The Preble County Safety Council normally meets at the Preble County Educational Service Center, located at 597 Hillcrest Drive in Eaton, the third Wednesday of each month, from noon-1 p.m. FOR THE 2020-2021 FISCAL YEAR, WE WILL BE MEETING PER BWC VIA ZOOM CONFERENCE CALL, at noon, the third Wednesday of each month. Information will be emailed to participants prior to the month's session.
Preble County Safety Council Scholarship 2021-2022 School Year
The Preble County Safety Council (PCSC) scholarship, sponsored by the Preble County Chamber of Commerce and Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, was launched in December 2017 to recognize and reward students of safety council companies’ for their demonstrated interest in and promotion of safety, health and wellness. The first students were recognized at the spring 2021 Annual Awards Ceremony. Our next winners will be honored at the 2021 PCSC Awards ceremony.
The PCSC will be giving away two (2) $750.00 scholarship
Full information and rules about the scholarship can be found here: (Click Here)
The application (Click Here) is due to the Preble County Chamber of Commerce by Monday, April 1st, 2021.
Preble County Safety Council "Safety Leader of the Year" Award
The Preble County Safety Council (PCSC) “Safety Leader of the Year” Award sponsored by the Preble County Chamber of Commerce and Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, was launched in 2017 to recognize and reward employee’s activities and innovation to improve safety and health of your employees. The winning employee will be recognized at the spring 2021 Annual Awards Ceremony.
The PCSC will be giving away one $100.00 gift card and certificate.
The application (Click Here) is due to the Preble County Chamber of Commerce
BWC Semi-Annual Reports
The second half of the Semi-Annual report (July 1st to Dec 31st, 2020) is due by January 15th, 2021 Preble County Safety Council Office. Do not start your form until after July 1st. Click here for the form and email/fax to the Preble County Safety Council or bring to the Chamber Office. Please read the instructions if you are unsure of how to fill out the form. (Click Here) PDF Fillable version (Click Here) Word version (Click Here)
Come learn how to increase safety in the workplace!
THOUSANDS OF OHIO EMPLOYERS FIND VALUE AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION PREMIUM SAVINGS BY ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN THEIR LOCAL SAFETY COUNCILS.
The Mission of the Preble County Safety Council is to serve as a forum for education, training, networking, and safety resources to promote safe work practices.
• Learn techniques for increasing safety in your workplace.
• Learn how to better manage your workers’ compensation program.
• Network with other employers in your community.
• Access useful, money-saving workers' comp and risk management information.
More than one-third of our members achieved a return of more than seventeen times their investment! Your company can get a 2-percent rebate on your premiums by becoming an active member of one of 80 BWC sponsored safety councils.* Reduce either the severity or frequency of injuries in your workplace by 10 percent, or keep both at zero, and you will earn an additional 2-percent performance bonus rebate.
Ohio BWC Destination Excellence protects Ohio’s workforce by sharpening employers’ focus on safety, accident prevention, and return-to-work opportunity that bring injured workers back to work sooner. The program allows employers to combine existing and new programs to create a comprehensive discount program that meets their individual needs and provides opportunities to reduce premiums through adoption of best practice and meeting certain performance criteria.
Safety Council members must attend 10 out of 12 educational meetings designed to promote workplace safety. A variety of topics are covered
that focus on safety in the workplace. State funded, self insured and public employers are encouraged to join. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month from Noon to 1 p.m. at the YMCA. Annual Membership Dues for the Safety Council are $100 if you belong to the Chamber of Commerce and $125.00 if you do not. (This fee covers your lunch during the meetings and two free tickets for the Annual Awards Luncheon.)
In an effort to reduce the number of workplace accidents and to share resources and information on accident prevention, risk management and workers' compensation in Ohio, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Division of Safety & Hygiene and the Preble County Chamber of Commerce co-sponsor this safety council program.
Come learn how to increase safety in the workplace!
Enrollment forms for 2020-21 Safety Council (Click Here)
Group-Rating Safety Accountability
Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC’s Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers’ compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk-management strategies.
Workplace safety is an important component of these programs. To succeed in accident prevention, we encourage you to use the many resources available to you. We believe a group-rating program is a partnership that includes you and your employees, your sponsoring organization or third-party administrator (TPA) and BWC. Each has specific roles and responsibilities, all designed to assist in preventing workplace accidents. This letter outlines the safety services expectations you should have as an employer enrolled in a group-rating program.
The employer will:
Maintain a safe workplace;
Attend safety training to enhance workplace safety;
Use BWC’s safety services as needed;
Fulfill the required two-hour training requirement and provide proof of attendance to sponsor for claim(s)
occurring within the last year.
The certified primary and affiliated sponsoring organizations will:
Sponsor eight hours of safety training (this may be done at one time or may be provided incrementally as long as the total is at least eight hours);
Provide information regarding safety resources to group members;
Possibly assist an employer in achieving its safety needs;
Manage employer fulfillment of the two-hour training requirement, where applicable;
Publish this letter to group members.
The TPA may:
Assist sponsoring organizations with fulfilling the group-rating safety requirements;
Assist an employer with its safety needs;
Work in conjunction with sponsors to develop safety training and deliver safety resources;
Provide resources for claims handling.
Monitor all group-rating safety activities to confirm requirements are met;
Remain in communication with sponsoring organizations to provide recommendations for fulfilling safety requirements;
Provide safety training through Ohio’s Center for Occupational Safety & Health;
Offer on-site safety consultation (hazard assessments, air and noise monitoring, ergonomics evaluation, training) by a BWC safety professional;
Offer publications and videos for safety program support;
Conduct employer visits to confirm the employer is meeting group-rating requirements, when appropriate.
The goal of this collaborative effort is to make sure all your safety needs are met. Using these resources will assist you in preventing accidents, reducing claims costs and achieving the highest discounts possible. Below you’ll find contact information for various resources.
TPA: CareWorksComp http://www.careworkscomp.com/
Recognizing Preble County's Young Professionals
Congratulations, February 2021 Young Professional of the Month, Greg Eley!
Congratulations, January 2021 Young Professional of the Month Landen O'Banion! (Pictured: Preble Connect Steering Committee members Kate Duskey, Todd Appledown, O'Banion, Alexa Little)
Upcoming Webinar (members only)
21 OCT 2020 - Dropping Objects Speaker
18 NOV 2020 - Protect your Employees - Active Shooter Mitigation
16 DEC 2020 - Holiday Mental Health Wellness - There will be a steering committee meeting afterwards if you want to volunteer to be a steering committee member.