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By Colleen Lockhart

John M. Bruening, president of Geauga Vision Group, will present important information to Geauga Safety Council members concerning eye safety in the workplace on Friday, Feb. 2 at the Huntsburg Community Center, 12406 Madison Road in Huntsburg.

Employers will learn what they can do to help prevent worker eye injury and disease.  According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, each day about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medicaltreatment. About one third of the injuries are treated in hospital emergency departments, and more than 100 of these injuries result in one or more days away from work.

Geauga Safety Council is co-sponsored by the Ohio BWC and the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce.  Eleven monthly meetings and two special events are held during the year.  Meeting topics pertain to ccupational safety and health, risk management, workers’ compensation, BWC ervices, rehabilitation r environmental issues. mployers can join the Geauga Safety ouncil t any time and enjoy the enefits f membership with no dues and no enrollment fees.

Registration for this luncheon meeting begins at 11:15 a.m. Cost to attend a monthly meeting is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.  Reservations re required by contacting Sue at safety@middlefieldcc.com. or future meeting details and membership guidelines, visit www.middlefieldcc.com and click on the Geauga Safety Council link.

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