White County receives employee safety grant from ACCG

Press Release


WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — White County was recently awarded an Employee Safety Grant from the ACCG- Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF). The Employee Safety Grants are available to fund members that are fostering a culture of workplace safety through additional training, equipment, or services.

With these grant funds, White County was able to purchase various safety related equipment including: thermometers, hearing protection earmuffs, chainsaw chaps, emergency kits, stop the bleed kits & cabinets, and an additional automatic external defibrillator (AED). Following receipt of this grant, all county facilities now have an AED and stop the bleed kits. County employees have also recently received CPR training and stop the bleed training.

The ACCG-GSIWCF Board of Trustees allotted $1.5 million in grant funds over a three-year period, with $500,000 available to eligible members in 2021. “We are pleased to offer this 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 one of the many benefits of being a part of ACCG’s member-owned workers’ compensation program.”

The ACCG-GSIWCF provides workers’ compensation insurance to more Georgia county governments than all other insurers combined and has assets of approximately $274 million. Since 1985, the program has returned $99 million in dividends to the membership.

Loss control services are provided to all members of the 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 to create and maintain safe working environments for government officials, employees and volunteers. White County’s Safety Coordinator is Krystal Talley, Human Resources Coordinator.

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. For more information, go to www.accg.org.

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