About Us

Ross County Safety Council is lead by a group of dedicated volunteers who make up the Steering Committee. This steering committee is charged with laying out the yearly speakers, workshops, and extra training classes. In addition to their duties with Ross County Safety Council many of our steering committee members are dedicated safety professionals who are eager to assist you with any questions you may have about issues your workplace is facing. View the current steering committee below. 

2021/2022 Safety Council Dates:
September 9th
October 6th — BWC Mega Meeting
November 18th
December 9th
January 13th
February 10th
March 10th
April 13th — BWC Mega Meeting
May 12th
June 9th
A message from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation in regards to 2021/2022 Safety Councils:
Dear safety council member,

As a valued member of an Ohio safety council, we want to inform you of important updates to the BWC Safety Council program for the upcoming fiscal year, that started July 1.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio Safety Councils will conduct all meetings virtually (online only) this fiscal year. This is the safest way to hold meetings as we work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Ohio. We expect most safety councils will choose to host virtual meetings this year. However, if that is not the case with your local program, we will connect you with a neighboring safety council that will host you until in-person meetings resume.
The decision to go virtual will also make participation as easy as possible for you as you focus on resuming your operations and keeping your workforce safe.
In light of the difficult and unusual times , we will not be offering a rebate for participation nor the performance rebate (for those eligible) to employers who participate in the BWC Safety Council program.  
While this is not the usual direct financial reward for attending, we believe your business will still receive valuable workplace safety information and resources by attending meetings online. What you learn at upcoming virtual meetings can help with cost savings and keeping your workers safe from injuries and illness at work.
Look to your local safety council for information on upcoming meetings and programming as they remain your source for occupational safety and health and workers’ compensation information and resources!   
Michelle Francisco
BWC Safety Council Program Manager 

Committee Members

  • Mark Holsinger with TSHD Architects 
  • Devin Keplinger with Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation
  • Marsha Bevins with Portsmouth Mission Alliance
  • Malissa Combs with Frontier Community Services
  • Lewis Anders with YSK Corp. 
  • Ann Perdue with Chillicothe Fire and Security 
  • Wendi Bennett with Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce 
  • Mart De Waard with Adena Health Systems