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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 Darrick Parker, Thor Industries

Board Liaison: Jason Demeter, Industrial Safety & Environmental Services

Staff Liaison: Merritt Dilts

OSHA Council Breakfasts are open to all Greater Elkhart Chamber members

2022-23 OSHA Breakfast Program Schedule

2023          Topics

Sep 21       Controlling Workers Comp Costs

Oct 19        Active Shooter

Nov 16       Creative Safety Training Strategies

Dec 21       Simple Technology for Safety Inspections


Jan 18       

Feb 15      

Mar 15     

Apr 19      

May 17            Annual IOSHA Update

2022-23 Event/Training Schedule

Event/Training                                    Dates

Safety Conscious Supervision Workshop        September 29, 2022

10 Hour OSHA Voluntary Compliance            October 11-12, 2022

10 Hour OSHA Voluntary Compliance            February 7-8, 2023

20 Hour OSHA Voluntary Compliance            March 7-8-9, 2023

Safety Conscious Supervision Workshop        April 27, 2023




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