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                                                       Special Summit 2010 Coverage
                                                                sponsored by:




• OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement   • Boating Safety
• Workplace Drug and Alchol Abuse    • “Spot the Violation”
• Cell Phones and Driving            • Off-the-Job Safety
• UV Awareness Month                 • Drake Williams Member Feature
                                                        FROM THE PRESIDENT

                A Potpourri of Thanks
                and Congratulations!
     Thanks and congratulations… these           thank them for this recognition that acknowl-       who have achieved recognition this year for
are my most often used words and for good        edges our work as a 501 (c) (3) not for profit       their phenomenal work in safety.
reason. We are very appreciative of the          organization working to save lives, reduce               Congratulations to 2010 Greater Oma-
many gifts to the Council and ultimately to                                  injuries.               ha’s Safest Companies, Safety Champions
make our world a safer place. Gifts such as                                       I saw a paper-     and Safety Icons and thanks to all of them for
volunteer time, equipment for safety training,                               weight the other day    their work in bringing safety to their business
food for special events, students who become                                 that said “Whether      and social communities. Our photo album in
contributors to safety in our workplaces and                                 you think you can       this issue provides further recognition.
community as well as contributed dollars that                                or think you can’t,          Thank you to Metropolitan Utilities
help us go above and beyond in our offerings,                                you’re probably         District, Tom Wurtz and Pete Neddo, for
businesses who recognize the need for safety                                 right. “ What a great   recognizing the importance of Off-the-Job
and its positive impact on employee morale                                   statement on at-        Safety and establishing the Off-the-Job
as well as the business bottom line and other                                titude. No wonder       Safety Recognition.
organizations who collaborate with us.                                       “The Little Engine           Especially we wish to recognize those
     We were so pleased to be able to work       Kay Farrell President/CEO That Could” was so        companies who have achieved safety recogni-
with LiveWise, Nebraska Regional Poison             National Safety Council  successful.             tion for more than 20 years. Kiewit Con-
                                                    Greater Omaha Chapter
Center, PRIDE, Omaha Police and Douglas                                           No matter what     struction Company, Northern Border Pipeline
County Sheriff for a Prescription Drug Take-     age a person or organization, this message          Operated by Trans Canada and Northern
Back event. Prescription drugs play a big        still applies whether it is to the Council          Natural Gas. They set a great example of
role in the number two cause of unintentional    working to reduce injury and fatality, to older     companies who have never waivered from
death - poisoning.                               adults achieving greater balance, to parents        their priority of making safety number one
                                                 educating their children, to policy devel-          in their workplace. Once they ‘thought they
    We were named the ‘Charity of the            opment for the right reasons or to Greater          could’ – they did!
Month ‘ recently by the Independent Insur-       Omaha’s Safest Companies. I would bet that
ance Agents of Omaha. We are grateful and        is a driving attitude for those organizations



                                                                                     FREE EVENT!!
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                                                                                   Sunday, October 3, 2010
                                                                                    11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
                                                                      Embassy Suites/LaVista Conference Center

                                                                                 Police and Fire Vehicles,
                                                                             Educational Exhibits and Sessions,
                                                                                  Prizes, Entertainment
                                                                                     Fun for all ages!

                                                        SafetyPro        2     Summer 2010
                       CONTACT US                                                                                                                                        IN THIS ISSUE




                 11620 M Circle, Omaha, NE 68137
General Number............................................. 402-896-0454
Fax Number.................................................... 402-896-6331
Outside Omaha .............................................. 800-592-9004
E-Mail ...........................................safety@SafeNebraska.org
Web Site.......................................... www.SafeNebraska.org

Accident Facts/General Safety
and Health Concerns .........................................Bill Mulherin         Member Feature                                                                                      Drake-Williams Steel celebrates 125 years of excellence and is
Accounts Payable/Receivable .............................. Juliet Stern            Drake-Williams Steel                                            Pages 12-13                         honored as one of Omaha’s Safest Companies.

Annual Giving .......................................................Kay Farrell
                                                                                                                                                                                                    OSHA Column by Bonita Winingham
Audio Visual Library .............................................Linda Berg       Safe Working                                                                                                     Severe Violator Enforcement Program .................................5
                                                                                   Spot the Violation
Breakfast Series...............................................Brian Flaherty      Tell us what’s wrong with this picture .................................6                                        Video Library Picks
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Check out these selections ..................................................6
Classroom Rental ............................................ Donna Crouse         Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
                                                                                   What to do and when to test...............................................7                                      Nebraska Safety Belt Honor Roll
Click It – Don’t Risk It! ........ Cherie Ferber, Danielle Knudson                                                                                                                                  Congratulations to those achieving
Community Safety/Child Safety ............................. Tim Tichy                                                                                                                               85% and above usage rate ................................................16

Court Services ...................................................Bill Mulherin    Safe Driving                                                                                                     Training Calendar
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Training dates and information on courses.................... 9-11
                                                                                   Boating Under the Influence
Department of Transportation...........................Bill Mulherin               Law enforcement conference aims to stop this deadly sum-                                                         Safety Shots
Driver Education, Behind the Wheel ...................... Pat Polley               mertime problem................................................................9                                 Photos of recent Council happenings. ..........................14-15

Environmental Concerns ...................................Bill Mulherin
First Aid /CPR ..................................................... Mike Novak
                                                                                   Safe Off-the-Job                                                                                                 Summit Coverage
                                                                                   Boating Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Safety and Health Summit 2010
Handgun Safety Training .................................Heather Watts             Great information to keep boating fun and safe ..................8
                                                                                                                                                                                                    See pictures from the conference and tradeshow.........17-24
Industrial Hygiene.............................................Bill Mulherin       July is UV Awareness Month
                                                                                   Prevention is key to protecting eyes and skin for UV overex-
Midwest OSHA Education Center (MOEC) ........Heather Watts                         posure ...............................................................................16
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Many, many thanks to the members of the SafetyPro
Membership...............................Brian Flaherty, Geoff Squire                                                                                                                                        Advisory Committee and to their companies:
Motorcycle Training ............................................... Pat Polley     Departments                                                                                                             Judy Attebery, American Red Cross; Mary Eriksen,
                                                                                   In Brief                                                                                                                  Sapp Bros.; Steve Henk, Oxbow Pet Products;
Older Adult Fall Prevention................... Christine Cady-Jones                Safety in the news ..............................................................4                                        Holly Hollenback, WorkFit; Mark Seip, OPPD;
                                                                                   Safety Observances                                                                                                             Jim Steele, Falewitch Construction
Occupational Safety & Health Training ...........Heather Watts,
                                                Kelvin Thurman                     Notable safety dates through November 2010 ....................4                                                        Your input and expertise are greatly appreciated!

Occupational Safety & Health Consulting ..........Bill Mulherin
OSHA Training Institute (OTI) ...........................Heather Watts
Probation Programs ................................... Shaley Kaufman
Products/Material Sales .......... Kelvin Thurman, Geoff Squire
                                                                                                                             Summer 2010 • Volume 10, Issue 2
Publications/Media Relations................................Kay Farrell                         SafetyPRO is published quarterly by the      Board Chairman ............................Adi Pour, PhD
                                                                                            National Safety Council, Greater Omaha Chapter,  President/CEO ..................................... Kay Farrell
Safety & Health Summit..................................Brian Flaherty
                                                                                                   11620 M Circle, Omaha, NE 68137           Editor/Art Director ....................Melanie Mitera
Safety & Health Summit Exhibits ....................Brian Flaherty                              402-896-0454 • www.SafeNebraska.org          Advertising .................................... Brian Flaherty
                                                                                         Although the information and recommendations contained in this publication have been compiled from sources believed to be reliable, the National Safety Council, Greater Omaha Chapter makes no guarantee as
Traffic Training Programs...................................Bill Mulherin                 to, and assumes no responsibility for the correctness, sufficiency, or completeness of such information or recommendations. Other or additional safety measures may be required under particular circumstances.

