CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class
Nov
27
8:00 AM08:00

CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class

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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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Our Holiday Meeting
Dec
13
11:20 AM11:20

Our Holiday Meeting

Test of Your Knowledge About Safety

By

Phyllis Hill and Therese Gallagher & Mark Mallis

Safety Quiz Moderators

 DFAS Cleveland Office & Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

December 13, 2018

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

Mediterranean Party Center

 25021 Rockside Road, Bedford Heights, 44146

 Our Annual Holiday Meeting is truly an extraordinary event with a cornucopia of activities, gifts, prizes, and fun for everyone.  We will celebrate the season with gifts for each attendee, our holiday raffle, pass-outs with safety tips for the holidays and an extra- special holiday mealSanta and Mrs. Claus will make a special appearance to assist with the activities.  Our December meetings have become a tradition that embodies the festive spirit of the holidays that you don’t want to miss.  Mark your calendar, make your reservation, and we hope to see you there.

 The meeting presentation will be a safety quiz for the entire audience. The people seated at each table will work together and respond collectively to a series of questions.  Responses will be recorded on a sheet at each table. At the end of the quiz, each table will turn in their response sheets to be graded and the table with the most correct answers will be the winner. In case of multiple winners, all winners will be placed in a drawing and one table will be selected as the grand prize winner. Each person seated at the grand prize winning table will receive a prize. Our Safety Quiz is guaranteed to be a challenge and lots of fun!

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 does not attend without making a proper cancelation will be charged and invoiced 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 for the entire meeting. If you             leave early, your organization may not receive credit for the meeting.


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Closer Look @ OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
Nov
15
9:00 AM09:00

Closer Look @ OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

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Closer Look @ OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

November 15, 2018

9-11am

Hanna Building

1422 Euclid Ave. Room 1672

Cleveland, Ohio 44115

$59 per person

Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. (Certain low-risk industries are exempted.)  This information helps employers, workers, and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand injuries hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce or eliminate hazards preventing future workplace injuries or illnesses.

 OSHA has updated its guidelines concerning the completion and filing of Form 300 – Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, Form 301 – Injury and Illness Incident Report and 300A – Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.  The submission dates have been altered to reflect these changes.   Learn about the new changes and what you need to do to be compliant with the new rules.

 This class will cover:

·         OSHA Regulation 29 CFR Part 1904 Subpart E: Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

·         Discuss how OSHA defines what is a recordable injury or illness and what is considered first-aid

·         Severe injury reporting

·         OSHA’s rule on submitting injury and illness records electronically

·         Maintaining and posting records

·         Retention and Updating of records

This class will count as a meeting credit for the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.   


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Infection Control Prevention in the Workplace
Nov
14
11:20 AM11:20

Infection Control Prevention in the Workplace

With

Mathew Johnson, RS, MPH

Program Manager

Cuyahoga County Board of Health  
November 14, 2018

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

Brennan’s Party Center

 13000 Triskett Road, Cleveland, 44111

 Consider the numerous times you have come to work while sick. You are feeling under the weather, but you have so much work to do, phone calls to return, deadlines to meet, so the show must go on. Rarely does the notion of spreading germs cross your mind. Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common and is one of the reasons infectious diseases spread so rapidly in the workplace.

 Matt will discuss: Influenza – what it is and what it is not, and Influenza prevention, Noro-like viruses, Antibiotic resistant Staph bacteria, The Here and Now on Measles, The Five “No-No’s” of sensitive occupations and tips for the workplace. He will talk about what is contagious, how are germs spread and how to protect yourself.

 Matt Johnson is a Program Manager with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) which serves the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area.   An environmental public health professional for over 22 years, Matt has experience with a broad range of environmental health issues.   Much of his work is in consulting K-12 schools on environmental health topics such as: food safety, indoor air quality, chemical safety and management, pool management, playground safety, mold and moisture, and communicable disease prevention (MRSA, Flu, Noroviruses, etc.).   He oversees the implementation of the enforcement of the Ohio Smoke Free Workers Act in three counties and the CCBH Body Art Program.  As a Fellow in EPHLI’s Cohort VI, Matt’s Leadership Project was titled Public Recognition and Perceived Value of the Environmental Public Health System.

Matt is a Past President of the Ohio Environmental Health Association which works to advocate for and promote good governance of Ohio’s environmental health issues. 

