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RMS Award winner, City of Gaffney
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 City of Gaffney has been recognized by the South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund for workplace safety in the Division III category. The South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund is the city's property and liability insurance provider sponsored by the Municipal Association of South Carolina. Division III is for cities and towns with more than 150 employees.

The City of Gaffney has been a member of SCMIRF since 2002. Working proactively to avoid unnecessary risk exposures, city officials use the labor hotline and confers with loss control staff as well as the SCMIRF loss control report card to make adjustments. Mayor Henry Jolly with the City of Gaffney 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. 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, SCMIRF also offers free onsite and online training, grant funding, access to a labor hotline and other benefits.

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