Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Course
Nov
6
to Nov 10

Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Course

  • Greater Cleveland Safety Council Classroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Greater Cleveland Safety Council has joined with the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio in providing the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist, COSS Course in November for individuals who want to improve their capabilities to work effectively in the field of safety.  It provides students with the tools and techniques they need to make safety work for them and achieve results.

The Certified Occupational Safety Specialist Program is a unique curriculum-based certification providing accelerated learning in the essentials of safety, occupational health and OSHA training requirements.  Upon successfully completing the COSS Course, you will receive the nationally recognized certification of Certified Occupational Safety Specialist.  You will have the ability to coordinate the successful implementation of corporate safety and health plans, coordinate and conduct safety and health training and provide support to safety and training managers. 

The course will be conducted in the Safety Council’s classroom, (Suite 1672) located in the Hanna Building on the corner of East 14th Street and Euclid Avenue from Monday, November 6th through Friday, November 10th.  The class will start each day at 8 a.m. and finish at approximately 5 p.m.  Refreshments will be served each day however students will be on their own for lunch.

The cost of the course is $1,699 for members of our Safety Council and $2,399 for non-members.  Payment is required prior to the class. Payment must be received no later than October 27st. Cancelations less than 24 hours in advance and no-shows are responsible for the full registration fee.


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How Your Chair is Killing you & Why the Gym Won't Save you
Nov
15
11:20am11:20am

How Your Chair is Killing you & Why the Gym Won't Save you

Audrey Backes, ASP, Ergonomist

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
November 15, 2017

Luncheon Meeting – 11:30 a.m. til 1 p.m.

Tizzano’s Party Center

 1361 East 260th Street, Euclid, 44132

Many ergonomists now believe that continual sitting at a desk can be a health hazard in itself.  Some advocate getting out of the chair or sitting position every hour or two to stretch and get the blood circulating in your body.  Others think it is good to break-up the working day by standing and sitting while standing even if you are writing or working at a computer terminal.

This presentation covers the hot topic of “The Sitting Disease”.  We will cover the effects of sitting and how to prevent these harmful effects on your body.  We will discuss the latest craze in standing desks as well as other new ergonomic products on the market.  We will also discuss how to fit standing desks, more movement, and safe solutions to sitting into your workplace without breaking the bank.

 

Audrey Backes is an Ergonomist with the BWC.  She joined the Bureau in March of 2015 after working as a Safety Director at a lime mine.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University in Environmental Health and Safety and a Master’s Degree from the University of Toledo in Occupational Health and Safety.  She recently received her Associate Safety Professional Certification in August 2016.  She has extensive experience in working to prevent injuries and illnesses caused from work-related hazards and exposure.


Reservations are required for this meeting. You may choose to pay online, or pay at the door. The cost for members is $22 and $27 for non-members.  For those who chose to pay at the door, you may pay only by cash or check, no credit cards will be accepted.  All attendees must make their payment on or before the meeting, members cannot request to be invoiced.  Anyone making a reservation and do not attend without making a proper cancelation will be charged for the meeting.  This meeting qualifies as 1 of the 10 meetings that are required under the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.    

IMPORTANT – For your organization to receive credit for attending the meeting you must stay until the end.   If you leave early, your organization may not receive credit for the meeting. 


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Topic TBD
Dec
14
11:20am11:20am

Topic TBD

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CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class
Jan
24
8:00am 8:00am

CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class

  • Greater Cleveland Safety Council Classroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In an emergency, you may think, I don’t want to get involved; I’ll just call 911 and let them handle it.  How long will it take for the emergency squad to arrive?  Even if you are in a municipality that has a good response time, if you do nothing for the victim, you will lose 5 to 10 minutes of precious time that could significantly reduce the chance of survival.  What if it was a friend or a family member?  Wouldn’t you want to know CPR that would enable you to take immediate action that could mean the difference between saving a life or someone dying. 

