SafetyConnections A publication of the Oklahoma Safety Council | 11/12
Director’sCorner OSC Looking for Partnership
by Dave Koeneke
OSC Executive Director
to Offer ‘Alive at 25’ Program
A $32,500 grant from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office was awarded for
A new grant from the Oklahoma Highway the fourth year in a row to the Oklahoma Safety Council for its Alive at 25 pro-
Safety Office to the OSC offers “FREE” Alive at gram. The Alive at 25 curriculum educates teens and young adults to make safer
25 driver education statewide to schools, youth driving decisions due to the fact that the 15-24 age group
organizations, and youth of employers about to has the highest crash and fatality rates of all age groups.
turn driving age. The grant is a great opportunity Alive at 25 is designed to be an early intervention program
for driver education of youth 15-24 and one of the to help prevent traffic violations, collisions, and/or fatalities
best ways to help stem auto deaths, the number for young drivers ages 15-24. The goal of the OSC is to
one cause of fatalities in this age group. collaborate with law enforcement, city and state officials,
Drive Aware Oklahoma (DAO), a grassroots communities, employers, churches and high schools in Oklahoma to become
task force of government and non-profit orga- more proactive in keeping students alive and safe.
nizations, held press conferences in both Tulsa “We are grateful for this grant from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, as
and OKC on Monday, October 22. The press it will enable us to educate youth throughout different high schools and com-
conference goals were to bring to light education munities in Oklahoma,” said Dave Koeneke, Executive Director of the OSC. Grant
on anti-texting while driving and by providing funds will be available beginning on October 1, 2012. Our grant funds will cover
a PSA campaign designed and funded by the the cost of offering the Alive at 25 program to 1,800 young adults in Oklahoma
Ad Council called Stop the Texts.Stop the and it will also cover certain fees and/or supplies associated programs which
Wrecks. The group is in hopes that this initial are already in place.
campaign blitz will help drivers stop to think To date the OSC has 105 trained law enforcement officers to teach the Alive at
before they pick up a cell phone to read or write 25 program and the course is being taught within 26 police departments across
a text. More and more evidence points towards the state and in addition includes Mays County Sheriff and the Oklahoma Highway
the use of cell phones as a growing reason for Patrol. The ultimate goal of the OSC is to be proactive by implementing the Alive
collisions due to their high distraction rate. at 25 program into all the high schools across the state. We would like to reach
The OSC has negotiated a brand new service students before they experience a traffic crash or fatality which can be absolutely
on behalf of its members. A large menu of em- life-changing for many friends and family members. If you’re interested in setting
ployee health benefits is being made available up this free training for your employees and their family members at your company
to member employers via an agreement with or for more information about the program contact Kellie Warrior at 405-848-8626.
Carter-Crutchfield (CCI), an OKC based com-
pany. More information is found further in this
newsletter and you will hear more about these Safety+Health, OSHA Announce
services in the near future. The OSC intends on
holding information seminars so that interested ‘Top 10’ Safety Violations of 2012
member companies may learn more. This is a
OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard (1926.501) was the most frequently cited
great chance to offer economically priced volun-
standard in fiscal year 2012, OSHA and Safety+Health magazine announced
tary health benefits to your employees that are
Oct. 23 at the 2012 National Safety Council Congress & Expo. Patrick Kapust,
affordable by you, the employer, or as passed on
deputy director of enforcement programs at OSHA, presented the prelimi-
cost to your employees.
nary Top 10 most frequently cited standards before a crowd of attendees
The OSC has also partnered with Philips AED
on the Expo Floor. They are:
to offer the best AED products on the market and
1. Fall Protection (1926.501) – 7,250 citations
at prices competitive to any others found. AEDs
2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 4,696
have become more prevalent in public places and
3. Scaffolds (1926.451) – 3,814
are rapidly becoming commonplace in the private
4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 2,371
sector as well. All employers should think of hav-
5. Ladders (1926.1053) – 2,310
ing at least one at their site as they have become
6. Machinery and Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 2,097
easier to use and are known to save lives!
7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 1,993
Keep it Safe in Oklahoma and save a life… that
8. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) – 1,744
could be yours!
9. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 1,572
10. Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303) – 1,332
Read more details on the Top 10 list and an exclusive interview with Kapust
in the December issue of S+H.
Holiday Travel Plans: OSC Seeking Sponsors
Drive to Arrive Alive for Annual Conference
With the holiday season coming up, many people
are making plans to travel, and the Oklahoma High- The Oklahoma Safety Council (OSC), an affiliate chapter of the Na-
way Safety Office urges everyone to take precau- tional Safety Council, is a not-for-profit, non-governmental membership
tions to keep themselves and their passengers safe organization. Our mission is to provide compliance and proactive safety
on the roadways. training, education and resources to members of the council and to the
Planning for holiday celebrations – whether general public. Our ultimate objective is a significant reduction in the
around the corner or across the country – means number of injuries, illnesses and fatalities and the resulting economic
making smart choices about your travel. loss. The OSC represents a membership of more than 600 businesses
Pretty much everyone has heard slogans like throughout our state. Some of our large members include The Noble
“don’t drink and drive” or Foundation, Devon Energy, Johnson Controls, OG&E, Chesapeake
“friends don’t let friends Energy, Integris Health, ONEOK, PSO/AEP, Hertz, Dolese, Phillips 66,
drive drunk.” Of course Tinker Air Force Base, SandRidge Energy Devon Energy, The Williams
that’s good advice, and if Companies and OPUBCO.
alcohol is involved in your Each year the OSC hosts the largest safety and health conference
holiday parties, you need to in Oklahoma. The 2013 Okla-
always designate non-drinking drivers so everyone homa Safety & Health Confer-
can get home safely. Many cities also offer some ence will be jointly hosted by Save the Date!
type of “tipsy tow” services free of charge to help the Oklahoma Safety Council 2013 Oklahoma Safety
party goers (and their cars) get back home. and the Oklahoma Depart- & Health Conference
When we think about impaired driving, we need ment of Labor to promote June 26-28, 2013
to remember that medications, both prescription workplace safety. The event Embassy Suites, Norman, OK
and over-the-counter, can cause serious impair- will be held on June 26-28 at Hosted by
ment, including blurred vision, sleepiness, altered the Embassy Suites in Nor- Oklahoma Safety Council
depth perception, delayed reaction time and other man, OK. The event will be & Oklahoma Dept. of Labor
problems. Always discuss potential side effects with kicked off with our annual golf
your doctor or pharmacist before you get behind tournament at the Westwood
the wheel. Golf Course on June 26. Over the course of two days, more than 500
Other considerations as you make your travel hundred participants will have the opportunity to hear speakers on a
plans: variety of safety and health related topics, pursue ongoing education
• Be sure everyone in your car is buckled up accreditation, participate in courses designed for OSHA compliance,
and children are secured in the appropri- network with peer professionals and visit with vendors displaying the
ate car seats. Buckling up is the best way latest safety and health products and/or services.
to protect yourself and your passengers in As a 2013 Conference Sponsor, your organization will be recognized
the event of a crash. as a leader and supporter of the safety and health industry in the great
• Plan to avoid distractions while driving. If state of Oklahoma. Our four tiered sponsorship approach makes spon-
you have passengers, designate a texter sorship possible for organizations of varying sizes. Depending upon
– someone to deal with phone calls and the level of sponsorship, your organization will be recognized through
messages. If you’re traveling alone, put the a variety of different communications. In addition to electronic, printed
phone away and make sure music and GPS and verbal recognition, there are several other benefits to being a con-
devices are programmed before you start. ference sponsor.
