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.