March 2019
West Central Ohio Safety Council "Tidbits"
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 community of the West Central Ohio/Greater Lima Region.

Click 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
  • Making workplaces safer
  • Helping injured workers recover
  • Providing service and savings for Ohio businesses.

GET CREDIT!!!!
Ohio Safety Congress 2019
If you attended the 2019 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC19), 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.
Next Monthly Meeting
April 9th, 2019 - 7:30am-9:30am
Topic: Annual Awards Banquet
Find a Way
Speaker: Brad Hurtig - Motivational/Safety Speaker
WCOSC Community Safety Grant
2018 Community Safety Grant Winner
One of the missions the West Central Ohio Safety Council is to improve the safety in our community. We know there are unmet safety needs of the organizations, companies, and businesses in the Lima/Allen County area, especially nonprofits and public safety entities. Our wish is to find safety needs that have a monetary requirement and help in meeting that need.

If you or someone you know is involved in a program that has a safety need which could be met with a monetary donation, please fill out this form.
MAXIMUM YEARLY AWARD: $1000.
DEADLINE IS MARCH 15TH!!!

Award will be granted at the West Central Ohio Safety Council Annual Awards Banquet on April 9th, 2019 - from 7:30am-9: 30 am at Lima Howard Johnson.

Any questions, contact Deb Katzenmeyer at dkatz@limachamber.com or call 419-222-6708.
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Ruth Kreher Safety Person of the Year
The West Central Ohio Safety Council is seeking nominations for the Ruth Kreher Safety Person of the Year. Please take a minute to recognize someone that demonstrates the highest level of safety. This person may be in your company or at another company. The Safety Person of the Year Award will be presented at the Annual Awards Banquet on April 9th from 7:30-9:30 am at Howard Johnson.

Please submit your nomination form to the West Central Ohio Safety Council on or before March 15, 2019 !

The following criteria have been set for the candidates:
  • The nominee should be someone who leads or manages the safety program by providing safety input and suggestions to improve the company’s safety program.
  • Instills a safe workplace and follows the company’s policies and procedures.
  • Acts as a mentor to newer employees by encouraging them to observe safety policies and to use proper technique in regards to safety.
  • Shows genuine commitment to the company’s safety initiatives.

Award will be presented at the West Central Ohio Safety Council Annual Awards Banquet on April 9th, 2019 - from 7:30am-9: 30 am at Lima Howard Johnson.

Any questions, contact Deb Katzenmeyer at dkatz@limachamber.com or call 419-222-6708.

Our 50/50 Raffle Charity for 2019
CASA of Allen and Putnam Counties
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.