• Allow plenty of time for your trip and obey To encourage participation in the event, the OSC encourages our
the speed limit, including limits in work sponsors to invite (or sponsor) a few of your customers at the OSC’s
zones. conference to demonstrate support for their safety & health needs
• Don’t drive when drowsy. Allow plenty of and concerns. Upon request, you will also be supplied with a number
time for rest. of conference brochures that you can use to pass out amongst your
• Watch for animals on the roadways. Many customers. Not only does the conference provide significant value for
species are on the move during fall and our Sponsors, it also helps the OSC accomplish our mission to provide
winter months. compliance and proactive safety training, education and resources to
With a little planning, you can help ensure that you members of the council and to the general public. The attached spon-
arrive safely at your destination and enjoy a happy sorship form further describes the benefits of sponsoring this great
holiday celebration. For more information about safe event. We trust you will agree that this represents a valuable opportunity
driving, visit www.ohso.ok.gov. for your organization to gain recognition as a supporter of safety and
Alice Collinsworth health. We hope that your organization will choose to partner with us and
Communications Manager become a Sponsor of the 2013 Oklahoma Safety & Health Conference.
Oklahoma Highway Safety Office Click here to view/download the 2013 sponsorship opportunities.
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Edmond Memorial FCCLA Students
Task Force Helps Educate on Dangers of Texting
The Oklahoma Safety Council was instrumen-
tal in bringing several Oklahoma organizations
together in grassroots fashion to help educate
the public on the dangers of distracted driving.
The group has named itself Drive Aware Okla- and Tulsa simultaneously on Monday, October
homa (DAO) and its mission is “To decrease 22, to kick off Drive Aware Oklahoma Week,
injuries and fatalities caused by inattentive October 21-27, in Oklahoma as proclaimed by
driving in Oklahoma through public education”. Governor Mary Fallin. These events highlighted
DAO is a group of individuals, advocacy groups, the importance of driving alertly and paying at-
private and public partners with a mission to tention to the road without distractions from cell
bring awareness to the issue of distracted driv- phone use and texting, primarily.
Captain Chris West According to a research by AAA, USDOT and
ing and in particular the alarming trend of texting
Oklahoma Highway Patrol NHTSA:
Current formalized members are: • In 2009, 5,400 people
Oklahoma Safety Council were killed and approxi-
AAA Oklahoma mately 448,000 people
OK Highway Safety Office were injured in motor
OK Dept. of Public Safety vehicles crashes involv-
OK Highway Patrol ing distracted driving.
OK Dept. of Transportation • Drivers who text are 23
Crime Commission/Gen tXt times more likely to get
OK Dept. of Labor into crashes. Check Out
OKC Police Dept. • Repor ted distracted Drive Aware
Tulsa Police Dept. driving in fatal crashes Oklahoma
Shawnee Police Dept. has increased from 7% on Facebook!
Distracted Driving Advocate
Norman Police Dept. in 2005 to 11% in 2009.
OK State Dept. of Health • One person in seven admits to text mes-
FCCLA, Edmond Memorial HS saging while driving.
OU Medicine Trauma One Injury Prevention Both events included speakers giving first-
Program hand accounts of distracted driving crashes
While Oklahoma has no current anti-texting and the effects on their lives. Speakers also
laws this group aims to make an initial difference included students from a local high school, law
by educating the public via multiple media types. enforcement representatives, legislators as
Because the absence of laws does not make well as partners and supporters of Drive Aware
texting while driving a safe thing to do, the DAO Oklahoma.
group has adopted the Ad Council’s STOP THE For more information, contact Dave Koeneke
Constance Johnson TEXTS. STOP THE WRECKS campaign. at 405-848-8626 or by email at dkoeneke@
Oklahoma Senator DAO held press conferences in Oklahoma City oksafety.org.
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New Employee Benefits Available to OSC Members Only
The Oklahoma Safety Council (OSC) is • Life carrier.
proud to offer health and voluntary ben- • Cancer Members of the Oklahoma Safety
efits for members only. A comprehensive • Disability (short and long) Council and their employees will receive
health insurance benefits package is be- • Critical Illness tax savings on those benefits that qualify
ing offered through Carter-Crutchfield, • Accident and Gap Insurance under the IRS Section 125 that will help
Inc. (CCI) and Keith Austian. Keith is Discount Medical and Lifestyle reduce company and employee tax li-
a past OSC Chairman/Board Member Plans* ability and increase their employee’s
and business owner so he understands • Dental take home pay. Section 125 service will
the need for quality employee benefits. • Vision be provided at no cost for the first year.
