Volume 22 / Issue 8 - August, 2017
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Date:  Friday, August 18, 2017
Topic: Management's Role in Working with the Five Generations


Speaker: Amy Shannon, President, Pinnacle Leadership Solution, LLC


Time:

Registration: 11:15 a.m. Lunch & Program: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Location:

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: Villa Croatia - Event Venue & Party Center (The Croatian Lodge), 34900 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake, OH 44095


Cost: Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

Date:  Friday, September 15, 2017
Topic: Overall Machine Shop Safety


Speaker: TBD


Time:

Registration: 11:15 a.m. Lunch & Program: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Location:

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: Villa Croatia - Event Venue & Party Center (The Croatian Lodge), 34900 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake, OH 44095


Cost: Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

Managements Role in Working with the Five Generations

The Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the August monthly program  ---  Management's Role in Working with the Five Generations --- on Friday, August 18.

The keynote speaker will be Amy Shannon, President, Pinnacle Leadership Solutions.

Shannon will address issues such as: Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace; Accommodating Employee Differences; Creating Workplace Choices, and Respecting Competence and Initiative.

Shannon has specialized in Organizational Development, Human Resources and Training for more than 20 years. For the last 15 years she has been and Organizational Development Consultant working with clients in manufacturing, service, financial and healthcare industries.

She will discuss how to nourish retention and how to operate for a sophisticated management style.

Shannon has served as the Executive Director II/Vice President of Corporate College, building a robust leadership training curriculum serving clients throughout the greater Cleveland area.

She will discuss additional items such as: The Process for Adapting to the Future of Work; How to Think, Speak and Act Like a Strategic Partner, and the New Workplace Leadership Roles of Human Resources.

The meeting will be held at the Villa Croatia Event Venue & Party Center (The Croatian Lodge), 34900 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake, OH  44095, 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

Council Director
Andrea Vann
andrea@vlchapmanelectric.com
(440) 354-2310

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
karen_gridley@lincolnelectric.com
(216) 383-4737

Council Liaison
Al DiFranco
adifranco@mentorchamber.org
(440) 255-1616

Steering Committee
Chris Brill-Packard
chris.brill-packard@lakehealth.org
(440) 354-1933

Donna McCaskey
dmccaskey@eagroupohio.com
(440) 951-3514

Lee Silvi
lsilvi@lakelandcc.edu
(440) 525-7252

Clifford Smith
clifford.smith@altana.com
(440) 954-7653

Gordon Levar
gflevar@att.net
(440) 479-1539

Joanne Clapp
cfo@perryvillage.info
(440) 259-2671


Council Assistant
Mark Wainwright
mwainwright@mentorchamber.org
(440) 255-1616


Ohio Bureau of Workers'
Compensation Representative

Scott Turner
Garfield Heights Office
216-469-6600
scott.t.1@bwc.state.oh.us

Joan McAllister
Garfield Heights Office
216-538-9721
joan.m.1@bwc.state.oh.us

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

Home May be Sweet - Is It Safe?

Home may be sweet, but is it safe?

By Kendra DePaul, BWC Other States Coverage Manager

“If you want to be safe today, go to work.” That is a quote from Steve Casner’s book titled “Careful: A User’s Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds.” I recently finished the book and was surprised to learn the major sources of injuries, and the risks we should be aware of in our day-to-day activities.

At BWC, we have keen insight on occupational accidents and how to prevent them. We are fortunate to have our Division of Safety & Hygiene, which works tirelessly to educate employers on the importance of safety and what they can do to improve conditions in workplaces. And it has worked! Recently Ohio has outperformed the national trend in reducing workplace injuries. Employers and employees throughout the state have gotten the message that safety is important.

The book shows that although occupational safety has made great strides, something happens when we leave work; we forget all that we learned about being safe. We get distracted and take risks, which leads to a growing number of non-work-related injuries and deaths. Consider this: in 2014, just fewer than 3 percent of all unintentional injury fatalities happened at work. For comparison, a shocking 50 percent of these fatalities happened in our homes.

The statistics suggest our homes are dangerous places with disaster lurking around every corner. But how can our “home sweet home” be so full of peril? The book goes on to explain that our workplaces have instituted a culture of safety, training us on doing our jobs safely with rules and checklists. At home, we are pretty much on our own, and the data shows we do a pretty bad job at being safe.

To summarize many of the book’s statistics, I would say – BEWARE OF THE DIY PROJECT. I know many of us take on home improvement projects to save a buck or because we may actually enjoy working around the house. But many of the unintentional injuries happen because we really don’t know what we’re doing. How often do we use the right tool for the right job, and use it correctly? The book says when you take note of the reasons people visit the ER, you realize not many of us have learned how to use tools correctly. We also forgot that we are amateurs and do not put a plan in place for the inevitable errors we will make. When is the last time we put on a harness when we cleaned out the gutters or stood on a chair instead of using a ladder? All too often, these small lapses in judgment end in disaster.

