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Updated on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 @ 4:56pm

February 18, 2015- Sleeping and Shift Work

Sleeping and Shift Work- Larry Hamon- Director of Respiratory Care at Knox Community Hospital will discuss with us- what is sleep hygiene, and why should I manage my sleep? Understanding shift work and the detriment that sleep has. Larry is a graduate of Fredericktown High School, and Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Larry became a Registered Therapist in 1983, and has been employed by Knox Community Hospital since 1993, and he helped open the Sleep Center...

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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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PERRP Reminder for 300AP Summary of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses

REMINDER: Public employers are required to submit their annual recordkeeping 2014 300AP Summary to PERRP on or before Feb. 1. Click here to submit your 300AP now! Should you need assistance in completing your forms or have questions regarding how to log injuries and illnesses contact the Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP) at 1.800.671.6858 and press 0.  

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Residential Fall Protection and Bloodborne Pathogens classes available at Mansfield Service Office in February

The BWC Mansfield Service office is offering Residential Fall Protection (8:30 am-12:00pm) and Bloodborne Pathogens (1:00 pm-4:30 pm) classes on February 26, 2015.  Both are half-day classes.  For more information please see course information at: https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/employer/programs/safety/SandHCourses.asp#RFPW.   For additional information or assistance, feel free to contact Connie at connie.t.1@ohiobwc.com or 419.529.7629.

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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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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

February 18, 2015

Sleeping and Shift Work

Presented by: Larry Hamon, Director of Respiratory Care- Knox Community Hospital

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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