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Knox County Safety Council News

Updated on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 @ 12:47pm

NO REGULAR MEETING FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017

Replacing our monthly meeting for May, the Safety Council is assisting with the production of a video to be made available to the public for their use for training on an Active Shooter at the Wright Center, Kenyon College.  If you wish to participate please contact the Chamber for reservations as seating is limited.

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ATTN: PRIVATE EMPLOYERS DEADLINE

March 31st Last date to request change in installment plan for PY 2016

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BWC Class Offerings - Mansfield

  March 23  Safety for the Non-safety Professional  1.0 Day April 13 Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process1.0 Day  April 19 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Refresher  1.0 Day  May 2 Hazard Communication Half-day Workshop  0.5 Day a.m.  May 2 Accident Analysis Half-day Workshop  0.5 Day p.m.    

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BWC Class Offerings - Columbus

March 16 Lockout/Tagout and Safety-related Work Practices  0.5 Day a.m.  March 16 Personal Protective Equipment Selection Criteria  0.5 Day p.m.  March 20-24  Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 40 Hour  5.0 Days  March 22  Safety for the Non-safety Professional  1.0 Day  March 27 NEW! Mold Recognition and Hazard Awareness  1.0 Day  March 28 First Aid in the Workplace  1.0 Day  

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OSHA Falls National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

Goal: To prevent falls in construction. When: May 8-12, 2017 How: Plan a toolbox talk or other safety activity focused on fall prevention. More info: https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/

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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

ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING-

Video production of Active Shooter Training to be held at the Wright Center, Kenyon College from 8am- noon.  Please contact the Chamber for reservations as seating is limited.

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