May's Featured Program - 2017 Awards Presentation

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:30 AM - Tangier's

Power Under Pressure

Bruce Boguski

In today's demanding economy and stress-filled work environment, everyone is under tremendous pressure to excel!  In this presentation you will learn  cutting edge techniques to help you relax under  stress, to control emotions for peak performance in  challenging situations and improve focus to cut down on mistakes and eliminate accidents.  Discover how to become instantly creative to overcome daily obstacles, how to build confidence to tackle the toughest assignments, how attitude can enhance performance and what you can do to change your attitude and belief, PLUS MUCH MORE. 
  • Provide an entertaining, yet proactive seminar that will allow the attendees to have fun while learning the skills needed for successful living during stressful times.
  • Provide an arsenal of tools for handling stress through relaxation and the mind-body connection.
  • Identify the personal benefits of establishing a positive belief system and "how to" create such a system.
  • Learn to use attitude adjustment methods in order to succeed in challenging situations.
  • Discover confidence building techniques that really work.
  • Implement practical methods on how to control emotions for peak performance in stressful environments.
  • Learn the effects of diet upon performance, attitude and energy.
Bruce Boguski, author, motivational speaker, columnist, and media personality well known for his ability to inspire others to "do the impossible".  Bruce holds a B.S. degree in business and education from Bowling Green State University.  He also possesses a Level Two Certification in Brain Based Learning Strategies. 

Bruce knows firsthand the attitude and skills required to overcome physical and mental challenges.  At age 18, Bruce was partially paralyzed in an automobile accident.  Although doctors warned that he might never walk again, he left the hospital a few months later under his own power.  After a two-year struggle to regain full use of his body, Bruce went on to become a two-time state champion in Racquetball and played on a state championship softball team.  He later served as head baseball coach and assistant football coach at Van Buren High School and the men's and women's tennis coach at The University of Findlay.

Today, Bruce is President of The Winner's Edge, a peak performance consulting firm in Findlay, Ohio.  He is a nationally known presenter on motivational tactics and mental toughness training for schools, sports and business professionals, using high-energy, interactive techniques to inspire and delight his audiences.

Bruce speaks to educators, parents, students, athletes, and business professionals and has conducted over 2200 presentations over the past 27 years. Bruce has addressed virtually every group imaginable at dinner meetings, school assemblies, conferences, seminars, and clinics.

 Please plan on attending to receive your award. 

Still need CEO attendance credit? May 16 and June 20 are the last regular meeting opportunities of the FY 18 Program Year!

If you're not pre-paid for the year

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Cari's Safety Corner    
Cari Gray
 Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist (BWC)
Q: What should I consider when selecting a Shelter-in-Place / Tornado Shelter location at work?

We are entering tornado season which usually runs spring through summer. Do you know where to shelter at work if there were a tornado right now? Is the room large enough to accommodate your employees and any visitors? What is a business required to do?

OSHA's shelter in place guidance recommends the following:
  • Select interior room(s) above the ground floor, with the fewest windows or vents.
  • The room(s) should have adequate space for everyone to be able to sit. Avoid overcrowding by selecting several rooms if necessary.
  • Large storage closets, utility rooms, pantries, copy and conference rooms without exterior windows will work well.
  • Avoid selecting a room with mechanical equipment like ventilation blowers or pipes, because this equipment may not be able to be sealed from the outdoors.
Many businesses will use rest rooms that are on interior walls. Interior stair wells away from windows on the lowest level will also work. If you need assistance with your shelter in place procedure you can review the document links below.

Join SCSC in the Stand-Down to Prevent Falls Safety Council Challenge

Following highway crashes, falls are the second leading cause of workplace death. While construction workers are most at risk, falls can happen in agriculture, manufacturing, transportation and virtually any other industry that may involve working from height. SCSC encourages workers in all industries to take time out to conduct a Fall Safety Stand-Down.

If you think your company is too small to conduct a Stand-Down, think again. Roughly half of events nationwide are held by companies with 25 or fewer employees.

A Fall Safety Stand-Down can be as simple or involved as you'd like. Managers are encouraged to plan a Stand-Down that works best for their workplace. Suggestions include:
  • Conducting a toolbox talk focused on ladder, scaffold or roof safety
  • Conducting a safety inspection along with employees
  • Developing a rescue plan
  • Holding a training session
  • Showing a safety video
Don't forget the BWC Library offers an extensive collection of audiovisual materials related to fall hazards and fall prevention. They also offer year-round classes throughout Ohio to address fall protection requirements.

SCSC is encouraging every safety council member to conduct fall prevention training during the month of May. No matter the industry, let's get our workers in the Summit County areas trained! Complete the challenge reporting form and feel free to send us pics of your training activities!

Electricity Makes Our Lives Easier But Don't Take Its Power And Potential For Fire-related Hazards For Granted

NFPA actively supports National Electrical Safety Month, an annual campaign in May sponsored by the  Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), which works to raise awareness of potential home electrical hazards, the importance of electrical fire safety, and the safety of electrical workers. This year's theme is: Understanding the Code that Keeps Us Safe. 

To help reduce your risk, NFPA and ESFI recommend that you have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician, including electrical inspections, when buying or remodeling a home. The following are additional tips residents can follow to help keep their homes safe from electrical fires:
  • Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets where they are can get damaged.
  • Have a qualified electrician add more receptacle outlets in your home to reduce the use of extension cords.
  • Use light bulbs that match the recommended wattage on the lamp or fixture. Check the sticker on the lamp to determine the maximum wattage light bulb to use.
SCSC Training/Seminar Schedule

Aerial Lift Training

May 22, 2018 (8:00 AM to noon)

SCSC member cost $25.00
Non-member cost $125.00

Healthy Backs and Bodies for the Industrial Athlete

June 12, 2018 (8:00 AM to Noon)
Cost $10.00 (Includes breakfast)

CPR, First Aid, AED and Bloodborne Pathogen Training

June 26, 2018 (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM)

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

Above classes qualify as regular meeting credit and/or CEO attendance credit for the Safety Council Rebate Program.

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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:

Emergency Preparedness Planning - May 8  - 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Industry Safety Elements (OSHA 10)  May 14-15  - 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Nonviolent Strategies for Caregivers and Other Staff Working Directly with the Public -  May 17 -  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Safety for the Non-safety Professional - May 31  - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Flammable Liquid and Gas Safety Basics - June  5 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Safety Series Workshop Module 6: Machine Guarding Basics and Powered Equipment Basics -  June 11 1:00 P M  4:30 PM
Personal Protective Equipment Selection Criteria - June  13  -  8:30 AM - 12 PM
Job Safety Analysis-  June 13  1:00 P M  4:30 PM

**Free** BWC Classes at the Cambridge office:

Health Hazard Awareness & Toxicology Fundamentals - May 3
Emergency Preparedness Planning Half-day Workshop and Violence in the Workplace - May 22
Understanding and Identifying Ergonomic Risk Factors and  Noise and Hearing Conservation Half-day Workshop - June 12

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

Sponsor a Safety Council Meeting

Did you know that your company can sponsor a safety council meeting? This is a great way to reach 200+ companies and highlight your services. The average attendance at these meetings is 200-240. 

A $150.00 sponsorship includes your corporate logo in our newsletter (as above) and in the overhead scrolling announcements played 1 hour prior to the meeting for the month you choose to sponsor, 5 minutes of business related commercial time at the podium, a table for display items, an opportunity to giveaway promotional items and two complimentary meals.

Interested in sponsoring a meeting? Have questions or need more information? Call Sally Cox at 330-806-1676 or email

Sally Cox | Summit County Safety Council | 330-806-1676 ||