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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. The Council provides a great opportunity for networking with other safety directors, human resources personnel, plant managers and members of plant safety committees to share expertise, learn from each other and exchange best safety practices.

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 through a professional forum and networking with the goal of exchanging knowledge, expertise and best practices.


  • Inform members on the latest 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 30-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 Time: (September – May) 3rd Wednesday 7:30 am

Council Co-Chairs: Mary Barrett, Patrick Industries and Steve Yaw, NIBCO

Board Liaison: Jason Demeter, Industrial Safety & Environmental Services

Staff Liaison: Merritt Dilts

OSHA Council Breakfasts are open to all Greater Elkhart Chamber members

2021-22 OSHA Breakfast Program Schedule

2021          Topics

Sep 15       Dealing with Delta Variant – IOSHA

Oct 21        Accident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis

Nov 18       Interrupting Conflict, Reducing Workplace Violence and Harm

Dec 16       Creative Safety Training Techniques and Strategies


Jan 19        Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention

Feb 16       Safety’s Impact on Recruiting and Retention

Mar 16      OSHA Inspections/Audits (What to Expect When OSHA Visits)

Apr 20       Safety Implications of an Aging Workforce

May 18            Annual IOSHA Update

2021-22 Event/Training Schedule

Event/Training                                    Dates

10 Hour OSHA Voluntary Compliance            October 12-13, 2021

10 Hour OSHA Voluntary Compliance            February 1-2, 2022

20 Hour OSHA Voluntary Compliance            March 1-2-3, 2022

Safety Conscious Supervision Workshop        April 14, 2022

10 Hour OSHA Voluntary Compliance            October 11-12, 2022


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