OhioBWC - Employer: (Division of Safety & Hygiene) - safety councils
|Ohio safety councils
||Each Ohio safety council has the
same goal - to increase safety awareness. But
developing and maintaining a safe workplace is no easy task.
That is why it must be a combined effort of local businesses and the community.
BWC's Division of Safety & Hygiene sponsors
82 safety councils, across the state, organized through chambers of commerce, trade
and manufacturing associations, American Red Cross chapters or other local safety-minded
organizations. These safety councils provide their local communities with quality programs
addressing occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation and risk management education
and information. They inform participants about new techniques, products and services, and
provide a thorough knowledge of these services.
Employers not in a group rating program that meet all program eligibility requirements also can earn a 2-percent participation rebate
for meeting all of the rebate eligibility requirements and a 2-percent performance bonus for reducing either frequency or severity by
10 percent or with maintenance at zero.
The rebate offer excludes self-insuring employers and state agencies. Restrictions apply to employers in a Professional Employer Organization.
- Group-experience-rating program employers who meet rebate eligibility requirements can earn a 2-percent performance bonus rebate only.
- Group-retrospective-rating program employers who meet rebate eligibility requirements can earn a 2-percent participation rebate only.
For additional rebate eligibility requirements and details of how a performance bonus is calculated, click here.
To qualify for the fiscal year 2017 rebate, you must enroll in a local safety council by July 31, 2016.
To view the eligibility requirements for the fiscal year 2017 rebate, click here.
||In conjunction with the Division of Safety & Hygiene,
the safety councils present safety awards throughout Ohio to promote greater
interest in the prevention of occupational accidents and disease. Members with the
highest safety records are honored at annual awards events.
The safety council campaign is open to all companies, corporations, groups and
employers in Ohio. Members work with their safety councils to determine accident
records. Accident statistics are used for the purpose of determining eligibility
for safety awards and are not reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
or any other enforcement agency.
Awards are presented to qualifying businesses in the following categories:
- Group Award - lowest incident rate in each group;
- 100% Award - zero injuries or illnesses resulting in a day or
more away from work in the previous calendar year;
- Achievement Award - 25-percent reduction in incident rate from the
- Special Award - at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without
an injury resulting in a day or more away from work.
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