Pohl addresses DCSC


Staff report

GREENVILLE — The Darke County Safety Council (DCSC) held its first session of the year on Thursday, July 14, at the Birchwood Training Center, 5844 Jaysville-St Johns Rd., in Greenville. Mark Pohl, President and Founder of The Pohl Group, led the session, entitled “Workplace Security and Safety — Active Shooter.”

The Pohl Group is a veteran-owned Ohio company, dedicated to making communities safer. The company was founded by former Special Agents from the FBI and Department of Defense. They have responded to mass casualty events, and critical incidents, both in the U.S., and overseas. These experiences served as motivation to establish The Pohl Group, to help protect key community institutions, including police, schools, and industry.

Pohl’s presentation reviewed recent mass shootings, addressed primary motivations of attackers, and survival strategies.

The DCSC is co-sponsored by the Darke County Chamber of Commerce, and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Division of Safety and Hygiene. Membership in the DCSC enables a business to take advantage of savings by eliminating, or reducing workplace injuries and illnesses. Membership is open to all companies in Ohio, regardless of Chamber membership status. Companies must have a BWC policy number, and have active BWC coverage status. There is a $120.00 annual membership fee that covers the cost for lunch for one member for the year.

Membership meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, from 12 to 1 p.m. (with a few exceptions), at the Birchwood Training Center. The meetings include a lunch buffet, and a safety-related topic and speaker.

To be eligible for potential rebates, businesses may join safety council by July 31 of each year, attend ten safety council meetings, or BWC-sponsored events, to be eligible for potential rebates.

For more information about Ohio safety councils, visit or call 1-800-644-6292. For more information about The Pohl Group, call 937-901-1244, email [email protected], or visit

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