The goal of the new benefits package is • Hearing CCI and Keith Austian are attentive
to present a program that is simple to • Prescription Drugs to personalized customer service. Their
understand and offers flexibility within • Mail Order Pharmacy staff of experienced professionals has a
the plan. • Identity Theft combined 121 plus years of experience
The Oklahoma Safety Council mem- • Roadside Assistance and they are rooted in the belief that
bership numbers were used to secure • Doctors by Phone quality does not just happen; rather it is
favorable programs, rates and under- • Nurse Hotline a result of high expectations, intelligent
writing. In today’s environment, having • Health and Wellness Supplies direction and skillful execution. Their
insurance that is affordable and useful is • Durable Medical Equipment specialty is developing voluntary prod-
vital. Each member’s needs are specific • Family Consultation and Legal ucts that match member’s needs and
so the comprehensive insurance benefits Assistance concerns both personal and financial.
package is designed to be unique and *Discount Medical and Lifestyle products They are also dedicated to establish-
different as well. are not insurance. ing long lasting relationships with OSC
Members and their employees will be Most of the products offered are either member companies.
able to select from a vast portfolio of cov- guaranteed issue, guaranteed to issue The OSC is excited about this new
erage options that satisfy their needs and or have very simplified underwriting. program as a value added benefit for our
makes financial sense. Members may This ranges from no medical questions members and their employees. Please
build a complete program or just use one to limited medical questions on most of go to the OSC website www.oksafety.
or more of the benefits to improve their the products. Onsite enrollments and org and click on the “Vendor Discounts”
current program. Some of the coverage Benefits Counseling is provided free of link to review the vast portfolio of cov-
options in the portfolio include: charge by licensed agents. Combined erage options available and to obtain
Insured Benefits billing can also be provided for those additional contact information. You may
• Health members that use multiple carriers in also call Keith Austian or Randy Carter
• Hospital Indemnity order to get the best product from each at 405.799.8611 or 800.625.0444.
National Safety Council Seeks Safety Ambassadors
The number of people hurt or killed each year because of unsafe behaviors is unacceptable.
In 2008, there were an estimated 76,700 deaths in the home and community. Each of these
deaths could have been prevented. NSC asks the public to address this
issue by getting involved in their communities as Safety Ambassadors.
As a Safety Ambassador, you can help protect your family, neighbors and
The goal of DriveitHOME, others in your community by sharing information about injury prevention
a new initiative from the and encouraging people to change their behaviors. Anyone can be a Safety Ambassador.
National Safety Council, There is no age limit or time commitment required. All you need is a desire to protect those
is to keep the roughly you care about. Sign up today to receive the Safety Ambassador Kit. It includes materials
1 million teens who get on where the greatest number of preventable injuries and deaths are occurring, tip sheets,
their license each year posters and more to educate those around you about how to stay safe.
safe behind the wheel.
Visually compelling and
A Million Acts of Safety
NSC is on a mission to minimize the number of preventable injuries
easy to share, the heart of
and deaths. We can’t do it alone. The acts you perform as a Safety
DriveitHOME is a website
Ambassador can also help NSC perform A Million Acts of Safety.
that contains a library of
One seemingly small act has the potential to save lives, which is why your participation is
resources illustrating the
so important. Each day you do things to protect yourself, your family, your coworkers and
risks new teen drivers face
those important in your life. Here’s your chance to share these safety acts with the world. A
in easy-to-understand text
Million Acts of Safety is about sharing YOUR stories and learning new ways to stay safe at
and videos. Please visit
home, at work and on the roads. Join the movement - with a million ideas - and let the world
know that safety is important to you. For more information about this program, click here.
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Attention Safety Advocates! USFA Releases Report on Heating Fires
Approximately 50,100 residential building heating fires occurred each
year from 2008 to 2010, resulting in 150 deaths and 575 injuries annually, ac-
cording to a report (Click here for PDF.) from the U.S. Fire Administration.
Speak Out for The report stated that heating was second only to cooking as the cause
of all residential fires. The peak time for heating fires was between 5 and
9 p.m., with 30 percent of the fires occurring during that period.
