Dawson County has been awarded an employee safety grant from the ACCG - Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF). These grants are available to fund members that are fostering a safe workplace culture through additional training, equipment or services, according to a press release by ACCG.
The ACCG-GSIWCF board of trustees allotted $1.5 million in grant funds over a three-year period, and $500,000 are available to eligible members in 2020.
“We are pleased to provide this newly created grant program to assist members in improving their safety efforts,” Frederick Favors, ACCG-GSIWCF board of trustees Chairman and McDuffie County Commissioner, said in the release. “The opportunity to receive the Employee Safety Grant is just one of many benefits of being a part of ACCG’s member-owned workers’ compensation program.”
The ACCG-GSIWCF provides workers’ compensation insurance to more Georgia counties than any other insurer and has assets of approximately $248 million. Since 1985, the program has given back more than $90 million in dividends to the membership, according to the release.
The ACCG also offers loss control services to each member of its workers’ compensation program through Local Government Risk Management Services (LGRMS), a non-profit agency which operates jointly with the Georgia Municipal Association, according to the release.
“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,” the release said. “ACCG today serves as a catalyst for advancing Georgia’s counties.”