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Southern Ohio Safety Council

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 AND they are saving money on their workers' comp premiums by participating.

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.

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.

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