OCTOBER SAFETY AND HEALTH NEWS AND UPDATES


October's Featured Program 


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:30 AM - Tangier's


Fire!! Oh, Wait, Not Another Drill


Steve Waltman, Fire Safety Educator ~ Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal

Angela Potter ~ Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal


Never underestimate the importance of performing regular fire drills in the home, workplace, or school. Always remember that when a real fire happens, the time to react can be measured in seconds! Fire drills  help prepare employees to respond quickly, calmly, and safely and  play a very important  role in workplace fire  safety. 

 Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the importance of conducting fire drills
  • Describe how to plan a fire drill
  • Explain how to practice a successful fire drill
  • Summarize how to evaluate a fire drill effectively


  If you haven't pre-paid for the year





Thank You to Our Sponsor...







2018 Holiday Food/Funds Drive




There are 82,740 food insecure Individuals, including  23,320 children, in Summit County. As colder weather and the holiday season quickly approach, the need for food for local families will become even greater. 

SCSC will host out annual food and funds drive in support of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank during our  October and November safety council meetings.

Non-perishable food items and monetary donations will be accepted. Every 1.2 lbs. of food donated provides 1 meal. Every $1 donated provides 4 meals.

All donors will be entered into this month's giveaway drawing.



Cari Gray
Industrial Safety Consul;tant Specialist (Ohio BWC)
Cari's Safety Corner   
                                     
Q:  Since my air monitoring results were all below the Occupational Exposure Limits, are there any further actions needed to be taken (other than recordkeeping requirements)?

A:  Just because air contaminant concentrations are below the current occupational health standards and guidelines, does not always mean they should be ignored. When evaluating the results of an Industrial Hygiene air survey, a general rule of thumb is often used when attempting to determine whether or not an exposure has exceeded an acceptable risk level.  This rule of thumb states that if a measured exposure level exceeds one-half of the value of the lowest current occupational health standard or guideline, an action level has been reached. When an action level has been reached, it is time to begin investigating engineering, administrative or personal protective equipment measures to prevent workers' exposures from reaching harmful concentrations.


See Cari's article on Forklift Inspection on BWC's Blog



Wellness  Watch   (From SCSC Wellness Committee) 


SUGAR.... WE ALL KNOW CONSUMING TOO MUCH CAN LEAD TO MANY HEALTH ISSUES...BUT HOW
MUCH IS TOO MUCH??

SUGAR - NATURAL OR ADDED?

Sugar occurs naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, grains and dairy. Food manufactures add sugar to products to increase flavor or extend shelf life. Added sugars can include natural sugars such as white sugar, brown sugar and honey as well as other caloric sweeteners that are chemically manufactured (such as high fructose corn syrup)

Although sugars are not harmful in small amounts to the body, our bodies don't need added sugars to  function properly. Added sugars contribute additional calories and zero nutrients to food.

HOW MUCH IS JUST RIGHT??

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting the amount of added sugars you consume  to no more than half of your daily discretionary calories allowance. For most American women, that's no  more than 100 calories per day or about 6 teaspoons of sugar. For men, its 150 calories per day, or  about 9 teaspoons of sugar. The AHA recommendations focus on all added sugars, without singling out  any particular types such as high fructose corn syrup.

WHAT ARE DISCRETIONARY CALORIES??

Discretionary Calories are excess calories to enjoy once your required nutrient needs are  met. They can be used toward higher-fat forms of foods like milk, cheese and meat, and  high-fat and sugary toppings such as butter, sauce, sugar and syrup. Discretionary calories  can also count toward soda, candy and alcohol.

Each meal plan has an allotted amount of discretionary calories. Depending on your calorie  needs, your discretionary calorie amount can range from 100 to 300 calories per day.




October is Fire Safety Month 

Be safe at home too with this home safety checklist!


 



Portage County Safety Council Celebrates 50th Podcast Episode! 

Congratulations, PCSC!



 
SCSC Training/Seminar Schedule


October 11, 2018 (9 AM to 3:00 PM)

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



December 6, 2018 (9 AM to 3:00 PM)

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



Above classes qualify for a regular meeting credit and 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:

Electrical Basics - October 9 - AM
Train the Trainer Techniques for Safety - October 29-30
Effective Safety Teams - November 14



Above classes qualify for an external training credit for the Safety Council Rebate Program. Certificate must be presented to Summit County Safety Council.



Upcoming External Training Opportunities


NE Ohio Safety Expo - 10/12/18



Above event qualifies for an external training credit for the Safety Council Rebate Program. Certificate must be presented to Summit County Safety Council.



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 summitcountysafetycouncil@gmail.com.


 
Highlights from last month...


Brian Zachetti (BWC)


Roy Wilkinson (Safety Elements) with Joe Wiltshire (Fastenal)


Heidi Claxton (American Roadway Logistics) won $110.00 in last month's 50/50 raffle!


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