The Stark County Safety Council (SCSC), a program of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, is happy to announce it has been named the top-rated safety council in state of Ohio by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC).

The SCSC received the number-one spot out of 83 safety councils statewide for its exemplary performance, communication and training and employer participation.

“I congratulate this year’s winners, and each of our 83 safety councils that are outstanding partners in BWC’s efforts to educate employers and workers about the importance of workplace safety,” said Morrison. “Our safety councils’ hands-on work in communities across the state really makes a difference in improving the safety of Ohio’s workforce.”

Dennis P. Saunier, president and CEO of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, added, “The Stark County Safety Council works year-round to help educate employers on the prevention of occupational accidents and disease. Congratulations to the Safety Council staff, volunteer steering committee, and council members on this well-deserved award.”

Throughout the year, the SCSC sponsored monthly safety-focused luncheons, a health and wellness fair, industry-specific seminars, and an annual CEO breakfast. In addition, the SCSC participated in community charitable events including Safe Kids, the Seatbelt Challenge, Wishes Can Happen, Harvest for Hunger, and Toys for Tots.

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