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Updated on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 @ 11:03am

September: National Preparedness Month

 Whether natural or man-made, disaster can strike at any time. Which is why it’s so important to be prepared. Next week marks the beginning of National Preparedness Month, so it’s a great time to check on your planning at home and in the workplace. For more information click on the link: https://ohiobwcblog.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/ten-ways-to-take-action-for-national-preparedness-month/

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Semi-Annual REPORT- July 15, 2019

Semi-Annual reporting will be due July 15, 2019.  Forms can be found under the forms tab of the website.  Please contact 740-393-1111 with questions.

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Safety Council Award Winners for 2019

Congratulations to our Award Recipients!  The awards are presented as a result of the semi-annual reports that are submitted to the Ohio BWC in January and July. The four separate awards that can be earned include: 100% Award: Presented to each company that has zero injuries or illnesses resulting in a day or more away from work in the previous calendar year. Group Award: Presented to the company with the lowest incident rate in each group. For this award, the groups are divided by...

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Farmer's Breakfast- Grain Bin Rescue Demo

 In celebration of Grain Bin Safety Week, Knox County Farmer’s Breakfast will host a LIVE GRAIN BIN RESCUE DEMO. We will have the grain cart from Fire Academy & Ohio State University in the bay at the Mt. Vernon Fire Department. The fire department will put on a live rescue demonstration. There will also be a speaker from Ohio State University to discuss how to properly aid someone who is trapped in a bin.   Please join us for timely discussions, food, and comradery! >...

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$2500 Academic Scholarship Opportunity

The Knox County Safety Council is sponsored by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and facilitated by the Knox County Chamber of Commerce.  Safety Councils throughout Ohio have been established to educate the workforce about safety.  Monthly meetings include speakers who examine and resolve safety issues. Each year in May, we honor individuals and companies for achieving outstanding success with their personal safety records. Another important role of our Safety Council is...

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January Meeting Topic Changed

Januarys meeting will be: BWC Library Resource BWC/ Opioid Epidemic will now be in November 

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Award Recipients

Congratulations to our Award Recipients!   The awards are presented as a result of the semi-annual reports that are submitted to the Ohio BWC in January and July. The four separate awards that can be earned include: 100% Award: Presented to each company that has zero injuries or illnesses resulting in a day or more away from work in the previous calendar year. Group Award: Presented to the company with the lowest incident rate in each group. For this award, the groups are divided by...

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Silica Standard Update

  OSHA to delay enforcing crystalline silica standard in the construction industry •Originally scheduled to begin June 23, 2017 •Enforcement will now begin Sept. 23, 2017. General Industry and Maritime •June 23, 2018, two years after the effective date.

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Presumptive Cancer Claims for Firefighters

In January, the Ohio General Assembly approved legislation recognizing cancer as a work-related illness for firefighters in Ohio. This presumptive cancer legislation, effective April 6, 2017, allows firefighters with cancer to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits from BWC.  Learn more...

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Learn How to Save 26% in Rebates

Destination: Excellence Seminars This FREE seminar covers the details of Destination: Excellence, including the benefits, eligibility requirements, implementation and financial incentives for enrollment. Come learn about the valuable complimentary services and resources we offer that help you make your workplace safer and help you reduce your workers' compensation costs.  Learn more...

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More Employers Use Workplace Wellness Programs to Reward Healthy Behavior

As employers pursue effective workplace wellness programs, their embrace of results-based financial incentives and other emerging health management strategies is likely to broaden this year. Twenty-three percent of large employers polled in a survey released in December by Mercer L.L.C. said their wellness programs include incentives tied to an employee's achieving — or at least demonstrating progress toward — a certain health status or biometric reading, up from 20% in 2013. Read...

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NEXT MEETING INFO

Our Monthly Meeting

September 18, 2019

Will be at: The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre

 

Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity

4 Part Series

Part Two - Emergency Response

 7:30 am to 9:00 am

Speakers: from Knox County EMA, Ariel Corporation, EOC, MVPD, KCSO. 911

Reservations are highly recommended for additional attendees.

Additional Safety Council Members Cost $13.00 Non Members $15.00 per meeting

Breakfast will be provided.

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