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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Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Course
Nov
5
to Nov 9

Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Course

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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 5th through Friday, November 9th.  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 22nd. Cancelations less than 24 hours in advance and no-shows are responsible for the full registration fee.


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What is Your Fire Safety I.Q.?
Oct
16
11:20 AM11:20

What is Your Fire Safety I.Q.?

What is Your Fire Safety I.Q.?

With

Chief Christopher Haddock

Euclid Fire Department  
October 16, 2018

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

Tizzano’s Party Center

 1361 East 260th Street, Euclid, 44132

 October is Fire Safety Month, an excellent time to review your Fire Plans and procedures at work and at home.  However, are you confident with your knowledge and understanding of fire safety?  Come take our challenge to test what you know about fires and what should you do in certain fire situations.   

 Chief Haddock will administer a Fire Safety Quiz for everyone to complete.  He will go through the quiz and provide the correct answers to each question.  His presentation will include various aspects of fire safety relevant to both the workplace and at home.  There will be a special prize for the person who achieves 100% on the quiz.  In the event of multiple winners, all winners will be placed in a drawing and one person will be selected as the grand prize winner.       

 Christopher Haddock joined the Euclid Fire Department in 1990. Over the past 28 years, he has served in every rank at the Fire Department from firefighter/paramedic to Assistant Fire Chief.He was appointed as Chief on February 18, 2014.The Chief has certifications that include Fire Officer 1, 2, and 3, and is a state certified paramedic, fire safety investigator, fire safety inspector, fire safety instructor, haz-mat technician and incident safety officer.He has been the EMS coordinator for the department and on the regional technical rescue team, as well as a member of the honor guard, travelling to services of fallen firefighters. Chief Haddock has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Cleveland State University, an Associate of Arts degree in fire science from Lakeland Community College, is a graduate of the Ohio Fire Executive Program from the Ohio Fire and Emergency Services Foundation and is currently working on a master’s degree.

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.                    

3rd Annual Food Drive

We will be conducting our 3rd Annual Food Drive at our monthly luncheon meetings in September and October.  We are asking our members and friends to bring nonperishable food items to these meetings.  The items collected will be given to the Greater Cleveland Foodbank.  The need for food in our area is growing and we want to help meet this need with your support.

We are also accepting cash donations.  A dollar goes much further when spent by the Foodbank because of their extended buying power.  Monetary donations will be accepted in the form of cash or check, and donations can be made with a credit card by calling the Safety Council Office.  Checks should be made payable to the Greater Cleveland Foodbank.

To show our appreciation to those who contributed to the Food Drive, the Safety Council will hold a raffle at the October luncheon meeting.  The raffle prize will be disclosed at the October meeting.  Those who participate will receive 1 raffle ticket for every 2 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 prize will be available for pick-up at the October meeting.  The winner does not have to be present to win.


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Closer  Look @ Lockout/Tagout Standard
Oct
10
9:00 AM09:00

Closer Look @ Lockout/Tagout Standard

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Closer Look @ Lockout/Tagout Standard

A Review of the OSHA Requirements that Help Safeguard Employees in the Workplace

OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout (Control of Hazardous Energy) standard, helps safeguard employees from the unexpected startup of machines or equipment or release of hazardous energy while they are performing servicing or maintenance.  The Lockout/Tagout standard applies to general industry employment and covers the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the unexpected startup or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees. Hazardous energy releases may occur during installation, set-up, adjusting, modifying, maintenance, servicing or repairing of machines, equipment, processes, or systems.  A violation of OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout standard is always one of their “Top Ten” violations cited annually.

This session will provide an overview of the Lockout/Tagout standard and what employees are protected by the standard.  In OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout world, there are three categories of people: Authorized, Affected and Other.  All the people in these categories require a certain level of training and understanding of this standard that will be discussed in this session.  

Upon completing this training, you will:

-Have a basic understanding of the OSHA Lockout/Tagout standard and why it is used.

-Recognize locks, tags and other devices used in the process.

-Understand how to develop and review machine specific Lockout/Tagout procedures.

