Walker County Awarded Employee Safety Grant

Becky Wooden, David Brown, and Shannon Whitfield holding big check

Walker County Government was recently awarded a $6,000 Employee Safety Grant from ACCG – Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF). The Employee Safety Grant Program is awarded to local governments that make significant efforts to provide a safe work environment for their employees.

Grant money will be used to purchase safety equipment. Walker County plans to purchase ten Automatic AED devices along with alarmed storage cabinets, 18 one-man CPR masks and five wireless controlled flood lights with the grant funds.

“We are pleased to provide this newly created grant program to assist members in improving their safety efforts,” said ACCG-GSIWCF Board of Trustees Chairman and McDuffie County Commissioner Frederick Favors. “The opportunity to receive the Employee Safety Grant is just one of the many benefits of being part of ACCG’s member-owned workers’ compensation program.”

ACCG Insurance Programs provides workers’ compensation insurance to more Georgia county governments than all other insurers combined and manages assets of approximately $246 million. Since 1985, the program has returned more than $90 million in dividends to the membership.

ACCG offers loss control services to all members of its workers’ compensation program through Local Government Risk Management Services (LGRMS), a non-profit agency operated jointly with the Georgia Municipal Association. Each member appoints a Safety Coordinator to work with LGRMS on creating and maintaining safe working environments for their government officials, employees and volunteers.

ACCG is Georgia’s County Association and was formed in 1914 when county officials came together to help fund the state’s first highway department. ACCG works on behalf of county officials and their communities by providing public policy and legislative advocacy, leadership development, civic and community engagement initiatives, insurance and retirement programs that specialize in local government needs and other cost-saving programs. ACCG today serves as a catalyst for advancing Georgia’s counties.

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