SAFETY INFORMATION 


Click here to read the 2016 – 2017 Safety Accountability Letter

Prevent Injury in the Workplace. View our Workplace Safety Resources Center


Safety Savings
:

Chamber members have the opportunity to receive big savings on workers compensation rates by participating in a group rating program provided by one of our third party providers. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) allows up to a maximum 53% discount for qualifying business participating in a group rating program.

Chamber members have the opportunity to save an additional 4% through participation in the Highland-Fayette-Clinton Safety Council. Chamber members can receive a 2% discount by meeting all HFC Safety Council participation requirements, and an additional 2% in performance bonuses for reducing the frequency and severity of workplace accidents.

If you would like more information or are interested in receiving a BWC group rate quote, contact one of our third party administrators:

Hunter Consulting Company: Jeff Price — (513) 372-8718, (800) 486-6652 ext. 118 | jprice@hunterconsulting.com
CareWorksComp: Contact Julia Hall — (800) 837-3200, Ext 51576 | julia.hall@careworkscomp.com

For more information about the HFC Safety Council, contact Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Membership Director, Dessie Rogers, at info@hfcsafetycouncil.com or (937) 382-2737.


Safety Plan:

Why is it important to have a plan in place? You are required to have protocols in place should an occurrence happen. It’s also a smart idea. Save time and money by utilizing BWC’s Division of Safety and Hygiene free safety services to ensure that you and your staff have taken appropriate steps to make sure your office is compliant.

Ten key safety parameters essential to a successful safety program for your office:

  • Visible, active senior management leadership
  • Employee involvement and recognition
  • Medical treatment and return-to-work practices
  • Communication
  • Timely notification of claims
  • Safety and health process coordination and employer education
  • Written orientation and training plan
  • Written and communicated safe work practices
  • Written safety and health policy
  • Record keeping and data analysis

Click here to learn more about the BWC’s 10-Step Plan for Safety

 

Ohio BWC Division of Safety and Hygiene: 

About the Division of Safety and Hygiene  As an employer in Ohio’s workers’ compensation system, BWC’s Division of Safety and Hygiene can meet all your needs, and at no direct cost to you. Services include:

  • On-site consulting services
  • Training courses and video library
  • Online tools and resources
  • Safety councils
  • Safety Grant$
  • Drug-Free Safety Program

Learn how you can directly contact the BWC here.


BWC Learning Center  
At the BWC Learning Center, customers can gain information about BWC classes any hour of the day. Go to the new BWC Learning Center to register. Once on the site, first-time users should click Register and follow the directions. Then, you’re free to explore the site at your convenience. If you have an e-mail address, you will receive immediate enrollment confirmation.

  • Review and update your profile. Confirm class enrollment
  • Look for new classes to attend and enroll online
  • Print certificates at your convenience, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Print your transcript for classes taken since July 1, 2005

Click here to access the BWC Learning Center


BWC Library Services 
The BWC Library provides free informational services on occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation and rehabilitation. Our experienced librarians can locate the hard-to-find information and provide accurate answers to your questions timely.

We can help you find:

  • Safety codes and standards;
  • Sample charts, forms, templates and written safety programs;
  • Chemical safety information;
  • Current issues in workers’ comp;
  • Occupational disease and injury management research studies;
  • Occupational injuries and illness statistics;
  • Training resources – content, effective training methods, outlines, PowerPoints, videos, etc.

Click here to access the BWC Library Services


Annual Safety Congress 
The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo is one of the finest occupational safety and health events in the Midwest. The event offers dynamic keynote speakers, a variety of educational sessions and displays of occupational safety and health products.

Free registration makes Safety Congress a valuable tool for your injury prevention program.

  • Reduce training costs for you and your employees.
  • Earn free CEUs for accreditation and BWC discount programs.
  • Save on registration fees and out-of-state travel expenses.
  • Fewer injuries mean lower workers’ compensation costs.
  • Choose from 150 educational sessions to help your business save lives and save money.

For more information, contact BWC at 1-800-OHIOBWC or visit ohiobwc.com

Click here for more information about the Safety Congress