The Ross County Safety Council, a managed program of the chamber, provides its members with the opportunity to earn worker’s compensation discounts and a forum to examine and resolve occupation 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 their 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 contact 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 an effective 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 the experiences and best management practices of member employers.

2023-2024 Program Schedule

**To qualify for the BWC rebate program, companies must enroll by July 31, 2023


  • Thursday, July 13, 2023  Welcome back picnic, Lion’s Shelter in Yoctangee Park
  • Thursday, August 10, 2023 BWC Claims Management & Return to Work  PACCAR
  • Thursday, September 14, 2023 Working Through Recovery PACCAR
  • Thursday, October 12, 2023  Safety in the Workplace-Active Shooter Training PACCAR
  • Thursday, November 9, 2023 Injury Prevention-Job Hazard Analysis  PACCAR
  • **Thursday, December 7, 2023  OSHA Recordkeeping with SafeX  PACCAR
  • Thursday, January 11, 2024  Inspirational Speaker TBA  PACCAR
  • Thursday, February 8, 2024  HazCom with SafeX  PACCAR
  • Thursday, March 14, 2024  Slips, Trips and Falls with BWC  PACCAR
  • Thursday, April 11, 2024  Driver Safety at Work PACCAR
  • Thursday, May 9, 2024  TBA PACCAR
  • Thursday, June 13, 2024 Workplace Policy-Being Proactive not Reactive PACCAR

*Topics subject to change

**Note December 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 $12 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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