Portage County Safety Council Podcast
How to Engage Gen Z at Home & Work

How to Engage Gen Z at Home & Work

November 24, 2020

Episode 193: Tanya Miller of Anti-Virus Youth Education and Dawn Yoder of Global Priority Solutions, joined us on Zoom to talk about how to engage with Gen Z workers & family members. As a CEO, Dawn flipped a company's annual retention rate from 25% to 75% in one year by engaging employees better! She describes her experience starting at around 20:00. For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.

[Get Outside] Enjoying Fall in Portage Parks

[Get Outside] Enjoying Fall in Portage Parks

October 23, 2020

Episode 187: Jennifer White of the Portage Park District joined us to chat about the best places to enjoy the beautiful fall colors in Portage County, OH!  For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center. Photo of Morgan Park courtesy of Jennifer Robinson.

[Safety Break] I Am Because We Are!

[Safety Break] I Am Because We Are!

October 1, 2020

Episode 184: "You are only as good as the people and the community around you!" George Nelson, CSP, allowed us to share his highly motivational safety talk. For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.

[Get Outside] People are Friendlier at the Park!

[Get Outside] People are Friendlier at the Park!

June 16, 2020

Episode 170: Are people friendlier at the park? We think so! In this short excerpt from e156, Andrea Metzler & Jennifer White of the Portage Park District laugh with Mike about people being friendlier at the park than other places. Do you agree? Click here to listen to the full episode Please note: this episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, please adhere to social distancing guidelines as suggested.

[Bonus] Mirror Neurons: Hardwired for Empathy (Live)

[Bonus] Mirror Neurons: Hardwired for Empathy (Live)

January 7, 2020

Episode 131: Here's an excerpt of a recent live training on mirror neurons from trainer Mike Thompson. Although the training is addressed to workers in social services, it's relevant to all staff, especially those who provide one-on-one care, coaching or case management. We hope you enjoy this free bonus training! For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

Drones: Commercial uses, Regulations and Best Practices (Live)

Drones: Commercial uses, Regulations and Best Practices (Live)

August 19, 2019

Episode 108: This is a live recording of our monthly workplace safety luncheon on June 13, 2019. The topic was Drones: Commercial Uses, Regulations and Best Practices and it was presented by Josh Grappy, UAS Program Coordinator, Ohio BWC.

Please note: this presentation effectively utilized many pictures & videos obviously not available in an audio format, therefore, we highly recommend attending this training in person. For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

Insight from the Chardon School Shooting (Live Q & A)

Insight from the Chardon School Shooting (Live Q & A)

August 7, 2019

Episode 106: On February 27, 2012, Coach Frank Hall chased a gunman from the Chardon High School cafeteria just seconds after three students were mortally wounded and another three were injured from gunfire, putting his own life on the line to protect the school’s children and staff. Accompanied by his colleague Coach Snyder, Frank shared his insight & experience at our May 9, 2019, safety luncheon. Click here to learn more about how he's still fighting to improve safety for our kids. For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

5 Ways to Use Podcasts to Improve Safety

5 Ways to Use Podcasts to Improve Safety

January 7, 2019

Episode 67: Nic & Mike chat about podcasting and share 5 ways you can use them to improve safety at your facility or organization! For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

Site Security Interview

Site Security Interview

October 22, 2018

Episode 55: David DiRocco, Security Subject Matter Expert at Johnson Controls, stayed over with us to recap his presentation on Site Security & Vulnerability Assessments! For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

Until Help Arrives (Live Training)

Until Help Arrives (Live Training)

October 15, 2018

Episode 54 is a live recording of our Until Help Arrives training on Sept. 20, 2018, with Susan Forgacs, Public Health Nurse Portage County Health District! Please note: this episode has been edited and audio from video used in training has been removed for quality purposes.  For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

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