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Knox County Safety Council News

Updated on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 @ 2:26pm

A Billion Back - APPROVED

  $1 billion rebate for Ohio’s private and public employers- APPROVED!   Rebate will be 66% of July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016 policy year premium payment   Checks will begin being processed July 5th No electronic funds transfer or credit to account   Check you address on file with the BWC- this is where your check will be sent!  

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JUNE 30 DEADLINE PUBLIC/PRIVATE EMPLOYERS

oPrivate Employers •June 30 - Deadline for safety council participation requirements •June 30- ISSP activity deadline •Complete True Up Online oEligible for 2% rebate, if premium paid in full during this transaction! oStarting July 1-  MUST BE COMPLETE by August 15th oPublic Employers •June 30 - Deadline for safety council participation requirements

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Silica Standard Update

oOSHA to delay enforcing crystalline silica standard in the construction industry •Originally scheduled to begin June 23, 2017 •Enforcement will now begin Sept. 23, 2017. oGeneral Industry and Maritime •June 23, 2018, two years after the effective date.

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Upcoming Meetings - Mark Your Calendar

June - Silo Safety/Confined Space July - Kenyon College Campus Safety (meeting will be held on location at Kenyon College) August - Hidden in Plain Sight September - Claims Management October - Stop the Bleed November - OSHA 10   For more information about upcoming meetings click here.

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Semi-Annual REPORT

Semi-Annual reporting will be due July 15, 2017.  Forms can be found under the forms tab of the website.  Please contact 740-393-1111 with questions.

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Presumptive Cancer Claims for Firefighters

In January, the Ohio General Assembly approved legislation recognizing cancer as a work-related illness for firefighters in Ohio. This presumptive cancer legislation, effective April 6, 2017, allows firefighters with cancer to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits from BWC.  Learn more...

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Learn How to Save 26% in Rebates

Destination: Excellence Seminars This FREE seminar covers the details of Destination: Excellence, including the benefits, eligibility requirements, implementation and financial incentives for enrollment. Come learn about the valuable complimentary services and resources we offer that help you make your workplace safer and help you reduce your workers' compensation costs.  Learn more...

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More Employers Use Workplace Wellness Programs to Reward Healthy Behavior

As employers pursue effective workplace wellness programs, their embrace of results-based financial incentives and other emerging health management strategies is likely to broaden this year. Twenty-three percent of large employers polled in a survey released in December by Mercer L.L.C. said their wellness programs include incentives tied to an employee's achieving — or at least demonstrating progress toward — a certain health status or biometric reading, up from 20% in 2013. Read...

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Sponsor a Meeting!

Support Safety in the Workplace - Sponsor the Knox County Safety Council

We are always looking for local businesses to sponsor monthly meetings.  The cost is $200 per month.  The benefits include: Advertisement on our Website for one monthAdvertisement on newsletters and emails related to Safety Council for that month3-5 minutes to talk to the entire safety council about your business Please email programs@knoxchamber.com for more info!

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Knox County Safety Council receives Honorable Mention

The Knox County Safety Council received recognition from the Ohio BWC for the 2013 Safety Council of the Year awards.   Click here for press release.

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A message from Governor Kasich & BWC Administrator Buehrer

  https://www.ohiobwc.com/videos/safety/SafetyCouncil_0613.wmv.zip To download the file: Click on the link above; When the File Download box opens, click Save; Choose a save location on your computer; Once the file is downloaded, click Open to open/view saved folder; Double click SafetyCouncil_0613.wmv to view video.

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NEXT MEETING INFO
Meeting Date: July 19
Meeting Time: 7:30am
Location: Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio
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