Knox County Safety Council News

Updated on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 @ 4:01pm

Sponsor a Meeting and Highlight YOUR Business

Become A Partner in Safety Awareness! Sponsor a monthly module and highlight your business. Forms can be found under our Form Tab  

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UPDATE from the Ohio BWC- Cancellation of May meetings!

Hello.We have just received word the May Safety Council meetings across the state have been cancelled by the Bureau of Workers Compensation.  The message indicated the BWC is working on how the cancellation will impact the rebates and that further information will be forthcoming.Please stay well and safe during this difficult situation.Sincerely,Emily P Marth, Chair

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Urgent Information, Meetings Cancelled!

  Good afternoon. In light of the state of emergency declared by Governor DeWine, the Bureau of Workers Compensation has strongly advised local Safety Councils to cancel meetings in March and April.  By doing so, we are minimizing the potential spread of a highly contagious and dangerous virus. Therefore, the Knox County Safety Council meetings on March 18 and April 15 have been cancelled.  We have been advised members will get credit for these two meetings and it will not...

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Ohio Safety Congress and Expo Cancelled! Online- component still available!

 We have cancelled Ohio Safety Congress & Expo 2020 scheduled for March 11-13 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. The online option will go on as scheduled, including the conference kick-off Wednesday morning and keynote address by NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz. The more than 8,500 who registered for the in-person event will be automatically enrolled for the online event. You can register for the online event at...

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CANCELLED Raymond Brushart, ODOT will present Work Zone Traffic Safety at our March Safety Council Meeting

  Raymond Brushart will be joined by Cameron Keaton, Knox County Engineer to present Work Zone Traffic Safety, Cameron will give an update on local Knox County projects.

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CANCELLED April 15, 2020 - Annual Awards Luncheon- The Importance and Impact of Space Exploration- NASA

    The Importance and Impact of Space Exploration will be presented at our Awards Luncheon by Jeffrey Woytach.    We will also present the Annual Awards for the Safety Council Safety Council Awards In conjunction with BWC’s 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...

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Melissa Linton, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA, to present at our May Safety Council Meeting - OSHA Updates

Melissa LintonCompliance Assistance SpecialistUS Department of Labor-OSHAColumbus Area Office200 N. High St., Rm. 620Columbus OH 43215614-469-5582    Fax:  614-469-6791Melissa Linton began working for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in August 2001.  She became the Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) for the Columbus Area office in October 2011.  As the CAS, she performs outreach, training and works with companies and industry groups as a part...

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Trench Safety - Joe Sellers and Jeremy Bennett, Kokosing Construction, will present at our Wednesday June 17 meeting

Part of Joe and Jeremy’s presentation includes Jeremy’s own story of a trench collapse and his being rescued from the cave-in.  More often than not, trench collapses result in recovery and not rescue operations.  This should be a very interesting presentation. The week of June 15 – 19 will be OSHA’s 5th annual National Trench Safety Stand-Down What is a Safety Stand Down?A Safety Stand Down presents the opportunity for employers to talk directly to employees...

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$2 Million Safety Grant for Trenching and Excavating

BWC recently launched a new $2 million safety grant program to assist employers in purchasing equipment to protect their workers while working in trenching and excavating situations. BWC’s Trench Safety Grant Program provides 4-to-1 matching funds, up to $12,000, to Ohio private and public employers covered by the State Insurance Fund who wish to purchase equipment to substantially reduce or eliminate injuries and illnesses associated with trenching and excavation. The grant funds...

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Semi-Annual REPORT- DUE NOW!

Semi-Annual reporting will be due January 20, 2020.  Forms can be found under the forms tab of the website.  Please contact 740-393-1111 with questions.

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Winter Holiday Safety

Safety Update Ohio BWC LibraryNIOSH/CDC NewsDriving Fatigue A major cause of vehicle accidents is fatigued drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving was responsible for 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths in 2013. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has a website with information on this topic that includes an animated image, fact sheets, and tips for employers and workers to prevent fatigue on the job.

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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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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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 Our Monthly Meeting

Meetings have been cancelled through May, we will update you as information becomes available. 

Our next meeting is scheduled for:

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

         7:30am - 9:00am

The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre
         1451 Gambier Rd.
    Mount Vernon, OH  43050

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