Portage County Safety Council Podcast
[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.

[Get Outside] Hiking Sticks are Cool!

[Get Outside] Hiking Sticks are Cool!

June 9, 2020

Episode 168: In this short & fun excerpt from e156, Andrea Metzler & Jennifer White of the Portage Park District talk with Mike about the benefits of using a hiking stick! 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.

[Get Outside] Dix Park in Ravenna

[Get Outside] Dix Park in Ravenna

March 30, 2020

Episode 147: Jennifer White, Education Program Coordinator at the Portage Park District, takes us on a hike at Dix Park in Ravenna, OH, for her very first Walk with Jen! Click here to watch the video on You Tube.  For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[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!

Community Spotlight: Anti-Virus Youth Education

Community Spotlight: Anti-Virus Youth Education

September 24, 2019

Episode 114: Anti-Virus Youth Education has positively impacted over 75 school districts and over 20,000 students! Based out of Ohio, they have completed leadership & character development workshops in 6 states, have been designated as a Best Practice by the Ohio Department of Education and their curriculum can be found in 16 nations! Director, Tanya Miller called in to chat about this exciting program making a difference around the world! Please share this episode with colleagues and friends who work in education today! 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!

How Drones Are Being Used to Improve Workplace Safety

How Drones Are Being Used to Improve Workplace Safety

June 25, 2019

Episode 99: Josh Grappy, UAS Program Coordinator for the Ohio BWC, stayed over with us after his presentation to chat about how drones are currently being used to improve safety for workers! For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

Problem Gambling Awareness at Work

Problem Gambling Awareness at Work

March 15, 2019

Episode 87: March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month and Dr. Amanda Burke, Prevention Specialist at Townhall II, tells us how problem gambling can cause big problems at work, especially around the time of March Madness! For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

A Closer Look at Better You, Better Ohio!

A Closer Look at Better You, Better Ohio!

July 9, 2018

Episode 40: Mark Clendenin, the Ohio BWC's Regional Business Development Manager for Northeastern Ohio, sits down with us to talk about the ins & outs of the new Better You, Better Ohio! program aimed at helping employers with 50 or less employees promote health & wellness at their workplaces. Click here to visit the Better You, Better Ohio! page from the Ohio BWC.

Safety Feud Challenge by Swift First Aid

Safety Feud Challenge by Swift First Aid

June 15, 2018

Episode 36: Swift First Aid is giving away a 32" TV to the winner of the Safety Feud Challenge at the 2018 Portage County Workplace Health & Safety Expo on June 22, 2018. Shelly McCullough gives us a snapshot of what the challenge will look like! For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

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