc.
Hartman Personnel Services
Haver Tyler, Inc.
Heartland of Mentor
Holden Arboretum
Home Care of Lake County
Honda of Mentor
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Interlake Stamping
Just In Time Staffing
K W Land Mechanical, Inc.
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
KW Lang Mechanical
Lake Business Products
Lake County Educational Service Center
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lantern of Madison
Levin Furniture
Lintern Corporation
Madison Local Schools
Madison Township
MC Sign Company
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
Millonzi International Products Group
Modern Employment
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.
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Township
PET Processors, L.L.C.
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
Quality Assurance Supported Living Services, Inc.
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Radix Wire
Ranpak Corp.
Royal Plastics Inc.
SafeAir Contractors, Inc.
Salida Woods/Life Service Management
Soundwich, Inc.
Stanley Steemer - Lazar Brothers
The News-Herald
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Trailer Component Manufacturing
Transfer Express, Inc.
US Endoscopy
USM Precision Products
V.L. Chapman Electric
Village of Fairport Harbor
Vine Beverage & Catering, Inc.
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
Willoughby Eastlake City Schools

Fiscal Year 2010 Report

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Board of directors heard outstanding news during its July meeting with Chief Invesment Officer Bruce Dunn reporing significant gains in the BWC's total investment portfolio during fiscal year 2010.

The unaudited portfolio net return of 12 percent, after management fees, was achieved through 13 percent net return for bonds and 12.3 percent net return for equities over the period.

"These impressive gains are a direct result of careful research and analysis by our professional investment staff and consultants," said BWC Administrator Marsha Ryan. "They are employing best practices and working closely with the board to make thoughtful investments that are producing profits at a time when similar funds are struggling."

The solid returns follow several actions taken by the board's investment committee over the last two years, which are intended to maintaiin a strong portfolio.

These actions included implementation of a strategy to diversify fixed and equity investments within the state insurance fund; a comprehensive update to the fund's investment policy statement and selection of passive-investment managers to execute BWC's new investment strategy.