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RMS Award winner, Town of Cameron
Kevin Bronson, general services administrator with the City of Rock Hill and the chair of the South Carolina Municipal Insurance Trust; Mayor David Owens, City of Pickens; Councilmember Gladys Simmons, Town of Cameron; Mayor Henry Jolly, City of Gaffney; and Bill Graham, city administrator with the City of Conway and the chair of the South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund
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The Town of Cameron has been recognized by the South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund for workplace safety in the Division I category. The South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund is the town's property and liability insurance provider sponsored by the Municipal Association of South Carolina. Division I is for cities and towns with less than 50 employees.

The Town of Cameron has been a member of SCMIRF since 2012 and have had no property or liability claims since the fall of 2012. Town officials consistently call RMS staff for technical assistance and maintained its property to prevent losses. Councilmember Gladys Simmons accepted the award at the Municipal Association's Annual Meeting on July 18.

SCMIRF evaluates all 105 of its member cities on workplace safety based on a formula that includes the number of hours employees work along with the severity and frequency of incidences on the job.

Award winners are determined based on loss experience for the current year and the prior three years. Winners receive a plaque, $2500 to purchase safety equipment and training for their municipal employees, and a recognition luncheon.

The SCMIRF program is member-owned and was established in the 1980s as a response to the lack of stable and affordable property and liability coverage for SC cities and towns. In addition to the property and liability program designed specifically for municipal governments, it also offers free onsite and online training, grant funding, access to a labor hotline and other benefits.  

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