The Greater Cleveland Safety Council will offer a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, CPR Training Class with Automated External Defibrillator, AED familiarization to individuals who may need this training for their employment or for those who desire to learn and be certified with this worthwhile training.  Our CPR Classes teach the importance of both compressions and breaths for a greater chance of saving someone’s life.  

Included with this training package, we will provide a class in basic first-aid.   This class will cover injury assessments, soft tissue injuries, muscle and bone injuries, facial injuries, burns, poisoning, sudden illnesses and environmental emergencies. The goal of this training is to help people gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to manage a medical emergency until more advanced help arrives.  

Each student will receive all materials to facilitate his/her understanding of both training classes.  In the CPR Class, each person will have their own manikin to practice with and use for their test and certification.  Each student will also receive a barrier mask for his/her keychain that can be used when performing CPR that will help reduce the risk of exposure to potentially infectious body fluids.  Each student will also receive a First-Aid Guide Pocket-Pal for future reference.  All students who successfully complete these classes will receive certification cards valid for 2 years.  Light refreshments will be provided to the class.  The cost of the class is $89.  

Registration is required prior to the class. You can register for the class and pay online. The class size is limited to 24 people and a minimum of 10 people will be needed to conduct the class.

This Training Class Counts as One (1) Meeting Credit for the BWC's Safety Council Rebate Program


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Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Course
Dec
31
2:00pm 2:00pm

Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Course

  • Greater Cleveland Safety Council Classroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Greater Cleveland Safety Council has joined with the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio in providing the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist, COSS Course in November for individuals who want to improve their capabilities to work effectively in the field of safety.  It provides students with the tools and techniques they need to make safety work for them and achieve results.

The Certified Occupational Safety Specialist Program is a unique curriculum-based certification providing accelerated learning in the essentials of safety, occupational health and OSHA training requirements.  Upon successfully completing the COSS Course, you will receive the nationally recognized certification of Certified Occupational Safety Specialist.  You will have the ability to coordinate the successful implementation of corporate safety and health plans, coordinate and conduct safety and health training and provide support to safety and training managers. 

The course will be conducted in the Safety Council’s classroom, (Suite 1672) located in the Hanna Building on the corner of East 14th Street and Euclid Avenue from Monday, November 6th through Friday, November 10th.  The class will start each day at 8 a.m. and finish at approximately 5 p.m.  Refreshments will be served each day however students will be on their own for lunch.

The cost of the course is $1,699 for members of our Safety Council and $2,399 for non-members.  Payment is required prior to the class. Payment must be received no later than October 27st. Cancelations less than 24 hours in advance and no-shows are responsible for the full registration fee.


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CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class
Jan
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class

  • Greater Cleveland Safety Council Classroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In an emergency, you may think, I don’t want to get involved; I’ll just call 911 and let them handle it.  How long will it take for the emergency squad to arrive?  Even if you are in a municipality that has a good response time, if you do nothing for the victim, you will lose 5 to 10 minutes of precious time that could significantly reduce the chance of survival.  What if it was a friend or a family member?  Wouldn’t you want to know CPR that would enable you to take immediate action that could mean the difference between saving a life or someone dying. 

The Greater Cleveland Safety Council will offer a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, CPR Training Class with Automated External Defibrillator, AED familiarization to individuals who may need this training for their employment or for those who desire to learn and be certified with this worthwhile training.  Our CPR Classes teach the importance of both compressions and breaths for a greater chance of saving someone’s life.  

Included with this training package, we will provide a class in basic first-aid.   This class will cover injury assessments, soft tissue injuries, muscle and bone injuries, facial injuries, burns, poisoning, sudden illnesses and environmental emergencies. The goal of this training is to help people gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to manage a medical emergency until more advanced help arrives.  

Each student will receive all materials to facilitate his/her understanding of both training classes.  In the CPR Class, each person will have their own manikin to practice with and use for their test and certification.  Each student will also receive a barrier mask for his/her keychain that can be used when performing CPR that will help reduce the risk of exposure to potentially infectious body fluids.  Each student will also receive a First-Aid Guide Pocket-Pal for future reference.  All students who successfully complete these classes will receive certification cards valid for 2 years.  Light refreshments will be provided to the class.  The cost of the class is $89.  

