Safety Council gearing up for 2019

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Safety is always important, especially in the workplace.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce President Dana Matz said the Safety Council is helping employers keep their workers safe. Matz said Safety Council meetings are designed to give the newest and latest information to the public and can cover topics ranging from how to avoid slips and falls to dealing with an active shooter.

“We’ve also dealt with workplace violence,” said Matz. “So if there’s a shooter are you prepared, domestic violence, are you prepared…and those type of things. So it ranges from kind of a low-key presentation to more of a cutting edge.”

Matz said this year the Safety Council is going to be giving away an award for the Safety Council Person of the Year. Matz said they will be sending an email out to the companies that participate in Safety Council for nominations.

“What would a candidate for safety person of the year look like? They are going to be the person that’s out front of safety, being proactive, because that is very important to communicate safety,” said Matz.

Matz said this year they will also be awarding scholarships to select high school students who write a one-page essay about why safety in the workplace will be important for their chosen field of study. Matz said more information about the scholarship will be available next month.