The majority of heating fires – 87 percent – were confined to a chimney
or fuel burner, but among those that were not, 30 percent stemmed from
Each year, thousands of teens across Okla- a heating source being too close to a combustible object, according to the
homa enter into the workforce to experience the report. To reduce fire risk, USFA recommends the following:
rewards of challenges of the workplace. Because • Have chimneys and heating equipment professionally cleaned
hazards exist, we have an obligation to protect and inspected every year.
young workers from getting hurt while on the job. • Use heating equipment with a label from a recognized testing
In an effort to reach out and teach students laboratory.
about the youth employment laws and teen work- • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from heating
er safety, the Oklahoma Department of Labor, in equipment.
partnership with the Oklahoma Safety Council, • Plug space heaters directly into outlets and never into an exten-
developed the “Speak Out for Workplace Safety” sion cord or power strip.
student video contest. The contest will enable • Install and maintain carbon monoxide alarms inside your home.
education, business & industry, and government
to work together for a common cause.
Sponsorships are now available for those or-
ganizations wanting to help with this endeavor to Looking for a way to communicate your member status and display
keep young Oklahomans safe at work. For more your commitment to safety? The “Member” version of the National
information, please contact Kellie Warrior at 405- Safety Council logo is available for your use on specific corporate
848-8626 or by email at email@example.com. materials. Submit all requests for the downloadable files to member-
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Get Smart About Antibiotics Week GE Recalls Profile™ Front Load
Washers Due to Reports of Injuries
National Teens Don’t Text The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
and Drive Week the firm named below,
www.etiquetteleadership.com recently announced
a voluntary recall of
Nov. 22-Jan. 1 the following consumer
Tie One On For Safety product. Consumers
www.madd.org should stop using re-
called products imme-
NewMembers diately unless other-
wise instructed. It is ille-
gal to resell or attempt
Action Spring Co. to resell a recalled con-
Ranger Oilfield Services Corp sumer product.
Name of Product:
Rent-a-Crane of Oklahoma G E Pr of il e™ Fr o nt
DynaFlo LLC Load Washers
Units: About 62,000
Bloom Electric Services
Importer: GE Ap-
Centek Inc. pliances, of Louisville,
SWOSU Dept. of Engineering Technology Ky.
Hazard: The wash-
J & R Transport er’s basket can sepa-
Garnett Corporation rate during use and
break the washer’s top
Global Scaffolding & Insulation, LLC panel, posing an injury
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health hazard to consumers.
& Substance Abuse Services Incidents/Injuries: GE has received 19 reports of washer baskets
separating, including 10 reports of top panel breakage. No injuries have
of the State Auditor & Inspector
Description: This recall involves GE Profile™ frontload washing machines
Edmond Orthopedic Group with model numbers beginning with WPDH8800,
Industrial Oils Unlimited, LLC WPDH8900 and WPDH8910. All serial numbers
with these models are included in this recall. The
Click for Info
Calmena Energy Services washers were sold in gold, red and white colors.
ParFab Field Services, LLC The model number is located on the washer’s right side near the bottom
and behind the door near the door frame visible when the door is opened.
Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws
Enforcement ABLE Commission Brand Model Number Begins With:
GE Profile™ WPDH8800
Are you interested in advertising in the Oklaho-
ma Safety Council’s electronic newsletter? Our All serial numbers with these models are included.
newsletter is sent to hundreds of safety profession- Sold at: Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sears, The Home Depot and other department
als across Oklahoma and is archived on our site at and retail stores nationwide, from July 2008 to August 2011 for between
www.oksafety.org. If you would like informa- $1,199 and $1,599.
tion about advertising with us, please call Kellie Manufactured in: China
Warrior at 405-848-8626. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wash-
ers and contact GE for a free repair.
Join the OSC Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE Appliances
at (888) 641-9739 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday
on Facebook! or visit the firm’s website at www.geappliances.com/products/recall.
