|Safety Council saves 34 pct. on Workers Comp. rates|
|Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:10 AM|
BY STEPHANIE GROVES
DELPHOS—The Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce is still offering businesses the Safety Council Program, which is a program for businesses to promote safety and earn rebates. Completed registration forms must be submitted to the Delphos Area Chamber by Tuesday.
Through a partnership with the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, the Delphos Chamber is encouraging business owners to participate in the 2013-2014 Van Wert Area Safety Council Program.
Last year, Van Wert and Delphos Area Safety Council members earned a total of $69,247.00 in rebates on their Workers’ Compensation rates. This represents a 34 percent increase in savings from the year before.
Delphos Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennifer Moenter said the Safety Council Program is extremely beneficial for a company that may have been removed from Group Rating. Companies that have a lot of employees and many accidents could be removed from their group rating and/or pay higher premiums.
“For example, if a company has premiums of $75,000, the potential rebate of 4 percent is $3,000,” Moenter detailed. “By meeting the program requirements, this rebate money far exceeds the fees/time involved with the Safety Council Program.”
The Safety Council Program is an initiative designed to increase safety awareness and give businesses a potential cost savings benefit through rebates on their Workers’ Compensation rates by providing a forum for safety and health information, education and networking in local communities. Program topics must be classified under occupational safety and health, risk management, workers’ compensation, BWC services, rehabilitation or environmental issues.
“In the past few years, guest speakers have included topics on “Slips, trips and falls”; creating healthy work environments; book keeping practices; and electrical, first aid and first responder’s safety,” Moenter said.
Safety Council Program Membership includes:
• One admission to all meetings — including breakfast. Additional guests may attend for $8 per meeting.
• One admission to the Facility Tours • One admission to the Annual Awards Ceremony
• Take-Away Safety Information from each meeting
• Updates on the latest BWC programs and discount options
• Opportunity to speak with a BWC regional representative at each meeting
• Opportunity to network with other local companies
Contact the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce at 419-695-1771 with any questions regarding the Safety Council Program.