What is a Safety Council?

Each Ohio Safety Council has the same goal - to increase safety awareness. But developing and maintaining a safe workplace is no easy task. That is why it must be a combined effort of local businesses and the community.

BWC's Division of Safety & Hygiene sponsors 83 Safety Councils across the state which are organized through chambers of commerce, trade and manufacturing associations or other local safety-minded organizations. These Safety Councils provide their local communities with quality programs addressing occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation and risk management education and information. They inform participants about new techniques, products and services, and provide a thorough knowledge of these services.

The Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Safety Council program in the Delaware area.

Why should my business join?

-   Learn techniques for increasing safety in your workplace

-   Network with other employers in your community

-   Access useful, money-saving workers' comp and risk management information

-   Employers who are part of BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program can earn up to a 4-percent annual rebate on their workers’ compensation premium by fulfilling certain attendance and performance goals.

-   Employers meeting all eligibility requirements that are not enrolled in a group-rating program will earn a 2% participation rebate on their Workers Compensation premium and the potential of an additional 2% performance bonus.*

-   Employers meeting all eligibility requirements that are also enrolled in a group-experience-rating program have the potential to earn a 2% performance bonus.

-   Employers meeting all eligibility requirements that are also enrolled in a group-retrospective-rating program will earn a 2% participation rebate.

To earn a performance bonus, employers must reduce either the severity or frequency of injuries in their workplace by 10% or remain at zero. The rebate offer excludes self-insuring employers, state agencies and those involved with a third-party administrator.

*The rebate offer excludes self-insuring employers and state agencies; limitations apply to a professional employer organization. BWC encourages all employers to become active safety council members.

What is required by Safety Council members to earn incentives?

    -   Join by July 31st;

    -   Attend 10 monthly meetings;

    -   Sign in at every meeting

    -   Send a qualified senior-level manager to one meeting during the fiscal year; 

    -   Complete and submit a short, semi-annual report twice a year. 

Who can join?

The program is open to any Delaware County business regardless of Chamber of Commerce affiliation. Click here to join.

Is there a fee to join?

There is no fee to become a member of Safety Council but your representatives may choose to enjoy lunch each month. A pre-paid lunch option is $150 for the first representative and includes the required CEO luncheon. If you choose to have additional representatives regularly attend meetings and enjoy lunch, the cost is $120 for each additional person. The lunch option is invoiced at the beginning of the program’s fiscal year.

One-at-a-time lunch is available each month for $15, paid for at the door.  

When and where are the meetings held?

Except for the May awards luncheon, meetings are held at 11:30am at the Eagles Lodge, 127 East William Street, Delaware, OH 43015 on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Additional meetings may also be offered throughout the year.

How can our business join?

Becoming a member is simple. Just complete the application form and mail (32 S Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015) , email (SafetyCouncil@DelawareAreaChamber.com), or fax (740-369-4817) it to the Chamber.


Please Note:

  • Pre-registration is recommended for all meetings

  • Participants must sign the sign-in sheet to meet BWC requirements

  • Regardless of the number of folks attending from one company, it only qualifies as one meeting

  • If your CEO or senior level manager attends, please make sure the CEO box is checked by the signature.


Upcoming Safety Council Meetings

Click on the event title for more info and to RSVP


Click here to join the Safety Council!

For more information contact 740-369-6221 or e-mail to SafetyCouncil@DelawareAreaChamber.com.