External training credits are not required but can be used to meet the 10 meeting attendance credits required each program year. Rebate eligible members may use up to two external training credits per program year.
In order to receive an external training credit a member must submit an official certificate of attendance to the Portage County Safety Council prior to June 30 every year.
External training may include:
- Ohio Safety Congress – maximum of one meeting credit per event, no matter the number of sessions or days attended nor how many employer representatives in attendance.
- BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene classroom courses – maximum of one meeting credit per course.
- Industry-specific safety training – maximum of one meeting credit per scheduled training with at least one hour of safety curriculum.
- Seminar, conference or special event hosted by another safety council (not safety council monthly meetings).
PLEASE NOTE: Safety training conducted at the employer’s workplace, online courses or webinars do not qualify for safety council rebate external training credit. ***Final approval is determined by the Ohio BWC.***