HFC Safety Council Schedule: 2019/2020
**Meeting details subject to change.**
FY20 Safety Council Rebate Program Waiver Amid COVID-19 Concerns - Message to Rebate Program Participants
Dear Safety Council Rebate Program Participants,
We thank you for your patience as we’ve determined how to proceed with the FY20 Safety Council Rebate Program in the midst of COVID-19.
As you know, we directed safety council sponsors to cancel March, April, and May safety council meetings in light of public health concerns. And today’s announcement will eliminate the need for sponsors to host a June meeting. As a result of these cancellations, we realize it is impossible for many of you to complete the program’s FY20 rebate eligibility requirements.
Therefore, we will provide the FY20 rebate to safety council members who, as of Feb. 29, 2020, had attended at least FOUR safety council meetings. This determination was based on crediting each member with one meeting credit for each cancelled meeting, the maximum of two external training credits and waiving the CEO attendance and calendar year 2019 semi-annual report requirements.
Although we realize a small number of safety councils host more than one meeting a month late in the program year, we are granting relief for only one safety council meeting credit per month in March, April, May, and June. This resolution reinforces the program’s goal of active participation for the purpose of education, networking and resource sharing and, unfortunately, members who condense participation to the latter part of the program year will not appreciate relief from this solution.
Ultimately, employers we determine have earned the rebate under the revised guidelines will receive the maximum percentage rebate allowed per their BWC group-rating status:
- 2% for employers enrolled in BWC’s Group-Retrospective-Rating Program and eligible for the participation rebate.
- 2% for employers enrolled in BWC’s Group-Experience-Rating Program and eligible for the performance bonus - there will be no claims data measurement calculation.
- 4% for employers not enrolled in a BWC Group-Rating Program.
Your safety council sponsor will submit July 1, 2019 through February 29, 2020 attendance records to us when normal business operations resume. The timeline for the processing of these rebates is yet to be determined but we will continue to update safety council sponsors when you should expect FY20 safety council program rebate checks.
Our most sincere interest is the health, wellness and safety of Ohio’s workforce. Be safe and take care.
BWC Safety Council Program Manager
MARCH 4TH: ERGONOMICS FOR A HEALTHY WORKPLACE (RSVP HERE)
March 4th -- Highland County: Ergonomics for a Healthy Workplace; Anytime Fitness
Representatives from Anytime Fitness Wilmington will provide an interactive presentation on "Ergonomics for a Healthy Workplace" at our March 4th meeting!
- Registration and Networking: 11:30AM
Lunch/Program: 12PM - 1PM (Cost of lunch is $15/person)
Where: Ponderosa Banquet Center, 545 S High St, Hillsboro, OH 45133 [map]
Who to Invite:
In addition to your primary Safety Council representative, we encourage you to invite any employees who would benefit from this month's topic!
FEBRUARY 5TH: OSHA RECORDKEEPING
This topic will provide an interactive activity and discussion about OSHA Recordkeeping (and beyond!) presented by our very own Safety Council steering committee member, Jeff Curry, Safety and Compliance Manager, with Connection.
- About Jeff:
Jeff Curry has worked as the Safety and Compliance Manager at Connection in Wilmington, Ohio, since 2006, with many years of previous safety experience. Jeff is an active member of our HFC Steering Committee. He received a BA from Wilmington College.
JANUARY 8TH: Mini-Health Fair
PRESENTATION: Mini Health Fair
SPEAKER: We will have a number of local health and wellness businesses represented at the Mini Health Fair
Fayette County Memorial Hospital will be offering the following tests at cost: CLICK HERE FOR ONSITE TEST DETAILS AND PRICING
DECEMBER 4TH: Duck and Cover: A Few Things to Know about Workplace Violence, Dr. William Kennedy, Psy.D., Go Dan (VIEW THE PRESENTATION HERE)
As we enter the busy and often stressful holiday season, "Doc" Kennedy will provide an interactive discussion about recognizing workplace stress and violence.
Dr. William (Doc) Kennedy is a husband and father of two adult children. He’s a business consultant and sports, clinical, and forensic psychologist based in Wilmington Ohio. He graduated from Wilmington College (’91), where he received degrees in psychology and mathematics. He then attended the School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) at Wright State University, graduating with his doctorate in clinical psychology in 1995.
Dr. Kennedy worked as a prison psychologist conducting risk assessments, sex offender evaluations, pre-parole evaluations, and providing services and therapy in a state correctional facility. He directed the clinical portion of the Duke E. Ellis Institute, a community based mental health and training facility in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Kennedy also directed mental health services at Wilberforce University. Currently, he maintains a full time private practice and consulting practice in Wilmington, Ohio.
