The Safety Council strives to enhance the overall safety and health of the people who live and labor in our community by sharing and applying collective knowledge, skills and experiences for the purpose of promoting and facilitating continuous safety improvements. Some of the meetings are held jointly with the Human Resources Council if the topic is of interest to both groups.
Participants are comprised of safety, maintenance and human resource personnel who handle company/business/plant safety issues like OSHA requirements, ergonomics, environmental safety, and emergency disaster plans.
The group generally meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday for a lunch meeting. Meetings that have already taken place in 2018 are February 13 with a presentation on the proper inspection process of safety eyewash and showers; and on April 10 with IDES presenting Unemployment claims, unemployment law changes, & the appeal process. Upcoming meetings include May 8 with Laura Williams from Danville Area Community College presenting GED changes since 2014 & how the State of Illinois now accepts three high school equivalency exams, and also how DACC's Career Services can help employers. Expected, upcoming meetings in 2018 include Business Preparedness by the Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency, Employer Retirement Plan options, & more! Contact Machelle Dykes or call 217-442-6201 for more information.