The BWC’s Safety Council program allows employers to earn rebates on their workers’ compensation premiums by participating in their local safety council and reducing the frequency of workplace injuries. Participating employers receive a 2% rebate for attending a specific number of safety council programs and an additional 2% may be earned for demonstrating a reduction in the frequency and/or severity of workplace incidents.
The safety council rebates can be stacked with all other rating programs offered by the BWC. (Employers enrolled in a group rating program are only eligible for the 2% performance bonus, while employers enrolled in a group retrospective program are only eligible for the 2% participation bonus.) To qualify for next year’s rebate, employers must enroll in a local safety council by July 31, 2013.
There are more than 80 safety councils across the state for employers to participate. To find a safety council program near you, visit the BWC website at: http://www.ohiobwc.com/employer/programs/safety/SandHCouncilsList.asp
If you are currently enrolled in a safety council, you have until June 30, 2013 to complete your attendance requirement (10 meetings or events from 7/1/2012 through 6/30/2013, with at least one of these events attended by the CEO) and to make sure all documentation has been submitted to your safety council.