                                                                                                SafetyPro                            3             Summer 2010
                                                                      IN BRIEF
 Farrell to Represent U.S. on                      the Greater Omaha area including Cass,           NSC, GOC Staff Conference
                                                   Sarpy, Douglas and Washington counties in
 WHO Interim Support Group                         Nebraska and Pottawattamie County in Iowa        Held at Culinary Arts Center
     Kay Farrell, President/CEO of the Na-                                                               Kay Farrell raved about the new Culi-
                                                   was designated a Safe Community by the
tional Safety Council, Greater Omaha Chapter                                                       nary Arts Center facilities and accommoda-
                                                   World Health Organization (WHO) on May
has been named to represent the United States                                                      tions after the
                                                   17, 2007. Greater Omaha was the fourth
on the global Interim Support Group (ISG)                                                          Council’s 2010
                                                   designation in the U.S. and the 113th in the
for development of Bylaws for International                                                        Spring Staff
                                                   world to receive this designation.
Safe Communities Network. Named by Leif                                                            Conference at
Svanstrom, MD, BA, PhD, Professor and                Area Organizations Recog-                     Metro’s new
Chair of the WHO Collaborating Centre on                                                           center.
Community Safety Promotion at the Karolin-
                                                      nized During Community                             Kay Far-
ska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, she joins           Development Week                          rell (left) is
representatives from Australia, South Korea,            During Community Development Week,         pictured with
New Zealand, Norway, China, South Africa,          Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman rec-            Shanda Clark
Columbia, Canada and Iran. The thirteen ISG        ognized these organizations which address       of Metro and
members will begin their work immediately          lead hazards in the City of Omaha: Lead         chef student
to be finalized at the International Safe Com-      Safe Omaha Coalition, UNL Douglas/Sarpy         Keith Hentzen.
munities Conference in 2011 in Sweden.             Extension Office, Omaha Healthy Kids Al-
     Through the leadership of the National        liance, Douglas County Health Department,
                                                   and Neighbor Works Omaha.
                                                                                                      Soiree Fundraising Event
Safety Council, Greater Omaha Chapter,
                                                                                                       Will Be Held October 22
                                                                                                        Soiree is back bigger and better in
                                                                                                   2010. On October 22, you’ll love istening
                                                                                                   and dancing to the music of Abba while you
                                                                                                   enjoy great food, silent auction, wonderful
                                                                                                   friends a fun time AND contribute to our Safe
                                                                                                   Communities mission. All dollars earned go
                                                                                                   the support the fall prevention program for
                                                                                                   older adults, F1RST.
                                                                                                        Falls are the number one cause of injury
                                                                                                   death for older adults so it only makes sense
                                                                                                   that we marshall all the community resources
                                                                                                   to prevent these falls. That includes balance
                                                                                                   programs, medication management, home
                                                                                                   safety, and other cross cutting issues.
                                                                                                        At the same time we will induct Bill
                                                                                                   Oakes and Rick Russell, long time Coun-
National Safety Council, Greater Omaha Chapter Executive Committee paused during their May         cil volunteers, into the Hall of Fame and
meeting. Left to right: Dennis Rourke, First Data Corporation; Ed Burchfield, Valmont Indus-        recognize Dr. David and Rhonda Sharp as our
tries, Inc.; Kay Farrell, NSC,GOC; Tom Macy, MHA, FACHE, Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital;            Honorary Chairs.
Adi Pour, PhD, Douglas County Board of Health and NSC,GOC Board Chairman; Della Sanders,                It all happens Friday, October 22 at the
Werner Enterprises; Colonel Brian Tuma, Nebraska State Patrol; David E. Corbin, PhD, Univer-       Embassy Suites LaVista. Please plan to join
sity of Nebraska at Omaha; Rob Likes, Stinson, Morrison, Hecker, LLP; Larry Gomez, Greater         us for a fun and meaningful evening. Call
Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Kevin McCormick, Omaha Public Power District. Not                    896-0454 for more information.
pictured: Eric Bauer, The Schemmer Associates


            Safety Observances July - November 2010
July 2010                                          National Preparedness Month                     10/17-10/23   National School Bus Safety Week
National Fireworks Safety Months                   Sports & Home Eye Safety Month                  10/17-10/23   National Teen Driver Safety Week
                                                   9/23            National Fall Prevention        10/20         Day of National Concern about Young
                                                                   Awareness Day                                 People & Gun Violence
August 2010
National Immunization Awareness Month
                                                   October 2010                                    November 2010
                                                   Halloween Safety Month                          11/21-11/27   National Teens Don’t Text & Drive
September 2010                                     National Crime Prevention Month                               Week
Campus Fire Safety Month                           10/3-10/9       National Fire Prevention Week   11/25-1/1     Tie One On For Safety (also December
National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month   10/17-10/23 National Radon Action Week                        & January)
                                                          SafetyPro         4       Summer 2010
                                                             SAFE WORKING
       OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program
   Includes Increased Inspections and Higher Penalties
     This is a remark-                           sites, including mandatory OSHA follow-up         in 40 years despite inflation. The Protecting
able time in OSHA’s                              inspections, and inspections of other worksites   America’s Workers Act (PAWA), would raise
history. With the                                of the same employer where similar hazards        these penalties for the first time since 1990, to
support of a com-                                and deficiencies may be present. SVEP will         $12,000 and $250,000, respectively. Future
mitted Secretary of                              become effective within the near future. For      penalty increases would also be tied to infla-
Labor and a visionary                            more information, visit http://www.osha.gov/      tion. In the meantime, OSHA will focus on
management team, the                             dep/svep-directive.pdf.                           outreach in preparation of implement this new
Occupational Safety                                    “SVEP will help OSHA concentrate            penalty policy. For more information on the
and Health Administra-                           its efforts on those repeatedly recalcitrant      penalty policy, visit http://www.osha.gov/dep/
tion is taking action                            employers who fail to meet their obligations      penalty-change-memo.pdf.
to protect America’s                             under the OSH Act. It will include a more              “Although we are making significant
workers. As most of us Bonita Winingham,         intense examination of an employer’s prac-        adjustments in our penalty policy within the
know, about fourteen             Director        tices for systemic problems that would trigger    tight constraints of our law, this administra-
Americans fail to return OSHA Omaha Office        additional mandatory inspections,” Said Dr.       tive effort is no substitute for the meaningful
home from work to their families every day,      Michaels.                                         and substantial penalty changes included in
due to workplace fatalities. Tens of thousands         Last year, OSHA assembled a work            PAWA,” said Dr. Michaels. “OSHA enforce-
of workers die from workplace disease and        group to evaluate its penalty policies and        ment and penalties are not just a reaction to
more than 4.6 million workers are seriously      found currently assessed penalties are too low    workplace tragedies. They serve an important
injured on the job annually. In an effort to     to have an adequate deterrent effect. Based       preventive function. OSHA inspections and
address urgent safety and health problems        on the group’s findings and recommendations,       penalties must be large enough to discourage
facing Americans in the workplace, OSHA is       several administrative changes to the penalty     employers from cutting corners or underfund-
implementing a new Severe Violator Enforce-      calculation system, outlined in the Agency’s      ing safety programs to save a few dollars.”
ment Program (SVEP) and is increasing civil      Field Operations Manual, are being made.
penalty amounts.                                 These administrative enhancements will
     “For many employers, investing in job
safety happens only when they have adequate
                                                 become effective in the next several months.
                                                 The penalty changes will increase the overall
                                                                                                            Happening
incentives to comply with OSHA’s require-
ments,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for
                                                 dollar amount of all penalties while maintain-
                                                 ing OSHA’s policy of reducing penalties for
                                                                                                             Locally
                                                                                                             On a local note, there has been a transition in
OSHA, Dr. David Michaels. “Higher penal-         small employers and those acting in good             the Omaha Area Office. By the time that this article
ties and more aggressive, targeted enforcement   faith.                                               is printed, Ben Bare will be in Washington D.C.,
will provide a greater deterrent and further           The current statutory maximum penalty          serving as the Deputy Director of the Directorate
encourage these employers to furnish safe and    for a serious violation, meaning one capable         of Construction and Bonita Winingham will be the
healthy workplaces for their employees.”         of causing death or serious physical harm, is        new Area Director for the State of Nebraska.
     The new Severe Violator Enforcement         only $7,000 and the maximum penalty for a                   As many of you know, Bonita was a Team
Program is intended to focus OSHA enforce-       willful violation is $70,000. Based upon these       Leader here in the Omaha Area Office before being
ment resources on recalcitrant employers who     administrative enhancements the “average”            promoted to Area Director in the Des Moines Area
endanger workers by demonstrating indiffer-      penalty for a serious violation will increase        Office. She anticipates being back in Omaha very
ence to their responsibilities under the law.    from about $1,000 to an average of $3,000 to         soon and looks forward to working with you all to
This supplemental enforcement tool includes      $4,000. Monetary penalties for violations of         ensure safe and healthful working conditions for all
increased OSHA inspections in these work-        the OSH Act have been increased only once            Nebraskans.




