Volume 22 / Issue 10 - October, 2017
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Date:  Friday, October 20, 2017
Topic: OSHA Update

Speaker: Julie Weis, Compliance Assistant Specialist, US Dept. of Labor - OSHA


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


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, November 17, 2017
Topic: Slips, Trips and Falls

Speaker: Adam Thomas, Senior Risk Engineering Consultant, Zurich Services Corp.


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


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

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

OSHA Update & the Top 10 Violations

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the October monthly program  ---  An Update from OSHA --- on Friday, October 20.

The keynote speaker will be Julie Weis, Compliance Assistance Specialist, United States Department of Labor - OSHA.

Julie will address issues such as: The Top 10 Most Cited OSHA Violations.

Weis is a compliance assistance specialist for the Cleveland area OSHA office. She has been with the Cleveland office for 31 years, 15 of which were as a compliance officer performing safety and health inspections.

She also will address the basics about how to develop and implement a safety and health management system.

The compliance assistance position was established by the agency to enhance OSHA's outreach efforts to small businesses, labor and other organizations through speeches, seminars, partnerships, alliances and the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and various training sessions.

Additionally, Weis will present information about current OSHA initiatives and updates on newer standards, including silica and record keeping.

Prior to working for OSHA, Weis held various position in the mdeical field including laboratory technologist and dialysis technician. She also held a position as a research assistant in the biochemistry department at Case Western Reserve University. She has a bachelor of arts degree from Hiram College, majoring in chemistry.

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


Council Director
Andrea Vann
(440) 354-2310

Council Director Elect
Position Open

Council Secretary
Sue Fuerst
(440) 392-2975

Past Director
Mike Orlando
(440) 290-9785

Council Advisor
Bob Siktberg
(216) 383-4737

Council Liaison
Al DiFranco
(440) 255-1616

Steering Committee
Chris Brill-Packard
(440) 354-1933

Donna McCaskey
(440) 951-3514

Lee Silvi
(440) 525-7252

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

Scott Turner
Garfield Heights Office

Joan McAllister
Garfield Heights Office

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

Fallen Ohio Workers Honored

Honoring Ohio’s fallen workers

Scholarships available for families impacted by workplace injuries and fatalities


BWC honored Ohioans who died as a result of a workplace accident or illness August 31 at the seventh annual Fallen Workers Memorial.

The names of the 120 workers lost* were read aloud during the ceremony, and their memories honored by three tolls of BWC’s Memorial Bell.

BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison also promoted Kids’ Chance Ohio, a charitable organization that provides scholarships to the children of workers severely injured or killed on the job.

“This annual memorial is a solemn tribute and moving reminder that Ohioans are not guaranteed a safe return home at the end of their workday,” said Morrison. “As we grieve for their families, what better way to honor the fallen than to advance a culture of safety in all Ohio workplaces and support survivors as they forge a bright future.”

The entire 30-minute ceremony is available for viewing on The Ohio Channel.


Northeast Ohio police officer and amputee found ability in disability

Ryan Nagy, a police officer from Middleburg Heights, lost his right leg while issuing a citation in 2005. A pickup truck rear-ended his cruiser on the side of the highway and pinned him between his car and the one he had stopped.

Ryan’s successful return to work and a normal life following his above-the-knee amputation is a testament to teamwork along with BWC and finding ability in disability with a courageous attitude. His motivation, goal setting, collaboration and a strong support system at home and at work made the difference.

Not only has he returned to work, he joined BWC staffers Jim Landon and Mukesh Singh on the Wounded Heroes’ Trek of Hope through the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal last year to raise amputee awareness, and funds for victims of a 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

We invite you to learn more about Ryan’s inspiring story and the importance of support and motivation in returning pre-injury quality of life following a catastrophic workplace injury.  Read a blog written by Jim and Mukesh, Motivation equals success, on the BWC Blog and hear from Ryan in this video on our YouTube channel.


Statute of limitations for filing claims changed to one year

The BWC budget bill (Substitute House Bill 27) signed into law by Ohio Governor John R. Kasich on June 30 includes a decrease in the statutory timeframe to file a claim for injury or death* from two years to one year. The effective date for the changes is Sept. 29.

Other than the reduced timeframe, the claims process, (which can be found in BWC Basics for Employers) is the same. You can file a claim and automatically receive a claim number at bwc.ohio.gov. Or, you can report the claim to your managed care organization using the First Report of an Injury, Occupa­tional Disease or Death. Remember, prompt filing of a claim and treatment results in better medical and return-to-work outcomes.

Of course, the best claim is the one that never happens. BWC encourages employers to invest in the prevention of injuries to keep Ohio workers healthy and productive. Visit BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene web page to learn about free safety consultations, grants, and education and training that will help keep your employees safe on the job.

*The change does not affect claims for occupational diseases


Exhibit at BWC's Safety Congress & Expo 2018

We’re now accepting applications for exhibitors at our annual Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC18). The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo is the largest and longest-running regional occupational safety, health and workers’ compensation event in the United States.

Exhibiting in the OSC18 Expo Marketplace will help businesses meet new customers, strengthen existing relationships and reinforce their brand.

Last year’s event attracted more than 7,300 representatives from business and government attended – setting a new record for attendance.  

We offer discounts for applications received by Dec. 8, 2017. To view our Exhibitor Prospectus or to reserve booth space, click here.  

Attendance - 09/15/17

Action Door
Active Plumbing Supply
Advocate for Independence
Aexcel Corporation
Alloy Precision Technologies
Alloy Precision Technologies
Amerathon, LLC
AMG Resources Corporation
Around the Clock Home Care
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Avery Dennison - EFD
Beachwood City School District
Brotzman Nursery
Building Technicians Corporation
Career Centered Staffing
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Champion Contract, Inc.
Chemsultants International
Cintas Corporation
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
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Comp Management, Inc.
Component Repair Technologies, Inc.
Concentra Medical Centers
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.
Empro Job Network (Thomas Emp.)
Enterprise Welding & Fabricating
Equistar Chemicals, Inc.
Euclid Fish Company
Eye Lighting Intl, Inc.
Fredon Corporation
Fusion, Inc.
GBGI, Inc.
Grand Rock
Hardy Industrial Technologies
Holden Arboretum
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.
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 Health
Lake Metroparks
Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority
Lakeland Community College Retired
Lantern of Madison
Lassiter and Son, LLC
Leroy Township
Levin Furniture
Life Services
Lincoln Electric
Lintern Corporation
Madison Local Schools
Maersch Environmental & Safety Consulting
Mapleview Country Villa
Mar-Bal, Inc.
McNeil Industries
McPhillips Plumbing & HVAC Co.
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Schools
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
Northcoast Valve & Gate
Northeast Masonry
Olon Ricerca Bioscience, LLC
Omni Cart Services
Pace Engineering, Inc.
Painesville City Board of Education
Paisley Farm
Parker Hannifin Corp.
Perry Joint Fire District
Perry Township
Point Blank Range & Gun Shop
Polychem Corporation
Preformed Line Products Company
Process Technology
R.T. & T Machining Inc.
Regal Diamond Products 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
Universal Metal 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
Western Reserve Water Systems
Wickliffe Country Place
Willo Security
Zagar, Inc.