Registration is required prior to the class. You can register for the class and pay online. The class size is limited to 24 people and a minimum of 10 people will be needed to conduct the class.

This Training Class Counts as One (1) Meeting Credit for the BWC's Safety Council Rebate Program


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Fire Safety - Helpful Tips to Prevent Fires & Protect You In the Workplace and at Home
Oct
17
11:20am11:20am

Fire Safety - Helpful Tips to Prevent Fires & Protect You In the Workplace and at Home

Wayne Johnson, Assistant Chief – Fire Prevention

Shaker Heights Fire Department
October 17, 2017

Luncheon Meeting – 11:30 a.m. til 1 p.m.

Mediterranean Party Center

 25021 Rockside Road, Bedford Heights, 44146

October is National Fire Safety Month and an excellent time to review fire safety both in workplace and at home.  In a fire, seconds count.  Seconds can mean the difference between escaping safely from a fire or having lives end in tragedy.  This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Every second counts, plan 2 ways out!”.

This presentation will discuss what you need to do to protect your workplace from fires and keep employees safe.  As the head of his city’s Fire Prevention Office, he will address various aspects of fire safety in the workplace from what is required to what are good practices.  He will also address fire safety in the home along with a discussion about smoke detectors and which ones are the most effective in their application.

Wayne Johnson has been with the Shaker Heights Fire Department for close to 31 years and currently holds the position of Assistant Chief – Fire Prevention.  He attended the National Fire Academy and received the designation of Executive Fire Officer.  He graduated from Cleveland State University with a BA Degree in field of study - Public Safety Management and graduated from Akron University with an Associates of Science Degree in the field of study – Fire Protection Technology.

Reservations are required for this meeting.  You may choose to pay online, or pay at the door.   The cost for members is $22 and $27 for non-members.  For those who chose to pay at the door, you may pay only by cash or check, no credit cards will be accepted.  Anyone making a reservation and do not attend without making a proper cancellation will be charged for the meeting.  This meeting qualifies as 1 of the 10 meetings that are required under the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.    IMPORTANT – For your organization to receive credit for attending the meeting you must stay until the end.   If you leave early, your organization may not receive credit for the meeting.


FOOD DRIVE
We will be conducting a FOOD DRIVE in September and October at our monthly luncheon meetings. We are asking our members and friends to bring nonperishable food items to these meetings.  The food collected will be given to the Greater Cleveland Food bank.  The need for food in our area is growing and we want to help meet this need with your support.

The Safety Council will conduct a raffle to show our appreciation to those who have contributed to the FOOD DRIVE. We will raffle a Samsung Galaxy Tab E Black Tablet at the October Luncheon Meeting  Those who participate will receive 1 raffle ticket for every 2 cans/items or $2 that they donate.


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The Opiod Epidemic and the Effects of Opiod Abuse on the Brain & Body
Sep
14
11:20am11:20am

The Opiod Epidemic and the Effects of Opiod Abuse on the Brain & Body

The Opioid Epidemic and the

Effects of Opioid Abuse on the Brain & Body

With

Dr. Hensley, Medical Director

St. Vincent Charity’s Occupational Health Program
 

September 14, 2017

Luncheon Meeting – 11:30 a.m. til 1 p.m.

Brennan’s Party Center

 13000 Triskett Road, Cleveland, 44111

The abuse of and addiction to opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers is a serious problem that affects the health, social, and economic welfare of all societies.  It is estimated that between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide with an estimated 2.1 million people in the United States suffering from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers in 2012 and an estimated 467,000 addicted to heroin.  The consequences of this abuse have been devastating and are on the rise.

This presentation will discuss opioids and how they affect the mind and body.  Dr. Hensley will explain how abuse of these substances increases the risk for serious medical complications.  Employees abusing opioids can put your workplace at a greater risk for accidents and employee injuries. 

