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.
In-person meetings resumed July 2022
Safety 4 C's How to Prepare for Safety - May 2021 Presentation
5 Ways to Shift Your Safety Culture - February 2021
Developing an Effective Safety Program, January 28, 2021, Mark Plucinski, Sheakley Risk & Safety Solutions
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