Thousands of Ohio employers find value and workers' compensation premium savings by actively participating in their local safety councils. And you can join them.*
To earn a safety council rebate, employers must meet rebate eligibility requirements in one of 82 BWC-sponsored safety councils.
The following is a breakdown of potential rebates when an employer is an active member of a safety council.
- Employers meeting all safety council rebate eligibility requirements that are not enrolled in a group-rating program will earn a 2-percent participation rebate on their premium and the potential of an additional 2-percent performance bonus.
- Employers meeting all safety council rebate eligibility requirements that are also enrolled in a group-experience-rating program have the potential to earn a 2-percent performance bonus.
- Employers meeting all safety council rebate eligibility requirements that are also enrolled in a group-retrospective-rating program will earn a 2-percent participation rebate.
To earn a performance bonus, employers must reduce either the severity or frequency of injuries in their workplace by 10 percent or remain at zero.
BWC Safety Councils can help you:
- Learn techniques for increasing safety in your workplace;
- Learn how to better manage your workers' compensation program;
- Network with other employers in your community;
- Access useful, money-saving workers' comp and risk management information.
Rebate elibigility requirements:
To quality for the BWC Safety Council rebate, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Join your local safety council by July 31, 2017;
- Attend 10 safety council meetings**;
- Send a qualified senior-level manager to a safety council sponsored meeting;
- Submit semiannual workplace accident reports for the 2017 calendar year.
For more information about Ross County Safety Council, managed by the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce, please call 740-702-2722 or email
*The rebate offer excludes self-insuring employers and state agencies. Limitations apply to a professional employer organization and its clients. BWC encourages all employers to become active safety council members.
**At least eight through the local safety council. You can get credit for up to two meetings through attendance at BWC's safety training courses or industry-specific training.
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