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Updated on Friday, April 6th, 2018 @ 3:05pm

Wednesday April, 18, 2018- Annual Awards Meeting

Please note that this is a lunch meeting and and will be from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. We will present awards to the businesses who have received them, and Laura Smith, BWC will discuss with us what each award is, and the criteria that is needed to receive each awards. Laura joined the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation in 2014, as an industrial Safety Consultant Specialist.  Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the...

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$2500 Scholarship Application Available

Applications for the 2018 Scholarship are being accepted.  To download the application visit the "forms" tab of the Safety Council website.  For additional questions call 740-393-1111 ext. 22.

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Support Local Students - Sponsor a Scholarship

Join us and make a difference.  Your business can support a local Knox County student by partnering with the Knox County Safety Council. The Knox County Safety Council Scholarship Program is for Knox County residents graduating from Knox County public high schools (including the Knox County Career Center).  Students are required to submit a five hundred (500) word persuasive essay on workplace safety & health as it pertains to their chosen field of study Please email...

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Semi-Annual REPORT- January 2018

Semi-Annual reporting will be due January 15, 2018.  Forms can be found under the forms tab of the website.  Please contact 740-393-1111 with questions.

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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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Glenn A Gallagher Center - Wednesday April 18, 2018- 11:30am Safety Awards Luncheon
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