SCAC Risk Management Services
Because member contributions (premiums) are based upon both the accident histories of the individual counties (experience modifiers) and on the membership as a whole, both Trusts employ very aggressive risk management strategies. The philosophy adopted by the Trusts is that it is cheaper to prevent accidents than pay claims. Accordingly, the Trusts' risk management staff conducts seminars, safety audits and other activities designed to reduce the probability of accidents and liability exposure for members. The benefits are lower premiums and a safer working environment.
Risk Management Services
In addition to the training programs above, SCAC's risk managers can design custom training programs to fit members' unique needs. For more information, contact John Henderson at 1-800-922-6081, ext. 327, or via e-mail. For law enforcement training, contact Robert Benfield at 1-800-922-6081, ext. 311, or via e-mail.
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Training and Safety Videos
SCAC has a library of more than 35 training and safety videos, which are available for members of the Trusts to borrow. Click on the link below for details.
Video Library Details (PDF)
View the library as a webpage
SCAC offers free online safety training courses for Trust members. Most topics can be completed in 20 minutes. Please contact John Henderson at (800) 922-6081 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set-up a user account for the topics listed below.
Online Video Library (PDF)
The South Carolina Transportation Technology Transfer Service (T3), located at Clemson University, also has an extensive video library that is available to counties. Click here to access the T3 video library.
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Subscribe to SCAC's Risk Management Forum
SCAC offers a listserv forum for county risk managers. The listserv provides a means of discussing risk management issues and sharing questions/comments, ideas, solutions and announcements of interest.
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Other Risk Management Resources
The South Carolina Association of Counties does not warrant the suitability of any products or services. Mention of any product or service is intended to illustrate potential resources that each Trust member must independently evaluate.
- Training Programs Provided by the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Office of OSHA Voluntary Programs – Contact Van Henson at (803) 896-7769 to request free training in your county. More than 40 training topics are available including Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication, Confined Space Entry Hazards, Lockout/Tagout, Electrical Safety Work Practices, Personal Protective Equipment, Office Safety, OSHA Record-keeping and Violence in the Workplace. It is recommended that training be scheduled 30 days in advance. The Office of OSHA Voluntary Programs also has an excellent website.
- Professional Education – The Insurance Institute of America (IIA) offers training and certification programs for safety and risk management professionals. The Associate in Risk Management (ARM) program is a self-study program that leads to the ARM designation. The institute also offers a course in Risk Management for Public Entities, which may be very helpful. IIA textbooks and study materials can be valuable references—even for those who do not enroll in courses. Contact the institute at 1-800-644-2101, or visit the IIA website.
- Internet Resources – click to access a list of government, nonprofit and legal websites that are useful to county risk managers.
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