OSHA joins SCT, CITCA at NATE Regional Meeting

CLEVELAND, OHIO — Deputy Regional Administrator, Region V, Bill Donovan from OSHA joins SCT, CITCA at NATE Regional Meeting in September.

Mr. Donovan oversees OSHA’s largest area, Region V, covering Federal Enforcement States–Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin; and State Plan States–Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Donovan served as OSHA Region V’s Assistant Regional Administrator for Enforcement Programs. In that role, he and his team championed wind tower safety and launched OSHA’s first wind power inspection team.

With Mr. Donovan’s addition, the inaugural National Association of Tower Erector’s regional meeting has solidified a standout lineup of presenters.

Steve Wilder, President and COO of the Communication Industry Training and Certification Academy (CITCA), will give a NATE safety presentation. Jim Tracy, CEO of Legacy Telecommunications, will give an update on the National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA). And SCT’s very own Jocko Vermillion will talk about the wireless tower industry and OSHA.

Mr. Vermillion, a Vice President at SCT and a former federal OSHA compliance officer, offers an in-depth and engaging view at how companies work with federal safety regulations to ensure employee safety.

Consider joining us at the NATE Midwest Regional Meeting in September!

When: Friday, September 25, 2015

Where: Kankakee Community College Banquet Center in Kankakee, Illinois

What: Registration for the NATE Midwest Regional Meeting is $30 per person. Deadline for registering is Friday, September 4, 2015. Visit NATE’s website, www.natehome.com, for more information.

Drug Testing Gone Mobile…

It is our goal to protect workers not only in the field of Safety but their General Health as well. We are receiving more calls everyday for physical appointments now that clients like Southwest’s Common Assisted Living Facility and the Ohio Turnpike are sending their employees to ‪SCT‬
Find out more about what our Occupational Wellness Programs can do for your business by contacting one of our Specialist today!
ggrueser@sct.us.com or bmerashoff@sct.us.com
*Click on our flyer for more information

Drug Testing Gone Mobile of SMB

NEW Flickr Account…

Hey safety fans! We’ve got more pictures from Saturday’s early training session of SCT staffers.
Check out ‪‎SCT‬’s new Flickr account, which will showcase more of our photos. SCT’s safety trainers aren’t satisfied with the status quo. That’s why they give up a Saturday to come out and learn new standards and how to handle all the equipment.

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Remember, OSHA’s new confined space standard in construction goes into effect on Monday — that’s tomorrow — August 3! Have you received your training? Call SCT today at 440-449-6000.

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Before you can change the world, you have to change yourself!

Our dedicated Safety Team arrived bright and early this morning to learn the ins & outs of our NEW Confined Space Training Simulator.
Here at ‪SCT‬ we believe that before you can change the world, you have to change yourself. In order to bring our clients the best in Educational Occupational Safety, we have to be the Best!
We are not out to just sell a product, we are out there working hard everyday to make sure when our clients go to work in the morning they come home to their families, loved ones and friends every night. We believe in a safer tomorrow.

 

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SCT will feature in inaugural NATE Regional Meeting

CLEVELAND, OHIO — SCT will feature in the inaugural NATE Regional Meeting expected to focus on key tower industry safety initiatives.

The National Association of Tower Erectors, of which SCT is a member, says the Midwest Regional Meeting will also offer tremendous networking and professional development opportunities for attendees.

SCT Vice President Jocko Vermillion is scheduled to give a talk about OSHA and the wireless tower industry. Mr. Vermillion is a former federal OSHA compliance officer and tower company owner with more than 20 years of safety experience.

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“The NATE Regional Meeting provides a great avenue for the Association enhance our presence in the Midwest and highlight the prominent role the Association is playing in terms of improving safety and quality in the wireless industry,” Pat Miller, NATE Member Services Committee Chairwoman, said in a press release. Miller is from EasTex Tower, Inc., in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Aside from Mr. Vermillion, the NATE Midwest Regional Meeting will feature a NATE safety presentation by Steve Wilder, President and COO of CITCA LLC; and a National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) update from Jim Tracy, CEO of Legacy Telecommunications, Inc., according to the release.

Additional information is available on NATE’s website, www.natehome.com.

Registration for the NATE Midwest Regional Meeting is $30 per person. The deadline for registration is Friday, September 4, 2015. Again, see the website for further details.

