Safety National Awards Safety First Grants for Creative Risk Control Solutions

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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

Full details on each of the Safety First Grant winners is listed at

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.
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