• Knox County Safety Council

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  • 2023-2024 Safety Council Meetings

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  • Monthly Meetings

    When and Where are the Meetings Held?
    Meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12:00pm-1:00pm  at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre at The Ohio Eastern Star Home,1451 Gambier Road in Mount Vernon.  From time-to-time a local manufacturer will host a meeting which includes a tour of their facility.

    Is there a Fee to Attend?

    Yes. The only cost to you is a $18 per person, per meeting, admin fee to cover the cost of the meeting and lunch.

    What's Required of Safety Council Members?

    In short, attendance at 11 monthly meetings. 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 will be asked to sign in at every meeting.

  • About Knox County Safety Council

    Contact Debbie Ruggles at programs@knoxchamber.com or call the Chamber office at 740-393-1111 if you have any questions about Safety Council.

    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, 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.