SEPTEMBER SAFETY AND HEALTH NEWS AND UPDATES


September's Featured Program 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

This month bring a guest for free with every paid attendee!

RSVP required


Active Shooter...Are You Prepared?



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Chad Cunningham

Curriculum Manager and National Trainer

ALICE Training institute


Businesses  are vulnerable to the potential aftermath of an active shooter, aggressive intruder or mass shooting event. To meet OSHA's General Duty Clause, each company  should be prepared to protect their employees from potential workplace violence should they occur. Join us as we welcome Chad back to SCSC. This presentation will include:

  • Identifying how ALICE Strategies will work in your organization
  • The ALiCE blended model and how it's going to save lives
  • The need for options based response strategies to Violent Critical Incidents

Before joining ALICE full time in 2017, Chad worked in law enforcement for a total of 23 years.  Before his departure from the University of Akron Police Department, he reached the rank of lieutenant.  In his 20 years with the University, he led community policing, the CHOP (Community Housing Oriented Policing) unit, was the department's lead trainer, and was a member of SWAT. He is also a certified instructor in Ohio for Firearms, Defensive Tactics, and Active Shooter Response.  In addition, he was a member of the committee that composed the Solo Officer Response to Active Threat (SORAT). He teaches female self-defense and Ohio Concealed Carry Certification courses . He has been teaching for ALICE on a part-time basis since 2008 and has trained more than 70,000 people.  He holds an associate's degree in criminal justice, a bachelor's degree in Technical Education, and a master's degree in Instructional Technology

 If you're not pre-paid


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Thanks to This Month's Sponsor






  www.pat-schultz.com      216.246.9452      info@pat-schultz.com



Cari's Safety Corner

Cari Gray
BWC Safety Consultant Specialist

Q: Can an exposure to a chemical substance below an occupational health limit represent a health hazard for some employees?

A: Generally, we assume that if an exposure to a chemical substance is below an occupational health limit, there is no cause for concern. However, occupational exposure limits do not represent a fine line between a healthy versus an unhealthy work environment. Possible reasons for an individual to have increased susceptibility to a chemical substance can include the following: age, gender, genetic factors (predisposition), lifestyle choices (e.g., poor diet, smoking, abuse of alcohol and other drugs), pre-existing medical conditions (asthma, high blood-pressure, cardiovascular disease, etc.), ethnicity and medications. Previous exposure to chemicals that are known sensitizers (such as formaldehyde and isocyanates) can cause reactions to sensitized individuals well below the established occupational health limits for these chemical substances.  Increased work load (light versus heavy) and extreme heat or cold can also change an individual's response to chemical exposures.  The bottom line - it is possible for an individual to have an adverse reaction to a chemical substance even though the exposure is well below the established occupational exposure limits.  The occupational exposure limits are set so that the majority of the exposed population will have no adverse reaction.
Keep in mind the occupational exposure limit listed in regulations is the limit of exposure without respiratory protection.  Other PPE, such as gloves, aprons, eye protection, face-shields etc. would still be required depending upon the hazards of the chemical substance.  

 


This year National Preparedness Month (NPM) focuses on planning, with the overarching theme "Disasters Don't Plan Ahead. You Can." We can all take action to prepare. This year's themes focus on the NPM goal to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and places of worship. 

The toolkit contains social media themes, logos and materials for each of the weekly themes. 2017 Weekly Themes 

Week 1: September 1-9 Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends 
Week 2: September 10-16 Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community 
Week 3: September 17-23 Practice and Build Out Your Plans 
Week 4: September 24-30 Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger




Web-based Reporting Application and Deadline

OSHA announced the availability of an application to submit electronic injury and illness data on Aug. 1, 2017. The application is available from the Injury Tracking Application website . OSHA extended the deadline for submitting the 2016 Form 300A until December 1, 2017, according to this  notice of proposed rulemaking.
 
As of Friday, August 25, the website was done and it was not possible to enter required data.  Keep checking with the webpage for updates
 


OSHA Publications Made Easier To Find With Revised Webpage


OSHA's publications webpage has been redesigned based on user data and feedback to better engage its many audiences and improve the way it functions. New and popular publications for specific industries or hazards are now easier to download and order. The webpage is formatted for all devices and platforms, from desktop monitors to smartphones.
 