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Kennedy works with individuals and families around various mental health related issues. As a sports psychologist, Dr. Kennedy consults with amateur and professional athletes and organizations to help improve performance, prevent injuries and reduce recovery time, and improve group dynamics and cohesion. As a forensic psychologist, Dr. Kennedy works with the courts, law enforcement, and attorneys conducting risk assessments, not guilty by reason of insanity assessments, custody related issues, and treatment.
Dr. Kennedy also has 30 years of experience in martial arts. He holds the Master Rank of Go Dan (5th degree black belt), in Chi-mu Toruku Jitsu. He is a founder of Team Torque Martial Arts, a martial arts program also located in Wilmington with the mission of connecting mental health, physical health, and safety & security. Team Torque offers traditional classes, therapeutic based martial arts, and self-protection training.
As a consultant and trainer, Dr. Kennedy works with individuals, and various sized businesses in areas including project development and problem solving, executive coaching, mission and vision development, and planning. Dr. Kennedy has been the evaluator for a federally-funded violence prevention program involving 19 states and the District of Columbia. Dr. Kennedy provides training and seminars for organizations such as OSHA around workplace violence. He developed the ADAPT model of self-protection for healthcare professionals, teaching it to healthcare agencies and through the Ohio BWC.
Dr. Kennedy consults extensively with private and nonprofit businesses around safety issues. Threat assessment, workplace safety, de-escalation hostile employees, and training around safety and security are all topics that are frequently addressed. He is also a consultant to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department and an advisor to the Wilmington Police Department and on their hostage negotiation team.
NOVEMBER 6TH: (CEO LUNCHEON at the Crown Room): Power Under Pressure with Bruce Boguski, Motivational Speaker
New research indicates that the ability each person has to perform at a peak level is directly related to how well they handle pressure and control their emotions. In this presentation, you will discover several simple steps that will allow you to access “The Zone” (peak performance state) whenever it is needed in their personal or business life. The importance of these skills has been magnified by recent events in the world and in our country. This program explains what is needed to regain control of our lives before they control you—start NOW!!
- Provide an arsenal of tools for handling stress through relaxation and the mind-body connection.
- Identify the personal benefits of establishing a positive belief system and “how to” create such a system.
- Learn to use attitude adjustment methods in order to succeed in challenging situations.
- Discover confidence building techniques that really work.
- Implement practical methods on how to control emotions for peak performance in stressful environments.
- Learn the effects of diet upon performance, attitude and energy.
OCTOBER 2ND (VIEW THE PRESENTATION HERE): Emergency First Aid in the Workplace with Gail Erhardt, Health and Safety Educator
Gail Erhardt, has been working in Health and Safety for over 25 years. In that time she has trained at countless workplaces allowing employees to be empowered and prepared for an emergency situations. She now works as a consultant on corporate wellness initiatives, and personal health goals.
8992 Daugherty Marks Rd.
Hamersville, Ohio 45130
SEPTEMBER 4TH (VIEW THE PRESENTATION HERE): "WHY:"BWC Updates with Bob Braun, Regional Business Development Manager - Southwest
Many organizations do an effective job of communicating what we do, but not why we do things. As the BWC's mission is expands to address holistic health and wellness issues, Bob will lay the groundwork around why we are moving in that direction and what it means for workers’ comp in the future.
Bob Braun is the regional business development manager for Southwestern Ohio. He serves as an ambassador for Administrator/CEO Stephanie B. McCloud communicating BWC services to Ohio employers. He also works with employers that could benefit from BWC’s safety and claims management services.
Bob has 30 years experience in the financial and insurance industries. He served in several leadership roles for State Auto Insurance Company, including nearly 10 years as Regional Vice President. He is a member and past President of the Cincinnati CPCU Society Chapter. During his career with State Auto, he served on the Eastern Kentucky University Risk Management and Insurance Advisory Board and as a board member of the Kentucky Insurance Workforce Development Foundation. Additionally, he was the editor for the national CPCU Society’s Personal Lines Interest Group newsletter.
An alumnus of Miami University, Bob received his Bachelor of Science in General Business and a Masters in Business Administration. Bob has been a resident of Warren County since 1988 and attends Epiphany United Methodist Church in Loveland, where he has served as Financial Secretary, Stewardship Chair, and in other roles as part of the Leadership Team. He and his wife, Debbie, live in South Lebanon and they have two daughters and two sons.
You can contact Bob at 513-583-4542 or via email at Robert.B.email@example.com.