Bill Graham, Chair of the South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund and Mayor Tony Scully, City of Camden
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The City of Camden is being recognized by the South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund for workplace safety in the Division III category. The South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund is the city's property and liability insurance provider sponsored by the Municipal Association of South Carolina. Division III is for cities and towns with more than 150 employees. Mayor Tony Scully with the City of Camden accepted the award at the Municipal Association's Annual Meeting on July 11.
SCMIRF evaluates all 105 of its member cities on workplace safety based on a formula that includes the number of hours employees work along with the severity and frequency of incidences on the job. Winners receive a plaque, $2500 to purchase safety equipment and training for their municipal employees, and a recognition luncheon.
The City of Camden has been a member of SCMIRF since 1994. Working proactively to avoid unnecessary risk exposures, the city uses detailed claims information, to evaluate claims to further enhance its safety and loss control efforts.
The SCMIRF program is member-owned and was established in the 1980s as a response to the lack of stable and affordable property and liability coverage for SC cities and towns. In addition to the property and liability program designed specifically for municipal governments, SCMIRF also offers free onsite and online training, grant funding, access to a labor hotline and other benefits.