 

Dr. Hensley has practiced for over 20 years as an Occupational Medicine Physician in a number of practice settings, including experience as a Medical Director in the manufacturing setting, as well as extended experience as a Medical Review Officer of a multi-facility hospital based Occupational Health Program.  He currently serves as Medical Director for St. Vincent Charity’s Occupational Health Program serving the Cleveland area. 


Reservations are required for this meeting. The cost for members is $22 and $27 for non-members.  For those who chose to pay at the door, you may pay only by cash or check, no credit cards will be accepted.  All attendees must make their payment on or before the meeting, members cannot request to be invoiced.  Anyone making a reservation and do not attend without making a proper cancellation will be charged for the meeting.  This meeting qualifies as 1 of the 10 meetings that are required under the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.    IMPORTANT – For your organization to receive credit for attending the meeting you must stay until the end.   If you leave early, your organization may not receive credit for the meeting.


FOOD DRIVE

We will be conducting a FOOD DRIVE in September and October at our monthly luncheon meetings.  We are asking our members and friends to bring nonperishable food items to these meetings.  The food collected will be given to the Greater Cleveland Food bank.  The need for food in our area is growing and we want to help meet this need with your support.

The Safety Council will conduct a raffle to show our appreciation to those who have contributed to the FOOD DRIVE.  We will raffle a Samsung Galaxy Tab E Tablet at the October Luncheon Meeting.  Those who participate will receive 1 raffle ticket for every 2 cans/items or $2 that they donate. There is no limit on donations so please be generous.  Donations will only be accepted at the September and October Luncheon Meetings.  The raffle will be conducted at the October Luncheon Meeting.


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CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class
Sep
7
8:00am 8:00am

CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class

  • Greater Cleveland Safety Council Classroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In an emergency, you may think, I don’t want to get involved; I’ll just call 911 and let them handle it.  How long will it take for the emergency squad to arrive?  Even if you are in a municipality that has a good response time, if you do nothing for the victim, you will lose 5 to 10 minutes of precious time that could significantly reduce the chance of survival.  What if it was a friend or a family member?  Wouldn’t you want to know CPR that would enable you to take immediate action that could mean the difference between saving a life or someone dying. 

The Greater Cleveland Safety Council will offer a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, CPR Training Class with Automated External Defibrillator, AED familiarization to individuals who may need this training for their employment or for those who desire to learn and be certified with this worthwhile training.  Our CPR Classes teach the importance of both compressions and breaths for a greater chance of saving someone’s life.  

Included with this training package, we will provide a class in basic first-aid.   This class will cover injury assessments, soft tissue injuries, muscle and bone injuries, facial injuries, burns, poisoning, sudden illnesses and environmental emergencies. The goal of this training is to help people gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to manage a medical emergency until more advanced help arrives.  

Each student will receive all materials to facilitate his/her understanding of both training classes.  In the CPR Class, each person will have their own manikin to practice with and use for their test and certification.  Each student will also receive a barrier mask for his/her keychain that can be used when performing CPR that will help reduce the risk of exposure to potentially infectious body fluids.  Each student will also receive a First-Aid Guide Pocket-Pal for future reference.  All students who successfully complete these classes will receive certification cards valid for 2 years.  Light refreshments will be provided to the class.  The cost of the class is $89.  

Registration is required prior to the class. You can register for the class and pay online. The class size is limited to 24 people and a minimum of 10 people will be needed to conduct the class.