The other issue is that we are all in such a darn hurry! Everyone is flying around trying to pack hundreds of activities into a 24-hour day. We speed in our cars, run through yellow lights, are constantly distracted by our cell phone, and always multi-tasking to get things done. The book clearly illustrates that multi-tasking is useless and dangerous because we can only really pay attention to one thing at a time. And if we realized the risks we take in our cars to save a minute or two, we would clearly understand that the amount of time saved is not worth it.

The same goes for walking. We all learned to look both ways when crossing at the crosswalk, but in 2015 a pedestrian was killed by a car every two hours. And 78 percent of those fatalities happened when people were crossing in a non-intersection. We quickly throw out the window everything we learned in Safety Town to save a minute or two of extra walking.

So what is the solution? How do we take what we know prevents workplace injuries and apply it in our everyday lives? A large part of it is being aware that the real risks to our lives are not murders, shark attacks or airplane crashes, but driving down the street and completing our household chores. It is taking a moment or two to think through how to mitigate risk in our lives and practicing it every day. If nothing else, it is putting our phone down when we’re driving and paying attention to the world around us.

Here at BWC, we are developing an educational campaign to generate awareness of safety behaviors that apply both at home and at work, specifically as it relates to the areas of slip, trips, falls, overexertion and driving. We want to educate all Ohioans on avoiding these types of injuries, and ultimately change behaviors to create a culture of safety that follows Ohioans from work to home and from home to work.

 

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ALSO, PLEASE NOTE:

 

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is seeking entries for the 2018 Safety Innovation Awards.

Winners will receive $1,000 to $6,000 in cash awards and be recognized at the 2018 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo.

The innovation must demonstrate reduction in safety or ergonomic risk factors, or occupational health exposures.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 30, 2017.

Attendance - 07/28/17

A & J Cement Contractors
Action Door
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
ALBA Contractors, Inc.
Alloy Bellows and Precision Welding, Inc. & Star Precision Technologies
Amerathon, LLC
AMG Resources Corporation
AMPEX Brands of Columbus & Dayton
Around the Clock Home Care
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Avery Dennison - EFD
Brotzman's Nursery, Inc.
Building Technicians Corporation
Career Centered Staffing
Champion Contract, Inc.
Chemsultants International
City of Eastlake
City of Kirtland
City of Mayfield Heights
City of Mentor-on-the-Lake
City of Painesville - Water Dept.
City of Painesville, Fire Department
City of Painesville, Water Department
City of Painesville, WPCP
City of Willoughby
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Concentra Medical Centers
Concord Township
Conn-Selmer, Inc.
Conn-Selmer, Inc.
Consumer Tire
Contemporary Electric Inc.
Crown Services, Inc.
CT Consultants
De Nora Tech R&D
Dyson Corporation
EA Group
ECKART America Corp.
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
ENPAC, LLC
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Environmental Conditioning Systems
Equistar Chemicals, Inc.
Euclid Fish Company
Extrudex
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Fredon Corporation
Fusion, Inc.
GBGI, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hardy Industrial Technologies
Hartman Personnel Services
Home Care of Lake County
Hose Master LLC
Hynes Industries
HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC
Infinity Resources, Inc.
Integrity Staffing Services
J.J.O. Construction, Inc.
Just In Time Staffing
Kalcor Coatings Company
Kerr Lakeside, Inc.
Kirtland Local Schools
Kline Rostocil Construction Corp.
Klyn Nurseries, Inc.
Lake County Council on Aging
Lake County Dept. of Utilities
Lake County Nursery
Lake Erie College
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Lakeland Community College
Laketran
Lantern of Madison
Lassiter and Son, LLC
Leroy Township
Levin Furniture
Libra
Life Safety Enterprises
Life Services
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Madison Fire District
Madison Local Schools
Madison Township
Madison Village
Maersch Environmental & Safety Consulting
Mapleview Country Villa
MatPlus
MC Sign Company
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
MJM Industries
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
Paisley Farm
Permanent Solution Staffing
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Township
Point Blank Range & Gun Shop
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
Process Technology
Pure Water Technology
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Race Winning Brands
Ranpak Corp.
Reiders Market (aka BHR Fresh LLC)
RJ Kirkland Construction Co., Inc.
Roll-Kraft
Royal Plastics Inc.
Sheet Metal Products Co., Inc.
Star Precision Technologies
The News-Herald
Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Inc.
Transfer Express, Inc.
TT Electronics Integrated Mfg. Services
Umicore Specialty Materials Recycling
Universal Metal Products
US Endoscopy
V.L. Chapman Electric
Vector Security
Vector Technical
Village of Fairport Harbor
Visiting Angels of Northeast Ohio
Volk Optical
West Geauga Local Schools
Western Reserve Water Systems
Wickliffe Country Place
Willo Security
Zagar, Inc.