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Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council

The Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council is a program of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce, co-sponsored by The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Division of Safety & Hygiene.

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2018 Mid-Ohio Safety Council 100% Award Winners

It takes concern and dedication to instill an awareness of worker safety.  The MOV Safety Council strives to provide increased safety awareness through the combined efforts of companies and the community at large.

Safety Council Goals:

  • To provide a forum for businesses and industries interested in occupational safety and health.
  • To examine and resolve potential and existing safety and health problems.
  • To Inform participants of new safety and health techniques, products and services and to provide a thorough knowledge of these services.
  • To encourage safety programs through a Safety Campaign.

Membership to Safety Council is open to representatives of business and industry in the Mid-Ohio Valley interested in developing increased safety awareness. The annual membership fee is $50 per company and the open enrollment period to join is June 1st- July 31st.

Luncheons are held with presentations on a wide variety of safety subjects as requested by the membership.  Safety Council meets monthly, usually on the third Wednesday of each month.

For more information about Safety Council please contact the Chamber office: 740-373-5176.

Use this link to access more information about the program, including your 2022-2023 rebate eligibility requirements.

Classes offered by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation for your business and employees.

Employers click here for Ohio BWC Employer Forms you may need for your business.


Scholarship Program:

The MOVSC also gives out scholarships annually to students pursuing careers in an HSE (Health, safety and environmental) career.  For 2023, the applications are due on April 15th.  Please click here to access the application.

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Steve Cunningham
Solvay Specialty Polymers

Immediate Past President
David Miller
Globe Metallurgical

Kenny Cline, Emergency Concepts

Matthew Cooper, Kraton

Curt Copen, Washington County Career Center

Cory Kriechbaum, Magnum Magnetics

Linda O'Brien, O'Brien's Safety Services

Sherry Wittekind, Wetz Transportation

Steve Wetz, City of Marietta

Board Advisors

Cindy Bennett, Retired

Dave Fleming, Greenleaf Landscapes

Barbara Dempsey, Marietta Occupational Health Partners


Rhonda Church, Ohio BWC Board Representative


Safety Council meetings are back in person starting in July 2022!  If you are a safety council member, you will be receiving more information via email.  If you would like more information or the monthly meeting invitation, please email

Our meetings are typically held on the third Wednesday of each month.

Click here to view upcoming meetings.


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