What is the Ross County Safety Council?

Ross County Safety Council provides 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 safe. Monthly meetings and interactive workshops provide an opportunity to learn from the experts about health and safety issues facing today's businesses. In addition, the Council is affiliated with the Bureau of Worker's Compensation (BWC) Division of Safety and Hygiene (DSH), 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 addresses please call Safety Council Program Manager, Wendi Bennett at 740-702-2722 or email at Take advantage of this opportunity to network with and learn from experienced safety professionals.


The Ross County Safety Council hosts 12 regularly scheduled meetings a year, with the program year running from July 2022 to June 2023. In addition to regular meetings, Ohio BWC offers in-demand and online trainings throughout the year.

Beginning July 2022, all Ross County Safety Council meetings will be held in person at Adena’s PACCAR Medical Education Center, located at 446 Hospital Road., Chillicothe.

Attendance at 10 of the 12 meetings is required to receive the rebate. Pre registration is required! The 2022-2023 Program Year meeting dates are located under the “News & Events” tab.


Employers must meet all rebate program eligibility requirements to be eligible for any rebate. 

2022-2023 Safety Council Meeting Dates
All meetings start at 11:30am and conclude by 1pm. Lunch is served 11:30am-12:00pm. Presenters speak from 12:00on-1:00pm.
Topic Date Location
New Program Year Kick-Off Picnic | Heat Stress & Sun Safety Thursday | July 14, 2022 The Big Lion's Shelter at Yoctangee Park
Keeping Safety Top of Mind Thursday | August 11, 2022 Adena's PACCAR Center
Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace Thursday | September 8, 2022 Adena's PACCAR Center
Substance Use Disorder Awareness Thursday | October 13, 2022 Adena's PACCAR Center
Cybersecurity: Is Your Business Safe From Attack? Thursday | November 10, 2022 Adena's PACCAR Center
Special Speaker: Julia Ellifritt of Cornerstone of Hope, "Learned Bias" Thursday | December 8, 2022 Adena's PACCAR Center
Let's Get the Records Straight: OASHA Record Keeping Thursday | January 12, 2023 Adena's PACCAR Center
Ergonomics & Repetitive Motion Injuries Thursday | February 9, 2023 Adena's PACCAR Center
Working & Employing Individuals with Disabilities and BWC Handicap Reimbursement Program Thursday | March 16, 2023 Adena's PACCAR Center
BWC Safety Panel Discussion Thursday | April 13, 2023 Adena's PACCAR Center
Stand-Down to Prevent Workplace Falls Thursday | May 11, 2023 Adena's PACCAR Center
TAPS: Trauma Informed Care & De-escalation in the Workplace Thursday | June 8, 2023 Adena's PACCAR Center
"It is very important to stay up to speed on safety in the work place. The meetings are full of important information to pass along to employees and managers."Mark Littler Globe Furniture

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Help us reach our goals!

Ross County Safety Council's goal is to be recognized as the state of Ohio's number one Safety Council by member employers, the community and, the BWC. Will you help us reach that goal? Your attendance matters! ​
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