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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 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 Time: (September – May) 3rd Wednesday 7:30 am

Council Chair:  Steve Yaw, NIBCO

Board Liaison: Dave Gurizzian, Kem Krest

Staff Liaison: Merritt Dilts

OSHA Council Breakfasts are open to all Greater Elkhart Chamber members     

 152019 – 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: Ergonomics    
Dec  18: Answering Your Toughest Safety Questions– A panel of Safety Experts

Jan 15: Effective Safety Training Practices
Feb  19: New Safety Technology   
Mar 18: No Event
Apr 15: No Event
May 20: Active Shooter Preparedness
Jun 17: Annual IOSHA Update (Commissioner’s Update)     

2020 Event and Training Schedule

February 4-5, 2020
10 Hour OSHA Voluntary Compliance

March 3-4-5, 2020
20 Hour OSHA Voluntary Compliance

May 27, 2020
Safety Conscious Supervision Workshop

Chamber Events

Wed 19
Thu 20

Women’s Council 2021 Planning Retreat

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thu 27
Sep 15

Front Line Leadership Training Series

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 13

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Training – 2020

October 13 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm