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The OSHA Council is an organization of member companies with an interest in safety and health awareness in the workplace. Representatives meet for breakfast monthly to update themselves on regulatory changes and hear from fellow safety professionals with other companies. Networking opportunities developed in this format allow for safety directors, human resources personnel, plant managers and members of plant safety committees to better understand OSHA requirements. 

Any Chamber member may send one or more representatives to the monthly breakfast meeting, but reservations are required.


To promote safety and health in the workplace with a professional forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience.


  • Keep members informed of actual and proposed changes in OSHA regulations and legislation at the national and state levels
  • Conduct monthly breakfast meetings with presentations on subjects relative to occupational safety and health
  • Provide training on basic OSHA regulations and programs through 10- and 20-hour voluntary compliance seminars
  • Coordinate with the Environmental Council to sponsor an annual conference
  • Coordinate with CBE (Center for Business Excellence) to provide health and safety assistance to local businesses

Council Meeting Times: (September - May) 3rd Wednesday 7:30 am

Council Chair:  Steve Yaw, NIBCO

Board Liaison: Dave Gurizzian, Kem Krest
Council Liaison: Merritt Dilts

OSHA Council Breakfasts are open to all Greater Elkhart Chamber members     

2019 - 2020 OSHA Breakfast Program Schedule

Sep  18    
Drug Testing and the new Marijuana Laws              
Oct  16
OSHA Inspections – What to do when OSHA shows up                                                             
Nov  20    
Dec  18
Answering Your Toughest Safety Questions– A panel of Safety Experts answers your questions
Jan 15    
Effective Safety Training Practices
Feb  19
New Safety Technology                                         
Mar 18
Active Shooter Preparedness                                                                                            
Apr 15
Hazards: What to look for every day                       
May 20
Annual IOSHA Update (Commissioner’s Update)     

2019 – 2020 Event and Training Schedule

October 8-9, 2019
10 Hour OSHA Voluntary Compliance                     

October 24, 2019 (Potential)
Safety Conscious Supervision Workshop       
November 7, 2019
Environmental & Safety Conference 
February 4-5, 2020       
10 Hour OSHA Voluntary Compliance   
March 3-4-5, 2020
20 Hour OSHA Voluntary Compliance 
April 22, 2020
Safety Conscious Supervision Workshop          

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