Safety & Loss
In creating a safer workplace, we strive to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all our employees and reduce the severity and costs of workplace injuries and illnesses, as well as other liabilities to the COA on the whole. That’s why planning, prevention and a “safety-first” attitude is a MUST. We encourage employees to adopt our motto “Safety Begins with Me”! The best way to control costs is to prevent injuries in the work place. Fewer injuries mean less lost time, increased productivity and fewer costly claims to manage. Training and education is essential in making an improvement.
Training & Education
Risk provides various safety training throughout the year. Additional assistance is provided for departments and divisions upon request.
Listed below is just a few of the trainings and programs sponsored by Risk.
- New Supervisors Training
- Refresher Training-Risk & Workers’ Compensation Procedures
- Annual Safety Incentive Training
- Defensive Driving
- Flaggers Training
- Annual Workers’ Compensation Retreat
- Various other Safety Trainings
Safety inspections are the constant searching for, finding and correcting unsafe conditions and practices before they result in accidents. These inspections are the responsibility of every supervisor and take place at all levels of the organization. These inspections are mandatory and are to be performed by “qualified personnel.” Experienced operating personnel are the most qualified to conduct such inspections. Experts should be consulted for various inspections, such as fire hazards, electrical inspections, etc.
City-Wide Safety Committee
The City of Albany, Georgia affirms that our community’s safety is paramount. Safety rules and accident prevention regulations will be strictly observed at all times as we strive for a record of “0 (zero)” accidents.
Chairperson - Derrell Smith
Co-Chair - Tennasha Gresham
Recording Clerk - Tina Harrell
If you have any questions, please contact one of the committee members listed above.
Accident Review Board
The purpose of the City of Albany Accident Review Board shall be to establish a standardized, unbiased system for evaluation of all accidents involving City Personnel in City vehicles and/or vehicle related equipment investigated by any law enforcement agency.
- The primary objective is to improve the overall safety of the City of Albany s operations
- To establish the cause for each reviewed accident and determine whether Avoidable or Unavoidable
- To make recommendations for corrective action to Department Heads