Class is $59 per person and will be held October 10, 2018, 9am-11am at the

Greater Cleveland Safety Council

Classroom  - Suite 1672

1422 Euclid Ave.

Cleveland, Ohio 44115

 


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The Ohio Public-Private Partnership (OP3)
Sep
13
11:20 AM11:20

The Ohio Public-Private Partnership (OP3)

The Ohio Public-Private Partnership (OP3)

 

With

Russell J. Decker, Ph.D

Deputy Director

Ohio Department of Public Safety  Ohio Homeland Security
February 2013

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

Mediterranean Party Center

 25021 Rockside Road, Bedford Heights, 44146

In an effort to better serve Ohioans before, during and after a disaster, the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) relies on strong partnerships between citizens, government, higher education, and private business.  To strengthen these partnerships across the state, ODPS created the Ohio Public Private Partnership (OP3) program, an initiative designed to provide current information and situational awareness on disaster prevention, response, and recovery efforts to state agency and business executives, allowing decisions and resources to best support needs of the impacted community.

Dr. Decker will explain the principles of OP3 and how these efforts can assist public and private sector entities with returning to normal operations in the wake of a disaster by sharing critical information with OP3 members. It will provide situational awareness of imminent threats on a need to know basis through voluntary information sharing between OP3 members and build a comprehensive network of businesses, associations and state agencies to jointly participate in disaster prevention, planning, response, and recovery efforts.

Russell J. Decker was appointed Deputy Director with the Ohio Department of Public Safety in February 2015 currently assigned to Ohio Homeland Security and previously to the Ohio Emergency Management for nearly 20 years. 

Dr. Decker also serves as an adjunct professor at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.  He serves as Co-Chair (alternate) of the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) and is an instructor with the Ohio Fire Academy and the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission in the subjects of hazardous materials, bombs & explosives, and incident command.

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.                    

3rd Annual Food Drive

We will be conducting our 3rd Annual Food Drive at our monthly luncheon meetings in September and October.  We are asking our members and friends to bring nonperishable food items to these meetings.  The items collected will be given to the Greater Cleveland Foodbank.  The need for food in our area is growing and we want to help meet this need with your support.

We are also accepting cash donations.  A dollar goes much further when spent by the Foodbank because of their extended buying power.  Monetary donations will be accepted in the form of cash or check, and donations can be made with a credit card by calling the Safety Council Office.  Checks should be made payable to the Greater Cleveland Foodbank.

To show our appreciation to those who contributed to the Food Drive, the Safety Council will hold a raffle at the October luncheon meeting.  The raffle prize will be disclosed at the October meeting.  Those who participate will receive 1 raffle ticket for every 2 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 prize will be available for pick-up at the October meeting.  The winner does not have to be present to win.


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CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class
Aug
21
8:00 AM08:00

CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class

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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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The Greater Cleveland Safety Council "Your Safety...Our Concern"
Aug
15
11:20 AM11:20

The Greater Cleveland Safety Council "Your Safety...Our Concern"

With
Thomas Rabe
Executive Vice President
Greater Cleveland Safety Council

August 15, 2018
Brennan’s Party Center
13000 Triskett Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44111

There are 83 Safety Councils currently operating in the state of Ohio.  This is the largest concentration of Councils that exist in any state in the entire country.  One contributing factor in the growth of Safety Councils in Ohio is the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.  Organizations that participate in this Program are required to belong to a Safety Council.  The BWC believes that the partnership between the Bureau and local Safety Councils is an important element in reinforcing safety with Ohio employers.  We can help assist your organization with your health and safety needs.  We are a full-service agency that can provide the help you need whether it’s just a little or a lot. 

Mr. Rabe will provide a little history about the origins of the organization and how it evolved into one of the oldest Safety Councils in the United States.  He will discuss the various training programs offered and how the Council can customize training to fit the needs of its clients.  He will explain how we work with the BMV and Juvenile Traffic Magistrates to provide remedial driving classes for both juveniles and adults. He will also discuss the requirements of the Safety Council Rebate Program.   

Thomas Rabe became the Executive Vice President of the Greater Cleveland Safety Council in August of 2004.  Prior to coming to the Safety Council, he worked at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority for 30 years.  He held several positions at GCRTA from operations to safety including Director of Safety. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cleveland State University and he served in the U.S. Air Force at Headquarters of USAFE in Germany.

