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Northwest Ohio Safety and Health Day is going virtual May 19th, 2021.

Northwest Ohio Safety and Health Day is going virtual May 19th, 2021.

Northwest Ohio Safety and Health Day

May 19, 2021

Since 1991 Northwest Ohio Safety and Health Day has been providing free educational safety and health programs for area employers and employees. This event provides information to approximately 500 participants annually. Sessions include topics on General Industry and Construction, Industrial Hygiene, OSHA/BWC updates, Wellness and Health Care and Human Resources, as well as many general topics. We are constantly striving to make each year better than the last.

This event is possible through the dedication of volunteers from all types of industries and is free for participants thanks to our generous vendors and sponsors.

While attending this event, you will be able to meet with vendors and sponsors. They will be able to help you with your questions on safety supplies or services and the newest products on the market. You will also be able to network with other attendees and meet up with old friends! We hope to see you there!

NW Ohio Safety
& Health Day

May 19, 2021

Since 1991 Northwest Ohio Safety and Health Day has been providing free educational safety and health programs for area employers and employees. This event provides information to approximately 500 participants annually. Sessions include topics on General Industry and Construction, Industrial Health, OSHA/BWC updates, Wellness and Health Care and Human Resources, as well as many general topics. We are constantly striving to make each year better than the last.

This event is possible through the dedication of volunteers from all types of industry working a collaborative of hundreds of hours. Our 28th event this year will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Owens Community College audio visual room. This event will remain free for participants thanks to our generous sponsors and vendors.

While attending this event, you will be able to meet with vendors at their tables in between sessions. They will be able to help you with your questions on safety supplies or services and the newest products on the market. Many vendors have supported this event since its inception and are very much appreciated. Our sponsors also continue to make this event possible. You will also be able to network with other attendees and meet up with old friends! We hope to see you there!

2021 Safety and Health Day Schedule

    May
    19
    Wed
    Exoskeletons Past, Present and Future
    May 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

    8am to 9am
    Presenter: Dr. Delia Treaster with Division of Safety and Hygiene
    Description: Exoskeletons are wearable devices that can augment a person’s physical capabilities. Previously found only in the realm of science fiction, exoskeletons have been successfully used in medical rehabilitation, the military and more recently, in manufacturing jobs. Learn more about what exoskeletons are and what they can (and cannot) do. Exoskeletons hold many promises, but what are the unintended consequences of this unproven technology?

    Register Now

    Bio: Dr. Delia Treaster
    Dr. Delia Treaster is the Ergonomic Technical Advisor for the Division of Safety and Hygiene at BWC. She is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) with over twenty years’ experience helping companies reduce their risk of ergonomic injuries. She has conducted training on basic principles of ergonomics, ergonomic risk factors, and ways to improve workplaces. Prior to joining BWC, Dr. Treaster worked as a Research Scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute, a Senior Ergonomic Specialist at Travelers Insurance, and an ergonomic contractor with Humantech. She holds a Masters degree in Human Factors Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Occupational Biomechanics, both from Ohio State University.

    E Meetings, E Trainings, E Interviews, E for EVERYTHING
    May 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

    9:15am to 10:15am
    Presenter: Ian McClellan
    Description:Learn tips and tricks to setting up, hosting and using platforms like Zoom, Skype, Teams and WebEx for your meetings, trainings, groups and interviews.

    Register Now

    Bio: Ian McClellan
    Ian McClellan is a seasoned Marketing Leader with a technology tilt. A 2004 graduate of Ohio University, he has worked on both the agency side and corporate side of Marketing. He started his career at an agency in Toledo as an account manager before taking a job at NBC as a commercial producer for the local affiliate. After several years in creative production he went into a series of corporate marketing positions in NorthWest Ohio and SouthEast Michigan in a range of industries. He is currently the Marketing Manager at Rudolph Libbe Inc., a general contractor & construction manager, where he has been for over 5 years.
    He lives in Sylvania, OH with his wife and two children. He serves on several boards including the Board of Trustees for Leadership Toledo & the Ohio University College of Business Advisory Board.

    Employer Responsibilities During the Pandemic
    May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

    10:30am to 11:30am
    Presenter: Carl Habekost with Bugbee and Conkle and Jim Yates with Eastman & Smith
    discussion of employer responsibilities on things like working from home, injuries from employees at their home offices, liabilities of working from home, what is and isn’t Workers Compensation, where is your OSHA exposures for those employees at home and what policies should you be creating.

    Register Now

    OSHA: An Enforcement and Regulatory Update
    May 19 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

    11:45am to 12:45pm
    Presenter: Chad Positano and Dan Steffen with OSHA, Northwest Ohio Office
    Assistant Area Directors from Northwest Ohio OSHA will be presenting on current emphasis programs and enforcement initiatives, including an update on COVID, local, regional, and national fatality and injury/illness information and an overview of OSHA’s cooperative programs.

