ST. LOUIS–()–Safety National awarded the annual Safety First Grant to three
policyholders for their creative risk control solutions.

The first-place grant, in the amount of $10,000, was awarded to Alliance
of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs to purchase garbage can
assistive lifting devices to alleviate injuries due to heavy lifting
while emptying garbage cans into dumpsters.

The second-place grant, in the amount of $5,000, was awarded to Capital
Region Educational Service District 113 Workers’ Compensation Trust to
install commercial kitchen electric can openers, eliminating potential
ergonomic occupational injuries from repetitive can opening.

The third-place grant, in the amount of $2,500, was awarded to Montana
Association of Counties Workers’ Compensation Trust to install a vehicle
collision avoidance system to reduce the frequency and severity of
employee motor vehicle accidents.

“We applaud the winners for finding ways to create a safer, more
productive work environment for their employees,” said David Snodgrass,
Vice President – Risk Services & Product Development 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

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 2018.

Safety National is a leading provider of alternative risk funding
products such as excess workers’ compensation, deductible casualty, loss
portfolio transfers and reinsurance. Safety National is a member of the
Tokio Marine Group and is rated “A+” (Superior), FSC XIV by A.M. Best.
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