Greene County Safety Council

Featured Event



DECEMBER 2nd - Zoom Info Below

Topic: Maintaining Workplace Safety & Productivity While Responding to Employees’ Changing Needs

Description: Employees are a critical business asset and possibly the greatest factor in the survival of a company. But according to recent statistics, there are serious problems taking seed among the workforce during these unprecedented times. Coupled with all the stresses of 2020, testing positive for illicit drugs is at a sixteen-year high, the prescription drug and heroin epidemic rages on, and the legalization of marijuana as medicine continues to confuse employers and their employees.

At this session, participants will learn what steps can be taken to not only support and retain employees but maintain workplace safety and productivity. Information will also be provided about some newly available grant monies from the Ohio BWC and opportunities offered by the MHRS Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties.

1. Raise awareness about drug and mental health trends currently impacting the workplace
2. Learn how these trends impact workplace operations
3. Identify best practice strategies to prevent and respond to related challenges
4. Raise awareness about new grant monies and opportunities available in Greene County.

Presenter: Karen Pierce, Managing Director of Working Partners®, a training and consulting firm specializing in helping workplaces minimize the risks associated with substance misuse.
Working in the alcohol/drug profession since 1982, Karen initially specialized in treatment and prevention services, and spent the past 27 years consulting with businesses and communities around drug-free workplace issues. She received an undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and Masters' degrees in Social Work & Public Policy & Management from The Ohio State University.
She directed the state’s Drug-Free Workforce Communtiy Initiative and served on the Board of Directors for Prevention Action Alliance, Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio's (ADAPAO) Prevention Think Tank, and several statewide alcohol/drug task forces including Ohio’s Prevention Round Table. She has received several distinctions for her work in the prevention field including the “Excellence in Prevention” and “Prevention Advocate” awards presented by Ohio’s Prevention Association.

Join Zoom Meeting - 8:00am-9am, December 2, 2020
Meeting ID: 321 993 2360
Passcode: 647259

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DistanceLearning December 2020




BWC's November 2020 Safety Update

Safety Article - Implementing a Culture Based Safety Program
Safety Article - Dealing with Employees Safety Behavior Problems

Safety Article - Identifying Occurrence Events

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Greene County Safety Council Annual Membership Fees

1-25   employees   FREE
26-99   employees  $50.00 (FREE for 2020-21 Year)
100-199   employees  $100.00 (FREE for 2020-21 Year)
200+   employees  $150.00 (FREE for 2020-21 Year)


Future Meeting Topics: 
Infection Control
Emergency Response Plans

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