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NEXT WEDS. MAY 17
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
UH/Samaritan On Main
 
Annual Awards Banquet & CEO Event
Seven Critical Strategies for Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of your Workforce
Presented by: Shanna Dunbar RN COHN-S President, Workplace Health Inc.

ALSO, Remember this is also our Annual Awards Meeting, time to bring your CEO!  

We will be distributing the following awards:
  • Achievement Awards (Incident rate was decreased from last year)
  • Special Awards (Hours Worked w/o a lost-time injury)
  • 100% Awards (worked entire year w/o a lost-time injury or illness)
  • Multi Awards (Group -lowest incident rate in each group, 100%, and Achievement)

Richland County Safety Council to Host Employer/BWC Public Forum
 
MANSFIELD - The Richland County Safety Council will host a FREE public forum Thursday, May 25 at the Longview Center, for area business owners, health care providers and other interested parties. This is your opportunity to meet and speak with BWC staff and Business representatives from the areas of claims, safety, and risk management. The forum will give employers an opportunity meet with their local BWC representatives and to learn first-hand how BWC can assist in loss prevention and loss control strategies. This is also an opportunity for the BWC to learn of the issues most important to stakeholders in the area, and any suggestions stakeholders may have for areas of improvement.
WHAT:  Employer/BWC public forum 
WHEN: Thursday, May 25, 2017 from  9:00 - 10:30 am
WHERE: Longview Center, 1495 W Longview Ave., Ontario, OH 44906

RSVP: Bbusinessmanager@richlandcountysafetycouncil.com   BY Tuesday May 23 to 
or call 419-525-0615. COST: FREE
Take the Bite and the Sting out of Working Outdoors
Working outside puts workers at risk for countless hazards. One group of hazards that doesn't get as much attention are biting and stinging insects and animals. Here is how you can protect yourself from mosquitoes, spiders and ticks:
  1. To protect yourself from biting and stinging insects, wear long pants, socks, and long-sleeved shirts
  2. Tuck pant legs into socks or boots
  3. Wear high boots or closed shoes that cover your feet completely 
  4. Wear a hat
  5. Use insect repellents that contain DEET or Picaridin
  6. Check before drinking from cups, bottles or cans. Stinging insects are attracted to sweet drinks
  7. Avoid wearing heavy perfumes or scented lotions or soaps
  8. Avoid fire ants; their bites are painful and cause blisters
  9. Severe reactions to fire ant bites (chest pain, nausea, sweating, loss of breath, serious swelling or slurred speech) require immediate medical treatment
Treat other, less serious bites and stings with over-the-counter products that relieve pain and prevent infection

(shared from Safety Tip of the Week from SafetyNow)