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, Dacia Gierhart 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 2023 to June 2024. In addition to regular meetings, Ohio BWC offers in person, virtual and online trainings throughout the year.

All Ross County Safety Council meetings are 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 BWC premium rebate. Pre registration is requested! The 2023-2024 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. 

2023-2024 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 | Stop the Bleed & General First Aid with HEART CPR Center Thursday | July 13, 2023 The Big Lion's Shelter at Yoctangee Park
Claims Management & Return to Work with BWC Thursday | August 10, 2023 Adena's PACCAR Center
Working Through Recovery with Pinnacle Treatment Centers Thursday | September 14, 2023 Adena's PACCAR Center
Safety in the Workplace-How to Handle an Active Shooter Thursday | October 12, 2023 Adena's PACCAR Center
Injury Prevention-Job Hazard Analysis with Tom Slark Thursday | November 9, 2023 Adena's PACCAR Center
OSHA Record Keeping Updates with SafeEx Thursday | December 7, 2023 Adena's PACCAR Center
Inspirational Speaker: Chad Dunlap with Upshift with Chad Thursday | January 11, 2024 Adena's PACCAR Center
Hazardous Communication (HAZCOM) Training with SafeEx Thursday | February 8, 2024 Adena's PACCAR Center
Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention with BWC Thursday | March 14, 2024 Adena's PACCAR Center
Distracted Driving TBA Thursday | April 11, 2024 Adena's PACCAR Center
Older Americans Month TBA Thursday | May 9, 2024 Adena's PACCAR Center
"There's A Policy For That": Being Proactive not Reactive TBA Thursday | June 13, 2024 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! ‚Äč
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