Safety Council enrollment period open

July 31 is The FY13 enrollment period for new and Safety Council members who are interested in qualifying for a rebate of 2 percent or more on their Workers’ Compensation premiums. It is also time for dues renewal and submission of 1st Half 2012 Semi-annual Reports for present members.
In a special incentive program, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is offering Ottawa County area employers a one-time rebate of 2 percent on their Workers’ Compensation premiums for active participation in Safety Council during the next 12 months. The rebate offer excludes self-insuring employers or state agencies. New for FY13 is that employers participating in BWC group-retrospective programs are eligible for a 2 percent participation rebate. As in FY12 group-experience-rating members are eligible for a 2 percent performance rebate. For many companies, the 2 percent or 4 percent savings will actually outweigh the cost of membership in Safety Council. 

To receive a 2 percent rebate, local companies must meet four criteria:
• Join the Ottawa County Safety Council no later than July 31
• Send a representative to at least 10 meetings between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013
• Submit two safety reports for the 2012 calendar year
• Have their CEO (or highest-ranking on-site management person) attend one meeting between  July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013
Note: An additional 2 percent rebate, based on reduction in number and/or severity of workplace injuries as calculated by the BWC, is also available to qualifying non-group Safety Council members.
Dues for Ottawa County Safety Council are $120 per year for one representative, and include the cost of meals at the 12 monthly meetings. Meetings consist of an informative 40-45 minute safety-related program, a brief business meeting, and special relevant updates. Ottawa County Safety Council is part of a Tri Council Training Collaborative which offers several compliance and safety program development and implementation workshops at no extra cost.
If you would like to join the Ottawa County Safety Council, or would like information, contact Denise Ventrone at the Ottawa County Improvement Corp., at 567-262-3302, or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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