• Knox County Safety Council

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  • 2023-2024 Safety Council Meetings

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    BWC In-Person Course Schedule

    July 2023 - June 2024

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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.


  • Next Meeting:

    Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Noon.

    Topic: Safety Orientation and New Employees

    Speaker: George Lesko, Tidwell Performance Consulting, LLC

    Location: The Gallagher Centre

    Reservations required for lunch.  Deadline February 12th

    Click here to register

    Check the Chamber's website calendar for meeting details.



  • Knox County Safety Council Rebate!

           Earn a 3% Safety Council Rebate!

    1. Beginning July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024
    2. Meetings - 3rd Tuesday each month at Noon.
    3. Reservations are required to receive lunch.
    4. Held at the Gallagher Center.
    5. 3% rebate will be given to all eligible employers.
    6. Representatives must attend 10 meeting in-person
    7. Want to join Safety Council?

    Contact Debbie Ruggles at programs@knoxchamber.com                                                                                                                                   





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