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 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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The Mental Health of Your Employees-How Does It Affect the Workplace
Jul
17
11:20 AM11:20

The Mental Health of Your Employees-How Does It Affect the Workplace

With

Renita C. Allen, MSSA, LISW-S

Director of Social Services & Director of the McGregor Training Collaborative McGregor

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness.  One in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions.  Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment.  The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it.  The National Alliance of Mental Illness, NAMI works to provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.   

Ms. Allen will discuss the relationship between employment and mental health.  Participants will be able to link stigma to employment barriers when diagnosed with a mental health condition.  Participants will gain knowledge of proven strategies and practices that support individuals’ employment.  She will dispel myths regarding individuals diagnosed with mental illness and their quality of work and identify how employers can assist individuals with Mental Health diagnoses to stay in the work force.

Renita C. Allen, MSSA, LISW-S is the Director of Social Services and Director of the McGregor Training Collaborative at McGregor, a comprehensive senior living community in Cleveland.  Ms. Allen has 36 years of progressive leadership experience in healthcare, behavioral health and mental health.  She is a consultant with NAMI of Greater Cleveland developing curriculums, presenting and conducting focus and psycho-educational groups.  Her career interests expand across the life cycle with 41 years of experience in providing comprehensive assessments, clinical interventions and treatment planning for individuals, families, groups and couples.

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 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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Closer Look @ Eye Protection
Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

Closer Look @ Eye Protection

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Closer Look @ Eye Protection

A Review of the Requirements that Help Safeguard Employees in the Workplace

June 28, 2018

 9 to 11 a.m.

       Hanna Building – Room 1672

1422 Euclid Avenue

     $59 per person

Eye protection is protective gear for the eyes, which comes in many types depending upon the threat that is to be reduced.  The threats can be particles, light, wind blast, heat, sea spray or some type of ball or puck used in sports.  OSHA Regulations stipulate that an employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses appropriate eye or face protection when exposed to eye or face hazards from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapors, or potentially injurious light radiation.

 

This class will cover:

·         OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.133 - Eye and Face Protection; a regulation containing requirements for providing, using and maintaining eye and face PPE in a sanitary and reliable condition

·         Discuss ANZI Z87.1 - Eye Protection Standard

·         Using the appropriate eye protection for the hazard

·         Best practices to safeguard employees

·         Review of various types of eye protection

·         Need for employee input regarding PPE selection

This class will count as a meeting credit for the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.   


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Summer Outdoor Work Hazards & How to Keep Employees Who Work Outside Safe
Jun
14
11:20 AM11:20

Summer Outdoor Work Hazards & How to Keep Employees Who Work Outside Safe

With

Brenda Jacklitsch, PhD

Health Scientist with the Education & Informational Division

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Summer outdoor work hazards such as the sun, insect bites and poisonous plants can create several problems for your employees.  Did you know a common denominator of the top ten most dangerous jobs in the U.S. is working outdoors?  In some types of work, danger is a part of the job description, but being outdoors daily lends itself to less obvious risks that still can have potentially deadly threats. 

 Ms. Jacklitsch will discuss the risks of sun exposure and heat stress; the exposure to infectious insects such as mosquitoes and ticks that have the potential to be carriers of devastating diseases, and venomous snakes and spiders.  Many workers may also be exposed to poisonous plants that may cause an allergic reaction.  There are numerous other hazards that outdoor workers may have to contend with depending on their job duties and the location of their jobsite.

 Brenda Jacklitsch was the lead project officer for the NIOSH Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments. In addition, she had developed a variety of educational materials related to outdoor worker hazards. Most recently, she was involved in the redesign and update of the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool app, which calculates the heat index and provides recommendations for outdoor workers. Dr. Jacklitsch has a PhD in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master’s in Epidemiology and a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University.

Reservations are required for this meeting.   Register below and  you can chose 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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Closer Look @ Hand Safety
May
30
9:00 AM09:00

Closer Look @ Hand Safety

Our Hands are Vulnerable & Often Overlooked

Whether you’re a machine operator, lab technician, an office worker, or any kind of worker for that matter, your hands are one of your most important “instruments”.  Regarding hand injuries specifically, a study has shown that 70% of injured workers did not wear gloves and the remaining 30% wore gloves that were inadequate, damaged or wrong for the type of hazard being protected against. BLS reports that on-the-job hand injuries result in more than 1 million emergency room visits in the United States each year.  That’s 700,000 hand injuries that could have been prevented or reduced with proper hand protection.

