Portage County Safety Council Podcast
Mental Health Checkups

Mental Health Checkups

April 1, 2022

Episode 246: Most of us complete an annual checkup with our family doctor as a preventative measure for our physical health but how many of us do the same for our mental health? Clinical Consultant, Kelly Younkins, shares her idea of annual "mental health checkups" that could revolutionize the mental health industry!

Free Mental Health Awareness Campaign resources are now available! Click here to download the free campaign poster (11x17).

For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

Please note: this interview was recorded on March 17, 2022. 

How to Reduce the Effects of Sedentary Work

How to Reduce the Effects of Sedentary Work

January 26, 2022

Episode 233: Physical Therapist, Dr. Stefan Zavalin, Founder of Love to Move and author of Sit Less: Evolve Your Work and Life Without Compromising Your Health, joined us to talk about how to reduce the effects of sedentary work.  For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

Keys to Staying Fit (Live)

Keys to Staying Fit (Live)

January 19, 2022

Episode 231: Leslee Keegan of I'm Power Fitness Center in Ravenna, OH, presented to our safety council on how to incorporate exercise into our daily lives at work & home. She also answered several questions from our members. Check out her Facebook page for more info today! For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[Workplace Wellness] Fitting in Fitness

[Workplace Wellness] Fitting in Fitness

January 10, 2022

Episode 230: Chase Leonelli, Wellness Manager for Sequoia Wellness at NEOMED in Rootstown, OH, joined us to talk about how to fit fitness in our every day lives.  For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[Workplace Wellness] Keep Moving!

[Workplace Wellness] Keep Moving!

January 3, 2022

Episode 229: Leslee Keegan of I'm Power Fitness Center in Ravenna, OH, joined us to talk about how to improve your health & longevity for both your personal & professional life. Check out her Facebook page for more info today! For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

When to Know You Need Help

When to Know You Need Help

December 8, 2021

Episode 227: Jennifer Parmenter, Clinical Counseling Supervisor at Family & Community Services, Inc., in Kent, OH, joined us to talk about how stress is affecting us since the pandemic. She also gives us advice on when to know we need help beyond self-care and our personal support systems.  For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[Workplace Wellness] Prediabetes Prevention

[Workplace Wellness] Prediabetes Prevention

November 4, 2021

Episode 223: According to the Cleveland Clinic, "more than 84% of those with prediabetes don’t even know they have it since prediabetes often has no symptoms." In this episode, we're joined by Nicole Smith, Diabetes Program Consultant, & Liz Curry, Diabetes Coordinator at the Ohio Department of Health, to talk about prediabetes and why employers should be concerned about it.. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today

[Health Talk] Stroke Awareness

[Health Talk] Stroke Awareness

October 29, 2021

Episode 222: University Hospitals Portage Medical Center briefly shared about strokes at one of our virtual meetings for Stroke Awareness Month. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today

Overcoming Stress at Work & Beyond!

Overcoming Stress at Work & Beyond!

October 19, 2021

Episode 221: Clinical Consultant Kelly Bako Younkins,  joined us to talk stress at work and beyond! Click here to view the video recording. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today

Suicide Prevention Stand Down

Suicide Prevention Stand Down

September 2, 2021

Episode 215: In accordance with OSHA's Suicide Prevention Stand Down Week – September 6-10, 2021, we made this episode to increase awareness & prevention of suicide at work. Click here to view the video. Click here for more info on how to prevent suicides in construction. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

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