“Our vision is to bridge the gap between NATE’s annual meeting at a regional level to continue upholding, facilitating, and exercising the unified voice for the Association by providing education and networking opportunities that will benefit all stakeholders and companies associated with our industry,” Tommy Lewis, Member Services Committee member from Hayden Tower Service, Inc. in Topeka, Kansas, said in the release.

 

SCT upgrades Confined Space Training

f0f26ec8-bd02-4363-bab1-022fdc9d7359CLEVELAND, OHIO — SCT has gone mobile. SCT recently acquired Confined Space Training Solutions Global (CSTS Global). The acquisition enables SCT to provide state-of-the-art advanced, practical confined space and fall protection training without using an active confined space worksite.

Included in the CSTS acquisition was a 32-foot mobile training trailer. SCT can now drive directly to any site to conduct this training. It will save customers hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in payroll by utilizing this new system of training.

All this training advancement comes just in the knick of time as OSHA rolls out its new confined space standard for constructions, which makes confined space training mandatory.

The increased protections for confined space in the construction industry go into effect August 3, 2015. OSHA’s update to the rule provides construction workers with similar confined space protections currently observed by manufacturing and general industry workers.

The new construction standard does include some industry-specific differences, including requiring multiple employers to share safety information and continuously monitor hazards.

OSHA has estimated the new rule will prevent about 780 serious injures to construction workers each year.

Recently, OSHA issued a memorandum that stated while the effective date of August 3, 2015, is not being changed, OSHA is postponing the full enforcement of the new standard for 60 days until October 2, 2015. This was done after multiple requests expressing needed time to acquire equipment and training.

OSHA will not issue citations to employers who are making good faith efforts to comply with the new standards. However, employers who fail to prove they are taking, or have taken measures, to comply with the new standard are subject to citation. This includes currently training or scheduling training for employees.

This is the time to act. SCT can fulfill the need. SCT has the equipment, personnel and expertise to bring businesses into compliance with the new construction standard.

Call SCT Vice President Jocko Vermillion today at 330-819-6306. Make SCT your partner in workplace safety.

Get ready for Workers’ Memorial Day at Progressive Field

Thank you for purchasing tickets for the Cleveland Indians game on Workers’ Memorial Day, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Below is information regarding some of the features of the special features attached to the event and a PDF of the Indians’ Seating Diagram.

1. If attendees DO NOT want to participate in the parade, they should enter through GATE C and proceed to the Upperfield Terrace Area where the Crunch & Munch is located. The special Workers’ Memorial Day ticket will get the attendee a wrist band so that they can exit and re-enter the group area.

2. If attendees DO want to participate in the parade, they will enter through GATE A and line up there, too. Progressive Field staff will be on hand to direct people where to go. The parade route is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Parade participants need to line up at 5pm and will be in a holding pattern until batting practice on the field is over. Indians staff will guide guests where to go. Once the parade is over, attendees will proceed to the Upperfield Terrace Area to enter the Crunch & Munch Area and receive their wristbands.

3. Because of the potential for a wait time with the on-field batting practice, the Crunch & Munch time has been extended to 8:10pm.

4. If it is raining when the parade is set to begin, the parade will be canceled for safety reasons. Everyone will be directed to the Crunch & Munch area.

5. Gates open at 5:10pm. Batting practice is open before then, but attendees cannot access the Upperfield Terrace Area prior to 5:10pm.

6. In the event of a rainout, the Indians will set the date and time. Attendees must hold on to their tickets in order to prove they were at the event. At no point, neither at the entrance gates nor at the entrance to the Upperfield Terrace Area, will Indians staff take a ticket.

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Spend Workers’ Memorial Day with the Cleveland Indians

Honor America’s working men and women on Workers’ Memorial Day, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.

The baseball game is the final event in a day filled with commemorative events celebrating the American worker. Northeast Ohio is privileged to have David Michaels, M.P.H., Ph.D., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, in town to attend all the scheduled events, which can be found here.

Dr. Michaels will throw out the first pitch at the Cleveland Indians Workers’ Memorial Event. The Indians take on the Kansas City Royals at 6:10 p.m.

Special pricing has been obtained for the Workers’ Memorial Day game at just $20 per ticket.

At 5 p.m., a pre-game parade around the field will be available for Workers’ Memorial Day event guests. Parade participants must line up at the Gate A ramp by 5 p.m.

Dr. Michaels will throw the first pitch at 6 p.m.

