Join the Zanesville-Muskingum County Safety Council to access workplace safety education and awareness for your designated employee on the following topics:

  • Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
  • Improve compliance with laws and regulations
  • Engage workers
  • Increase productivity and enhance overall business operations
Safety Council


Participating businesses will:

  • Attend 10 virtual meetings
  • Receive monthly Safety Council newsletters featuring Ohio BWC and OSHA updates and industry articles
  • Why & How To Join
  • Awards
  • Schedule
  • Resources
Top 5 Reasons EVERY BUSINESS should join the safety council
1. Save Money - According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, successful health and safety programs reduce injury and illness costs by between 20 and 40%. Consequently, employers can reduce out-of-pocket expenses and reduce insurance premiums when they tend to workplace safety. Participating local employers are saving thousands of dollars in premiums per year through this program.
2. Training - Informative monthly training presentations are provided on workplace safety, employee health and workers compensation.
3. Stay Informed - Stay up to date on changes and better management practices in Ohio's worker' compensation system.
4. Healthcare Cost - Our new emphasis on workplace wellness training, in addition to safety, can help control healthcare costs and improve productivity and safety.
5. Networking Opportunity - Over 80 people attend the council meetings each month to hear the training presentation, enjoy breakfast and interact with fellow business people.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several modifications remain in place for the FY22 program.
  • Fiscal Year 2022 will be FREE to all members
  • All BWC safety council meetings will be conducted virtually (online only) this fiscal year.
  • The safety council rebate program remains suspended.
  • There will be no collection of semi-annual reports
Steps to Join Safety Council
1. Determine if you are eligible
2. Review, understand and commit to the eligibility requirements.
3. Submit the enrollment form below by July 31.
Congratulations to Josie Davidson of John Glenn High School for being named our Safety Council Scholarship Winner!
Safety Council Scholarship Winner 06 23 2021
Josie will be attending the New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting for Film in the fall.
Meeting Schedule
Safety Council virtual meetings are generally held on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 8 am to 9 am. In November and December the meetings are typically one week earlier due to the holidays.

Contact Lydia

2020 Meeting Schedule

  • August 26th
  • September 23rd
  • October 28th
  • November TBA
  • December TBA
  • January 27th, 2021
  • February 24th, 2021
  • March 24th, 2021
  • April 28th, 2021
  • May 26th, 2021
  • June 23rd, 2021

Safety Council Steering Committee

Bill Adams

AK Steel

Jamey Baker

ValueCare Ambulance

Doug Hobson

Zanesville Fire Department

Adam Holmes

Frueh Enterprises

Taylor Russell

Genesis Healthcare System

Kate Klaus

ClearPath Underground Solutions

Howard Stewart

South East Area Transit

Lydia Phillips

Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce

Jim Stephens

Zemba Bros., Inc.

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