The Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works has been recognized by the South Carolina Municipal Insurance Trust for workplace safety in the Division III category. The South Carolina Municipal Insurance Trust 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.
The Greenwood CPW has been a SCMIT member since 1984 and has worked consistently to reduce the frequency and severity of their workers" compensation claims. Working with SCMIT loss control staff, the city analyzed its losses using the annual report card and built a safety culture throughout their organization.
Award winners are determined based on loss experience for the current year and the prior three years. There are three population divisions with one top winner in each division. Winners receive a plaque, $2500 to purchase safety equipment and training for their municipal employees, and a recognition luncheon.
The SCMIT program is member-owned and was established in the 1980s as a response to the lack of stable and affordable insurance coverage for SC cities and towns. In addition to insurance benefits designed specifically for municipal governments, the program offers free onsite and online training, grant funding and other benefits.