April's Featured Program 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM - Tangier's

The Cubicle Commando: HEALTHY BACKS & BODIES™ Office Ergonomics

Tanya L Weiker, PT, CEAS, AOEAS

Program Creator and Master Instructor

HEALTHY BACKS & BODIES™ is the evolution of this drive, and the manifestation of Tanya Weiker's mission: To help people live fuller, healthier, happier lives through the prevention of unnecessary pain and injury.  And to empower people and corporations to take action in mastering the biomechanics of safe, healthy and efficient movement before the pain and dysfunction show themselves.

Working with multiple aspects of injury prevention, treatment and performance for the past 25 years, Tanya has fine-tuned her approach to guiding people of all ages and physical demands, into a safer, more attuned, healthy lifestyle.

Tanya's programs are the culmination of years of hands-on treating, clinical insight, and clinical and corporate teaching united with the realization that if only people knew the way, and would commit to following it, back pain as we know it could be forever changed.  Tanya's teaching is founded upon the belief that awareness and knowledge lead to action and that when provided with a compelling reason in combination with sound tools, people are inherently motivated to change and to protect their bodies.

Join us as we welcome back Tanya to learn:
  • Improved physical health and healthcare measures via proper C·O·R·E™ Posturing & Positioning within the instruction of Adaptive Office Ergonomics
  • Heightened proficiency in 're-working' an office work station and a home work station to meet recommended ergonomic guidelines and standards
  • Increased utilization of basic ergonomic measures to prevent injury, foster health, and minimize (or eliminate) musculoskeletal pain in daily working and living.
  • Enhanced application of C·O·R·E™ Positioning, integrated movements and preventative actions within the office and home work settings
  • Decreased loss of time secondary to MSD's, RSI's and musculoskeletal pain
  • Decreased negative impact of pain and injury on productivity, energy, stamina, endurance, efficiency, morale, and effectiveness
Tanya Weiker is the HEALTHY BACKS & BODIES™ Master Instructor, Safety Consultant, and Back Health Specialist.  She is an Orthopedic Physical Therapist, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, Advanced Office Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, and MFR Clinician who is a patented inventor of the TheraBand® CLX as well as a published author.  She teaches and consults with the conviction and passion that can only come from authentic love for the subject matter and from one who lives it every day.  Tanya completed her undergraduate studies at Indiana University and her Physical Therapy education at The Ohio State University. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her fiancé and their two amazing bear cubs (aka REALLY big dogs).

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Cari's Safety Corner    
Cari Gray
 Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist (BWC)

What practices can I use when lifting heavy loads?


Before Lifting

  • Stop and assess the load and if too heavy seek advice
  • Consult management or safety officer for advice on how to manage heavy loads
  • Plan the lift, i.e., estimate the load and know exactly where it is to be placed prior to lifting
  • Avoid reaching out
  • Do not reach out to pick up any object
  • Handle heavy objects close to the body
  • Keep yourself in good physical shape with proper exercise and diet
  • Avoid lifting heavy leads without help and plan the lift together
  • Can you reduce the load???
  • Wherever possible use mechanical means, e.g. can you use a forklift, winch or crane
  • Avoid placing objects on the ground if they have to be picked up at a later time
BWC offers a Safety Intervention Grant program to assist eligible employers purchase equipment to reduce the risk of repetitive lifting tasks.   Eligible equipment includes: Lift tables, patient lifting assistance, powered dollies, and overhead ceiling lifts. Please contact your nearest Service Office to schedule an appointment with a BWC Consultant to learn more about our grant programs or visit:https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/employer/services/SandH/SafetyGrants.asp 

Work Zone Awareness Week: 
April 9 - 13

Reduced speed limits. Lane closures. Detours. Trucks entering the highway. Pavement changes. These are just a few reasons why driving in work zones requires special attention.

While the men and women working in the road are in a dangerous business, statistically drivers are even more at risk. Here's how you can stay safe in a work zone:

  • Dedicate your full attention to driving. Avoid using a phone or changing the radio station.
  • Follow directions from work zone flaggers and pay attention to warnings posted on work zone signs.
  • Watch for construction workers and their equipment. Also, stay alert to the vehicles around you.
Go Orange Day 2018

Wednesday, April 11

All roadway safety professionals across the country are encouraged to wear orange to proudly show their support of work zone safety. Go Orange Day and National Work Zone Awareness Week is an important time to show your support of the roadway safety industry, especially to the families of victims who have lost their lives in work zones.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving is a public health issue that affects us all. The latest statistics show motor vehicle fatalities are up 6% from 2015. More than 40,000 people were killed on our nation's roadways last year, and distracted driving is a major contributor. 

Each death is 100% preventable. From cell phones to dashboard infotainment systems to evolving voice command features - all pose a threat to our safety. Just one second of your attention is all takes to change a life forever. 
Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April is a united effort to recognize and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. Join us to help save lives. 

Resources to Share
Create awareness in your workplace, your home or community by sharing the distracted driving message. NSC offers infographics, posters, fact sheets and a number of social media-friendly graphics.

Help Employees Reduce Risks of Falls At Work

Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of injury and death for workers. In fact, falls to a lower level are the second-most common cause of workplace death, surpassed only by highway crashes.

Often, injuries sustained in a fall result in traumatic brain injuries and other long-term disabilities. Workers' compensation costs for falls averaged more than $45,000 per person in 2014, and lack of proper fall protection remains the most frequently cited violation by OSHA.

These resources are an excellent way to get a conversation going:

BWC Introduces Better You, Better Ohio! ™ 

Helping You Meet Your Health and  Wellness  Goals

The backbone of a successful business is its workers, and the backbone of Ohio is its workforce. At BWC, we take our mission to take care of Ohio's workforce seriously. 

That's why we're offering Better You, Better Ohio!™ - a program that provides health and wellness resources and services to workers who work for small employers (50 or fewer workers) in select high-risk industries. We designed Better You, Better Ohio! to help workers and their employers at no cost and through a simple, paperless process. 

Employers can reap great benefits from having a healthy workforce. Healthy employees are less prone to injury. And, when they are injured, their ability to recover is enhanced greatly. Overall, employers with a healthy workforce have lower workers' compensation and health-care costs. 

Meanwhile, workers can take steps to improve their health and wellness such as completing a health assessment and a biometric screening, digital coaching and more. As a bonus, workers can earn financial rewards by completing various steps in the program. To learn more, visit our Better You, Better Ohio! webpage.

SCSC Training/Seminar Schedule

Security Seminar

April 26, 2018 (8:00 AM to Noon)
Cost $10.00 (Includes breakfast)

Quarterly EPA Seminar

May 1, 2018 (8:00 AM to 11 AM)
Free (Includes breakfast)

CPR, First Aid, AED and Bloodborne Pathogen Training

May 3, 2018 (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM)

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

Aerial Lift Training

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

SCSC member cost $25.00
Non-member cost $125.00

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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:

Safety Series Workshop Module 5: Electrical Safety and LOTO Basics  April  9 - 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Electrical Safety Audits  April 18-19  - 8:30AM- 4:30PM
Train the Trainer Techniques for Safety -  April 23-24  -  8:30 AM - 4:30PM
Construction Safety Elements (OSHA10) -   April 25-26  -   8:30 AM - 4:30PM
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Refresher - April 30  - 8:30 AM - 4:30PM
Violence in the Workplace - May  1  -  8:30 AM - 12PM
Powered Industrial Trucks: Developing a Training Program Half-day Workshop - May 1  1:00P M  4:30PM
Emergency Preparedness Planning - May 8  - 8:30AM- 4:30PM

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 summitcountysafetycouncil@gmail.com.

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