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Safety National Awards Safety First Grants for Creative Risk Control Solutions

November 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 29, 2018--Safety National announced the winners of the Company’s annual Safety First Grant Program, awarding three policyholders for their creative risk control solutions.

The first-place grant, in the amount of $10,000, was awarded to City of Green Bay to outfit utility vehicles with electric valve operating equipment. This will help to alleviate strains and sprains from the tremendous stress that manual valve turning places on employees’ shoulders, arms and upper torso.

The second-place grant, in the amount of $5,000, was awarded to Public Employers Risk Management Association, Inc., to purchase wearable sensors that will provide data to re-engineer common job movements that cause injury.

The third-place grant, in the amount of $2,500, was awarded to Capital Region Educational Service District 113 Workers’ Compensation Trust to help eliminate the risk of manually lifting heavy school cafeteria tables by installing a table lifting assistance system.

“We applaud the winners for finding ways to create a safer, more productive work environment for their employees,” said Don Enke, Assistant Vice President – Risk Services at Safety National. “One of the criteria that we use to select our winners is repeatability, so we hope that other employers with similar risks can benefit from these solutions.”

Full details on each of the Safety First Grant winners is listed at https://www.safetynational.com/2018-safety-first-grant-winners/

The Safety First Grant Program is available to any Safety National workers’ compensation insurance policyholder with a risk control solution that aligns with Safety National’s lines of coverage. The next application period will open in June 2019.

Safety National is a leading specialty insurance and reinsurance provider. Servicing thousands of customers nationwide for over 75 years, the Company offers specialized expertise, flexible program and placement design, and unique claims proficiency. Safety National is a member of the Tokio Marine Group and is rated A+ (Superior), FSC XV by A.M. Best. Learn more at .

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CONTACT: Christie Tucci

Director of Communications

Safety National

314-692-9548

christie.tucci@safetynational.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MISSOURI

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES INSURANCE OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: Safety National

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