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Updated on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 @ 9:51am

Scholarship Opportunity

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 entering secondary education and majoring in a safety or safety related field may apply. Students must post a 3.0 grade point average or higher at the time of application. Click here for an application.

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March 18, 2015 Conducting Safety Inspection Audits in the Workplace

Laura Smith joined the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation in 2014, as an Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist. Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and pursuing her Master of Science in Environmental, Safety, and Health Management from the University of Findlay. Prior to working at the BWC, Laura worked in the staffing/temporary employee industry and was a Safety Coordinator for a manufacturing facility. Laura is...

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Ohio Safety Congress 2015

Registration is now open for the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, March 31 to April 2 at the Columbus Convention Center. Click here to view event information, including the event schedule, hotels, directions and free online registration. Day one of the safety congress delivers full-day workshops and in-depth training. Days two and three offer general sessions, educational sessions and the Expo Marketplace. Attend the day or days which best meet your training needs.

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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 month10 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

March 18, 2015

Conducting Safety Inspection Audits in the Workplace

Presented by: Laura Smith, Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist, Ohio BWC

Doors open at 7:20am

Meeting to begin at 7:30 am

The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre 

1451 Gambier Rd  
Mt Vernon, OH 43050

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