This Training Class Counts as One (1) Meeting Credit for the BWC's Safety Council Rebate Program


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E-Cigarettes and Vaping: Good, Bad and the Ugly
Aug
16
11:30am11:30am

E-Cigarettes and Vaping: Good, Bad and the Ugly

With
Aaron Witwer, MS
Oswald Companies


Loacation

Tizzano's Party Center

1361 East 260th Street, Euclid, Ohio 44132


Electronic cigarettes (also called e-cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems) are battery-operated devices designed to deliver nicotine with flavorings and other chemicals to users in vapor instead of smoke. They can be manufactured to resemble traditional tobacco cigarettes, cigars or pipes, or even everyday items like pens or USB memory sticks; newer devices, such as those with fillable tanks, may look different. More than 250 different e-cigarette brands are currently on the market. While e-cigarettes are often promoted as safer alternatives to traditional cigarettes, which deliver nicotine by burning tobacco, little is actually known yet about the health risks of using these devices.

This presentation will discuss what e-cigarettes are and why their popularity is growing today.  He will discuss trends in children, adolescents and adults, regulations regarding these devices and a review of the research being conducted. He will also talk about workplace implications and what employers should do to effectively protect their employees.

Aaron Witwer is a Team Lead and Senior Health Management Consultant for Health Management Services at Oswald Companies.  He has over 15 years of combined healthcare and health management experience, providing population health management strategy, and administering various wellness programming to a variety of clientele; from small manufacturing firms to Fortune 500 companies. Aaron graduated from Indiana University earning a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a master’s degree in Sports Health Care from A.T. Still University.  He currently serves as Chair of the MetroHealth N.E.T. group; a collection of emerging leaders who advance the mission and vision of the MetroHealth System.

Reservations are required for this meeting.  All attendees must make their payment on or before the meeting, members cannot request to be invoiced.  Anyone making a reservation and do not attend without making a proper cancellation will be charged for the meeting.  This meeting qualifies as 1 of the 10 meetings that are required under the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.

IMPORTANT – For your organization to receive credit for attending the meeting you must stay until the end. If you leave early, your organization may not receive credit for the meeting.


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B4YFLY:Drones-Commerical Uses, Regulations and Best Practices
Jul
18
11:20am11:20am

B4YFLY:Drones-Commerical Uses, Regulations and Best Practices


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B4UFLY

Drones – Commercial Uses, Regulations and

Best Practices”

With

Joshua Grappy, UAS Program Coordinator

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

 

The number of drones in the sky has literally soared in recent years.  Initially, many were purchased as recreational devices to amuse ourselves but other commercial applications are being discovered every day.  These unmanned airborne devices are becoming important additions to equipment needed on the job.

 

This presentation discusses the various industries currently using drones for increased efficiency and safety.  Also discussed are the current Federal Aviation Administration, FAA regulations required to operate commercially and the best practices involved to ensure safe operation.  Additional topics include how the BWC is using drones and the types of assistance they can provide to Ohio employers interested in creating their own drone program.

Josh Grappy oversees the Unmanned Aircraft Systems, (UAS) Program for the BWC.  The UAS Program uses drones to document catastrophic workplace accidents investigated by the Safety Violations Investigation Unit.  Additionally, the program provides information to Ohio employers on how to implement UAS within their own businesses in a safe and responsible way. Josh is a certified remote Pilot in Command (FAA Part 107 remote pilot with a small UAS certification).  Josh also works as a Digital Forensic Analyst within the Special Investigations Department and is a 16 year BWC employee.



B4UFLY

 

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How to Maintain a Healthy Back
Jun
22
9:00am 9:00am

How to Maintain a Healthy Back

  • Greater Cleveland Safety Council Classroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 1 million workers suffer back injuries each year and back injuries account for one in five work-place injuries or illnesses. Further, one-fourth of all compensation indemnity claims involve back injuries costing industry billions of dollars on top of the pain and suffering borne by employees.

This class goes beyond basic back safety awareness and lifting. It provides proper techniques and important preventive measures workers can incorporate when performing even routine tasks. The class covers a wide variety of workplace environments providing real-world scenarios that demonstrate routine tasks common in most industries that can lead to back in-jury if done incorrectly.

This class qualifies as 1 of the 10 meetings that are required under the BWC's Safety Council Rebate Program.


