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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     

2020-2021 OSHA Breakfast Program Schedule

Sep  16: The Latest on COVID-19 OSHA Directives
Oct  21: Fire Prevention
Nov  18: Workplace Violence/Harassment
Dec  16: Safety Incident Investigations

Jan 20: CfreativeSafety Training Strategies
Feb  17: Emergency Action Planning
Mar 17: OSHA Inspections/Audits (What to expect when OSHA visits)
Apr 21: Lock Out Tag Out (Lock Tag Try) Program Best Practices
May 19: Annual IOSHA Update   

2021 Event and Training Schedule

February 2-3, 2021
10 Hour OSHA Voluntary Compliance

March 2-3-4, 2021
20 Hour OSHA Voluntary Compliance

April 15, 2021
Safety Conscious Supervision Workshop

Chamber Events

Thu 15
Fri 16

Third House Meeting 4/2021

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wed 21
Thu 22

From the Heart of Elkhart – 4/2021

April 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm