Lunch and Learn

August 26, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cedar Rapids, IA

"Prescription Painkillers:
Death and Addiction at
Home and at Work"

$30 per person
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Chances are that your life has been impacted in some way by the epidemic of prescription painkiller overdose.  Learn how the rise in prescriptions for painkillers has become the deadliest form of accidental death in the United States.  You’ll see how this problem has affected ordinary people in very tragic ways.  Arm yourself with the statistics presented and tips on recognizing common symptoms of abuse that can help others in your home or business.  A sobering presentation that provides hope for tomorrow.  There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Special Guest Speaker:
Rex Butler - Manager Environmental & Safety
Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO)
Cedar Rapids, IA
Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Board Member

With a safety career that began in the Air Force in 1989, Rex Butler has worked in the utility industry for over 11 years with previous experience in manufacturing and consulting.  Rex is a Certified Safety Professional and holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree with an emphasis in Occupational Safety and Health from the University of Connecticut.  As a valued member of IISC’s Board of Directors, Rex energetically advocates for safety excellence, providing his unique insights and invaluable experience to the organization.

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**Gluten free and dairy free lunch options are available by request at time of registration.

Beat the Heat and Sun

From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Heat-related illness happens when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Infants and children up to 4 years of age are at greatest risk. Even young and healthy people can get sick from the heat if they participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather. For heat-related illness, the best defense is prevention.

  • Never leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open.
  • Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully, for morning and evening hours.
  • Stay cool with cool showers or baths.
  • Seek medical care immediate if your child has symptoms of heat-related illness.

Just a few serious sunburns can increase you and your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life. Their skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever they’re outdoors.

  • Cover up. Clothing that covers your and your child’s skin helps protect against UV rays.
  • Use sunscreen with at least SPF (sun protection factor) 15 and UVA (ultraviolet A) and UVB (ultraviolet B) protection every time you and your child go outside.

2015 Awards Photos Now Available!

Click here to view the photos from the 2015 Awards Luncheon on April 24, 2015 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa.  
 
IISC honored over 100 Hazard Control Recognition Award recipients including five companies who recieved the President's Choice Award:
 
- ESCO Group - Marion, IA
- MH Equipment - East Peoria, IL
- Sukup Manufacturing Co. - Sheffield, IA
- John Deere Harvester Works - East Moline, IL
- Perishable Distributors of Iowa, LTD - Ankeny, IA
 
Also recognized during this event was Rockwell Collins from Cedar Rapids, Iowa with the Community Enrichment Award.  This award recognizes one member organization who has contributed significantly to their local community in areas of safety, health or environmental efforts. 

IISC's Online Video Streaming - Video Highlight

Meeting Openers:

It Only Takes a Second
Item #3019 - 3 min

Viewers won’t forget the powerful accident re enactments and dramatic consequences illustrated in this motivational video. It’s a great meeting opener for any safety topic! This program makes you think safety.  See why this is most popular safety video available!

It Only Takes a Second II
Item #3887 - 4:30 min

This is the sequel to one of the most popular safety videos ever made. This safety video features all new footage of mistakes and bad choices we all too often make. Viewers won’t forget the powerful accident re enactments and dramatic consequences illustrated in this motivational video. It’s a great meeting opener for any safety topic! This program makes you think safety.

Thank You
Item #3250 - 5 min

Everyone needs positive reinforcement. In this unique four-minute presentation, friends and family members say thank you to the employees who have helped keep their loved ones safe by correcting hazards, speaking up about unsafe acts and participating in the company’s safety program. This upbeat safety message will set an optimistic tone for your next safety meeting. 

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Upcoming Classes and Events

August 6, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Defensive Driving - Instructor Development Course
Location: IISC Office 6200 Aurora Ave Suite 604W Urbandale, IA
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August 7, 2015
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Defensive Driving 4 Hour Course
Location: IISC Office 6200 Aurora Ave Suite 604W Urbandale, IA
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August 11, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Safety Training Methods - Advanced Safety Certificate Course
Location: IISC Office 6200 Aurora Ave Suite 604W Urbandale, IA
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August 19, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Supervisors Safety Development Program - Train-the-Trainer
Location: IISC Office 6200 Aurora Ave Suite 604W Urbandale, IA
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August 25, 2015
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Intro to OSHA
Location: IISC Office 6200 Aurora Ave Suite 604W Urbandale, IA
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August 25, 2015
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lockout Tagout & Train-the-Trainer
Location: Holiday Inn 2202 River RD Council Bluffs, IA
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