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cardiac arrest (SCA), a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to any-
one, anywhere, at any time, and every minute that passes lowers the chance of survival by ten percent. Federal OSHA has recom-
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Fast Response Kit
The Fast Response Kit contains tools and supplies typically needed for patient care and personal protection: gloves, breathing mask,
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An extra set of Adult Pads. Save valuable time and be prepared in emergency with this extra set of Adult Pads
Questions? Contact the Oklahoma Safety Council at 405-848-8626
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Cust-O-Fab Sees Many Benefits to Employee Safety
Company Name: Cust-O-Fab • Employees conducting quarterly Site Safety Walks
Contact: Dennis Barnett, CSP Safety Director • Implementing submitted employee suggestions for
Business Type: Metal Fabrication, Heat Exchanger, Pres- improvements
sure Vessel NAICS 332410 • Discussing all incidents during our Weekly Safety
How has a good safety record Tailgate Meetings
positively impacted your business? What advantages do you see to being an OSC member?
The way that a good safety record has positively impacted The advantages we see in being a member is the vast
our business is by keeping our employees safe. Cust-O-Fab amount of training that is offered through OSC. Plus access
believes that our employees are our greatest asset, and without to industry experts for information and advice when needed.
them we cannot accomplish anything. By keeping them safe Who do you attribute your safety successes to?
and providing the safest workplace possible Cust-O-Fab is Our success in Safety isn’t contributed to any one person,
able to provide quality products and services to our custom- but it is contributed to all employees at Cust-O-Fab striving
ers at better pricing for continuous improvement. Without the support of all, Safety
than our competitors cannot and will not succeed. It is only when all employees
since we do not have believe that Safety is a priority does success in Safety occur.
to pay for high Work- It is a partnership between everyone (Owners, Management,
ers Compensation Claims. Workers, etc.) and everyone must see the value of it.
What future steps are you planning to maintain How long you have been a member of the OSC?
and improve your safety record? We have been a member of OSC since 1983 so roughly 29
We have been an active participant in the Oklahoma Depart- years.
ment of Labor’s SHARPS Program for about 15 years. In 2011
Cust-O-Fab obtained Star Status in OSHA’s VPP program as
well. Maintaining these partnerships is just one way we plan
on maintaining our safety record. We also strive to have our The OSC wants to know what topics you would like to hear at
employee’s more involved in the overall safety program the the monthly Network Luncheons in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
involvement includes: We would love to hear your ideas! Please contact Kellie War-
• Employee driven Safety Committee rior, Marketing and Events Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click for Info
NovemberTraining Opps Additional courses and updates on OSC’s website.
Date Loc. Course Mem/Non Time
Nov. 2 OKC Incident Investigation/Root Cause
(OSC 325) CSHO 4&6 $145/$195 8:30am-5pm
Nov. 6 OKC Safety Inspections (OSC 350) CSHO 4&6 $145/$195 8:30am-5pm
Nov. 7 OKC Bloodborne Pathogens 2&5 $99/$139 8:30-noon
Nov. 7 Tulsa Tech Campus Bloodborne Pathogens 2&5 $99/$139 8:30-noon
Nov. 7 OKC Walking/Working Surfaces 2 $99/$139 1pm-4:30pm
Nov. 7 Tulsa Tech Campus Walking/Working Surfaces 2 $99/$139 1pm-4:30pm
Nov. 8 OKC Working with Difficult People $99/$139 8:30am-Noon
Nov. 13-Dec. 4 Tulsa Tech Campus Principles of Occupational
Safety Health (POSH) CSHO $1,095/$1,550 8:30am-5:30pm
Nov. 14 OKC CPR Recertification 5 $45/$75 8:30-noon
Nov. 14 OKC First Aid & CPR 5 $59/$99 8:30-4:30pm
Nov 14 - Nov 16 OKC First Aid & CPR Instructor 1 $325/$425 8:30-4:30pm
Nov. 14 OKC First Aid Recertification 5 $45/$75 1pm-4:30pm
Nov. 14 Tulsa Forklift Instructor 1 $550/$655 8:30-4:30pm
Nov. 14 Tulsa Forklift Operator $50/$95 8:30-noon
Nov 15 - Nov 17 OKC Defensive Driving Instructor 3 $295/$395 8:30am-4:30pm
Nov 15 - Nov 17 Tulsa Defensive Driving Instructor 3 $295/$395 8:30am-4:30pm
Nov. 28 Tulsa Tech Campus Safety Inspections (OSC 350) CSHO 4&6 $145/$195 8:30am-5:30pm
Courses dates, time or cost are subject to change without notice. All courses listed include cost of materials/work books
and/or instructor manuals. 1 This course includes ALL teaching materials including video(s) and/or DVD.
