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Knox County Safety Council News

Updated on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 @ 11:40am

July's Meeting: Silo and Rescue

July 20, 2018 Meeting was on Silo and Rescue. This meeting was very informational. Our Speaker Jeff Decker is the owner of Decker Consulting and Investigations, Inc. If anyone need Jeff's contact information call the Knox County Chamber. 740-393-1111

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WIN Chipotle - Stand Down Challenge

What is a Safety Stand-Down? A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on "Fall Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of "Fall Prevention". Employers of companies not exposed to fall hazards, can also use this opportunity to have a conversation with employees about the other job hazards they face, protective methods, and the company's safety policies and goals. It can...

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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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Semi-Annual REPORT- July 15, 2018

Semi-Annual reporting will be due July 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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NEXT MEETING INFO

Our Monthly Meeting

August 15th

Will be at The Glenn A. Gallager Centre

1451 Gambier Road

Mount Vernon

7:30 am

Breakfast will be provided.

Topic will be on:

Sleep Deprivation 

Speaker: Dr Delia Treaster

Meeting RSVP