|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 83 safety councils, across the state, organized through chambers of commerce, trade and manufacturing associations 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.
For additional rebate eligibility requirements and details of how a performance bonus is calculated, click here.
To qualify for the fiscal year 2018 rebate, you must enroll in a local safety council by July 31, 2017.
|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:
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