Safety Council

Safety council logoThe 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 in 2018 included a presentation on the proper inspection process of safety eyewash and showers;  and a meeting on the “Step Up” initiative/meetings held at/hosted by Second Church of Christ with 3 arms for combatting and providing services for: Mental Illness; Substance Abuse; & Family & Parenting with presentations by Jim Russell, Executive Director at Vermilion County Mental Health 708 Board; Melissa Rome, Emergency Planning and Response Coordinator / Community Liaison, Vermilion County Health Dept.; and Dale DeNeal, Pastor at Second Church of Christ.

In 2019, we held a planning meeting for upcoming presentations. On March 12, we will hear from Commander Chris Yates with the City of Danville Police Department on Workplace Violence. Other topics planned in 2019, but yet to be scheduled, are OSHA updates; Changes in employment law under the new Illinois Governor; Fall protection & dropped tool protection; and more.

Contact Machelle Dykes or call 217-442-6201 for more information.