                                                        SafetyPro       5     Summer 2010
                                                              SAFE WORKING

                        Spot the Violation!
                                                     A


                                                                 B




                                                                 Bill Mulherin
                                                                 National Safety Council, Greater Omaha Chapter • bmulherin@SafeNebraska.org
                                                                      Come up with the proper standard for these “Spot the Violation” photos. The
                                                                 first person to email the correct answer using the correct (or best) OSHA standard
                                                                 to safety@SafeNebraska.org will be published in the next edition of Safety Pro.
                                                                 When there are several OSHA standards that may apply (we’re looking for the
                                                                 best answer), or for any decisions regarding who wins, judges’ decision is final.

                New Titles Added to the Video Library
      Take advantage of the video library. It    state regulations.                                  comply with 1910.147 by explaining critical
is a fantastic free benefit for members! Call                                                         lock-out/tag-out procedures.
                                                 DVD 742 Fire Prevention and Safety
402-896-0454 and press “0”.                          Teach employees the importance of pre-          DVD 746 Hand &Power Tools Safety
DVD 739 Accident Investigation                   venting and dealing with fire emergencies.                The training program “Hand and Power
Shows steps taken in an Accident Investigation                                                       Tool Safety” shows how accidents can be sig-
and highlights how important it is for employ-   DVD 743 Operating Forklifts Safely
                                                                                                     nificantly reduced by applying good general
ees to fully cooperate with any inquiry.               Gives viewers a solid overview of fork-
                                                                                                     safety rules.
                                                 lift characteristics and safe forklift operation.
DVD 740 Dealing with Drug and Alcohol                                                                DVD 747 Safety Bob’s Construction Safety
Abuse… for Employees                             DVD 744 Heat Stress
                                                                                                     Orientation
     Discusses substance abuse in the work-           Working in hot environments with
                                                                                                          With over 25 years of experience as a
place and what employees themselves can do       strenuous physical activity causes heat reac-
                                                                                                     construction safety professional, Bob Synnett
to keep their workplace drug and alcohol free.   tions in the body.
                                                                                                     is dedicated to teaching new and inexperi-
DVD 741 Emergency Planning                       DVD 745 Lockout/Tagout: When Everyone Knows         enced workers how to stay safe on the job.
  Comply with OSHA, SARA title III and              This dramatic video will help you




                                                         SafetyPro       6      Summer 2010
                                                               SAFE WORKING

 Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
Holly Hollenbeck                                    mentation of a clearly defined and consis-          This testing is conducted after an offer of em-
Work Fit Omaha                                      tently applied Drug and Alcohol Workplace          ployment is extended to a candidate, the offer
hhollenbeck@workfitomaha.com                         Policy, a company will reap the following          being contingent on passing the drug test.
     Think your workplace is not at risk? In        advantages:                                             Random drug testing may provide a
America, 23 million people use marijuana at         • Increased safety, fewer accidents                continual deterrent because employees have
least four times per week, 19.2 million work-       • Improved productivity, quality of work           no advance notice as to when they might be
ers are under the influence of alcohol at least      • Reduced absenteeism and turnover                 tested. In order to avoid claims of discrimina-
occasionally while on the job, and 8 million        • Decreased costs for recruitment, health          tion, the key requirement for random test-
regularly use either cocaine or heroin. AND              insurance, workers’ compensation, and         ing is that the selection process must ensure
more than 70 percent of substance abusers are            litigation                                    that all employees have an equal chance of
employed.*                                          • Improved morale and decreased conflict            being selected each time by using a random
     Drug and alcohol use impairs a person’s        • Fewer thefts and claims                          number-generating computer program.
ability to function in their everyday life. Even                                                            Post-Accident drug testing should be
if the use is restricted to outside working              To properly establish and enforce a Drug      done promptly, certainly within the first 12
hours the effects are long lasting. Accidents       and Alcohol Workplace Policy, employers            hours after an accident. Some policies clarify
are more likely when there are drugs in-            must define what behavior will result in drug       that all employees involved in an accident,
volved. Workers that abuse substances are           and alcohol testing, state what the employer’s     whether they are physically hurt are not, must
five times more likely to cause injuries in the      expectations are regarding drug use, when          submit to drug and alcohol testing. This helps
workplace, to be injured themselves, and to         employees will tested, how the policy will be      determine if drugs or alcohol played a role
file claims. In fact, 40 percent of all industrial   enforced, and the consequences of violation.       in causing the accident and ensures that if
fatalities are due to the actions of substance      The policy must be applied in a non-discrimi-      drug use is a factor the employee can be dealt
abusers.                                            natory, fair and consistent manner.                with immediately before any more damage
     With the use of drugs and alcohol comes             To ensure compliance, employers must          is done. In Nebraska Workers’ Compensa-
an increase not only in on-the-job injuries but     train supervisors on how to enforce the            tion Law, intoxication is a defense to a claim
also an increase in absenteeism and turnover.       policy, including an understanding of what         for benefits. See: Neb. Rev. Stat. § 48-127
Abusers are ten times more likely to miss           behaviors or symptoms may be the result of         (2002).
work. The costs of firing, hiring, and train-        drugs and alcohol and what is justification for          Reasonable Suspicion drug testing is
ing escalate. Plus, drug related absenteeism        “reasonable suspicion.”                            when employees are suspected of being
and sick leave is costly, lowers morale, and             Additionally, any comprehensive Drug          under the influence on the job. The supervi-
increases health insurance and workers’ com-        and Alcohol Workplace Policy typically in-         sor should document any suspicion by listing
pensation premiums.                                 cludes providing education to workers about        what symptoms or behaviors they observed
     Productivity is paramount to success in        the dangers and risks of using illegal drugs       and have those observations corroborated by
any workplace and drug users are 33% less           and alcohol and is usually part of a first-rate     another supervisor.
productive than non-abusers. It is common           employee wellness program. Many employ-                 For a thorough employer guide to work-
for drug users to suffer from mood swings           ers provide employee assistance programs to        place drug and alcohol prevention, testing,
and irrational behavior patterns which can          help with counseling and treatment.                guidelines, and sample policies and programs
naturally cause conflict and lower morale.                                                              recommended by the Dept. of Labor, visit:
                                                    When to Drug Test                                  “Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-
What Can Employers Do                                    Pre-Employment/Post-Offer drug testing        free Workplace” www.dol.gov/workingpart-
     Employee drug testing programs act as a        is about mitigating the risk of hiring someone     ners/welcome.html.
deterrent to drug use. Employee drug testing        that will likely have to be fired later. With
is not about invading employee privacy; it is       post-offer testing as part of the policy, a com-        *Department of Labor; Occupational
about maintaining health and safety standards       pany will not be as likely to hire drug users      Health and Safety Online, American Council
within the workplace. With the proper imple-        and thus help eliminate the risks involved.        for Drug Education (www.acde.org).