Attendees will have a private space in the new upper outfield terrace club with light snacks (chips/popcorn) along with Pepsi products. Snacks will start when gates open and will run until one hour after first pitch.

Game starts at 6:10 pm, Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals.

Want to attend the game? Contact Jackie Plys, Indians’ Group Sales Account Executive, at 216-420-4162. Say you’re calling to order tickets for the April 28th Workers’ Memorial Day Event, pass code “BASEBALL.” DISCOUNTED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE UNTIL MONDAY, APRIL 20th. BUY NOW!

For additional information, contact Julie Weis from OSHA at 216-447-4194.

Savic promoted to Vice President

The future of SCT looks bright as younger employees, who have proven their worth after years of dedication and hard work, rise to upper management.

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Dragan Savic, CHST

In addition to a new baby at home, Dragan Savic also has a new position: Vice President of Glass Technology and Safety Staff Augmentation.

Savic, who joined SCT in 2004, said he is honored with the promotion and is ready to take on more responsibility.

“I am excited and looking forward to it,” he added.

“As (the glass) division has grown, it has taken a life of its own and is now a standalone department at SCT,” said Joe Ventura, General Manager. “There is no one better to lead this new department than Dragan Savic, who has been with the company since we started safety staff augmentation work.

“He started as a technician in the field and worked his way up to Vice President, earning the respect of his peers and the engineering and safety professionals who work in the glass industry.”

Joining Dragan in the expanding glass division is Irwin Caraballo.

“After a year working in the field and sacrificing his personal time for the company, Irwin has accepted a position as an assistant to Dragan where he will be helping to lead the team of technicians in the field while also servicing the needs of our clients in Cleveland,” Ventura said.

Workers’ Memorial Day 2015

 

OSHA, Hubble Foundation, Northeast Ohio Safety Council, COSE, the Cleveland Indians, the City Club of Cleveland, Lorain County Community College, the Painters and Allied Trades International Union, and the International Chemical Workers Union will host David Michaels M.P.H, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, on Workers’ Memorial Day, Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Workers’ Memorial Day honors workers who have died on the job, acknowledges the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and allows us all to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces. It is also the day the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established in 1971.

For Workers’ Memorial Day 2015, Northeast Ohio will be in the national spotlight as we are joined by Dr. David Michaels, who is scheduled to appear at several events throughout the day.

The Schedule for Tuesday, April 28, 2015, is as follows:

OSHA 7405 Fall Protection Class 8am-1:30pm in Middleburg Heights, Ohio

Sponsored by Mid America OTI.
FREE to the first 25 participants. Register online.

OSHA 7500 Intro to Safety & Health Management, 8am-2pm in Middleburg Heights, Ohio

Sponsored by Mid America OTI.
FREE to the first 25 participants. Register online.

Dr. Michaels Speaks at The City Club of Cleveland, 12pm (Noon)

Lunch included.
Cost per single ticket: $20 members / $35 nonmembers
Corporate group: $450 for a 10-person table
Nonprofit group: $350 for a 10-person table
Register online.

*NOTE: The City Club has informed us that a price increase occurred on April 1, 2015. No, this was not an April Fools’ joke. The corporate table is now $450, and the nonprofit table is now $350. We apologize for the unexpected change. Thank you for your understanding.*

Chemical Workers Annual Memorial Ceremony, 2:30 pm

FREE to the public. For reservations, call 330-926-1444
Chemical Workers Union Hall
1655 West Market Street, Akron

Cleveland Indians Workers’ Memorial Event

Attendees will have a private space in the new upper outfield terrace club with light snacks (chips/popcorn) along with Pepsi products. Snacks will start when the gates open and will run until one hour after the first pitch.

Lower box seating: $20/ticket includes parade, scoreboard greeting, raffle and prizes.

Participate in a pre-game parade around the field at 5 pm. Parade participants must line up at the Gate A ramp by 5 pm.

Dr. Michaels throws the first pitch at 6 pm.

Game starts at 6:10 pm, Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals.

Want to attend the game? Contact Jackie Plys, Indians’ Group Sales Account Executive, at 216-420-4162. Say you’re calling to order tickets for the April 28th Workers’ Memorial Day Event, pass code: “BASEBALL.” THESE DISCOUNTED TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MONDAY, APRIL 20th.

For additional information, contact Julie Weis from OSHA at 216-447-4194.