Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Ohio BWC has asked all Ohio Safety Councils to conduct all meetings virtually (online only) until July 2021.  Our next FREE, live webinar will be Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. – details below!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Monique Thompson, (330) 456-7253.

Tuesday, September 29
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Webinar with Q&A

Join us for the September Webinar featuring: Katie Woodhall and Ami Gignac, Sparrow Tale.  Robin Watson will provide an update for the Ohio BWC.  Randy Martin, The Beaver Companies will moderate.

Need to make your safety program more accessible and easier to digest? Maybe, you don’t need to change your safety program, but rather find a better way to communicate it.  During this webinar you will learn how to:

Front line workers and middle managers are the foundation of any safety program. They complete the majority of work and communicate expectations.  However, they are only as successful as the support they receive. Explore ways your business can strengthen its safety program with simple solutions to your communication strategy and style.

Cost: FREE but please register by Sept. 28 at 5:00 p.m.
You do not need to be a Stark County Safety Council member to attend.  ALL are welcome!


The Ohio BWC has asked all Ohio Safety Councils to conduct all meetings virtually (online only) until July 2021. Each FREE, live webinar will feature dynamic speakers followed by a short Q&A session.

Division of Safety & Hygiene’s September webinars

BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene (DSH) continues their series of free webinars covering a variety of workplace safety topics. Below is a list of dates and topics, including a link to register for the September webinars.

Sept. 1 – Temporary Workers: Health and Safety Issues for Staffing Companies

Sept. 8 – Safely Manage Contractors in YOUR facility (Replay)

Sept. 15 – Avoiding Hazard Communication Program Mistakes

Sept. 22 – What’s Wrong with That? A Look at Real Fire Hazards!

Sept. 29 – Heat Stress?? Cold Stress??? You’ve Got to Love Ohio, Right?

DSH safety experts conduct the webinars. Each webinar lasts about one hour.

Learn more and register for any of the September webinars here.

2020 National Safety Stand-Down | September 14-18

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

Addressing falls in construction is the reason why each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) holds a National Safety Stand-Down to prevent Falls in the Construction industry. OSHA encourages employers to take a break to focus on safety concerns surrounding falls from elevation. Stand-down events provide employers and workers the opportunity to talk about hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety and health programs, goals, and expectations.

Last year, thousands of worksites participated in the campaign and the Stand-Down event reached over a million workers. OSHA invites employers to dedicate themselves yet again to the safety of their most valuable resource: their workers.

OSHA’s Stand-Down webpage offers information on conducting a successful event, and educational resources. Employers are encouraged to provide feedback after their events, and to obtain a personalized certificate of participation.

The National Safety Stand-Down is a joint effort between OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training.

To learn how you can participate in the Stand-Down, visit www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown.

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