Elements of Ergonomics Programs 

NIOSH has updated the document Elements of Ergonomics Programs. The document provides basic information useful for employers, workers and others in designing an effective ergonomics program to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders. The program is divided into six parts.

* Identify risk factors 

* Involve and train management and workers

* Collect health and medical evidence 
* Implement your ergonomic program 

* Evaluate your ergonomic program 

* Maintain involvement




NIOSH Review of a Decade of Research 

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released the most recent version of a publication produced every 10 years to highlight occupational safety and health research produced under the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). The document National Occupational Research Agenda: Second Decade in Review | 2006-2016
chronicles the activities, effectiveness, outcomes, and impacts of a decade of work and its influence on the health, safety, and well-being of the U.S. workforce.




New Report on Struck-by Injuries in the Construction Industry 

The Center for Construction Research and Training's new Quarterly Data Report examined data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, and other sources to understand the hazards and working environments that need to be considered to prevent struck-by fatalities and injuries. They report that struck-by injuries accounted for nearly one in five construction workplace fatalities with highway maintenance workers having the highest rate of struck-by fatalities. Train your employees on this hazard by checking out the  BWC Library's newest safety video "Struck-by Hazards in Construction Environments" (DVD No. 400176)


 
SCSC Training/Seminar Schedule


Fighting the Opiate Epidemic

September 12, 2017 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Cost $10.00 (includes breakfast)




Powered Industrial Truck: Train the Trainer

October 11, 2017 (8:30 AM to 11:00 AM)

Cost $10.00 (includes breakfast)




New Silica Regulations: They May Apply To You!

October 26, 2017 (8:00 AM to 11:30 AM)

Cost $10.00 (includes breakfast)




What you Need to Know About OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping

November 7, 2017 (8:00 AM to 11:30 AM)

Cost $10.00 (includes breakfast)



CPR, First Aid, AED and Bloodborne Pathogen Training

November 14, 2017 (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM)

SCSC Member cost $20  (includes lunch) 
Non member cost $70.00 (includes lunch)





Upcoming BWC Class Schedule (North Canton)

339 E. Maple St., Suite 200
North Canton, OH 44720

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**Free** BWC Classes at the North Canton office:

Industry Safety Elements (OSHA 10) - Sept. 11-12
Basic Construction Safety (OSHA 30) - Sept 18-22
Behavior-based Safety Systems Half-day Workshop - Sept. 26 AM
Blood borne Pathogens - Sept. 26 PM
Train the Trainer Techniques for Safety - Oct. 3-4
Transportation-injury Prevention Tips for Truck Drivers - Oct. 16 AM
Safety Series Workshop Module 2 - Oct. 16 PM
Scaffolding Safety - Oct. 23-24
Construction Safety Elements (OSHA10) - Oct. 30-31
 
**Free** BWC Classes at the Cambridge office:
 
Accident Analysis Half-day Workshop Oct 18 AM
OSHA Recordkeeping Half-day Workshop - Oct. 18 PM
 

Submit a Safety Innovation Awards Application 

BWC is accepting applications from Ohio employers for the 2018 Safety Innovation Awards. Innovations must demonstrate reduction in safety or ergonomic risk factors, or occupational health exposures. Eligibility requirements and application instructions are available on the
Safety Innovation Awards webpage. Please submit applications by Sept. 30, 2017.
 


FY 18 Safety Council Rebate Program Requirements

The FY 18 Safety Council Program year began 7/1/17.   

For those members who are eligible to participate in BWC's Safety Council Rebate Program this year, the following requirements must be met between 7/1/17 and 6/30/18:
  • Enrollment with safety council by 7/31/17.
  • Attendance at 10 Safety council meetings/events. At least 8 thru the local safety council. You can get credit for up to two meetings at BWC's safety training courses or other offsite industry-specific training courses./seminars. Certificates must be submitted to safety council no later than 6/30/18.
  • CEO attendance at one safety council sponsored meeting.
  • Submit semi-annual reports for the 2017 calendar year.
Check your company's participation  here


Sally Cox | Summit County Safety Council | 330-806-1676 | summitcountysafetycouncil@gmail.com| www.thesummitcountysafetycouncil.org
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