Most hand injuries are preventable.  By recognizing hand hazards, following established safety guidelines, and using protective guards, shields, gloves and other personal protective devices as needed, you can save your hands from injury and yourself from unnecessary disability.

This class will cover:

·         Development of a proper hand-safety program

·         Hazard analysis

·         Awareness training

·         Assessment and periodic evaluation of the program

·         A representative from Grainger will show various types of gloves and hand safety PPE

If your organization is just starting to develop a hand safety program or if you are looking to improve an existing program, this session is right for you.

This Class will count as a meeting credit for the BWC's Safety Council Rebate Program.


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Preventing Falls in the Workplace-The Rules Have Changed (For the Better)
May
16
11:20 AM11:20

Preventing Falls in the Workplace-The Rules Have Changed (For the Better)

Preventing Falls in the Workplace –

The Rules Have Changed (For the Better)

 

With

Patric McCon

Senior Risk Engineering Consultant

Zurich North America  
May 16, 2018

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

Brennan's Party Center

Cleveland, Ohio 44111

 Like many standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the rules for Walking and Working Surfaces in General Industry (the rules that cover manufacturing and most other industries in the United States) were very old. The standard (located at 29CFR1910 Subpart D) was originally written in 1971 and had undergone nearly no changes.  This was remedied on January 1, 2017 when the newly-rewritten Subpart D took effect.

Mr. McCon will show how the rules are now clearer, they offer more options to prevent workplace falls and many of the requirements are performance-based rather than prescriptive.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average of 261 fatal workplace falls to a lower level from 2006 to 2012.  During the same period there was an average of 48,379 lost-workday injuries each year.  The human toll as well as the economic costs of these injuries make it imperative that employers take positive steps to prevent them.

Patric McCon is a Senior Risk Engineering Consultant for Zurich and responsible for providing valuable consulting services to customer operations managers, risk managers, and safety managers.  Based in the Cleveland area, Pat provides service to accounts throughout North America.  Pat is a Certified Safety Professional, Certified Fire Protection Specialist, and a Hazardous Materials Manager, an OSHA General Industry 10 and 30-Hour course trainer, Instructor Emeritus, Pennsylvania State Fire Academy and Adjunct Instructor, Cuyahoga Community College Environmental Health and Safety Technology degree programs. 

Reservations are required for this meeting. 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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Annual Occupational Safety & Hygiene Awards Breakfast
May
2
7:30 AM07:30

Annual Occupational Safety & Hygiene Awards Breakfast

87th Annual

Occupational Safety

&

Hygiene Awards Program

Join Us To Honor and Congratulate

All The Award Winners

 

Sponsored By

Greater Cleveland Safety Council

&

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

May 2, 2018

Doors open 7:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet 7:30 a.m.

Program 8:00 a.m.

Tizzano's Party Center

1361 East 260th Street

Euclid, Ohio 44132


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CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class
Apr
24
8:00 AM08:00

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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The Safety of Fun
Apr
17
11:20 AM11:20

The Safety of Fun

The Safety of Fun
With
Ken Berryhill
Director of Safety
Cedar Point Amusement Park and Resorts
April 17, 2018
Luncheon Meeting – 11:30 a.m. til 1 p.m.
Tizzano’s Party Center
 1361 East 260th Street, Euclid, 44132

2 Free Tickets to Cedar Point will be given as a Door Prize at this meeting!

Cedar Point is a 364-acre amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio.  Opened in 1870, it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States behind Lake Compounce.  Cedar Point is owned and operated by Cedar Fair and is considered the flagship of the amusement park chain.  Known as "America's Roller Coast", the park features a world-record 72 rides, including 16 roller coasters – the second-most in the world behind Six Flags Magic Mountain.  Its newest roller coaster, Steel Vengeance, is set to open in May 2018.

Cedar Point is an expansive resort with an amusement park, water park and hotel complex with numerous amenities that brings in thousands of visitors every day.  All of these people and especially the children are full of excitement that gives park officials a real challenge to keep safety first and foremost.  This presentation will discuss: Who is on the Safety Team at Cedar Point; What does the Safety Team do at Cedar Point; The Associate Safety and Health Programs; Emergency Preparedness at Cedar Point; and Family and Guest Safety. 

