March 24, 2021 Virtual Safety Council Meeting

Registration is open for the March 24 meeting at 8am, Gary O’Brien will be presenting “Rescuing Dutch the Dog”.   It is actual footage of a dog rescue from a storm sewer.  Gary discuss all of the similarities of confined space rescue.

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Information about our speaker:

Gary O’Brien, President of O’Brien’s Safety Services and O’Brien’s Confined Space Rescue Services is an experienced professional with over 40 years in the health and safety field.  Gary brings a commonsense safety approach to companies of all sizes and financial backgrounds.

As an OSHA authorized trainer, Gary has provided safety training and consulting to a variety of industries.  He has also fulfilled a niche market with O’Brien’s Confined Space Rescue standby teams.

In addition to his role as an advisor to the Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council Board of Directors, Gary serves as the Vice Chairperson for the Central Ohio Valley Emergency Industrial Organization (COVEIO), is the Chairman of the Marietta Chamber of Commerce, and frequently presents with OOGEEP (Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program) on safety in the oil and gas industry.  He is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and a NCCER Certified Master Trainer.

February 2021 Virtual Safety Council Meeting

Registration is open for the February CAK Safety Council Meeting, Respirator Programs, Face Masks and OSHA on February 24, Wednesday, 8am

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We are excited to be offering this meeting which will cover:
What OSHA has been citing during the pandemic
Basic respirator information including the 3 authorizing agencies in the US
Source control versus respiratory protection
Elements of a respirator program
Types of respirators
Mandatory versus voluntary Program
OSHA COVIC 19 recommendations

Presented by: Rick Maj, I.H. and Deb Bailey ISCS Ohio BWC

Rick Maj Richard E. Maj II, CSP Industrial Hygienist Canton Service Office339 E Maple Street #200, North Canton, Ohio 44720, 330-904-4506 Rick graduated from the University of Akron in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management. He was hired in July 1983 by the BWC Division of Safety and Hygiene and is an Industrial Hygienist. He successfully met the requirements set forth by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and became a Certified Safety Professional in 1995. As an Industrial Hygienist he conducts surveys to identify, evaluate, and control air and noise hazards in the workplace. He is also an instructor for the Division of Safety and Hygiene OCOSH Training Center.
Deb Bailey received her Associates Degree in Environmental Engineering from Lakeland Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of Akron. She has over 25 years for work experience in industry. She worked as the Environmental, Safety and Health manager in heavy steel and steel manufacturing automotive, paint production and medical manufacturing. She has also worked as the Environmental Manager of Sea World of Ohio. She is currently employed as an Industrial Safety Consultant with the Bureau of Workers Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. She has served on the Portage County LEPC, developed Hazardous Materials Response Teams at multiple facilities. Experience in:Design and development of a Class I Division II paint production facility, Environmental remediation work, asbestos abatement, waste water and water sampling and analysis. Trained in DOT and HazWoper . OSHA Authorized General Industry trainer.

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 8 AM
We look forward to seeing you at this virtual CAK Safety Council Meeting!

2019 Blog Posts

A look back at our most-popular posts of 2019

This year’s most-read posts include a story about a safety council meeting that literally saved a life, a feature on our safety services helping a local business achieve success, a wrap-up of the 2019 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, and much more.

In case you missed them, below is a listing of our top 10 blog posts from 2019.

  1. Violence against EMS workers a real threat
  2. This safety council meeting was a life-saver – literally
  3. Walking down grain is a deadly operation (Don’t do it)
  4. New online poster archive takes visitors on a safe trip through time
  5. One year in, Better You, Better Ohio! is improving workers health, well-being
  6. BWC safety grants save lives, time, and money
  7. Workplace fatalities are so last century
  8. OSC19 – It was great to connect with YOU!
  9. Safety Innovation Awards finalists show their ingenuity
  10. ‘A split second’ nearly cost safety expert his life

June is National Safety Month

The National Safety Council (NSC) designates each June as National Safety Month. National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. The four weekly topics this year are:
• Hazard recognition
• Slips, trips and falls
• Fatigue
• Impairment

Click on the link below for the complete article:

Safety Update Ohio BWC Library June 2019