The Chesapeake Region Safety Council (CRSC) is an independent chapter of the National Safety Council. Our Mission is to educate and influence people to prevent accidental injury and death. Our passion is simple, saving lives and preventing injuries.  We provide educational programs, consultation services and work as an advocate of safety and health. We serve member organizations, non-member organizations and private citizens. Three of our primary focus areas are Occupational Safety & Health, Emergency Care, and Traffic Safety. Our territory assigned by the National Safety Council includes Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC, and Virginia.

History

The Chesapeake Region Safety Council, Inc. was founded on March 1, 1923, as the Baltimore Safety Council under the sponsorship of local businesses and industrial/civic leaders for the purpose of reducing accidents in the Baltimore metropolitan area. In 1933 the Council was chartered as a chapter of the National Safety Council and was incorporated under the laws of the State of Maryland.

On June 17, 1974, the name of the corporation was changed to Safety Council of Maryland, more accurately representing the desired statewide mission. Expansion resulted largely from the success and popularity of two previously established training programs:

 

  • NSC’s 4-hour Defensive Driving Course (1965 to Present)
  • Statewide training on the Federal Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 OSHA (1971-74).

The Council office was located in Baltimore City for the First 57 years until 1980 when it moved to western Baltimore County in the Catonsville-Woodlawn area.

During the 1990’s and at the outset of the 21st century the Council extended its outreach to Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. The District of Columbia was subsequently added to the Council’s National Safety Council territory. Soon afterward in April of 2004, Delaware was embraced as another territory. In June of the same year the corporate name was changed to the Chesapeake Region Safety Council. In June 2017 the State of Virginia was added to the Council’s National Safety Council territory.

In June 2007 the Council participated, as a consortium partner, in applying to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to become an OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center.  The application was accepted, and the Council became an OSHA-Authorized OTI Education Center and a partner in the Mid Atlantic OTI Education Center delivering OSHA Numbered Courses in OSHA Region 3 (Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Washington, DC).  In June 2012 to present, the Council became the Lead Partner of the Mid Atlantic OTI Education Center.  Since fiscal year (FY) 2018, the Mid Atlantic OTI Education Center has been a top performing Education Center in the U.S.A.

Core Values

  1. Integrity – Do not compromise your integrity
    • Always do the right thing (even when no one is looking)
    • Being truthful
    • Understands the value of reputation
    • No ulterior motives

 

  1. Hard Worker – Be a hard worker
    • While at work put forth your best effort
    • Work smart
    • Efficient
    • Focused
    • Pays attention to detail
    • Get to the finish line

 

  1. Customer Oriented – We are customer oriented
    • We want to give our customers the best possible service
    • Be respectful; Be patience; Be a good listener
    • Demonstrate “want to help” behavior
    • Be a good communicator
    • Be timely and efficient to serve all customers
    • Be a cool drink of water in a hot desert

 

  1. Team Player – Support the team
    • Focus on your job and help others when & where you can
    • Deliver a unified message
    • Work to resolve conflict without drama
    • Open minded to other opinions
    • No ego – not self-centered
    • Good listener
    • Good communicator
    • Avoid talking down
    • If someone disagrees, do not take it personal

 

  1. Passion – Be passionate for the Mission
    • We save lives and prevent injuries
    • Excited to work here
    • Have a fire in your belly
    • Want to do this – not – have to do this