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Safety by Design-Planning for Safety & Security in Building Construction
Jun
13
11:20am11:20am

Safety by Design-Planning for Safety & Security in Building Construction


Safety by design is a concept and movement that encourages construction or product designers to “design out” health and safety risks during design development.  The concept supports the view that along with quality, programme, and cost, safety is determined during the design stage.

When safety is considered a key factor in the early design phase of construction of a facility, it is the most effective way to ensure that it will become a safe and healthy environment for employees.  This method for reducing workplace safety risks lessens workers’ reliance on the other less effective methods of hazard control such as implementing special rules or procedures, specialized training and the use of personal protective equipment.

Chris Smith joined the firm, thendesignarchitecture, TDA in 1998 and was named partner in 2004.  Chris’ efforts, both personal and professional, have been acknowledged by Crain’s Cleveland Business magazine as one of Cleveland’s “Forty Under 40”.  As manager of TDA’s Sports Facilities Studio, he engages specialized knowledge inherent with any athletic facility

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CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class
May
23
8:00am 8:00am

CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class

  • Greater Cleveland Safety Council Classroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In an emergency, you may think, I don’t want to get involved; I’ll just call 911 and let them handle it.  How long will it take for the emergency squad to arrive?  Even if you are in a municipality that has a good response time, if you do nothing for the victim, you will lose 5 to 10 minutes of precious time that could significantly reduce the chance of survival.  What if it was a friend or a family member?  Wouldn’t you want to know CPR that would enable you to take immediate action that could mean the difference between saving a life or someone dying. 

The Greater Cleveland Safety Council will offer a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, CPR Training Class with Automated External Defibrillator, AED familiarization to individuals who may need this training for their employment or for those who desire to learn and be certified with this worthwhile training.  Our CPR Classes teach the importance of both compressions and breaths for a greater chance of saving someone’s life.  

Included with this training package, we will provide a class in basic first-aid.   This class will cover injury assessments, soft tissue injuries, muscle and bone injuries, facial injuries, burns, poisoning, sudden illnesses and environmental emergencies. The goal of this training is to help people gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to manage a medical emergency until more advanced help arrives.  

Each student will receive all materials to facilitate his/her understanding of both training classes.  In the CPR Class, each person will have their own manikin to practice with and use for their test and certification.  Each student will also receive a barrier mask for his/her keychain that can be used when performing CPR that will help reduce the risk of exposure to potentially infectious body fluids.  Each student will also receive a First-Aid Guide Pocket-Pal for future reference.  All students who successfully complete these classes will receive certification cards valid for 2 years.  Light refreshments will be provided to the class.  The cost of the class is $89.  

Registration is required prior to the class. You can register for the class and pay online. The class size is limited to 24 people and a minimum of 10 people will be needed to conduct the class.

This Training Class Counts as One (1) Meeting Credit for the BWC's Safety Council Rebate Program


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Working Outside Ohio? Jurisdictional Issues and the BWC's Other States Coverage Program
May
17
11:30am11:30am

Working Outside Ohio? Jurisdictional Issues and the BWC's Other States Coverage Program

Julie Phillips, Underwriting Consultant, Ohio BWC

 If your organization has employees who work outside of Ohio on a occasional or regular basis, this presentation should interest you.  Are you fully aware of what you need to know regarding the BWC’s coverage under these circumstances? 

 This presentation will include information regarding Ohio’s extraterritorial coverage and the potential coverage gaps an employer has when working outside the state.  Additionally, Ms. Phillips will discuss the options an employer has to obtain coverage and provide details on BWC’s Other States Coverage Offering.  

 Julie Phillips is currently an Underwriting Consultant in the Other States Coverage Unit at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. In her role, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the unit, including educating employers about potential coverage gaps when sending employees outside Ohio to work, and assisting employers with obtaining and maintaining proper coverage. Julie joined BWC in 1993 and has worked in claims and actuarial positions, prior to joining the Other States Coverage Unit.  She was a lost time claims supervisor for 20 years in the Cambridge Service Office.  In the actuarial department, she worked on the Research and Statistics team.  Julie earned a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and business from Muskingum University.


