Monthly Meetings

Updated on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 @ 4:17pm

What is the Knox County Safety Council?
Each Ohio Safety Council has the same goal: To increase safety awareness. But developing and maintaining a safe workplace is no easy task. That's why it must be a combined effort of local business and the community. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Division of Safety and Hygiene sponsors more than 70 Safety Councils across the state, organized through chambers of commerce, trade and manufacturing associations and other 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. The Knox County Chamber of Commerce established a local program in the 1970's.

Who can Join?
The program is open to any Knox County business.

How Can Our Business Join?
Becoming a member is simple. Just complete an application and mail or fax it to the Chamber.

Is there a Fee to Join?
There is no fee to join and no annual fees. The only cost to you is $13 per person per meeting to cover the cost of the breakfast provided.

Are there Incentives to Join?
Employers can earn a two percent discount on their annual premiums for meeting certain eligibility requirements and a two percent performance bonus for reducing either frequency or severity of on-the-job injuries. The discount and bonus are paid in the form of a rebate check presented at the October Safety Council meeting. Contact the Chamber office for complete details about this opportunity and learn about the requirements for the rebate.

What's Required of Safety Council Members?
In short, attendance at monthly meetings and submitting semi-annual reports. Your local Safety Council receives funds from the BWC to defray operating expenses and provide speakers. The amount received from the BWC is directly related to attendance and reporting. You'll be asked to sign in at every meeting.

When and Where are the Meetings Held?
Most meetings are held at 7:30 at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre at The Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road in Mount Vernon. They are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. From time-to-time a local manufacturer will host a meeting which includes a tour of their facility.

August through November -Emergency Preparedness- Preparing Businesses for Disasters 4 Part Series

Emergency Preparedness (Part 1)  Threat Assessments  August 21, 2019, 7:30 am to 9:00 am   Location: The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre.       All facilities face a certain level of risk associated with various threats. These threats may be the result of natural events, accidents, or intentional acts to cause harm. Regardless of the nature of the threat, business  owners have a responsibility to limit or manage risks from these threats to the...

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March 20th Eye Safety

March Meeting topic: Eye Safety Location: Glen A gGallager Centre Time: 7:30 am

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Make up Meeting for February

The make up meeting for Febraury will be May 1, 2019 at the Glenn A Gallagher Centre at 7:30.  

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February 20th YMCA Update

February 20, 2019. Gallagher Centre 7:30 am Topic: YMCA Update Speaker: Nick Clark, Executive Director Meeting Sponsor: Griffin Insurance

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April 17th Safety Council Awards Luncheon

April 17, 2019 Awards Luncheon Starts at 11:30 RSVP  Gallagher Centre Speaker: Ken Berryhill, Director of Safety Cedar Point Amusement park and Resorts

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May 15th Meeting - OUPS

May 15, 2019  7:30 am Gallagher Centre Topic: OUPS Speaker: George Gillespie, Public Awareness/Services Coordinator. Scholarships will also be given out to the Winners.

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June 19th, Tour of Replex Plastics

June 19, 2019  7:30 am Tour: Replex Plastics 11 Mount Vernon Avenue Mount Vernon, Ohio

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July 17th Get Healthy Knox

July 17, 2019  7:30 am Wellness/Walk at Foundation Park

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3 Part Series August, September & October

Join us for our 3 part series at the Gallagher Centre starting at 7:30 am August 21, 2019- Part 1- Emergency Preparedness: What if something happens? Speaker: Laura Smith, BWC September 18, 2019- Part 2- Emergency Response: Something happened, now what? Speakers: Mark Maxwell and Gary Rohler October 16, 2019- Part 3- Emergency Response: Something happened, how does it affect us? Speakers: TBA

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Our Monthly Meeting

February 19, 2020

Will be at: The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre


Meet the new Safety Service Director for the City of Mount Vernon

Speaker: Rick Dzik

 7:30 am to 9:00 am

RSVP by January 10th

Breakfast will be provided.

Meeting RSVP