The Ross County Safety Council, a chamber-managed program, provides its members with the opportunity to earn worker’s compensation discounts and a forum to examine and resolve occupational safety and health issues. We strive to bring you the experts who can provide the information to make your workplace safer.

Monthly meetings and interactive workshops provide an opportunity to learn from the experts about health and safety issues facing businesses today. In addition, the Council is affiliated with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Division of Safety and Hygiene and has access to its safety resources.

We invite you to explore the Ross County Safety Council. Membership is free and is open to all companies, corporations, and individual employers in Ross, Pike, and Jackson counties. If you have topics you would like addressed, please get in touch with Dacia Gierhart at 740.702.2722. This opportunity allows you to network with and learn from experienced safety professionals.

The Ross County Safety Council’s mission is to be a practical safety resource for the employers of Ross, Pike, and Jackson counties. We will accomplish this mission by providing the latest safety & health information through experienced professionals, conducting interactive workshops, and drawing on member employers’ experiences and best management practices.

2024-2025 Program Schedule

**To qualify for the BWC rebate program, companies must enroll by July 31, 2024


  • Thursday, July 11, 2024 –  Welcome back picnic, Lion’s Shelter at Yoctangee Park
  • **Thursday, August 1, 2024 – Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Month at PACCAR
  • Thursday, September 12, 2024 – Are You Prepared for an Emergency at PACCAR
  • Thursday, October 10, 2024 – Identifying Drug Use in the Workplace at PACCAR
  • Thursday, November 14, 2024 – Ergonomics – Avoid Repetitive Motion Injuries at PACCAR
  • Thursday, December 12, 2024  – OSHA Recordkeeping with SafeX at PACCAR
  • Thursday, January 9, 2025  – TBA for Wellness Month at PACCAR
  • Thursday, February 13, 2025 – TBA with SafeX at PACCAR
  • Thursday, March 13, 2025 –  Hiring Individuals with Disabilities at PACCAR
  • Thursday, April 10, 2025  – Developing a Driver Safety Program at PACCAR
  • Thursday, May 8, 2025 – Trauma in the Workplace with Frontier Communication Servies at PACCAR
  • Thursday, June 12, 2025  – National Safety Month at PACCAR

*Topics subject to change

**Note August meeting is scheduled one week earlier

Members must obtain ten meeting credits to qualify for the 3% premium rebate.

All in-person meetings are held at the PACCAR Medical Education Center, 446 Hospital Rd. Chillicothe on the second Thursday of each month JULY through JUNE, *except where noted. Cost is $15 per person. Lunch is served at 11:30 and the speaker begins at noon. ALL attendees must register at

Pre-pay coupon booklets are available for purchase.  You may also pre-pay upon registering or pay at the door. Call Dacia at 740.702.2722 for information and to enroll.

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