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Annual Occupational Safety & Hygiene Awards Breakfast
May
4
7:30am 7:30am

Annual Occupational Safety & Hygiene Awards Breakfast

86TH

ANNUAL OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HYGIENE

AWARDS PROGRAM

REGISTRATION OPENS – 7:00 A.M.

BREAKFAST – 7:30 A.M.

PROGRAM – 8:00 A.M.

 Keynote Speaker –

                   Brad Hurtig                                                      

Brad delivers an inspirational message about how he overcame his devastating on-the-job injury through hard work and determination. Themes like attitude, character, choices and leadership are all prevalent in the context of his life-changing story.

 Awards Presentation –

Patricia Symonette, President

with

Daniel Neubert

First Vice President

Greater Cleveland Safety Council

              and

 Therese Gallagher

Manager of Cleveland Office

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

 MENU:  BREAKFAST BUFFET WITH SCRAMBLED EGGS, BREAKFAST POTATOES, BELGIAN WAFFLES WITH ASSORTED TOPPINGS & WARM MAPLE SYRUP, BACON, PORK SAUSAGELINKS, ASSORTED DANISH, MUFFINS, BAGELS AND TOAST WITH WHIPPED BUTTER, CREAMCHEESE & FRUIT PRESERVES, FRESH CUT FRUIT, SELECTION OF CHILLED JUICES, FRESHBREWED REGULAR & DECAFFEINATED COFFEE AND TEA.

WE MUST HAVE RESERVATIONS IN BY MAY 1, 2017

IF YOU NEED TO MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR MORE THAN 6 PEOPLE PLEASE CALL THE   SAFETY COUNCIL OFFICE.

ASSIGNED SEATING FOR 8-TABLE SET FOR 8                                                                       THERE WILL BE A DISCOUNT FOR RESERVATION OF 8 ($175)

 


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Common Mistakes Employers Make  in Workers’ Compensation
Apr
20
11:20am11:20am

Common Mistakes Employers Make in Workers’ Compensation

Bob Nicoll, Program Manager, CareWorksComp

The Workers’ Compensation System can be complicated and downright daunting but it is essential for employers to know how the system works so they can make good business decisions.  Most workers’ compensation mistakes are the result of lack of knowledge, lack of communication or lack of involvement or action.  One thing is clear, mistakes can negatively impact an employer’s profitability.

Mr. Nicoll will discuss the 10 most common mistakes employers make; he will explain the negative effects of: not understanding the Workers’ Compensation System, not being involved, not having a knowledgeable point person, not having an injury reporting process, not understanding how rates are established, not understanding how a claim impacts your bottom line, not taking advantage of rating discount & refund programs, and not understanding and utilizing claim cost control strategies.  He will also explain how missing deadlines and lapsed coverage can affect your bottom line.

Bob Nicoll is the Program Manager with CareWorksComp assigned to work with the Group Rating Program sponsored by our Safety Council.  He has been with CareWorksComp for 20 years serving in various capacities from sales to customer service.  His duties include working with the marketing and administration of our workers’ compensation group rating and claim management programs.  He also helps employers with determining their most cost-effective workers’ comp programs.


Reservations are required for this meeting.  The cost for members is $22 and $27 for non-members.  For those who chose to pay at the door, you may pay only by cash or check, no credit cards will be accepted.  All attendees must make their payment on or before the meeting, members cannot request to be invoiced.  Anyone making a reservation and do not attend without making a proper cancelation will be charged for the meeting.  This meeting qualifies as 1 of the 10 meetings that are required under the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.   IMPORTANT – For your organization to receive credit for attending the meeting you must stay until the end.   If you leave early, your organization may not receive credit for the meeting.


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Job Hazard Analysis Using FMEA
Mar
15
11:20am11:20am

Job Hazard Analysis Using FMEA

The Greater Cleveland Safety Council &
The Northern Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers

Presents

“If It’s Predictable – It’s Preventable”
Job Hazard Analysis Using FMEA

With

Dan Nicol, Industry Consulting Enterprise, Inc.