                                                          SafetyPro        7     Summer 2010
                                                           SAFE OFF-THE-JOB

                                   Boating Safety
Mark Seip                                          well secured to the boat.                        Know Your Equipment
Omaha Public Power District                        First Aid Kit                                         Be familiar with the capabilities of your
mseip@oppd.com                                          The kit should contain enough supplies      water sports equipment. It’s important to
     It’s time to head to the lake for some        to cover minor accidents or injury. Pack a       follow the manufacturer’s recommendations
family fun and relaxation, but be sure to slow     remedy for sea sickness and some sunblock.       for water tubing capacity in terms of size
down and take a look at boating regulations,       Alternative Power                                and weight, number of riders, age limits, and
safety equipment and training needed to                 Oars or paddles are needed to help you      maximum towing speed.
make this a safe and enjoyable season.             maneuver the boat in the event of a power        Know Your Rider and Use a Spotter
     Many people put their boats in the water      failure.                                              It’s also important to use common sense
without first checking belts, fluids, and mo-        Fire Extinguishers                               when it comes to the capability of your
tors. Make sure your boat is in good working            Fire extinguishers are required if one of   rider, especially when enjoying water sports
order before taking it out for the first time.      the following conditions exists: (1) Inboard     with small children. While sharp turns, high
Often boaters take their safety equipment out      engine(s); (2) Closed compartments that          speeds, and big waves can be fun, these
of the boat for the winter season. Make sure       store portable fuel tanks; (3) Double bottom     should never come at the expense of rider
all required equipment is put on the boat and      hulls not completely sealed or not completely    safety. Designate one person onboard as a
is in good working order.                          filled with flotation materials (4) Closed         “spotter”, who can keep a lookout for water
     No matter what the mode of water              living space (5) Closed stowage compart-         tubing accidents or see if anyone has fallen
transportation (boat, canoe, raft or Jet Ski),     ments that contain flammable materials or (6)     off the tube, while the boat driver concen-
there are some common safety checks and            Permanently installed fuel tanks NOTE: Fire      trates on oncoming obstacles.
equipment needs that require attention before      extinguishers must be readily accessible and     Drive Responsibly
entering the water.                                verified as serviceable.                               The driver should be alert, sober, and
     Make sure all life jackets are in good              If you have an engine or cooker on         have a solid grasp of boating rules and regula-
working order. All straps, buckles and zippers     board always carry at least one fire extin-       tions. Be respectful of and keep your distance
need to be operational, and the life jackets       guisher that is suitable for your type of        from other boats in the area when boating,
cannot have any rips or tears.                     boating. Know how to use it and ensure it is     and always keep an eye out for additional wa-
     Keep an eye to the sky, as storms can         serviced regularly.                              ter hazards such as rocks, docks, and buoys.
come up quickly. Watch for temperature             Personal Flotation Devices (PFD)                 Use a Secure Tow Line
changes, shifts in wind patterns and changes            Acceptable PFDs (also known as life              It’s important when water tubing to
in cloud formations. All these can signal the      jackets) must be U.S. Coast Guard approved,      always make sure that the tow line is securely
onset storms.                                      in good serviceable condition, and of suitable   tied before takeoff. Check for signs of wear,
     If you have to ride the storm out on the      size for the each person on the boat. Children   tear, and fraying, and replace as needed. Be
water, have everyone put on a life jacket and      must have properly fitted PFDs designed           sure to only use rope that is specifically desig-
get as close to the centerline as possible, keep   for children. Wearable PFDs shall be “read-      nated for towing inflatables.
the bow of the boat to the wind and ride the       ily accessible.” Throwable devices shall be      Check Before You Start
waves at a 45 degree angle.                        “immediately available.” PFDs shall NOT               Never start the boat without first making
     Be aware of what other boaters are doing      be stored in unopened plastic packaging. For     sure that your rider is ready to go. This means
around you. Even if you have the right-of          personal watercraft riders, the PFD must be      that they have a firm grip on the line, are
-way, if the other boater doesn’t give way to      worn and indicate an impact rating. Boats 16     properly positioned on the tube, and that the
your vessel, you give way! Especially keep         feet or longer, must also have one Type IV.      line is properly and safely positioned.
an eye out for smaller water crafts such as Jet    Rope                                             Handle Wakes with Care
Skis which can be overlooked.                           Always carry an extra length (or two) of         Slow the boat speed when crossing
     Drinking and operating a boat is against      rope, you never know when you might need         wakes. Bouncing off wakes at extremely high
the law! Boaters can develop a condition           to use it.                                       speeds has been known to cause back injury,
called boater’s fatigue toward the end of the      Flashlight                                       especially with riders who are water tubing
day, caused by the glare of the sun, action of          Always carry a flashlight with spare bat-    stomach-down.
the waves and general tiredness. Adding alco-      teries and bulb.                                      Don’t attempt to do any “extreme” tricks
hol to this can create a deadly combination.                                                        or stunts that require dangerous activity or
                                                   Water Sports Principles                          improper use of your tube.
Safety Equipment                                   Always Wear a PFD
Anchor                                                  While it’s always a good idea to wear a          Informed boaters are safe boaters. Learn
     To determine the right size for your boat,    PFD when onboard, it should go without say-      boating laws to make better decisions on the
a good recommendation is that the anchor           ing that you should wear a life jacket when      water and keep yourself and your passengers
should weigh not less 1.5 kg/M (3lbs/yard)         water tubing or skiing. This is especially       safe. Boating classes are offered around the
of boat length, with chain at least equal to       important in the event that the rider should     state. Check with Nebraska Game and Parks
the length of the boat and a non-floating rope      become separated from the boat.                  for additional information.
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  Halting Boating
 Under the Influence                                     Nebraska Certificate of Risk
Bill Mulherin
National Safety Council, Greater Omaha Chapter
bmulherin@SafeNebraska.org
                                                       Management for Small Business
                                                                                                                     The Nebraska Workers Compensation
     It wasn’t the “Chamber of Commerce”
weather or the beautiful location at Platte          NEW Certificate Program!                                        System
River State Park, that drew over 75 dedicated                                                                             Everything you wanted to know about
                                                        If you are in small business you know                        how this system works, what you and an in-
individuals together on March 29th.
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     Attendees gathered for “Cooperative
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Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Law
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                                                   with larger and more established companies?
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                                                   pact of safety and health to Nebraska small
     The impetus? A rash of deadly and well                                                                          to and analyze the incident to prevent it from
                                                   business.
publicized boating crashes over the previous                                                                         happening again!
few years that have killed innocent people         Principles of Safety
whose only mistake was to have been near the             What exactly is this thing called safety?                   First Report Injury Recordkeeping
water at the same time as a drunken boater.        Is it OSHA compliance? Is it more? How                                 When you have an employee report an
     The conference opened with compel-            does one achieve “safety” in business,                            injury you need the knowledge and confi-
ling testimony by the daughter of two of the       particularly small business, where everyone                       dence to know what to do, and how to report
victims. Kim Guthmann, delivered a riveting        knows everyone, imposing a “program”                              it. We’ll go over what is required and how
twenty minute talk, telling those assembled        seems artificial, and money is always tight?                       to complete your recordkeeping to protect
how her parents were slaughtered by a drunk-                                                                         yourself and your business.
                                                   Introduction to Risk Management
en boater, how law enforcement notified her
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both of her parents.                                                                                                 Location: Mahoney State Park
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For these attendees however, it was more than      preventing injury to keep your competitive
just a story; it was a compelling reason to use    level high, your costs low, and your employ-
their status as law enforcement to do some-        ees employed. In a tight economy, this single
thing about the problem of BUI.                    factor can make the difference between your
     The conference included information           company thriving… or folding.
on how law enforcement can process crime
scenes (law enforcement lingo for “ac-                                                                               Members Save!
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     The message of law enforcement was            September 1, topic to be announced - Contact Kelvin Thur-         to your company training records. If you have any questions please
clear: Boating is fun, enjoy Nebraska’s pub-       man. Free for members.                                            contact Juliet Stern at jstern@SafeNebraska.org or (402) 898-7346.
lic and private waters (law enforcement has
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but remember that safe boating begins with
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Steps to Safety Excellence Through Professional Development OSHA Compliance Training
                                                                          five elective seminars over a three-year period, in any order you         You can take these courses individually or
The National Safety Council offers three cer-
                                                                          choose (it is best if you can begin with Introduction to OSHA, but        work toward your Certificate in OSHA
tificate programs that can take you from zero
to Safety in no time! Begin with the Certificate                           not required). If you have previously completed a 1910 or 1926            Compliance. To achieve this Certificate, you
of OSHA Compliance, designed to quickly                                   OSHA 10- or 30- course, the Introduction to OSHA course require-          must successfully complete the Introduction to
provide you with the knowledge you need to                                ment is waived. Choose your electives from more than a dozen              OSHA course and five elective seminars. If
be an effective safety representative, whether                            titles so that you can target your specific needs.                        you have completed a 1910 or 1926 OSHA
you have some safety background or none                                                                                                             10- or 30-hour course the introductory course
at all! Continue your safety education when                               Step Two - Certificate in Principles of Safety:                           is waived. Go online www.SafeNebraska.org
you complete the Certificate in Principles                                 The Certificate in Principles of Safety is earned by successfully com-    for a complete listing of our elective seminars!
of Safety Certificate, taking you to the next                              pleting the Principles of Occupational Safety and Health Course.          Introduction to OSHA
step in your safety career. Finally, round out                                                                                                      Learn how OSHA is structured, its responsibilities and overview
your safety professional knowledge with the                               Step Three- Advanced Safety Certificate:
                                                                          Complete the Principles of Occupational Safety and Health Course          the 1910 standards.
National Safety Council’s Advanced Safety
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Certificate, a prestigious and highly sought