Compliance Series Course. 3 This course requires an additional video lease. 4 Qualifies for CSHO. 5 Cleet accredited.
Advanced Safety Certification.
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Each month the Oklahoma Safety Council hosts network luncheons in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. These luncheons
are designed to provide valuable education opportunities, with presentations by experts in various fields. They also
provide time for safety professionals to network, which promotes collaboration, partnerships and further education that
translates to a safer Oklahoma!
Treating the Workers Comp Speak Out
Spine Patient for Workplace Safety
An Informal Chat with a Neurosurgeon Presented by Lester Claravall,
Presented by Dr. Gaede, Oklahoma Dept. of Labor
Oklahoma Spine & Brain Institute Session Info: Did you know that each year in the United
Session Info: NSC Navigator is a computer based States, more than 200,000 teens under 18 are injured on
program that allows one to manage most any safety func- the job with 70 cases being fatal? Join Lester Claravall as
tion one would need to have a complete safety program. he discusses the new “Speak Out for Workplace Safety”
This program has the ability to monitor training, training statewide student video contest and campaign, a partner-
materials, record keeping, incident investigation, near miss, ship between the Oklahoma Department of Labor and the
job hazard analysis, corrective action, compliance, MSDS Oklahoma Safety Council.
system, policy and procedures and a number of other func- Speakers Bio: Lester Claravall currently serves as a
tions vital to a successful safety program. child labor officer for the Oklahoma Department of Labor.
Speaker’s Bio: Dr. Gaede’s areas of special interest In efforts to protect young workers throughout Oklahoma’s
include: 77 counties, he developed first-ever partnerships, publi-
• Spinal Fusion and instrumentation cations, and programs to reach out to employers, school
• Microsurgery for Lumbar & Cervical Disc Disease officials, parents and teens. In addition, he created the
• Minimally invasive Brain Tumor Surgery national award-winning “Paying Attention Pays” youth em-
• Transphenoidal Pituitary Tumor Excision ployment game facilitated at schools to teach kids about
• Brain Tumor & CyberKnife Surgery workplace rights. Lester began his public service career as
• X-knife Radiation of brain Tumors a Carl Albert Executive Fellow and has served the State of
• Radiofrequency and Surgical Treatment for Trigemi- Oklahoma for the past 15 years.
nal Neuralgia (Facial Pain)
• Vascular Neurosurgery for Treatment of Aneurysms Oklahoma City - Golden Corral
and AVM’s 5702 NW Expressway
• Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) (Between Meridian& MacArthur)
Nov. 14, 2012 • 11:30 a.m.
Tulsa - Furr’s - 6560 E. 51st Street
(Farm Shopping Center at 51st & Sheridan)
Beginning January 16, 2013, the OKC Network
Nov. 8, 2012 • 11:30 a.m. Luncheons will be held at the Sportsman’s Country
Club located at 4001 NW 39th Street in OKC.
FutureDates: Tulsa: Jan. 10, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 11 & May 9
OKC: Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17 & May 29
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Creates Roadwise RX
Two-thirds of people age 65 and older take five or more • Sleep medicines
daily medications that can affect driving ability. Prescription • Cough medicines
and over-the-counter medications come with warnings about • Antihistamines
possible side effects, such as drowsiness or risks related to • Decongestants
driving, yet many people ignore them, because they’ve never Developed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Road-
had a problem. In addition, side effects for an individual drug wise Rx is a free online tool designed to allow you to record
can change when combined with other medications, especially your prescription and over-the-counter medications in one
new prescriptions. central location, and to receive personalized feedback about
Medications known to impact driving include: how drug side effects and interactions between medications
• Tranquilizers may impact your safety behind the wheel. Click here to launch
• Narcotic pain pills the Roadwise Rx.
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