Ohio BWC FY19 safety council rebate eligibility requirements:
Enroll in local safety council by July 31, 2019.
- Find a list of Ohio safety councils at ohiobwc.com.
Attend 10 meetings or events between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.
- At least eight of the 10 meetings must be safety council meetings. Up to two of the 10 can be external educational options outlined below, but all 10 can be safety council meetings.
- A person can represent only one policy number with their attendance at a meeting.
- Employer has the option to gain credit for up to two meetings through attendance at BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene (DSH) safety training courses or industry-specific training.
- DSH safety training credit is available for training conducted at the Ohio Center for Occupational Safety and Health (OCOSH) in Pickerington or one of its branches.
- No matter the duration of the training or special event, attendance applies toward only one meeting credit.
- Safety training conducted at the employers’ workplace, online or required Drug-Free Workplace training does not qualify for the safety council rebate program eligibility.
- It is the employer’s responsibility to submit documentation to his or her safety council by June 30, 2020, for attendance at non-safety council training or events to qualify.
- Documentation must be an official certificate of attendance or transcript.
CEO must attend any one safety council sponsored function or meeting.
- CEO attendance counts as credit toward one of the 10 required meetings.
- If a CEO is representing multiple policy numbers, his/her attendance fulfills the CEO attendance requirement for all policies, but counts as meeting credit for only one policy number.
Submit semiannual reports for the 2019 calendar year.
- Employers meeting all safety council rebate eligibility requirements that are not enrolled in a group-rating program will earn a 2% participation rebate on their premium and the potential of an additional 2% performance bonus.*
- Employers meeting all safety council rebate eligibility requirements that are also enrolled in a group-experience-rating program have the potential to earn a 2% performance bonus.
- Employers meeting all safety council rebate 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 and state agencies; limitations apply to a professional employer organization. BWC encourages all employers to become active safety council members.