after credential! Earning a National Safety                               Courses). Take a minimum of 5.4 Continuing Educational Units
Council Certificate is not only a badge of per-                            (CEUs) from the approved courses.                                         The following COC electives provide valuable
sonal and professional accomplishment, it is                                                                                                        training even if you are not pursuing the COC.
                                                                          Step Four - Safety & Health Compliance Specialist:                        OSHA Recordkeeping
a recognized way to be effective back at your
workplace! Eliminating workplace incidents                                The Safety & Health Compliance Specialist Program consists                Learn how to comply with the OSHA recordkeeping regulations.
and related costs begins with knowledge. The                              largely of courses developed by the Occupational Safety and               July 7 (8am - Noon) Cost: $142 ($99 Member Rate)
National Safety Council’s Occupational Safety                             Health Administration’s OSHA Training Institute. It requires a
                                                                          minimum of 200 hours of course contact hours. The Midwest                 Machine Guarding
and Health Certificate Training Programs help
                                                                          OSHA Education Center consortium of the National Safety Council,          Course covers the common causes of machine incidents and
you gain that knowledge, so you can decrease
                                                                                                                                                    areas that should be guarded. Meets requirements for regulation
your company’s risks - and costs!                                         Greater Omaha Chapter, Kirkwood Community College, and St
                                                                                                                                                    29CFR1910.211-219.
                                                                          Louis School of Public Health. Individual courses are offered at
                                                                                                                                                    July 7 (1-4:30pm), Sept. 2 (8am - Noon)
Small Businesses! Start with the NE Certificate of Risk Mgmt.             each location. Choose from two tracks, either the General Industry
                                                                                                                                                    Cost: $142 ($99 Member Rate)
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                                                                          of 5 years experience in either construction or general industry          Fire Protection
Step One - Certificate in OSHA Compliance:                                is required for admission to the OSHA 500 or OSHA 501 trainer             Learn important basic precautions in fire protection: equipment
Successfully complete the Introduction to OSHA Seminar and any            courses.                                                                  and protective wear, automatic sprinkler and fixed fire extinguish-
                                                                                                                                                    ing systems, fire detections, and alarm systems.
                                                                                                                                                    July 8 (8am - Noon) Cost: $142 ($99 Member Rate)
                         Midwest OSHA Education Center (MOEC)                                                                                       Emergency Response & Planning
      Nebraska’s First and Only                                           policies, and regulations. Outreach trainers are required to attend
                                                                                                                                                    This course covers OSHA’s required Employee Emergency Plans
                                                                          this course once every four years to maintain trainer status.
     OSHA Authorized Training!                                            July 20-22 (8am - 4:30pm) Cost: $535                                      and Fire Prevention standards.
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  Training Institute Education Center in 2002.                            OSHA 501 Trainer Course General Industry
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OSHA 7000 OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines Training for Nursing Homes            Act, rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act, the appeals pro-      This course meets OSHA 1910.147 Lockout /Tagout Regulation.
Use OSHA’s Ergonomics Guidelines for Nursing Homes to develop a           cess, and recordkeeping. Prerequisite course #511 & five years safety.    August 9 (8am-Noon) Cost: $142 ($99 Member Rate)
process to protect workers in nursing homes, analyzing and identify-      July 26-29 (8am - 4:30pm) Cost: $710
ing ergonomic problems, high-risk tasks, and practical solutions to                                                                                 permit space ventilation techniques. Course features workshops on
                                                                          OSHA 503 Update Trainer Course General Industry
address these problems. Topics include: developing an ergonomics                                                                                    permit entry classification and program evaluation.
                                                                          Get updated on OSHA general industry standards and policies.
process; risk factors; identifying problem jobs; protocols for resident                                                                             August 23-25 (8am - 4:30pm) Cost: $680
                                                                          Outreach trainers must attend this course every four years to
assessment; and the implementation of solutions through engineer-
                                                                          maintain trainer status.                                                  OSHA 3010 Excavation, Trenching & Soil Mechanics
ing and work practices.
July 14, September 8 (8am - 4:30pm) Cost: $180                            July 27-29 (8am - 4:30pm) Cost: $535                                      Students are introduced to practical soil mechanics and its relation-
                                                                          OSHA 6000 Collateral Duty for Other Federal Agencies                      ship to the stability of shored and un-shored slopes and walls of
OSHA 7200 Bloodborne Pathogens Control                                                                                                              excavations. Various types of shoring are covered. Testing methods
for Health Care Facilities                                                This course introduces federal agency collateral duty safety and
                                                                          health personnel to the OSH Act, Executive Order 12196, 29 CFR            are demonstrated and a one-half-day field exercise is conducted, al-
Develop a Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Plan for healthcare facili-
                                                                          1960, and 29 CFR 1910. The training enables participants to               lowing students to use instruments such as penetrometers, torvane
ties using a step-by-step approach. Topics include the BBP Standard,
                                                                          recognize basic safety and health hazards in the workplace and to         shears, and engineering rods.
the Exposure Control Plan, Methods of Control, Vaccinations and
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July 15, September 9 (8am - 4:30pm) Cost: $180                            tion and abatement efforts.                                               OSHA 510 30-Hour OSHA Construction Industry
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July 19-22 (8am - 4:30pm) Cost: $710                                      permit-required confined space entry. Technical topics include the        Learn OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, and general
                                                                          recognition of confined space hazards, basic information about            industry safety and health principles.
OSHA 502 Update Trainer Course Construction Industry                      instrumentation used to evaluate atmospheric hazards, and general
This is an update on such topics as OSHA construction standards,                                                                                    September 13-16 (8am - 4:30pm) Cost: $710
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August 9 (1-4:30pm) Cost: $142 ($99 Member Rate)                        performing investigations, assessments or other site activities.       keeping; personal protective equipment and more.
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Employees work in all types of places and this course covers all                                                                               Cost: $270 ($189 Member Rate)
                                                                                                                                               10-Hour OSHA Construction
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                                                                                                                                               Course includes: control of construction hazards, ladders, scaffolds
                                                                        Ergonomics: Managing for Results (.6 CEUs, .6 COCs, 1 day)
This course covers OSHA Overhead and Gantry Cranes Regulation                                                                                  and stairwells, hazard communication, trenching and shoring,
                                                                        Repetitive motion and overexertion are the biggest risk factors
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This class details the protection of employees who work on or           July 6 (8am-4:30pm) $422 ($295 Member Rate)
near electrical conductors and equipment. Meets requirements                                                                                   Rapid Eye Check
                                                                        Safety Management Techniques
for OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.301-399.                                                                                                       Cost of pre-employment and random testing can be prohibitive
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Meets requirements of OSHA 1910.178 and covers basic safety
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precautions, hazardous locations, employee training, and
                                                                        to effectively deal with management issues. Participants will be       August 30 (8:00am - Noon) Cost: $215 ($150 Member Rate)
maintenance checks.
Sept. 3 (8am - Noon) Cost: $142 ($99 Member Rate)                       able to create a safety and health management plan for their
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                                                                        During incident investigations it is crucial to gather complete and
                                                                                                                                               First Aid Training:                      8:00 - 11:30 $45
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                                                                        Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene
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If you have been previously trained in HAZWOPER you are                 ria; identify acceptable packaging conditions; determine marking                                             8:00-4:00      $58
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      Drake-Williams Ste
          to Enhance Sa
Heike Langdon                                                              More time was spent up front, explaining how the decision was
     How do you build a safety culture within a company that’s             made, and Odermann and Cain agree that the result is less-time
been around since the 1800’s, with employees who have been do-             spent attaining buy-in from the workers after the fact. The Safety
ing things their way for almost that long? A company in an indus-          Committee became
try that has the potential for serious accidents or deaths, handling       involved with ev-
a product that is different every day?
     For Drake-Williams Steel, it began with recognizing the
                                                                           erything regarding
                                                                           safety policy, from    “B         efore, there was an attitude o
                                                                                                       himself.’ They focused on their own
need for a change in their safety culture. After a period of growth        legal issues to prac-
and expansion, the company’s labor force consisted of existing             tical    implementa-        really look past that. Now it is defin
employees with entrenched work habits, and new employees                   tion. This created
who needed consistent training in proper procedures. The own-              ownership,      pride,      brother’s keeper’. This created a rea
ers, along with the Executive Council and specifically, Kari Oder-
mann, Human Resources Director, created a dedicated position
within the company for a Safety and Training Coordinator, and
                                                                           and accountability.
                                                                           Everyone was asked
                                                                           to accept responsi-
                                                                                                            ”
                                                                                                       erment.

