The Bucyrus Area Safety Council is co-sponsored by the Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, Division of Safety & Hygiene. Our Safety Council works to increase awareness of the importance of safety, health, and wellness for area businesses and community.

Membership and participation in the Bucyrus Area Safety Council gives businesses a potential cost savings benefit through rebates on workers’ compensation rates while providing a forum for safety & health information, education, and networking.


2018-2019 Safety Council Enrollment Form

Next Meeting

The April meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at Bucyrus Community Hospital in the Community Room. The meeting topic is Distracted Driving and the speaker will be Chief Dave Koepke of the Bucyrus Police Department. This meeting is also our CEO and Awards Event. Lunch is at 11:30 am with the presentation to begin at noon.

Upcoming Meetings

Date Topic Place
January 9, 2018 General Safety Protection BCH Community Room
February 13, 2018 AED/CPR Awareness BCH Community Room
March 13, 2018 Ladder Inspection Safety BCH Community Room
April 10, 2018 Distracted Driving | Awards | CEO Day BCH Community Room
May 8, 2018 Heat Stress BCH Community Room
June 12, 2018 Machine Guarding BCH Community Room

The next semi-annual report should be completed AFTER December 31, 2017, and must be submitted by January 15, 2018.

Completion and submission of semi-annual reports is a requirement of participation in the Safety Council program, and is also a requirement for eligibility for the BWC’s safety council rebate.

These instructions should be used as a guide in completing the BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene semi-annual report form.

The top portion of the form is self-explanatory. If you do not know your account number it will be completed for you when received. The person completing the semi-annual report should fill in the “submitted by” information.

  • (1) Date of Most Recent Lost-Time Injury or Illness
    This is the date of the most recent injury that resulted in an employee missing at least one full day of work. That date does not necessarily have to be during this reporting period. If no injuries have occurred during this period the date would remain the same as reported last period. If no injuries have ever occurred, this line can be left blank. Please refer to your last semi-annual report. If no injuries or illnesses resulting in at least one full day away from work have occurred during the six-month period the date should remain the same.
  • (2) and (3) Average Number of Employees/Total Hours Worked
    Multiply the average number of employees x the average number of hours worked per week x the number of weeks in the six-month period (i.e. 725 employees x 40 hours = 29,000 hours x 26 weeks in the six month period = 754,000 hours).
  • (4) Deaths
    Taken from OSHA 300 Log column G, the number of deaths that resulted from an occupational accident during this six-month period.
  • (5) Number of Injuries/Number of Workdays Lost
    Taken from OSHA 300 Log column H, the number of occupational injuries or illnesses resulting in days away from work.
  • (6) Number of Workdays Lost
    Taken from OSHA 300 Log column K, the total number of away from work as a result of occupational accidents during the six-month period. NOTE: If the days away from work resulted from an accident which occurred in a previous six-month period, please indicate the additional lost-days on line 6.


  • If the date of last injury or illness resulting in days away from work (1) was during the current six-month period you are reporting on, there should at least be a 1 for (5) the number of injuries or illnesses, and (6) the number of days away from work.

If the date of last injury or illness resulting in days away from work was during a previous six-month period, (5) and (6) should be 0 unless an employee is still having lost days as a result of a previous injury (then there may be a number on line 6).