Earn up to a 4% rebate* on your workers compensation premiums by joining Safety Council!
What is a 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 businesses 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. In an effort to reduce the number of workplace accidents and to share resources and information on accident prevention, risk management and worker’s compensation in Ohio, the BWC’s Division of Safety and Hygiene and the Delaware Area Safety Council co-sponsor this program.
Who can join?
The program is open to any Delaware County business regardless of chamber of commerce affiliation.
How can our business join?
Becoming a member is simple. Just complete the application form and mail, email, 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 $10 per person per meeting to cover the cost of lunch provided. You can pay at the door, prepay for the year or be invoiced monthly. Lunch is optional.
What is required by Safety Council members?
In short, join by July 31st, attend 10 monthly meetings, send a qualified senior-level manager to one meeting and submit semi-annual work accident reports for the calendar year. 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 at the monthly meetings. The greater our attendance, the greater the resources to provide a quality program. You’ll be asked to sign in at every meeting and to complete a short, semi-annual report twice a year.
When and where are the meetings held?
Most meetings are held at 11:30am at the Delaware Area Career Center, South campus, 4565 Columbus Pike, Delaware, 43015 on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. From time-to-time a local manufacturer will host a meeting which includes a tour of their facility. Additional seminars may also be offered throughout the year. The specific details for each meeting are sent out a few weeks before every meeting in an emailed invitation.
*Join by July 31, attend 10 monthly meetings, send a qualified senior-level manager to one meeting and submit semi-annual work accident reports for the calendar year. Employers not in a group rating program can earn a 2 percent participation rebate for meeting all the rebate eligibility requirements and a 2 percent performance bonus for reducing either frequency or severity by 10% or with maintenance at zero. Group-experience-rating program employers who meet rebate eligibility requirements can earn a 2 percent performance bonus rebate only. Group-retrospective-rating program employers who meet rebate eligibility requirements can earn a 2 percent participation rebate only. The rebate offer excludes self-insuring employers and state agencies and those involved with a third-party administrator.