Ken Berryhill has been at Cedar Point and Resorts since 1999, in an amusement park safety position for 27 years and working in the amusement park industry for over 42 years.  He is a current Board Member and Past President of the Sandusky Area Safety Council. He is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, ASSE since 1993, the Past Chapter President of the Fort Worth Chapter and Past Associate Regional Vice President of Region III.  He is also a member of the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials, NAARSO and holds a Certified Level III (Senior) Ride Inspector and Trainer, and was named NAARSO’s Person of the Year for 2018.

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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Closer Look @ Personal Protective Equipment, PPE Assessments
Mar
28
9:00 AM09:00

Closer Look @ Personal Protective Equipment, PPE Assessments

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CLOSER LOOK @
Personal Protective Equipment, PPE Assessments


March 28, 2018 – 9 to 11 a.m. 
Hanna Building – Room 1672
1422 Euclid Avenue
     $59 per person

The first step in the development of a Personal Protective Equipment, (PPE) Program is to conduct a comprehensive hazard assessment of the workplace.  The selection of PPE is based upon the findings of the assessments.  These assessments need to be documented and maintained on file by the employer.  If new equipment has been brought into the workplace or job tasks change, another hazard assessment is required to include these changes.   

With the ever-changing work environment, when was the last time you took a hard look at the hazards your employees are exposed to and what actions have you taken to protect your employees.

This class will cover: 
•    OSHA Regulations regarding PPE
•    PPE Assessment Form including the recent OSHA changes
•    Assessing potential hazards facing employees
•    How to complete the Assessment Form
•    Look at possible PPE that are applicable  

The Assessment Form can be taken back to your workplace to be reviewed by the appropriate people to certify the hazards and PPE.
 


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Employer's Guide to Navigating the Industrial Commission
Mar
15
11:20 AM11:20

Employer's Guide to Navigating the Industrial Commission

Tracy Harvey
Director for Cost Containment and Hearing Services
CareWorksComp
March 15, 2018
Luncheon Meeting – 11:30 a.m. til 1 p.m.
Mediterranean Party Center
 25021 Rockside Road, Bedford Heights, 44146

The Ohio Industrial Commission conducts over 130,000 hearings annually in one of the 12 local Industrial Commission Offices.  Most of these hearings take place within 45 days of the original claim appeal and are scheduled in the District closest to the injured worker. 

This presentation will provide a review of the Ohio Industrial Commission Hearing Process.  It will cover the most common hearing issues adjudicated, tips for a successful hearing outcome, special circumstances and what could be helpful, what to expect when attending a hearing, and Hearing Room etiquette.

Tracy Harvey has over 25 years of Workers’ Compensation experience and has been with the CareWorks family of companies for the past 15 years.  She enjoys helping clients navigate the sometimes challenging Industrial Commission Hearing process and uses her many years of claims experience to provide hearing attendance solutions. 

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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OSHA Update with a Review of The OSHA Top 10 Violations
Feb
13
11:20 AM11:20

OSHA Update with a Review of The OSHA Top 10 Violations

OSHA Update & Review of OSHA’s Top 10 Violations
With
Rob Medlock
Vice President
SCT - Safety Controls Technology
February 13, 2018
Luncheon Meeting – 11:30 a.m. til 1 p.m.
Brennan’s Party Center
 13000 Triskett Road, Cleveland, 44111

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to help prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work.  This law created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. OSHA also provides information, training, and assistance to employers and workers. Under the OSH Act, employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace.

As the former Area Director for the Cleveland Area OSHA Office, Rob Medlock will provide an update on recent changes that have occurred with regulations that you need to know to stay compliant and protect your employees.  He will also discuss the Top-10 Violations and how the current administration is handling violations.

Rob Medlock joined SCT in 2011 after working 33 years in the forefront of occupational safety and health while working for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.  During his tenure, he served in OSHA’s Area, Regional, National, and State Plan Offices completing many assignments critical to the Agency and becoming well respected in the labor and business communities. As Area Director of OSHA’s Cleveland Office for more than 19 years, he oversaw over 17,000 inspections.  An expert in OSHA policy and compliance, he has been favorably recognized by OSHA and the Department of Labor for sustained performance and special projects imperative to the mission of OSHA.

