August Featured Program 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 11:30 AM - Tangier's

Medical Marijuana Legal Update

James B. Yates, Esq., SHRM-SCP, SPHR 

 Eastman & Smith LTD

Mr. Yates's presentation will focus on work place issues associated with legalized marijuana.

James B. Yates represents public and private sector employers in all facets of labor and employment law.  He has achieved the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

A member of Eastman & Smith, Mr. Yates's practice encompasses collective bargaining, general personnel planning and counseling, equal employment opportunity matters, workers' compensation and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Mr. Yates has represented employers in labor and employment law related matters with various agencies such as the Industrial Commission, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), State Employee Retirement Board (SERB), Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and in state and federal courts and arbitration tribunals. He regularly consults with clients regarding the drafting and implementation of employment policies and conducts supervisor training. Mr. Yates is a frequent speaker at seminars regarding a myriad of labor and employment law topics.

  If you haven't pre-paid for the year

August Sponsor...

USA Mobile Drug Testing of Northeast Ohio:  
WE come to YOU and are available 24/7 for all your on-site drug-free workplace drug and alcohol testing needs!

Cari's Safety Corner     
Cari Gray 
 Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist (BWC)
Q:  I had an employee that was stuck by a contaminated needle therefore I sent the employee to a healthcare professional for a post-exposure medical evaluation. What does OSHA require that I provide to the healthcare professional?

A:  OSHA requires the employer to provide the following information to the healthcare professional:  
  • A copy of the OSHA 1910.1030 standard;
  • A description of the employee's duties as they relate to the exposure incident;
  • Documentation of the route(s) and circumstances of the exposure;
  • The results of the source individual's blood testing, if available; and
  • All medical records relevant to the appropriate treatment of the employee, including vaccination status, which are the employer's responsibility to maintain.

Forklift Inspection Training Video

View this YouTube training video on Forklift Safety Inspection. This 5 minute video features some of our safety council members and was written by our BWC representative, Cari Gray. It can be used as part of your forklift training when covering the "how's and why's" of forklift inspections.

Walking-Working Surfaces Podcast

And now hear Cari Gray's podcast for the Portage County Safety Council on OSHA's Walking-Working Surfaces Update.

Show Your Commitment to Safety

Participate in  Safe + Sound Week

August 13-19, 2018

Safe workplaces are sound businesses.
Every workplace should have a safety and health program that includes management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards.
Wherever you are, take a step in the right direction.

Join your fellow SCSC members, KYOCERA SGS Precision Tools and Welty Building Company and 

SCSC Training/Seminar Schedule

CPR, First Aid, AED and Bloodborne Pathogen Training

August 21, 2018 (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM)

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

Help! My Confined Space Program Needs Work!

September 11, 2018 (8:30 AM to noon)

SCSC Member cost free (includes breakfast)
Non-member cost $15.00 (includes breakfast)

Healthy Backs and Bodies for the Industrial Athlete

October 16, 2018 (8:00 AM to Noon) (Rescheduled from 6/12/18)
Cost $10.00 (Includes breakfast)

Details and registration here

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


  BWC Blog 

Upcoming BWC Class Schedule (North Canton)

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

Register at

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

Behavior-based Safety Systems Half-day Workshop - Aug 2 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bloodborne Pathogens - August 2 - 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Personal Protective Equipment Selection Criteria - August 8 - 8:30 AM - 
12:00 PM
Job Safety Analysis - August 13- 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Lockout/Tagout and Safety-related Work Practices - August 28  - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Machine Guarding Basics - August 28   - 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Electrical Hazard Recognition and Abatement - September 11-13

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

Ergonomics: Basic Principles - August 2

FY 19 Safety Council Rebate Program Requirements

The FY 19 Safety Council Program year began 7/1/18. 

For those members who are eligible to participate in BWC's Safety Council Rebate Program this year, the following requirements must be met between 7/1/18 and 6/30/19:
  • Enrollment with safety council by 7/31/18.
  • 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 6/30/19. Online courses do not qualify.
  • CEO attendance at one safety council sponsored meeting.
  • Submit semi-annual reports for the 2018 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

Last Month...

50/50 and wellness giveaway winner, Michael Hall (Akron Energy Systems) with Bob Pfeiffer, SCSC Vice President, (Akrochem)

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