Walker County Receives Employee Safety Grant from ACCG Insurance Programs

2 firefighters show off a binderlift, a device used to lift people off the ground

Walker County was recently awarded a $6,000 Employee Safety Grant from ACCG – Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF). The Employee Safety Grant program rewards local governments that foster a culture of workplace safety through additional training, equipment or services.

This marks the fourth time Walker County Government has received this award, resulting in roughly $27,347 to help the county reinvest in safety equipment. Funds from this latest award will be invested in binder lifts for first responders, supplies for AED devices at county offices and Glowear rain jackets for team members who work outdoors.

“We are pleased to offer this grant program to assist members in their safety efforts,” said Fredrick Favors, Chairman of the ACCG-GSIWCF Board of Trustees and a McDuffie County Commissioner. “The opportunity to receive the Employee Safety Grant is one of the many benefits of participation in this member-owned workers’ compensation program.”

ACCG-GSIWCF provides workers’ compensation insurance to more Georgia county governments than all other insurers combined and manages assets of approximately $289 million. Since 1985, the program has returned more than $109 million in dividends to the membership.

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