Geauga Safety Council

What is Geauga Safety Council? 

“Safety is Priority One!” That is the tagline that best describes the Geauga Safety Council. Established in July of 2006, the Safety Council is sponsored by the Bureau of Workers Compensation and the Geauga Growth Partnership. The Safety Council is designed to promote strategies to increase safety and health in both the workplace and the community.

Currently, more than 9,000 Ohio businesses participate in a safety council program. In addition to receiving critical information to make a safer workplace, companies are rewarded for learning. Base or individual experience rated, group experience rated and group retrospective rated employers can obtain a rebate by meeting all the eligibility requirements.

The Geauga Safety Council holds 11 monthly meetings a year plus two special events. Meetings are held the first Friday of the month (see the calendar of events below). Meeting topics pertain to occupational safety and health, risk management, workers’ compensation, BWC services, rehabilitation or environmental issues.

School systems, townships, and municipalities are welcome to join, as well as non-profit and self-insured companies. There are NO dues and NO enrollment fees associated with becoming a Geauga Safety Council member. Employers may join the Geauga Safety Council at anytime. However, to participate in the rebate program, employers must complete and submit an enrollment form no later than July 31st.

For more information email:

FY2024 Geauga Safety Council Members

FY2024 Geauga Safety Council Steering Committee:


Bill Holbert


Chair Elect:

Pete Stolz


GSC Coordinator:

Robin Pilarczyk

Mailing Address:  12373 Kinsman Rd, Ste 1-9 Newbury, OH  44065

Phone: 440-564-1060


Leesa Rentz


Advisory Board:

Doug Zimperman


How to Become a Member

Eligibility Requirements:

FY2024 BWC External Training Guide – Employers

BWC Portal FY 2024 Attendance Detail thru 12.01.2023

BWC Portal FY 2024 Attendance Summary thru 12.01.2023

Membership requires a commitment to attend a majority of monthly meetings. Please see the schedule below for more information.  RSVPs may be made to Registration begins at 11:30 am. Meeting starts at 12 pm and concludes at 1:00 pm. Cost is $35.00 each for members and $40.00 each for non-members.

Enrollment in the Geauga Safety Council is open throughout the year to all state-fund companies, self-insured, public
employers and state agencies in Ohio who pay premiums to the Ohio workers’ compensation system. To enroll, an employer
must have active BWC coverage status.

Safety Council Rebate Program is available to employers (except self-insured) who enroll in the Safety Council before July
31 for participation from July 1 through June 30. Enrollment deadline is July 31. Refer to the BWC or Geauga Safety
Council website for incentive program details.

GSC Enrollment Form

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Date Location Program
April 5, 2024 Huntsburg Community Center Program: What Employers Need to Know About Suicide Prevention
Presenter: Mandy McIntyre
May 3, 2024 Huntsburg Community Center Program: Health Strategy to Implement Health and Well-Being Programs in the Workplace
Presenter: Jessica Harlau
June 7, 2024 Huntsburg Community Center Program: Safety Audits and Hazard Recognition
Presenter: Tom Arnone; Spooner, Inc.
June 12, 2024 Special Training
Location TBA
Program: CPR
Presenter: TBA

July 12, 2024


Kent State Geauga

Program: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Presenter:UH Geauga

August 9, 2024


Kent State Geauga

Program: The New Marijuana Law

Presenter: Bridey Matheney

September 13, 2024


Kent State Geauga

Program: Worker Fatigue & Safety in the Workplace

Presenter: Michael Gagermeier from August Mack

October 11, 2024


Kent State Geauga

Program: Top 10 OSHA Violations

Presenter: Andrew Sawan

November 8, 2024


Kent State Geauga

Program: Employee Wellness Opportunities @ Geauga Park Dist.

Presenter: John Oros, GPD Director

 December 13, 2024 Kent State Geauga

Program: Drug Free Workplace

Presenter: Christine Williams. BWC

Contact Us

Robin Pilarczyk– GSC Coordinator at

Mailing Address:  12373 Kinsman Rd, Ste 1-9 Newbury, OH  44065
Phone: 440-564-1060