Guernsey-Noble Safety Council News

October 2017 BWC Safety Update

2017 1st Half Semi-Annual Report: Deadline July 15, 2017

June 2017 Update from BWC

2016 1st Half Semi-Annual Reports Deadline: January 15th, 2016

Click here 2016 2nd Half Semi Annual Report.

December Safety Update from the BWC

October Safety Update from the BWC Library

September – National Preparedness Month
Check out the Campaign information here!!

UPDATE – Payroll True Up
We have extended the payroll true-up report grace period through Sept. 29.

· The payroll true-up is a new process that requires employers to report their actual payroll for the previous policy year and reconcile any differences in premium paid.
· The deadline for this report was Aug. 15. Given that this is a new process, we have extended a grace period until Sept. 30 to ensure all employers are able to complete this requirement.
· The payroll true-up is an important step that is necessary for us to accurately calculate your premium.
· Even if your payroll for the year matches the estimate we provided or you had zero payroll, you must complete a true-up report.

The quickest and easiest way to true-up is online with a BWC e-account.

While you are able to complete the true-up through our call center, wait times may be extremely high and we encourage the use of our online reporting system.

August Meeting
The Guernsey Noble Safety Council will meet on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 8 – 9 am at the Paul Brown Epic Center on the Zane State College Cambridge campus. The speaker will be Cambridge Fire Chief Jeff Deeks.

Jeff has been a firefighter for over 20 years. He is an instructor for the State of Ohio. The topic is “Components of an Emergency Response Plan”. Every company should plan for emergencies before they happen. That means assessing the hazards and dangers that exist in your business and then making a plan so you are prepared. Some components of an emergency response plan are needed for all businesses, and in some of the larger companies, or depending on the hazards, more detail may be required.

Come and find out what YOU need to consider when making YOUR business emergency plan.

2016 1st Half Semi-Annual Reports Deadline:
July 15th, 2016 (to the Chamber by July 11th)

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Click here for 2016 1st Half Semi Annual Report.
Click here 2016 2nd Half Semi Annual Report.
Click here 2015 1st Half Semi Annual Report.
Click here 2015 2nd Half Semi Annual Report.

April/May/June Guernsey-Noble Safety Council Meeting

The Guernsey-Noble Safety Council will meet on Wednesday, April 27th, May 25th, and June 22nd, 2016, from 8:00 am – 9:00 am at the Paul R. Brown Epic Center of Zane State College, Cambridge. The program is the first of a series of three on Drugs in the Workplace. The first session will focus on Recognition and Awareness of the drug abuse problems in our area, and signs that may be present in the workplace with your employees.
Sheriff Jeffrey Paden will present a program that will include practical information and tips to provide awareness of drug abuse. Sheriff Paden is a 21 year veteran of the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office. He has been a captain since 2013 and was second in command for all operations at the sheriff’s office. A life-long resident of Guernsey County, Sheriff Paden was hired by the sheriff’s office in October 1994 as a deputy working in the county jail. The Be Aware Trailer will be present, and attendees will be able to preview the interior following the meeting. The trailer provides training sessions to area businesses, educators, parents, and community organizations who want to arm themselves with more information about substance abuse.
The second program in the series will be held at the May meeting, with a review of what treatment facilities and programs are available in our area for treatment. We look forward to seeing you on the 27th.
– May 25th: Drug Free Workplace, speaker, Scott St. Clair
– June 22nd: Drugs in the Workplace: Resources Available for Treatment in Our Area by Drug and Alcohol Services of Guernsey County.

Annual Guernsey-Noble Safety Awards Luncheon
The 19th Annual Guernsey-Noble Safety Awards Luncheon will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Southgate Hotel. Registration will begin at 11:00 am followed by lunch and this year’s program. Guest speaker will be Larry Triplett, Muskingum County Business Incubator followed by our BWC Safety Awards Presentations. Join us for an afternoon celebrating your safety accomplishments.
Please R.S.V.P. to the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce by email: info@cambridgeohiochamber.com or by fax: 740-439-6689; reservation forms can be found here.

Well at Work…Well at Home” Publication

February Meeting Date and Topic –
February 24th, at Zane State College’s EPIC Center at 8am.
Topic: Electrical Safety – It’s Shocking!

2015 2nd Half Semi-Annual Reports Deadline: January 15th, 2016
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Click here for 2015 2nd Half Semi Annual Report.

January Meeting Date and Topic –
January 27th, at Zane State College’s EPIC Center at 8am.
Topic: Promoting Wellness on a Budget

December Meeting Date and Topic –
December 16th, at Zane State College’s EPIC Center at 8am.
Topic: Safety Jeopardy!

November Meeting Date and Topic –
November 18th, at Zane State College’s EPIC Center at 8am.
Topic: Smoke Free … How To Motivate Your Employees to Quit

October Meeting Date and Topic –
October 28th, at Zane State College’s EPIC Center at 8am.
Topic: How We Keep Our Visitors & Contractors Safe

Announcing the Guernsey-Noble Safety and Career Expo
October 9 at the Paul R Brown Epic Center on the Cambridge Campus of Zane State College

Local Companies in following industry fields: Construction/Maintenance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Small Business, Transportation, or related field, are being invited to set up tables to share information about their companies. If you choose to participate, your audience will be a targeted group of local high school and career center seniors from Guernsey and Noble counties who are considering a career in the above mentioned industries. Click here for more information!

September Meeting Date and Topic –
September 23rd, at Zane State College’s EPIC Center at 8am.
Topic: Taming the Vending Machine Monster: Making Smart Food Choices at Work.

2015 1st Half Semi-Annual Reports Deadline: July 15th, 2015
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Click here for 2015 1st Half Semi Annual Report.

18th Annual Awards Banquet –
The Annual Safety Council Awards Banquet, with new times and location, was a great success! Thanks to Safety Director Rocky Hill for speaking, and Carol Morrison from the Ohio BWC for presenting the awards. And of course, congratulations to all our Council Members who were presented with safety awards. Well Done!

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