County receives $6K for safety

Published 12:01 am Friday, March 13, 2015

Covington County received a $6,000 insurance reimbursement, thanks to a yearlong effort by Alabama’s counties to provide safer workplaces and reduce injuries.

Covington County is one of 42 county commissions, which have received cash awards from the Association of County Commissions of Alabama’s insurance funds.

ACCA’s Safety Incentive Discount Program, administered by its self-funded insurance programs, rewards counties for ongoing efforts to enhance training for employees in safety-sensitive positions, improve driver safety and produce a work environment focused on accident prevention.

The safety awards for members of the ACCA Liability Self-Insurance Fund Inc. totaled $194,000 statewide this year. Covington was among the counties receiving $6,000, the highest dividend paid.

The Association of County Commissions of Alabama is a statewide organization speaking for all 67 counties.