McKinley to Offer CEUs for Fall Meetings

Posted: Sep 08, 2020

The McKinley Chapter is pleased to present our fall meeting lineup and offer Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for the first time. Participants must attend all three webinars to receive 0.3 CEUs (no partial CEUs).

September 14 at 12pm ET: “OSHA and COVID-19”. The world is facing a pandemic unlike we’ve seen before in modern times. Cases of COVID-19 are climbing across many U.S. states. As we slowly return to “normal” activities, we also must recognize that this pandemic is far from being over. We must understand our role as safety managers as well as that of OSHA and how to prepare and respond appropriately.

Presenter Chris Banyai, CSP Occupational Safety Consultant for Safety Controls Technology, will prepare participants to understand the current enforcement guidelines issued to OSHA for COVID-19 cases, understand what to consider when putting together a pandemic response plan, and be familiar with the 8 existing OSHA standards that may be used to issue COVID-19 related violations.

October 13 at 12pm ET: “Working remotely or from home? How to reduce your exposure to ergonomic risk factors.”  The global COVID-19 pandemic is world continuing longer than anyone imagined and is far from over resulting in many employees working from home or in remote offices. Some of these employees may continue to work remotely or from home for extended periods of time. In fact, some may never return to a traditional office setting at which safety and health managers and ergonomists traditionally work and inspect.

Presenter Kelly Ott, Ergonomist with the Division of Safety and Hygiene at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, will prepare participants to identify ergonomic risk factors; their impact and contributors; relate ergonomic risk factors with how work is being performed; determine and select possible low-cost solutions to help reduce or eliminate exposure to ergonomic risks while working remotely; and review solutions that have been implemented and adapt, modify or change as needed.

November 9 at 12pm ET: “AEDs in Depth”. AEDs are important aspect of any local school, church, workplace or where ever a gathering of mass people will occur. In the US there are 10,000 cardiac arrest cases in the work place each year according to OSHA, and only 50% of employees know where the AED is located in their facility.

Presenter Tim Palmer, Safety Specialist with Colony Hardware, will prepare participants explain the value of having AEDs available for use; identify a situation in which to use an AED; evaluate whether an AED is ready to use; recognize the value of having an AED in a facility or jobsite; and describe what proximity is recommended for the effective use of an AED.

Registration is required for all events.


Do you recognize these faces?

Posted: Aug 17, 2020

25 year member Howland “Buzz” Davis recently found some historic ASSE/ASSP photos. Can you please help us identify the gentlemen in these photos? Email secretary Devon Donahue at

McKinley ASSP Donates to Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

Posted: Aug 03, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the world and more people than ever are in need of food assistance. The McKinley Chapter of the ASSP recently donated to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank which serves all the counties within McKinley ASSP’s geographic area.

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank provides food and other essential items to member hunger-relief programs in eight Northeast Ohio counties: Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne. These member programs operate nearly 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods and communities where people need. The Foodbank’s mission is to lead a collaborative network that empowers people to experience healthy and hunger-free lives. We distribute food to feed people, and we advocate, engage and convene our community in the fight to end hunger.

The support the Foodbank receives through community donations plays a vital role in their commitment to Feed People and Fight Hunger. Every 1.2 pounds of food donated to the Foodbank will provide 1 meal. Every $1 donation to the Foodbank will provide 4 nourishing meals to food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs in our eight-county service region.

You can make a personal donation to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank using this form Akron Canton Regional Foodbank Donation Form