CANTON, OH (Mar. 7, 2013) – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (Ohio BWC) Destination: Excellence program protects Ohio’s workforce by sharpening employers’ focus on safety, accident prevention and return-to-work opportunities that bring injured workers back to work sooner. The program allows employers to combine existing and new programs to create a comprehensive discount program that meets their individual needs and provides opportunities to reduce premiums through adoption of best practices and meeting certain performance requirements. At the Stark County Safety Council luncheon on Thursday, Mar. 14, Lorrie Goodnight, Ohio BWC business consultant, will explain each program under Destination: Excellence and the potential savings that your company can (and should) be taking advantage of! Tickets to the Mar. 14 luncheon are $16 and are available online at or by calling (330) 458-2070. The luncheon is open to the public, but guests are encouraged to join the Stark County Safety Council. Each monthly luncheon of the Stark County Safety Council is held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Meyer's Lake Ballroom (3218 Parkway St. NW in Canton).


Goodnight is a business consultant for the Ohio BWC. In this capacity, she partners with the Akron and Mansfield area Governor’s economic development representative, local chambers of commerce and business associations to resolve issues affecting business expansion or retention. Business consultants are prepared to assist any employers who desire to open a business in Ohio, as well as any current Ohio employers with significant workers’ compensation issues. Goodnight joined the Ohio BWC in 1994 as a regional administrative manager, responsible for human resources, fiscal, claims, automation, labor and real estate functions in the Northeast region. Prior to joining BWC, she served as personnel manager for the Village of St. Edwards, and had previous personnel management experience with a Texas construction company. She is a graduate of Kent State University with majors in business administration, personnel management and industrial relations.


The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Division of Safety & Hygiene, administers Stark County Safety Council. The mission of the Stark County Safety Council is to provide a forum for safety and health information, education and networking in Stark County. The Stark County Safety Council has been recognized as one the top five councils out of more than 80 in the State of Ohio for the past seven years, honored for its membership growth and excellent programming. There is no membership fee, and members enjoy many benefits, including potential eligibility for Ohio BWC rebates. Visit for more information.