Odermann found Mark Cain. Cain already had over ten years in               bility for solutions,
a safety position, including training and different certifications.         not problems.
     Like many companies seeking to make a major change, they                    “Before, there was an attitude of ‘every man for himself.’
knew they had a big job ahead. “We knew it would be a struggle,”           They focused on their own jobs, but didn’t really look past that.
stated Odermann. While management fully supported the initia-              Now it is definitely ‘I’m my brother’s keeper’,” says Cain. They
tive, research showed them that the most effective way to imple-           implemented a team-based reward system, grouping together
ment these changes would be from the floor. One of the first steps           people with similar jobs, like fabrication, and rewarding them as
was engaging the safety committee- consisting of hourly employ-            a team. “This created a real sense of empowerment,” says Cain.
ees, supervisors, upper management, and turning it from a clear-           “Suddenly they were accountable to each other as well. They be-
inghouse for complaints to an active forum for ideas for change.           gan reporting problems and bringing suggestions to improve pro-
“They definitely spoke up about problems, but we needed them                cesses, not just for their own jobs, but whatever they see.” They
to drive the changes they suggested. The most important thing              have also seen that the safe employees support them in removing
was to have everyone empowered. We gave them research and                  unsafe co-workers. By focusing on changing the culture and not
information, brought in vendors and other suppliers to present the         just programs, they think the improvements will last. “We’re re-
facts, and then said ‘You have the facts, now make the right busi-         ally seeing the creation of a hierarchy of ‘top’ employees, who
ness decision for the organization.’ It definitely isn’t top down.”         pride themselves on being able to say ‘I’m incident free’ at the
     By giving the safety committee all the information, they were         annual recognition event,” says Odermann.
able to go back onto the work floor and support the changes. For                  The change wasn’t easy, Odermann and Cain both admit.
example, implementation of the hard-hat policy was not popular.            Creating consistent policies takes time to implement “We knew




  Near miss incident investigation                               34,000 pound project              Cutting a 10,000 pound three inch plate
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     FEATURE

eel Made Changes
afety Culture
      we had a lot to implement, and were wondering if we were go-                hands on, to reinforce procedure and consistency. This gives em-
      ing in the right direction. We began benchmarking our programs              ployees an opportunity to review standard operating procedures,
      against local VPP organizations, utilized our insurance company,            asking questions when they are still unclear, and giving sugges-
                                 and the Compliance Assistance Rep-               tions when they see an opportunity for improvement.
                                 r
                                 resentative at the local OSHA office,”                 While the company has been around over 125 years, this
of ‘every man for                explains Cain. Odermann reached out to
                                 e                                                commitment to safety has enabled them to participate in recent
                                 o of the benchmark companies. One
                                 one                                              projects changing the region’s skyline. Drake-Williams Steel
n jobs, but didn’t               o their regional safety experts talked
                                 of                                               products have been used in construction of the new downtown
nitely ‘I’m my                   to the staff at Drake-Williams Steel.            ballpark, the First National Bank Tower, the UNMC Research
                                 “
                                 “Our employees really listened to him,           Center, the Holland Performing Arts Center, Horsehollow Wind
al sense of empow-               b
                                 because his company is also in an in-            Farm and the Pawnee Plunge Waterpark. “I know our employees
                                 d
                                 dustry that has the potential for serious        are proud of what they do,” states Odermann. “Anytime I’m with
             Mark Cain           a
                                 accidents or deaths, and each project is         someone driving through Omaha, I point our projects out. The
                                 d
                                 different. For us, we’re not an assembly         people in the shop do the same thing, and point out our projects
                                 li
                                 line. Everything is different every day.         with pride.”
      H made i clear that you can be safe, even in a dangerous job,”
      He      d it l      h                                                            So how do you build a culture of safety? Empower the em-
      says Odermann.                                                              ployee to be responsible for themselves, their co-workers, and
            “We know that the most important thing is changing human              their company.
      behavior. We can fix the process to eliminate the potential for hu-
      man error, but there’s no place for risk-takers. When one column
      can weigh 44,000 pounds, it really can be life or death,” says
      Cain. While the main focus was on rewards for time spent with-
      out a reportable accident or even near misses, they also included              “W       e know that the most important thing is
                                                                                     changing human behavior. We can fix the process to
      negative disciplinary actions. Rather than discipline employees
      for accidents, they focused on those who continued to ignore                   eliminate the potential for human error, but there’s
      safety policies or did not report near misses or other issues. “We
      want to fix the process, not create blame,” says Odermann. “We                  no place for risk-takers. When one column can weigh
      need people to feel safe reporting even a near miss, so that we can
      investigate immediately and fix it. When an accident happens,
      people do the right thing and report it,” Cain says with pride.
                                                                                     44,000 pounds, it really can be life or death.
                                                                                                                                           ”
            The next challenge for Drake-Williams Steel will be to main-                                                                 Mark Cain
      tain the new culture. “It’s easy to get better, it’s harder to maintain
      it,” says Cain. Weekly “toolbox” training will become even more




            Welding on 9,000 pound material                        Staging material for job                   Mark Cain            Kari Odermann
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    Summit                                       Golfing “Fore” Safety
     Prize
   Giveaway
   Winners

                                              Ninety-five golfers gathered May 4th at Shadow Ridge Country Club for the Council’s 4th
                                              annual “Golfing Fore Safety” to support the fundraiser for the Council’s community injury
                                              prevention programs. Above Left: Terry Hanna, University of Nebraska Foundation; Sean Ol-
                                              sen, Qwest Center; Derrin Hansen, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at UNO; and Dave Olander,
                                              Info USA




                                                   March Breakfast                                             Summit Exhibitor Plan-
                                                                                                               ning Committee volunteers
                                                                                                               were honored at the March
                                                                                                               breakfast. Left to right: Chris
                                                                                                               Arena, YMCA; Leah Bond,
                                                                                                               TIPS; Pete Neddo, MUD;
                                                                                                               Beth Custer, Nebraska
                                                                                                               Orthopaedic Hospital; Sara
                                                                                                               Schroeder, Excel Physical
                                                                                                               Therapy; Phil Davidson,
                                                                                                               Community Rehab; Liz Har-
                                                                                                               ringa, MedSecure Inc.; and
                                                                                                               Brian Flaherty, NSC,GOC
                                              Summit Seminar Planning
                                              Committee volunteers were
                                              honored at the March break-
                                              fast. Left to right are: Brian
Top photo: Kelvin Thurman (right), NSC,       Flaherty, NSC,GOC; Pete
presents a check to Dan Trombla, InfoGroup.   Neddo, MUD; Don Birken-
Trombla won the $500 cash giveaway, do-       tall, Quality Pork; Bill Het-
nated by exhibitors at Summit.                zler, Nebraska Department
                                              of Labor; Mark Seip, OPPD;
Bill Warren, Papio-Missouri River NRD,        and Shon Bourke, OPPD
won the 42” Philips TV donated by Life-
Guard MD.                                     Thanks to the March Break-
                                              fast sponsor, FireGuard!