    Register Now

    Bio: Dan Steffen
    Dan Steffen started his OSHA career in 2007, as a Safety Specialist in Region V’s Toledo, Ohio Area Office. In 2018, Dan was appointed to his current position of Assistant Area Director, where he guides a team of safety and health professionals in the performance of enforcement activities under the OSH Act. Dan works with employers, employees, trade organizations, and other stakeholders, to promote the agency’s cooperative programs, outreach, training, and overall mission. Dan holds a BS in Health Education from the University of Toledo.

    Bio: Chad Positano
    Chad started his OSHA career in 2002, as an Industrial Hygienist in Region V’s Toledo, Ohio Area Office. From 2010 to 2013 Chad was the Compliance Assistance Specialist, working with the Agency’s Cooperative Programs. In 2013, Chad began in his current position of Assistant Area Director. Chad holds a BS in Applied Health Science from Bowling Green State University, an MS degree in Occupational Health from the Medical College of Ohio, and an MPH degree from the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health; he is also a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

    2021 Safety and Health Day Schedule

      May
      19
      Wed
      Exoskeletons Past, Present and Future
      May 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

      8am to 9am
      Presenter: Dr. Delia Treaster with Division of Safety and Hygiene
      Description: Exoskeletons are wearable devices that can augment a person’s physical capabilities. Previously found only in the realm of science fiction, exoskeletons have been successfully used in medical rehabilitation, the military and more recently, in manufacturing jobs. Learn more about what exoskeletons are and what they can (and cannot) do. Exoskeletons hold many promises, but what are the unintended consequences of this unproven technology?

      Register Now

      Bio: Dr. Delia Treaster
      Dr. Delia Treaster is the Ergonomic Technical Advisor for the Division of Safety and Hygiene at BWC. She is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) with over twenty years’ experience helping companies reduce their risk of ergonomic injuries. She has conducted training on basic principles of ergonomics, ergonomic risk factors, and ways to improve workplaces. Prior to joining BWC, Dr. Treaster worked as a Research Scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute, a Senior Ergonomic Specialist at Travelers Insurance, and an ergonomic contractor with Humantech. She holds a Masters degree in Human Factors Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Occupational Biomechanics, both from Ohio State University.

      E Meetings, E Trainings, E Interviews, E for EVERYTHING
      May 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

      9:15am to 10:15am
      Presenter: Ian McClellan
      Description:Learn tips and tricks to setting up, hosting and using platforms like Zoom, Skype, Teams and WebEx for your meetings, trainings, groups and interviews.

      Register Now

      Bio: Ian McClellan
      Ian McClellan is a seasoned Marketing Leader with a technology tilt. A 2004 graduate of Ohio University, he has worked on both the agency side and corporate side of Marketing. He started his career at an agency in Toledo as an account manager before taking a job at NBC as a commercial producer for the local affiliate. After several years in creative production he went into a series of corporate marketing positions in NorthWest Ohio and SouthEast Michigan in a range of industries. He is currently the Marketing Manager at Rudolph Libbe Inc., a general contractor & construction manager, where he has been for over 5 years.
      He lives in Sylvania, OH with his wife and two children. He serves on several boards including the Board of Trustees for Leadership Toledo & the Ohio University College of Business Advisory Board.

      Employer Responsibilities During the Pandemic
      May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

      10:30am to 11:30am
      Presenter: Carl Habekost with Bugbee and Conkle and Jim Yates with Eastman & Smith
      discussion of employer responsibilities on things like working from home, injuries from employees at their home offices, liabilities of working from home, what is and isn’t Workers Compensation, where is your OSHA exposures for those employees at home and what policies should you be creating.

      Register Now

      OSHA: An Enforcement and Regulatory Update
      May 19 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

      11:45am to 12:45pm
      Presenter: Chad Positano and Dan Steffen with OSHA, Northwest Ohio Office
      Assistant Area Directors from Northwest Ohio OSHA will be presenting on current emphasis programs and enforcement initiatives, including an update on COVID, local, regional, and national fatality and injury/illness information and an overview of OSHA’s cooperative programs.

      Register Now

      Bio: Dan Steffen
      Dan Steffen started his OSHA career in 2007, as a Safety Specialist in Region V’s Toledo, Ohio Area Office. In 2018, Dan was appointed to his current position of Assistant Area Director, where he guides a team of safety and health professionals in the performance of enforcement activities under the OSH Act. Dan works with employers, employees, trade organizations, and other stakeholders, to promote the agency’s cooperative programs, outreach, training, and overall mission. Dan holds a BS in Health Education from the University of Toledo.

      Bio: Chad Positano
      Chad started his OSHA career in 2002, as an Industrial Hygienist in Region V’s Toledo, Ohio Area Office. From 2010 to 2013 Chad was the Compliance Assistance Specialist, working with the Agency’s Cooperative Programs. In 2013, Chad began in his current position of Assistant Area Director. Chad holds a BS in Applied Health Science from Bowling Green State University, an MS degree in Occupational Health from the Medical College of Ohio, and an MPH degree from the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health; he is also a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

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