Southeastern Ohio Safety Council

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Welcome to the Southeastern Ohio Safety Council, your local hub for workplace safety resources and prevention strategies. Join thousands of Ohio employers who benefit from education, resource sharing, and premium savings by actively participating in their local safety council. 


Why Join?

By becoming a member of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Safety Council, you'll:

  • Learn effective techniques for increasing safety, health, and wellness in your workplace.
  • Network with other employers in your community to share best practices.
  • Identify valuable resources to enhance your accident prevention efforts.
  • Access risk management information and strategies to reduce your worker’s compensation costs.
  • Earn a Safety Council Rebate
  • To earn a 3% safety council rebate on your workers’ compensation premium, meet rebate eligibility requirements in one of Ohio’s 80+ BWC-sponsored safety councils.

How to Participate

  • Join or confirm your existing, active membership in a local safety council by July 31.
  • Attend 10 in-person safety council meetings between July 1 – June 30.
  • Attend at least eight, or all 10, through local safety council sponsored monthly meetings, seminars, or special events.
  • Earn external training credit for up to two meetings through attendance at BWC-sponsored in-person or virtual training courses or in-person safety training from other external sources. Remember to submit documentation by June 30, 2024, for attendance at non-safety council safety training to qualify.

Additional Guidelines

  • An individual can represent only one policy number with their attendance at a safety council meeting or external training event.
  • Safety council monthly meetings do not qualify for meeting credit for any employer not enrolled in that safety council.
  • Regardless of the event's duration or the number of participants, only one external training credit is earned per event.
  • Safety training conducted at an employer’s workplace does not qualify for safety council rebate program eligibility.
  • Virtual/online training, except BWC virtual training classes, does not qualify for safety council rebate program eligibility.

Rebate Details

To receive the rebate (not to exceed $5,000 annually), ensure your policies are current with all payments due to BWC. Employers must not have cumulative lapses in workers’ compensation coverage exceeding 40 days within the prior 12 months. Timely reporting of actual payroll for the preceding policy year and payment of any premium due upon reconciliation of estimated and actual premium are also necessary.

Join us in creating safer workplaces and enjoying the benefits of the Southeastern Ohio Safety Council.

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Chris Nourse

  • CHRO/Vice President of Human Resources
  • Title IX Coordinator