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Speaker: Kimberly Wickert, Director of Rehabilitation & Business Development, VocWorks

April 18 at 8:30am

Catawba Island Club

Who We Are

The Ottawa County Safety Council was formed in 2007 with one goal – to increase safety awareness in the community. Our Vision is to provide valuable safety information to members and the community, in an effort to prevent accidents in the workplace. BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene sponsors 82 safety councils across the state, including Ottawa County. The Ottawa County Safety Council is sponsored by the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation. We provide our business community with quality programs addressing occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation and risk management education and information. We keep our members informed about new techniques, products and services, and provide a thorough knowledge of additional services.

  • 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.
  • Save money on your workers comp premium.


2017/2018 OCSC Activities Infographic


Enroll in local safety council by July 31 of the given year.

Attend 10 meetings or events between July 1 and June 30 of the given years.

  • At least eight of the 10 meetings must be safety council meetings. Up to two of the 10 can be external educational options outlined below, but all 10 can be safety council meetings.
  • A person can represent only one policy number with their attendance at a meeting.
  • Employer has the option to gain credit for up to two meetings through attendance at BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene (DSH) safety training courses or industry-specific training.
  • It is the employer’s responsibility to submit documentation to his or her safety council by June 30 of the given year, for attendance at non-safety council training or events to qualify.
  • Documentation must be an official certificate of attendance or transcript.

CEO or a qualified senior-level manager must attend any one safety council sponsored function or meeting.

  • CEO attendance counts as credit toward one of the 10 required meetings.
  • If a CEO is representing multiple policy numbers, his/her attendance fulfills the CEO attendance requirement for all policies, but counts as meeting credit for only one policy number.

Submit semiannual reports for the current calendar year.


Rebates are available for Non-Group Rated employers, Group Experience Rated employers and Group Retrospective Rated employers. Self-Insured employers are not eligible for rebates, but are encouraged to attend Safety Council meetings to stay current on trends and to help promote safe workplaces throughout the county.

  • Employers meeting all safety council rebate eligibility requirements that are not enrolled in a group-rating program will earn a 2% participation rebate on their premium and the potential of an additional 2% 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% performance bonus.
  • Employers meeting all safety council rebate eligibility requirements that are also enrolled in a group-retrospective-rating program will earn a 2% participation rebate.

To earn a performance bonus, employers must reduce either the severity or frequency of injuries in their workplace by 10% or remain at zero.

For more information, download the FY17 Rebate Fact Sheet.

The annual membership cost is $120.00 per year (July 1 to June 30 of the given years). If your company is interested in joining and is self-insured (not eligible to receive the BWC Rebate), your company would be eligible to receive a discounted membership rate. For questions, please contact Jessica Kowalski:

If you are a new member, you must complete the Ohio Safety Council Enrollment Form. Email to or fax to 419-898-6244.

Ohio Safety Council Enrollment Form
(A qualified senior-level manager/director/executive of the company)
(entire six month period, include all employees)
(column G in OSHA 300 Log)
(column H in the OSHA 300 Log)
(column K in the OSHA 300 Log)

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month, normally during lunchtime. The location is held at Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Port Clinton.

A program related to safety (i.e. Claim Management; Health & Wellness; Construction, Fire, & Water safety, etc.) is presented at each meeting. A member or guest is allowed time at the beginning of the meeting for a “Company Spotlight” to educate members about a new product or service that they provide for the safety industry. Time is provided before and after the program to network with other safety representatives.

Meeting Agenda:

11:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. Registration/Networking/Lunch
11:30 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. Speaker/Presentation
12:15 P.M. – 12:30 P.M. Networking

Safety Council Meeting Schedule FY2018

The following is a schedule of FREE safety training courses being offered by Ohio BWC. These courses, in addition to providing excellent training opportunities, qualify for “external training” credit for those companies that participate in the BWC rebate program. Registration is available at or by calling 1-800-644-6292.

Courses listed by location

BWC catalog 17

Oak Harbor – page 27

BGSU – page 28

200th RED HORSE Squadron OHANG

A. T. Emmett, LLC


Ackerman Industrial Equipment


Alpha Coatings, Inc.

Bay Point Management Corporation

C Nelson Mfg.

Catawba Island Marina

City of Port Clinton

D & G Focht Construction Co.

Danbury Local School

Danbury Township

DeAngelo Brothers LLC

Fenner Dunlop

Graymont Dolime (OH) Inc.

Holcomb Enterprises LLC

J Williams Concrete & Excavating LLC

Jeff Kuras Excavating

Joyful Connections

Ken Gill Construction, LLC

Machining Technologies Inc.

Magruder Hospital

Materion Brush Inc.

Mavin Inv, Bassett’s Market

Mid-County Joint Ambulance District

Mike-Tell Chair, Inc. dba Bassett’s Market

Northcoast Property Management

Northern Manufacturing Company

Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce

Ohler & Holzhauer Inc.

Ottawa County

Ottawa County Improvement Corporation

Otterbein North Shore

Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce

Port Clinton Manufacturing Co.

Portage Fire District

Put-in-Bay Township

Riverside Machine & Automation Inc.

Riverview Industries, Inc.

Signature Label

Terra State Community College

Tiger Material Handling, Corp.

Village of Genoa

Village of Marblehead

Village of Oak Harbor

Village of Put in Bay

Jeff Jadwisiak
Machining Technologies, Inc.

Michelle Ish
Ottawa County Human Resources

Randy Genzman
Village of Oak Harbor

Gaye Winterfield
Ottawa County Improvement Corporation

Jessica Kowalski
Ottawa County Improvement Corporation

Julie Reynolds
BWC Representative

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