Bill Graham, Chair of the South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund and Councilmember Joe Moss, Town of Central
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The Town of Central is being recognized by the South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund for workplace safety in the Division II category. Division II is for cities and towns with 51 to 150 employees. The South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund is the town's property and liability insurance provider sponsored by the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
The Town of Central has been a member of SCMIRF since 1997. Town officials use SCMIRF resources such as the law enforcement liability reduction grant to reduce frequency and severity of law enforcement claims. They work with SCMIRF's loss control staff to decrease liability and review property and liability losses using the SCMIRF report card. Councilmember Joe Moss with the Town of Central 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. Award winners are determined based on loss experience for the current year and the prior three years. Winners receive a plaque, $2500 to purchase safety equipment and training for their municipal employees, and a recognition luncheon.
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, it also offers free onsite and online training, grant funding, access to a labor hotline and other benefits.