Portage County Safety Council Podcast
Making Safety Personal

Making Safety Personal

June 6, 2022

Episode 254: Safety compliance can often fall short because the messaging is too broad or the communications from management are not relevant or relatable to employees. In this excerpt from episode 253, Nicholas Coia, Industrial Safety Consultant from the Ohio BWC, talks about how employers can improve compliance by making safety personal.

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

How to Talk to Employees About Stress

How to Talk to Employees About Stress

May 31, 2022

Episode 253: Since the beginning of the pandemic, stress has been at an all time high. In this interview from November 2020, Luci Payne and Barb Furst of IMPACT Solutions EAP joined us to discuss how we can talk to employees about stress. Click here to watch the video.

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

Leading vs. Lagging Indicators

Leading vs. Lagging Indicators

May 16, 2022

Episode 251: Justin Deflumeri, MS, GSP, Owner of Optimal Safety Inspections, joined us to chat about leading vs.lagging indicators. Justin also shares fun stories on how he often makes safety fun and more engaging.

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

Noise Hazards

Noise Hazards

September 23, 2021

Episode 218: In this follow up interview, Marissa Scott, Industrial Hygiene Consultant at Safex, chats with us about noise hazards, ototoxins, sound level apps and more! Click here to watch a video of the Zoom call. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

Top 10 Most Costly Workplace Injuries 2021

Top 10 Most Costly Workplace Injuries 2021

September 16, 2021

Episode 217: Did you know that the top 10 disabling workplace injuries cost employers over $58 billion every year? In this episode, we cover those top 10 injuries according to Liberty Mutual Insurance’s 2021 Workplace Safety Index report and chat about what you can do to prevent them. Click here to watch the video. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[Safety Culture] Inconsistency Kills Progress

[Safety Culture] Inconsistency Kills Progress

September 9, 2021

Episode 216: Ami Gignac & Katie Woodhall, Managing Partners at Sparrow Tale management consulting, chat with us on how consistency can make or break the development of your safety culture! This is an excerpt from e175, click here to listen to the full interview. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[Safety Culture] Include Soft Skills in Your Training

[Safety Culture] Include Soft Skills in Your Training

August 4, 2021

Episode 211: Ami Gignac & Katie Woodhall, Managing Partners at Sparrow Tale, chat with us about how training your staff in soft skills can improve your safety culture in the long-run! This is an excerpt from e175, click here to listen to the full interview. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[Safety Culture] Better Communication Connects

[Safety Culture] Better Communication Connects

June 15, 2021

Episode 210: Ami Gignac & Katie Woodhall, Managing Partners at Sparrow Tale, chat with us about how better communication improves the connection between your employees and your safety message! This is an excerpt from e175, click here to listen to the full interview. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.

[Safety Culture] The Importance of Management Commitment

[Safety Culture] The Importance of Management Commitment

May 26, 2021

Episode 207: Ami Gignac & Katie Woodhall, Managing Partners at Sparrow Tale, chat with us about the importance of management commitment in regards to shifting safety culture! This is an excerpt from e175, click here to listen to the full interview. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.

[Inspiring Safety] Creating Space for Employees to Grow

[Inspiring Safety] Creating Space for Employees to Grow

January 25, 2021

Episode 199: Safety specialist Katie Woodhall, Organizational Development & Leadership Advisor at Sparrow Tale, joined us to chat about how she inspires safety by creating space for employees to grow!  For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.

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