Middleburg Heights 15 year Anniversary Bloc Party

SCT‬ sponsored the Middleburg Heights, Ohio, Community Center’s 15 year Anniversary Block Party this past Saturday. Our staff was out in full force talking with homeowners and business owners alike.

Equipped with our NEW Confined Space Simulator (CSTS) we we’re able to give demonstrations to show off what the machine does, who is able to use it and why it’s important to all Confined Space Workers.

Thank you to Steve Dockman (Program Coordinator), Jeff Minch (Director) and, of course, Mayor Gary W. Starr. We look forward to sponsoring more events in the Middleburg Heights area and keeping a great interpersonal relationship between SCT and all city members.

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Jocko Vermillion makes Board of Governors @ NATE Summer Conference in Denver, Colorado

As you know from our post on August 6, ‪‎SCT‬’s Vice President of Construction Jocko Vermillion was named to the inaugural Board of Governors for the National Wireless Safety Alliance. Congratulations Jocko!

If you missed this post you can find it again at:
http://safetycontrolstech.com/vermillion-named-to-nwsa-ina…/

A brief history of how Jocko and the NWSA got where they are today begins February 2, 2015, when the NWSA received its Certification of Incorporation. The official bylaws governing the NWSA were formally approved on April 14, 2015. The mission statement of NWSA is “to provide thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills and provide verifiable worker certification in order to enhance tower safety, reduce workplace risk, improve quality, encourage training, and recognize the skilled professionals who work on towers.”

The skills–based training standard, which currently details the minimum competencies for three foundational industry positions, Telecommunications Tower Tech l, Telecommunications Tower Tech ll, and Lead/Foreman, was developed by a subcommittee of the Wireless Industry Safety Task Force (WISTF), an organization comprised of almost all major wireless players, from carriers to tower owners and construction companies, and significantly supported by NATE.

“NATE is excited to play a leadership role in the establishment of the NWSA,” said NATE Chairwoman Pat Cipov. “There is a lot of work in front of us, but we have the subject matter experts and industry partners to develop a first class national assessment and certification organization.”

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is a non-profit trade association providing a unified voice for tower erection, maintenance and service companies. NATE is headquartered in Watertown, South Dakota, with a staff of seven people who administer to the day-to-day operations of the association. As a member driven association, NATE is led by its Board of Directors. These individuals come from all types and sizes of companies located throughout the United States.

In order to accomplish its objectives, NWSA is in the process of developing written and practical assessments for various levels of worker categories outlined in the National Wireless Skills-Based Training Standard. NWSA is also forging strategic partnerships with a nationally renowned third party testing firm and a prominent website certification database firm. A Board of Governors representing a broad cross-section of industry stakeholders will be appointed to provide oversight for the organization.

On top of SCT being a member of NATE, Mr. Vermillion is a nationally recognized Tower Safety Professional and OSHA expert with more than 20 years of experience in safety, consultation, and OSHA compliance. Mr. Vermillion roles as SCT’s representative on the NATE OSHA compliance committee made him the perfect candidate for the NWSA Board of Governors.

“The inaugural Board of Governors roster consists of talented individuals representing the diversity of the wireless industry landscape” said NWSA Consultant Chuck Slagle, a former Sprint Environmental Health and Safety Executive. “The selected Governors have the requisite level of experience and expertise necessary to help guide the NWSA’s assessment and certification programs through the critical stages of development and to the marketplace.”

The Board of Governors will be formally seated at the NATE – Summer Conference currently taking place at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

SCT’s Jocko Vermillion and SCT marketing staff are attending the conference for this very prestigious honor/occasion. Everyone here at SCT could not be more proud of Jocko’s achievements.

“This is exciting. I think it’s a great (organization) for the tower industry,” Mr.Vermillion said in a previous press release. “I know I’ll be able to bring a lot to the table. I look forward to providing safety knowledge to protect tower technicians across the United States.”

SCT would like to extend a congratulations to all governors selected to the board. We are looking forward to seeing NWSA help spread the word about the crucial need for safe and trained technicians.

Follow the link here for the complete Board of Governors List: http://nws-a.org/board-of-governors/

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Custom training at Shiloh Industries

Rob Medlock, SCT’s Vice President of General Industry, partnered with Shiloh Industries, Inc. to create a Custom Safety Training Program. Rob brought in two of SCT’s finest: James Washam, SCT’s Machine Safety Expert, who drove all the way from Cincinnati, Ohio; and Kelly Baker, SCT’s Senior Research and Field Analyst for a two-day, all-shifts training and certification course.
Both Jim and Kelly put in a full day with all three shifts of employees, starting at 5 am and running until midnight. The second day was spent with trainers for an all day “Train the Trainer” course.
Our staff put their best foot forward in showing why SCT is the BEST in the occupational safety and health industry.
A special thanks to Shiloh Industries, Inc. for taking the initiative to make their employees’ safety and health a top priority. It is companies like Shiloh that make the idea of worldwide safety a reality!

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Mark Dixon’s top 10 OSHA Do’s & Don’ts

If you are not a part of Middleburg Heights’ Chamber of Commerce or were unable to attend Mark Dixon’s presentation on “What to do if you have an OSHA Inspection,” here is Mark’s list of helpful Do’s & Don’ts.

If you interested in Mark Dixon’s help creating a custom Safety & Health Program for your business, contact him at MDixon@sct.us.com or (440) 449-6000.

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Mark Dixon speaks at Middleburg Chamber of Commerce

‪‎SCT‬ would like to thank everyone who came to the Middleburg Heights Chamber of Commerce Safety Council Conference yesterday.
Mark Dixon, Associate in Risk Management, working as one of our Occupational Safety and Health Specialists was the guest speaker to many influential business owners, managers and their employees.
Mr. Dixon’s discussed “What to do when you have an OSHA Inspection” to a very engaged audience who asked questions, voiced concerns and added to the afternoon of information and learning.
Special Thanks to John J. Grech, President, for the wonderful hospitality shown to Mark and all SCT team members present. We are proud to be a part of the growing business community here in Middleburg Heights, Ohio!

Want Mark Dixon to help you create custom safety & health programs for your business?

Contact him at MDixon@sct.us.com or (440) 449-6000.

 

 

 

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Vermillion named to NWSA inaugural Board of Governors

CLEVELAND, OHIO — SCT Vice President of Construction Jocko Vermillion was named to the inaugural Board of Governors for the National Wireless Safety Alliance.

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NWSA made the announcement public on August 6, 2015, in a press release. NWSA is a non-profit assessment and certification organization that aims to “provide thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills and provide verifiable worker certification in order to enhance safety, reduce workplace risk, improve quality, encourage training, and recognize the skilled professional who work on towers and other non-standard structures.”

Mr. Vermillion said he was honored to be nominated and selected to serve on the inaugural board for NWSA.

“This is exciting. I think it’s a great (organization) for the tower industry,” he said. “I know I’ll be able to bring a lot to the table. I look forward to providing safety knowledge to protect tower technicians across the United States.”

A full list of NWSA’s inaugural Board of Governors can be found here.

Congratulations to all selected! SCT is looking forward to seeing NWSA help spread the word about the crucial need for safe and trained technicians.

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

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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.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133458405@N06/

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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