June's Featured Program 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:30 AM - Tangier's

Natural Gas Basics / CO:  What You Should Know

Don MacBride

Technical Learning and Development Consultant 

 Dominion Energy Ohio, Safety and Training

Dispelling 3 myths about natural gas:
  • Natural gas is easy to burn. [Attendees will understand the combustible range and ignition sources of natural gas]
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) is produced when natural gas is burned. [Attendees will know codes related to the installation of gas appliances in residence and workplace]
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a silent odorless killer. [Attendees will recognize the signs of carbon monoxide]

With 46 years of experience in the natural gas field, Don MacBride's current training responsibilities include:

Training of Dominion 350+ Operations personnel in two states. Dominion Energy Ohio (Northeast Ohio, including Lima, and Marietta), Dominion Energy (West Virginia), on company procedures, standards, policies, codes, basics of natural gas, natural gas utilization equipment, first response, leak investigations, gas regulation and measurement, carbon monoxide (CO) prevention and investigations, safety and other related areas. Don trains and assists  safety forces such as local fire and police departments to respond to natural gas emergencies. He has trained over 3000 fire fighters and first responders to respond safely to gas emergencies.  Don also provides training and assistance for local building officials on natural gas procedures, standards and codes upon request. Seminars provided for local plumbing and HVAC contractors.

Don's certifications and affiliations include:

Certification in Environmental Technologies, March 1976, West Side Technical  Institute. 

Mechanical Inspector Class V, State of Ohio (PO 1919) having demonstrated code and compliance knowledge through an examination process set forth by the State of Ohio pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Code and requirements of Section 3781.10(E) of the Ohio Revised Code.

Joint Canadian Subcommittee/U.S. Technical Advisory Group (CSST); Voting Member.

Chairman of the Canadian Standards of America (CSA) LC 4 Technical Committee (2005).

Committee Member of the Building Energy Codes and Standards Committee (BECS), American Gas Association.

Alternate Voting [ASC Z223] Committee Member, Representing the American Gas Association, for the National Fuel Gas Code, NFPA 54, (2018 edition).

Still need CEO attendance credit? June 20 is the last regular meeting of the 
FY 18 Program Year!

  If you're not pre-paid for the year

Cari's Safety Corner     
Cari Gray 
 Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist (BWC)
Q:   What are the risks associated with energy drink consumption and how can it effect
employees in the workplace?

A:   The researchers state that the health risks associated with energy drink consumption are primarily  related to their caffeine content.

Researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) have written a narrative review of studies  on the health risks associated with energy drink consumption and policies related to energy drinks.

Some of the potential risks associated with energy drink consumption include:
  • caffeine overdose (which can lead to a number of symptoms, including palpitations, high blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, convulsions and, in some cases, even death)
  • type 2 diabetes - as high consumption of caffeine reduces insulin sensitivity
  • neurological and cardiovascular system effects in children and adolescents
  • sensation-seeking behavior
  • use and dependence on other harmful substances
  • night-time sleep difficulties and daytime sleepiness
Energy drinks also contain a variety of other ingredients, such as Taurine and Guarana, and the  effect of long-term regular consumption of the combination of the substances in energy drinks is  unknown.

Excessive consumption of energy drinks can result in dehydration if other appropriate fluids (water,  electrolyte solutions, etc.) are not consumed throughout the day. Employees working outside in  the summer or in hot work environments in general, can be more prone to heat illnesses.

Overall, excessive consumption of energy drinks may lead to employees putting themselves at a  greater potential for accidents/injuries/illnesses in the work environment through dehydration, sleep  deprivation, damaging neurological and cardiovascular effects and other adverse effects of the
ingredients in energy drinks.

June is National Safety Month

Join the National Safety Council and thousands of organizations nationwide as they work to ensure No 1 Gets Hurt.

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. NSC provides downloadable resources highlighting a different safety topic for each week in June:
  • Week 1: Emergency Preparedness
  • Week 2: Wellness
  • Week 3: Falls
  • Week 4: Driving

Learn the safety measures to prevent HEAT illnesses:


SCSC Training/Seminar Schedule

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:

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:

Understanding and Identifying Ergonomic Risk Factors - June 12
Noise and 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 summitcountysafetycouncil@gmail.com.

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