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Southern Ohio Safety Council

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Division of Safety & Hygiene sponsors 83 safety councils, across the state, organized through chambers of commerce, trade and manufacturing associations, American Red Cross chapters or other local safety-minded organizations. These safety councils provide their local communities with quality programs addressing occupational safety and health, workers' compensation and risk management education and information. They inform participants about new techniques, products and services, and provide a thorough knowledge of these services.

The Southern Ohio Safety Council is organized and managed through the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce. We provide the community with programs addressing occupational safety and health, workers' compensation, and risk management education and information. We have over 80 members who are keeping their workforce safe through education.

Each Ohio safety council has the same goal - to increase safety awareness.  But developing and maintaining a safe workplace is no easy task. That is why it must be a combined effort of local businesses and the community.

BWC and the Southern Ohio Safety Council are committed to this goal and will continue programming virtually for FY21.

 

Meeting Resources

COVID and the Workplace - August 27, 2020, SOMC, Dr. Byers

Power Point presentation BWC Update - September 22, 2020, Rob Powell, Loss Prevention Supervisor

Power Point presentation BWC Update - September 22, 2020 (part 2) Wendy Queen, Regional Business Consultant

BWC Virtual Learning

BWC is hosting a number of occupational safety and health webinars and virtual classes in October including:

                Webinars -

    • Emergency Action Plan – Key Elements
    • The New BWC Website and Other Online Resources
    • Reducing Injuries Using Ergonomic Concepts
    • Drones: Safety Tools in the Sky

                Virtual classes -

    • Accident Analysis
    • Developing a Driver Safety Program
    • Electrical Safety
    • Hazard Communication
    • Job Safety Analysis
    • Lockout/Tagout

For more information or assistance when registering, contact the staff member listed or dshcc@bwc.state.oh.us.

Click here for October webinars and virtual learning opportunities

For more information about Southern Ohio Safety Council, please call the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce at 740-353-7647.