                                                    Due to technical difficulties, there are no pictures from the April Breakfast.
April Breakfast                                     We wish to extend a thank you to our April breakfast sponsor Excel Physical
                                                    Therapy and speaker Brian Alexander.

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     Ford Safety
Ford Motor Company’s “Future of Safety Tour” stopped at the Safety
Council to demonstrate innovations they are bringing to the market to
help protect people in crashes and other technologies the company is
implementing to help drivers avoid dangers. Participants learned about
smart sensors including radar, camera and wireless technologies, which
provide new crash avoidance and driver assist systems to help drivers
recognize and respond to collision risks more quickly. At right John
Chapman, Channel Six News reporter, tests the inflatable safety belt.



  Off-the-Job                                            CycleFest 2010
    Safety
  Task Group




Pete Neddo, Metropolitan Utilities District,
chairs the Off-the-Job Safety Task Group
which includes (left to right) Pete Neddo,
Kay Farrell, NSC, GOC; Jerome Patten, Car-
gill Corn Milling, NA; Tess Fahey, Mutual                                               On a rather cloudy day, 965 kids and parents
of Omaha; Bob Perry, League Association                                                 attended CycleFest 2010 to learn about safe
of Risk Management; Ruth Smith, Norm’s                                                  biking, bike repairs and to get helmets. Big
Door Service; and Randy Franson, Cardi-                                                 thanks to US Foodservice who provided
nal Health. Not pictured are Ken Witthaus,                                              great food for attendees, The Bike Rack, with
Johnson Controls; Chris Kozol, Forest Green                                             their bike repair station, and AAA Nebraska
Lawn Care; Steve Nesbitt, Crete Carrier;                                                who provided a prize trip to World of Fun,
Steve Henk, Oxbow; Eric Schermerhorn, 3M;                                               Sarpy County Bike Patrol, City of Omaha
and Martha Snyder, Alegent Health.                                                      Emergency Responders and the Papio Mis-
The task group encourages members to                                                    souri Natural Resource District.
complete the survey, coming soon, regarding                                             Pictured upper left is Jason McKewon of US
off-the-job activities and interests.                                                   Foodservice.
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                                                               SAFE OFF-THE-JOB
                 UV Safety:                                                                                Nebraska Safety
                                                                                                           Belt Honor Roll
              Indoors and Out                                                                               Learn how you can become a member
                                                                                                            of the Nebraska Safety Belt Honor roll
                                                                                                           and be recognized by the Governor at the
    July is National UV Awareness Month                                                                           Capitol, call 402-896-0454.

Mary Ericksen                                         Macular degeneration is associated with the
                                                                                                           Honor Roll Members
Sapp Bros Travel Centers, Inc.                        visible light spectrum.                              90% or better usage rate
meriksen@sappbrosts.com                                                                                    ADT Security Services, Inc.
     Most everyone knows                                    Higher risks for UV overexposure are:          Alegent Health, Bergan Mercy Medical Center
that the sun emits ultra-                                        •          Time of day – Being out at
                                                                                                           Alegent Health, Immanuel Medical Center
violet light (light we                                               midday (from 10:00 AM to 2:00
don’t see), which                     Preventing UV                    PM)                                 Alegent Health, Home Health Care
is what causes                       exposure to skin:                   • Geographic location –           Archer Daniels Midland
sunburns. UVA                      • Protective clothing                   tropical areas have higher      Cargill, Blair
light is most                    • Hats with wide brims                     UV levels
                                                                                                           City of Gretna
intense in the           • Sunscreen with SPF of 15 or more                  •        Altitude – higher
morning and                                                                  altitudes have higher UV      City of Lincoln Health Department
afternoon, can           Preventing UV exposure to eyes:                     levels                        Community Alliance
pass through             • Sunglasses, or normal glasses that                •        Reflective surfaces   Degussa Corporation
window glass                  specifically block UV light                   – water, sand or snow
                                                                                                           Duncan Aviation
and causes tan-                • Hats with wide brims or                  • Medications – certain
ning. UVB light                          sun visors                     medications, such as tetracy-      Electric Fixture & Supply Company
is most intense at                                                    cline, sulfa drugs, birth control,   FBG Service Corporation, Inc.
midday, does not pass                                              etc. increase sensitivity to UV         Girl Scout Troop # 3234
through window glass                                           light
                                                                                                           Girl Scout Troop # 3822
and is associated with sun-                              •       Age – Young children need more
burn. What you might not think about is that            protection from UV light than adults               Girl Scout Troop # 5141
there are other sources of ultra-violet radia-                                                             Grace/Mayer Insurance
tion. These are:                                      Preventing UV Exposure                               Gretna Public Schools
• Welding operations                                       To prevent sunburn, use protective cloth-
                                                                                                           Gonzalez Companies
• Biological labs where gels are visualized           ing, hats and sunscreen. A sunscreen with an
• Germicidal UV lights                                SPF factor of 15 filters 92% of the UVB.              Iams Company
• Libraries where UV light might be used to                The most effective method to prevent            League Association of Risk Management
   examine documents                                  eye exposure is the use of UV absorbing              Lincoln Financial Group
• Science labs where Mineralights are used to glasses. Contact lenses can come with UV
                                                                                                           Marion High School
   cause fluorescence                                  protection, but they cover only a small por-
• Mercury vapor lamps with broken or miss-            tion of the eye, and therefore do not help as        MCL/McCarthy, a Joint Venture
   ing envelopes                                      much. When looking at glasses, make certain          Metropolitan Utilities District
     It is recommended that if these types of         the glasses protect from UV rays, the color or       Mutual of Omaha Blair
UV exposures exist in your workplace, that            tint of the glasses is no indicator of the type
                                                                                                           National Safety Council, Greater Omaha Chapter
they be marked as such and training be done           of protection offered. Not all sunglasses filter
with affected employees to prevent overex-            out UV exposure, so make sure that you look          NatureWorks LLC
posure.                                               for UV protection when purchasing sunglass-          Nebraska Engineering Company
     UV overexposure to the skin is common- es. Hats with wide brims and visors also help                  Nebraska Methodist College – The Josie Harper Campus
ly called sunburn. Symptoms of UV over-               keep too much light from entering the eye.
                                                                                                           PVPL, Professional Veterinary Products
exposure to eyes are not as widely known.
These symptoms include:                               For more information:                                Quality Living, Inc.
• Burning, painful sensation in the eye               www.acpm.org/skinprot.htm                            Raymond Central Jr./Sr. High School
• Sensitivity to light                                www.allaboutvision.com/sunglasses/spf.htm            Region 6 Behavioral Health
• Sensation of a foreign object, sometimes            www.agingeye.net/visionbasics/uvlightandvi-
                                                                                                           Schering-Plough (Elkhorn)
   thought to be sand, in the eye                     sion.php
• Tearing                                             www.ehs.washington.edu/rsononion/uvlight.            Travel and Transport
     Sometimes overexposure to UV light is            shtm                                                 UNICCO Services Company
called “welder’s flash” or “snow blindness.”           www.ehs.psu.edu/help/info_sheets/UV_Safe-            Warren Distribution
Cataract formation is linked to UVB light.            ty_Council.pdf
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                                          Seeking Solutions,
                                             Sharing Strengths




Above: Offutt Air Force Base 55th Wing        for Results Every Day!”                         of the Council and Larry Gomez, Board
Honor Guard opened the annual luncheon,       Middle Right: Max Kieffer, Director of          Chairman of the Safety and Health Summit
“Awards and Sustenance”, with presentation    the Western States Office for the National       and Director, Small Business Services of
of the colors of the United States.           Institute for Occupational Safety and Health,   the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce,
Top Right: Matt Forck, a leading voice in     shared NIOSH resources and research.            open the conference.
safety keynote, shared “The Everyday Secret   Bottom Right: Kay Farrell, President/CEO

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    Community Safety
       Champions
Top Left: Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle, Bellevue Mayor Gary Mixan and Plattsmouth Mayor Paul
Lambert present the Mayor’s Trophy to Tom Wurtz, president and CEO of the Metropolitan
Utilities District for MUD’s outstanding safety programs offered to the community.