Reservations are required for this meeting. 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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CPR Training with AED Familiarization and Basic First-Aid Class
Jan
24
8:00 AM08:00

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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Street Smarts for Personal Safety at Work, Home and When Traveling
Jan
17
11:20 AM11:20

Street Smarts for Personal Safety at Work, Home and When Traveling

 

Street Smarts for Personal Safety

at Work, Home and When Travelling

With

Timothy Dimoff, President/CEO

SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc.
January 17, 2018

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

Tizzano’s Party Center

 1361 East 260th Street, Euclid, 44132

 

Violence in the workplace, crime in the streets, acts of terrorism are all on the rise which makes many people wonder what can they do to keep safe.   According to the U.S. Department of Labor, nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year.  Unfortunately, many more cases go unreported.

As a former law enforcement officer, Tim teaches you how to use some of the same techniques used by police officers to increase your personal safety.  This presentation will help prevent you from becoming a target of criminal action and how to protect yourself through awareness.  

Tim Dimoff is the Founder and President of SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc.  He is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities in high-risk workplace and human resource issues, security, vulnerability assessments, terrorism and crime. He is the author of 6 books and is nationally acknowledged for his expertise in developing training programs for corporations, law enforcement, security agencies and other organizations.  He holds a B.S. Degree in Sociology, with emphasis in criminology from Denison University.

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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Test of Your Knowledge About Safety
Dec
14
11:20 AM11:20

Test of Your Knowledge About Safety

Our Annual Holiday Meeting


Test of Your Knowledge About Safety     

By

Phyllis Hill & Therese Gallagher

Safety Quiz Moderators

 DFAS Cleveland Office & Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

December 14, 2017

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

Brennan’s Party Center

 13000 Triskett Road, Cleveland, 44111

 

Our Annual Holiday Meeting is truly an extraordinary event with a cornucopia of activities, gifts, prizes, and fun for everyone.  We will celebrate the season with gifts for each attendee, our holiday raffle, pass-outs with safety tips for the holidays and an extra- special holiday meal.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a special appearance to assist with the activities.  Our December meetings have become a tradition that embodies the festive spirit of the holidays that you don’t want to miss.  Mark your calendar, make your reservation, and we hope to see you there.

 The meeting presentation will be a safety quiz for the entire audience. The people seated at each table will work together and respond collectively to a series of questions.  Responses will be recorded on a sheet at each table. At the end of the quiz, each table will turn in their response sheets to be graded and the table with the most correct answers will be the winner. In case of multiple winners, all winners will be placed in a drawing and one table will be selected as the grand prize winner. Each person seated at the grand prize winning table will receive a prize. Our Safety Quiz is guaranteed to be a challenge and lots of fun!

   Reservations are required for this meeting.  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 does not attend without making a proper cancellation will be charged and invoiced 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 for the entire meeting. If you leave early, your organization may not receive credit for the meeting. 


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ANNUAL MEETING
Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

ANNUAL MEETING

The Greater Cleveland Safety Council will conduct its Annual Meeting

November 30, 2017

9 a.m.

Tizzano's Party Center

1361 East 260th Street

Euclid, Ohio 44132

The election of our Board Members for the term of November 2017 thru September 2019 will be conducted at this meeting.  A Nominating Committee prepared a slate of nominations for the Safety Council's Board of Directors. This Slate includes nominations for Officers of the Executive Committee and Members of the Board. The Nominating Committee Report with a list of nominations and a proxy was mailed to you. If you unable to attend this meeting please complete the proxy mailed to you and send it to the Safety Council Office by U.S. Mail, scan and email at gcsafetyc@ameritech.net or by Fax to (216)621-0062.  

Reservations are required, and payment my be made in adavance or at the door.  The Annual Meeting does not count as a meeting toward the BWC's Safety Council Rebate Program.


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How Your Chair is Killing you & Why the Gym Won't Save you
Nov
15
11:20 AM11:20

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

Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Course

  • Greater Cleveland Safety Council Classroom (map)
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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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Fire Safety - Helpful Tips to Prevent Fires & Protect You In the Workplace and at Home
Oct
17
11:20 AM11:20

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
11:20 AM11:20

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
11:30 AM11:30

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
11:20 AM11:20

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.



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