Grant money means safety equipment for Henry County employees

A grant is helping Henry County better equip some of its employees.
A grant is helping Henry County better equip some of its employees.

Henry County has been awarded a safety grant from the Association County Commissioners of Georgia’s Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund. According to officials, the grants “are available to fund members that are fostering a culture of workplace safety through additional training, equipment or services.”

Henry County purchased a variety of items with this year’s grant, mainly for employees working in the field. They included vehicle backup cameras, hard hats, back support belts, flashlights, head lamps (hands-free flashlights), and first aid kits for vehicles and offices.

The ACCG allotted $1.5 million over a three-year period with $500,000 available to eligible members in 2020.

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