July 2019
West Central Ohio Safety Council "Tidbits"
Welcome to the 7th edition of our new monthly newsletter!
The goal for our newsletter is to share information from the monthly meetings. and aid in connecting our members to relevant safety resources together in one convenient location every month. Please share freely with your colleagues!
Reach out to me if you find any discrepancies.
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)
BWC Safety Updates
BWC's Monthly Update will help keep you informed. Brought to you by the Ohio BWC Library… Find all updates by clicking HERE .
  • Making workplaces safer
  • Helping injured workers recover
  • Providing service and savings for Ohio businesses.
Next Monthly Meeting
 August 13th - 7:30am-9:00am
Topic : Marijuana in Ohio
Speaker : Brad Weber, Sheakley
All of this at NO COST to attendees!!!!
Working Partners® will explore new trends and share information, resources and next steps about how employers can take action with use of the Opioid Toolkit .
Learning Objectives
  1. Raise awareness about three drug trends currently impacting the readiness of Ohio’s workforce -- in particular, the harmful use of opioids
  2. Raise awareness of the operational impact of these issues on the workplace and the workforce 
  3. Review best practices for addressing risks associated with these trends – a comprehensive drug-free workplace policy and program – and resources for continued learning
  4. Raise awareness about available resources, including the Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s Opioid Toolkit 
West Central Ohio Safety Council Members - Receive safety council attendance credit. Other safety councils can count as an external training credit. 1 hr SHRM or HRCI credits
Click here to learn more - Event Registration Link Registration is required.
Brought to you by:
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is hosting the nation’s largest occupational-focused safety and health event, March 11 – 13, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC20), sponsored by BWC, helps businesses keep their workforce safe, healthy and productive. More than 200 educational sessions, guest presenters from various states and 300 exhibitors share their knowledge and resources at this free event.
Discuss your submission?
Please call 614-466-7695 or email us at  safetycongress@bwc.state.oh.us  if you would like to discuss your submission.
Below are external training opportunities.
Please Note: These are not WCOSC sponsored events, but do qualify for 1 external training credit for WCOSC members when proof of attendance is submitted.
External Training Opportunity
Ohio BWC Training @ Lima OSU
BWC Training in Lima @ 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.
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.