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Safety

The Coalition for a Healthy Darke County believes that everyone deserves to be safe where they live, work and play.


BUSINESS SAFETY

Darke County Safety Council
Darke County Chamber of Commerce
209 East Fourth Street, Greenville, OH 45331
937.548.2012
darkecountyohio.com

The Darke County Safety Council is co-sponsored by the Darke County Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Division of Safety and Hygiene. Ohio has 82 safety councils across the state. The Darke County Safety Council has a diverse membership of 67 businesses that include international manufacturing, agri-business, health care, trucking, financial institutions, school districts, public employers, insurance companies, consulting companies, construction, landscaping, EMS, and employment agencies.  In Safety Council meetings you will:  learn how to  assist your business in learning techniques for increasing safety in your workplace, learn how to better manage your workers’ compensation program, network with other employers in your community and access useful, money-saving workers’ comp and risk management information.

Companies can earn a 2-percent rebate on premiums. The rebate offer excludes self-insuring employers, state agencies and employers enrolled in BWC’s group-rating and group-retrospective programs. To qualify for the rebate, you must join your local safety council by July 31st of each year, attend 10 safety council meetings or BWC sponsored events, send a qualified senior-level manager to a safety council sponsored meeting, and submit semiannual workplace accident reports for the calendar year. Reduce either the severity or frequency of injuries by 10 percent, or keep both at zero, and you will earn an additional 2-percent performance bonus rebate.


DRIVING SAFETY

Save A Life Tour (For Darke County Students)

Proposed Program / Contributions Needed

The Darke County School Resources Officers would like to bring the Save A Life Tour program to Darke County to benefit approximately 2,100 student drivers.

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for American teens. And when it comes to distracted driving, young people are among the most likely to text and talk behind the wheel.

In 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 3,179 people killed, and 431,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.

The likelihood of a teenager getting into a crash increases by 50 percent with one other teenager in the car, and it increases accordingly with more in the car. Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety.

These types of distractions include:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player

But, because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction.

The best way to end distracted driving is to educate about the danger it poses. Distracted driving is a safety problem.

The Save A Life Tour is the nation's most advanced and high-impact Safe Driving Awareness program. The program utilizes several methods for educating and demonstrating the effects and consequences that are direct results of poor choices and/or decisions made by operators of a motor vehicle.

Education methods include:

  • Speaking Presentation-Fact based lecture provided by Save A Life facilitators
  • Visual Presentation-Informative visual presentations
  • Interactive Demonstration-Simulation for the effects of impaired and distracted driving behavior
  • Corrective Action-Continuous interaction with Save A Life Tour facilitators throughout presentation and event
  • Knowledge Retention-Pre & Post Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Pledge Card, and recognition banners

The program specifically places emphasis on the following driving situations:

  • Driver Experience-Young drivers and driver behavior based on maturity
  • Improper Driver Behavior-Careless driving habits- speeding, turn signal use
  • Safety Restraints-Proper seat belt usage
  • Impaired Driving-Alcohol usage, controlled substance, drowsiness
  • Distracted Driving-Cell phones, passenger activities
  • Motorcycle-Awareness, operation

Beginning with a thought provoking video, the program jumps into a live presentation full of personal stories including the loss of loved ones. The event then brings mass crowd participation to the driver's seat of highly advanced driving simulators.

Together, the multi-million dollar Distracted & Impaired Simulators remain the ONLY simulators in the nation that give participants a completely realistic, sober perspective on the effects of driving while intoxicated of distracted.


FARM SAFETY

Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
6721 Horatio-Harris Creek Road, Greenville, OH 45331
morgan_aultman@yahoo.com
Morgan Aultman

Farm Safety 4 Just Kids:  Keeping kids safe and healthy is our motto. We are located in Darke County, Ohio and welcome others to join us in our crusade for health and farm safety.  We educate on fire safety and home evacuation procedures, the dangers of drugs and farm equipment, and disability awareness. We make it fun for the kids.  Presently, there are more than 50 cooperating individuals and businesses. The annual safety day is in June.


POOL SAFETY

Darke County YMCA
Greenville Branch
301 Wagner Avenue, Greenville, OH 45331
937.548.3777
ymcadarkecounty.org

Versailles Branch
10242 Versailles-S.E. Road, Versailles, OH 45380
937.526.4488
ymcadarkecounty.org

Aquatics: Private swim lessons, parent with child swim lessons, preschool swim lessons, and youth swim lessons.

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Classes: Classroom and pool training, plus online study combine in this blended learning course to provide participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies.


SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER (SRO) PROGRAMS

The SRO program is designed to fulfill three roles in concert with school administration.  They are 1) Law Enforcement 2) Crime Prevention 3) Education. The educational component will be conducted through cooperation with school officials.  Examples of presentations may include education on drug awareness, bullying, conflict resolution, personal and social responsibility.

Arcanum Schools K-12
Arcanum Police Officer Jeramy Hyden
Jeramy_Hyden@arcanum-butler.k12.oh.us

Franklin Monroe Schools K-12
Darke Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Brinley
jbrinley@darkecountysheriff.org

Greenville City Schools K-8
Greenville Police Officer Ryan Borowske
rborowske@cityofgreenville.org

Greenville City Schools 9-12
Greenville Police Officer Jesse Osswald
josswald@cityofgreenville.org

Mississinawa Valley Schools K-12
Darke Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Brinley
jbrinley@darkecountysheriff.org

Versailles Schools K-12
Versailles Police Officer Josh Bolin
josh.bolin@vtigers.org


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