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Knox County Safety Council News

Updated on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 @ 3:37pm

Better You Better Ohio Information Presentation January 30

BWC takes our mission to take care of Ohio’s workforce seriously. That’s why, on Feb. 1, 2018, in conjunction with ActiveHealth® Management, we’re launching our new health and well-being program: Better You, Better Ohio! In late January, we will launch a statewide awareness campaign to educate employers about the process for this new hassle-free, paperless program.  Better You, Better Ohio! will bring your employees a wealth of health and well-being resources at no...

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Semi-Annual REPORT- January 2018

Semi-Annual reporting will be due January 15, 2018.  Forms can be found under the forms tab of the website.  Please contact 740-393-1111 with questions.

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Support Local Students - Sponsor a Scholarship

Join us and make a difference.  Your business can support a local Knox County student by partnering with the Knox County Safety Council. The Knox County Safety Council Scholarship Program is for Knox County residents graduating from Knox County public high schools (including the Knox County Career Center).  Students are required to submit a five hundred (500) word persuasive essay on workplace safety & health as it pertains to their chosen field of study Please email...

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$2500 Scholarship Application Available

Applications for the 2018 Scholarship are being accepted.  To download the application visit the "forms" tab of the Safety Council website.  For additional questions call 740-393-1111 ext. 22.

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Silica Standard Update

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

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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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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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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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Mental Health First Aid

On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 Kay Spergel, Executive Director of Mental Health and Recovery for Licking and Knox County will present to the Safety Council, Mental Health First Aid. The meeting will be held at the Glenn A Gallagher Center at 7:30 am. 

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Workplace Wellness- Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:30 am - Glenn A Gallagher Center

On Wednesday February 21, 2018 Workplace Wellness will be presented by Nick Clark from the YMCA, and Tami Ruhl from the Knox County Health Dept. Who is the Worksite Wellness Team? Why was the team formed? What is our mission? Why implement an Employee Wellness Program? Enhanced recruitment and retention of healthy employees. Reduced healthcare costs. Decreased rates of illness and injuries. Reduced employee absenteeism. Improved employee relations and morale. Increased productivity. Worksite...

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NEXT MEETING INFO
Glenn A Gallagher Center - Wednesday January 17, 2018- 7:30am Mental Health First Aid will be presented by Kay Spergel, Executive Director of Mental Health and Recovery for Licking and Knox County.
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