As an employer, you can use the findings of a Job Hazard Analysis to eliminate and prevent hazards in your workplace.  This is likely to result in fewer worker injuries and illnesses; safer more effective work methods; reduced workers’ compensation costs; and increased worker productivity.  The analysis also can be a valuable tool for training new employees in the steps required to perform their jobs safely.  

Mr. Nicol will explain Job Hazard Analysis with application of Six Sigma methods, and specifically Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, (FMEA) which offers a powerful and innovative way to not only develop the required JHA, but more importantly, provide a viable and dynamic preventative means to insure employee safety in the workplace. 

Dan Nicol holds a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification from Kent State University, and is a manufacturing industry professional with a generation of experience.  He instituted Industry Consulting Enterprise, Inc. a Veteran Owned Small Business in January 2015.  He received his Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Capital University.

  • Reservations are required for this meeting. You should go to our website at www.ClevelandSafety.org and click on “Events”, find the meeting and make your reservation. You may choose to pay online, or pay at the door. Or, you may submit your reservation by filling out the information listed below and send it to the Safety Council by either U.S. Mail or by FAX. 
  • The cost for members is $22 and $27 for non-members. For those who chose to pay at the door, you may pay only by cash or check, no credit cards will be accepted.
  • All attendees must make their payment on or before the meeting, members cannot request to be invoiced.
  • Anyone making a reservation and do not attend without making a proper cancelation will be charged for the meeting.
  • This meeting qualifies as 1 of the 10 meetings that are required under the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.
  • IMPORTANT – In order for your organization to receive credit for attending the meeting you must stay until the end. If you leave early, your organization may not receive credit for the meeting

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CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class
Feb
23
8:00am 8:00am

CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class

In an emergency, you may think, I don’t want to get involved; I’ll just call 911 and let them handle it.  How long will it take for the emergency squad to arrive?  Even if you are in a municipality that has a good response time, if you do nothing for the victim, you will lose 5 to 10 minutes of precious time that could significantly reduce the chance of survival.  What if it was a friend or a family member?  Wouldn’t you want to know CPR that would enable you to take immediate action that could mean the difference between saving a life or someone dying. 

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What's New from OSHA?
Feb
14
11:20am11:20am

What's New from OSHA?

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration, (OSHA) has updated several of their standards and you need to know what they are so you can keep your organization compliant.  You should also be aware that OSHA has recently named several areas of safety concern including: trench collapses, transportation-related fatalities, amputations, falls, tree work and highway work zones.

Brian will discuss the updates to the walking/working surfaces standard including personal fall protection system requirements, the updated eye and face protection standards, updates to the confined space standard as it relates to construction, changes to the Silica standard, and changes to the OSHA Recordkeeping standard.

Brian Hitt is a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Hazardous Material Manager.  He has a B.S. Degree in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been teaching Hazardous Material Classes for over 25 years. He is also a member of the Southeast/Chagrin Hazardous Material Emergency Response Team who responds to hazardous material spills throughout Cuyahoga County.

  • Reservations are required for this meeting. You should go to our website at www.ClevelandSafety.org and click on “Events”, find the meeting and make your reservation. You may choose to pay online, or pay at the door. Or, you may submit your reservation by filling out the information listed below and send it to the Safety Council by either U.S. Mail or by FAX. 
  • The cost for members is $22 and $27 for non-members. For those who chose to pay at the door, you may pay only by cash or check, no credit cards will be accepted.
  • All attendees must make their payment on or before the meeting, members cannot request to be invoiced.
  • Anyone making a reservation and do not attend without making a proper cancelation will be charged for the meeting.
  • This meeting qualifies as 1 of the 10 meetings that are required under the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.
  • IMPORTANT – In order for your organization to receive credit for attending the meeting you must stay until the end. If you leave early, your organization may not receive credit for the meeting

Register Now

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