Combine harvesting field

What is the requirement?  Each year, employers who are participating in Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Programs must participate in a basic level of safety training to enhance their workplace safety. (See group rating safety accountability letter.)

How do I meet the safety training requirement?  In the Ohio Farm Bureau Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program, several options are provided to participating employers to meet the requirements as conveniently as possible. Completing one of the options below will ensure that safety training is completed each year.

  • Option 1 – Attend a county Farm Bureau sponsored safety event.
    • March 5, 2022 at Lapp Farms, Coshocton, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sponsored by Coshocton County Farm Bureau. For information call 740-452-2356.
    • March 7, 2022 at Lincolnview High School Lecture Hall, 15945 Middle Point Rd, Van Wert, OH 45891 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. sponsored by Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert County Farm Bureaus. For information, call 877-775-7642.
    • March 17, 2022 at the Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Ave, Chillicothe Ohio 45601 from 9 a.m to 11 a.m sponsored by Ross County Farm Bureau. For information, call 800-992-3276.
    • March 17, 2022 at Orrson Custom Farming, 9330 Lautenschlager Rd. Apple Creek, OH 44606 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. sponsored by Wayne County Farm Bureau. See event details and online registration.
    • March 17, 2022 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 325 W State St, Georgetown, OH 45121 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. sponsored by Adams, Brown and Clermont County Farm Bureau.  For information call 937-378-2212.
    • March 31, 2022 at Palazzo Hall, 309 S. Main St. Botkins, OH 45306 sponsored by Auglaize, Logan, Mercer and Shelby County Farm Bureaus. For more information, call 877-775-7642.
  • Option 2 – Complete Cultivating Safe Farm Operations, an eLearning program designed to promote a culture of safety in Ohio’s ag community. Completion of three modules in the eLearning program satisfies the annual training requirement.
  • Option 3 – Participate in the 2022 Ohio Safety Congress. Registration is now open for the 2022 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo. OSC22 is a completely online event, including new features for more choice, more convenience and more value. Visit the OSC22 website to register for the event, which will stream live March 9-10, 2022.
  • Option 4 – Review the Farm Equipment and Rural Road Safety program on YouTube sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau and Nationwide.
  • Option 5 – The BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene’s (DSH) Education and Training Services offers a variety of courses addressing industrial safety, construction safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, safety management and risk management. All courses are offered on an open-enrollment basis to eligible Ohio businesses. To register for these courses or those that are also available online, visit BWC’s Learning Center or call 800-644-6292.
  • Option 6 – At Sedgwick’s safety services division, there is a wide range of training programs available online. The Online Education Center is a powerful, web-based tool that delivers, manages and tracks training through the internet. It enables organizations to efficiently train any number of employees through over 25 self-paced courses. Safety Academy courses provide you with compliance programs to meet OSHA’s core regulatory standards, while equipping you with the tools to reduce occupational incidents and eliminate potential physical hazards. All of these courses can help fulfill the two hour safety training requirement. Visit the Sedgwick website for more information or contact us at (800) 825-6755.

How do I report my training for this year?  The final step is to let Farm Bureau know you have completed the safety training requirement for this year by completing this tracking form.  This form will notify Sedgwick, our Third Party Administrator, and the Ohio Farm Bureau as group rating program sponsor that your safety training is completed for this year. 

Safety training needs to be completed by June 30, 2022.

Safety Supplies Discount – member employers participating in group rating also qualify for discounts on safety supplies from Grainger. 

  • Safety: Facility Safety – 10%
  • Safety: Footwear – 17%
  • Safety: People Safety – 10%



Dan Rapp, Sr. Dir Health Services, Ohio Farm Bureau, [email protected]

Kathy Redmond, Client Services Manager, Sedgwick, [email protected]

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