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The May Safety Council meeting Erin Rosiello, SW Regional Business Development Manager, Ohio BWC, Award Presentations and was attended by many member company and organization CEO’s. Ms. Rosiello gave an informative presentation on the BWC’s Destination Excellence. There was a special award presented to James Rohrer, Miami Valley Hospital Police Investigator, how was named Safety Council Speaker of the Year. Other award winners were: WCR Inc., Anesthesiology Services Network Ltd, Freund, Freeze & Arnold, Therapeutic Riding Institute Inc., Weber Jewelers, A-1 Sprinkler, Alcor Supply Co, Authorized Grain Services LLC, Buckeye Ambulance, Centerville-Washington Park District, City of Trotwood, Dayton Christian School System, Nurses Care Inc. and South Metro Regional Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations to all the winners on achieving improved safety in their workplaces.



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The April Safety Council meeting featured Battalion Chief Andy Harp, EMS Operation and Public Education Miami Valley Fire District. His presentation was on “Fire and EMS Safety in the Workplace” which was very well received by the attendees. We had a special guest Niraj Antani State Representative Ohio House of Representatives. Thank you to Miami Valley Hospital South for hosting our Safety Council meetings. Remember you do not have to be a member of the Safety Council to attend our meetings. To see a list of upcoming speakers visit our web site at




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At the March 12, 2015  we were pleased to have Ron Joseph CUSP NRRPT from Dayton Power and Light as our speaker. His Topic  - "Practical Electrical Safety". His presentation was humorous and packed with useful information. Mr. Joseph may be reached at




steven-bhurer.jpg (228x152)On February 24, 2015 Steven Buehrer, Administrator and CEO of the Ohio BWC, spoke to safety council members and business leaders about the Bureau as part of Lt Governor Mary Taylors business roundtable at Miami Valley Hospital South.




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The February Safety Council Meeting featured Dr. Steven Burdette, Professor with Wright State School of Medicine where he serves as the Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship. Dr. Butdette provided a review of the Blood Pathogen Standard. Dr. Burdette may be reached at





jan-2015-safety.jpg (228x154)We started the new year with Kevin Abrams, Chief of Employer Services Ohio BWC. Mr. Abrams provided great information on Other States Coverage (Interstate Jurisdiction) Mr. Abrams may be reached at 






dec-2014-safety.jpg (228x171)At the December Safety Council Meeting we welcomed Brandon Hunter, Hunter Consulting and Kathleen Davenport BWC Southwest Regional Business Consultant with the Ohio BWC They provided information and update on the change to prospective billing by the Ohio BWC. Mr. Hunter may be reached at and Ms. Davenport may be reached at







nov-2014-safety.jpg (228x146)Our November Safety Council Meeting featured Michelle Bach, Attorney with Coolidge Wall Co. LPA. Her Topic -  "How to Survive in the Worker's Compensation Administrative Arena". Ms. Bach may be contacted at We were also please to have Michelle Francisco, Safety Council Program Manager join us for this months meeting.






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At the South Metro Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Awards presentation the Chamber was joined by Steven Buehrer, BWC Administrator and CEO, who presented Chamber President Julia Maxton with a check for $66,538,829.71 which represents the amount our five county area received in the States Billion Back program.


oct-2014-safety.jpg (228x153)The October Safety Council Meeting speakers were Jonathan Fulkerson Deputy Chief Council Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, and Carol Mosholder, Agencies, Tobacco Enforcement Unit Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. They provide updates and information on Ohio Concealed Carry and Smoke Free Workplace.






sept-2014-safety.jpg (228x131)The September Safety Council Meeting Mr. Michael Kerr, Managing Partner MAKSOLVE. Mr. Kerr's Topic - "GHS What are the Requirements for Compliance with Revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard". Mr. Kerr may be contacted at





aug-2014-safety.JPG (228x167)The August speaker was Mike Knudsen, Mr. Knudsen is a Training and Compliance Market Manager with the First Aid Safety Division of Cintas His Topic - "Safety training and compliance in the workplace". Mr. Knudsen may be contacted at







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The First Safety Council Meeting for the year featured Jimmy Rohrer. Mr. Rohrer is a thirty-five year veteran of law enforcement and has been at Miami Valley Hospital for the past five years. His topic was Personal Safety in the Workplace. Mr. Rohrer may be contacted a