April 2019
West Central Ohio Safety Council "Tidbits"
Reach out to me if you find any discrepancies.
There are only two regular monthly meetings left to meet attendance. If 'CEO' credit has not yet been met (in red) , it must be attained at one of those two meetings - May 14 & June 11
BWC Safety Council attendance requirements are as follows:
  • Attend 10 safety council meetings**;
  • At least eight through the local safety council.
  • Credit can be received for up to two meetings through attendance at Safety Congress or industry-specific training, BWC’s safety training courses, (see below for list of Lima training)
  • Send a qualified senior-level manager to a safety council sponsored meeting (may not be met using an external training)

WCOSC Community Safety Grant Recipient 2019
The West Central Ohio Safety Council is happy to announce Bath Local Schools as the recipient of the WCOSC Community Safety Grant - Bath Local Schools.

Bath Local Schools requested the grant to help purchase Supplemental Warning Light Kits for School Buses.   School Bus Drivers see lots of motorists who pass their bus when the Red Lights are flashing and the Stop Sign is out. This past year, Bath Local Schools installed the newly approved Soundoff Signal Supplemental lights on 5 school buses and have had a reduction in motorists passing school buses. The Supplemental lights are two red and white, fast flashing strobe lights placed on the front of the bus and two on the back of the bus at about eye level.   The safety grant will allow them to install the lights on 4 additional buses to help improve the safety for students, bus drivers, and the motorists at large. Bath Local Schools transports over 1,500 students twice a day using 21 buses, driving 72 routes. Their goal is to provide the safest form of transportation possible for students. 

The award was granted at the West Central Ohio Safety Council Annual Awards Banquet on April 9th, 2019.
Ruth Kreher Safety Person of the Year 2019
The West Central Ohio Safety Council is excited to announce the recipient of this year's Ruth Kreher Safety Person of the Year, Deputy Robert Fisher with the Allen County Job and Family Services.

Deputy Fisher's presence at the Allen County Job and Family Services Agency has made their employees and clients feel safer knowing that there is an on-site Officer on duty at all times. He goes above and beyond his line of responsibility, meaning he not only monitors Agency safety, he is also always willing to lend a helpful hand. For example, on any given day, you could see Deputy Fisher assisting a client in the lobby with our new lobby registration system or in the parking lot helping someone with car trouble. Fisher is also a familiar face with children who come into the Agency with their parents, grandparents or guardians as he is known for having stickers or suckers in his back pocket. Additionally, Fisher has assisted if there are unruly clients and has calmly defused any conflicts before they become an issue which could lead to safety issues in the workplace. Fisher’s work and commitment to safety extends beyond the workplace, as he plays a crucial part in helping to lead the Agency’s Adult Protective Services program. In this role, Fisher collaborates among employees, as well as other community organizations, to provide necessary services to the county’s elder population, ensuring their overall safety and well-being.

Ruth Kreher Safety Person of the Year Award was presented at the Annual Awards Banquet on April 9th.
Ohio Safety Congress 2019
If you attended the 2019 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo March 6 to 8, be sure to login to the service center to print and submit your certificate to dkatz@limachamber.com get external training attendance credit.
  • Making workplaces safer
  • Helping injured workers recover
  • Providing service and savings for Ohio businesses.
Next Monthly Meeting

May 14th - 7:30am-9:00am

Topic: Cranes/Derricks & OSHA Update

Speaker: Ralph Oliveti, Safex
Lima Service Center Classes - held at OSU Lima
Relocation of Lima Training - Effective January 2019 - to OSU Lima

IMPORTANT . Effective Jan 2019 all Lima BWC Safety Services Catalog classes will be held at the Ohio State Lima Campus- Student Services Center Building - 4240 Campus Drive Lima, Ohio 45804.

Register for courses  online using the  BWC Learning Center , or call 1-800-644-6292 or 614-995-8622.

May 9 - Lockout/Tagout Advanced Principles 1.0 Day

May 22 - Confined Space Assessment and Work 1.0 Day 

June 4 - Respirators: Do we need them? 0.5 Day a.m.
Safety Council Program
The West Central Ohio Safety Council is an organization co-sponsored by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Division of Safety & Hygiene and the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to increase the awareness and the importance of safety, health, and wellness to area businesses and the communities of the West Central Ohio/Greater Lima Region.

Click button below to view our website where you will find:
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Safety Council News
  • Member attendance sheet
  • BWC classes and eNews
  • Nomination forms
  • Download the semi-annual report and/or enrollment form
Our 50/50 Raffle Charity for 2019
CASA of Allen and Putnam Counties
We are happy to support CASA for our charity in 2019.

The mission of Crime Victim Services' Court Appointed Special Advocate / Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Program is to advocate for the best interest of abused, neglected, and dependent children to the courts with continuously trained volunteers who focus on investigation / assessment, relationships, and reports, so each child can have a safe and permanent home.