Top Right: NSC, Greater Omaha Chapter Board Chairman Dr, Adi Pour presents the Safe
Communities Award to Kara Eastman, executive Director of the Omaha Healthy Kids Alli-
ance for their excellent programs and accomplishments in collaboration with community and
national partners to combat childhood lead poisoning in Omaha.
                                                                                                    Above: Gary Javitch of the B’nai B’rith
Middle Left: Dr. Adi Pour, presents the Omaha Metro Initiative with a Safe Communities Hon-
                                                                                                    Henry Monsky Lodge presents Tom Everson
orable Mention Award for their collaborative work, an enforcement operation in high crime
                                                                                                    the B’nai B’rith Award for a citizen who has
areas to deter criminal activity and stop traffic violators to prevent crashes and promote safety.
                                                                                                    given service to community safety. Everson
Left to right Adi Pour, PhD, Omaha Police Chief Alex Hayes, Douglas County Sheriff Tim
                                                                                                    is the founder and president of Keep Kids
Dunning and Lt. Brenda Konfrst of the Nebraska State Patrol. Initiative member, Dr. John
                                                                                                    Alive, Drive 25, a safety campaign targeting
Crank, of the University of Nebraska at Omaha was unable to attend.
                                                                                                    observance of the residential speed limit.
Middle Right: Mo Doughman, vice president of the Omaha Public Power District with Omaha
Police Sgt. Anthony Gutierrez of Project Night Life and Shari and Rob Reynold of the C.A.R.
Alliance. OPPD honored these organizations with their OPPD Service to Community Safety
Award.
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Community Safety
   Champions
      and
  Safety Icon
    Winners
Top Left: Kay Farrell and Marty Conboy present Charlene               program (Health Alternatives for Little Ones).
Brown, Charity Walker-Rodenbarger and Greg Eversall of Chan-          Middle Right: Gary Javitch presents the Honorable Mention B’nai
dler Elementary School with the Safety Icon trophy and check          B’rith Award to Kris Abbink for her dedication to child passenger
for $1,000 for their winning entry in the Safety Icon competition.    safety.
Top Right: Pete Neddo, vice president of Metropolitan Utilities       Bottom Left: Kay Farrell and Marty Conboy present the Safety Icon
District and Sniffasaurus celebrate MUD’s Mayor’s Trophy and          Award to Alex Garcia of the Papillion LaVista School Monarch Broad-
the MUD Off-the-Job Safety Award to the 55th Wing at Offutt           casting Club for his entry “Lawn Safety.”
Air Force Base.                                                       Bottom Right: In honor of former Mayor Bernie Simon, the National
Middle Left: The Lorraine Giles School Safety Award recog-            Safety Council, Greater Omaha Chapter Public Servant Award was
nizing outstanding leadership in the area of school safety was        presented by Board Chairman Adi Pour, PhD, to Mike Wilson, Fire
presented by Adi Pour, PhD and Lorraine Giles to Berenice Mora        Chief, Plattsmouth for his outstanding leadership of the Plattsmouth
and Lionel Mora of Bere’s Child Care Centers for their HALO           Fire Department.

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                                                                                             Top: Ruth Struthers and Brenda Braund-Pitt-
                                                                                             man, Safe Start/Safe Track, meet a guest.
                                                                                             Second: Dana Osborne, Nebraska Orthopae-
                                                                                             dic Hospital, cheers on a guest.
                                                                                             Third: Jim Steele (right), Falewitch Construc-
Top: Randy Kehres, AMI Group Companies visits with Jim Kochenderfer, Werner Enterprises.     tion, checks out products with Kraig Bougher,
Middle: Tradeshow attendees engaged the vendors to find solutions to their safety needs.      Xtreme Recognition.
Bottom:DXP booth is inundated with guests reviewing their wide variety of products offered   Bottom: Marty Conboy, Omaha City Prosecu-
at the Safety & Health Summit.                                                               tor, and Craig Nigrelli, Action 3 News anchor,
                                                                                             judged Safety Icon.
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Top: Holly Hollenbeck, WorkFit, Inc. visits
with Lynn Wood, first aid/CPR instructor for
National Safety Council.
Middle: Eldon Diedrichs, Nebraska Work-       Top (Left to Right): Tim Gleason, Gerald McCaw and Kevin McCormick all with Omaha Pub-
force Development, discusses how they can     lic Power District take a break from their training sessions to visit the tradeshow floor.
help organizations meet their safety goals.   Middle (Left to Right): Bob Schmill, Medical Enterprises; Todd Fitch, Libra Safety; and Lou
Bottom: Guests were interested in McCar-      DiMauro, Medical Enterprises share their expertise at the event.
thy’s One Hour Heating & Air services for     Bottom: Enjoying lunch before the Safety Icon critiques are: Craig Nigrelli, Action 3 News;
both residential and commercial customers.    Kay Farrell, NSC, GOC; Rebecca Noble, Rebecca Noble’s Caberet Singers; and Marty Con-
                                              boy, Omaha City Prosecutor.
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                                                                                            Top: Kevin Meador and Don Schuneman,
                                                                                            Riekes, show their variety of great safety
                                                                                            products.
                                                                                            Middle: Matt Forck, K-Crof Industries, signs
                                                                                            a copy of his book for a guest. Forck was the
                                                                                            keynote speaker for the Awards Luncheon.
                                                                                            Bottom: Randy Trail, Omaha World-Herald
                                                                                            stops to talk with Barb Froistad and Sherrill
Top: Cheyanna Luna, Young Chiropractic, provides a relaxing massage to a tradeshow guest.
                                                                                            Marske, representatives for American Society
                                                                                            of Safety Engineers.
Bottom: Ben Wiese (Left) and Jason McDonald (Right) invite tradeshow guests to check out
the variety of products and services offered by General Fire and Safety.


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                                               Top: Micaela Kelso (Left) and Leah Bond (Right), Tailored Injury Prevention Solutions,
                                               presented a session titled “Sprains & Strains, The Silver Bullet.”
                                               Bottom (Left to Right): Shopko Vision representative’s Kirk Lauterback, Cindy Urlacher and
Top: Todd Engel and Mike Schellhardt serve     Brian Wetheritt share their safety eyewear services with guests.
delicious LaRue Coffee products to eager
guests.                                        Back Cover:
Middle: Michael Hilt, Concentra, shares a      Ben Bare, OSHA and Bill Hetzler, Nebraska Department of Labor are both long time sup-
moment with a guest.                           porters of the National Safety Council.
Bottom: Crystal Anderson, President, ASSE,     Matt Thurlby, Steve Jordan and Mike Connett, Omaha OSHA, spoke with attendees and
presents the ASSE Safety Professional of the   provided a seminar.
Year Awards honors to Tony Host with URS.      Lara Murdzia, Offutt Honor Guard, sang a moving rendition of tthe National Anthem.
Host was unable to attend Summit.
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