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Contact:

Jennifer Orr
Michigan Municipal League
(734) 669-6341
jorr@mml.org; www.mml.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2017

Michigan Municipal League Fund Announces Loss Control Achievement Awards

31 Communities Recognized for Maintaining Safe Work Environments

LANSING, Michigan – Thirty-one Michigan communities have earned statewide honors for their outstanding efforts in maintaining safe work environments.

The Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Fund (mml.org/insurance) has issued its annual Loss Control Achievement Awards for 2016-2017 to the communities listed below. The certificates were mailed to community winners late last week.

“These awards represent the best of the best when it comes to communities being safe places for their employees and citizens,” said Michael Forster, director of risk management services for the Michigan Municipal League. “The awards reflect excellent management and an understanding that making safety a priority clearly protects their staffs, residents, and budgets.”

The awards are based on a community’s Experience Modification Factor (EMF) rating, using a formula measuring the frequency and severity of employee injuries over a 3 1/2-year time-period. The average EMF is 1.00. Any fund member with an EMF under 1.00 saves significant premium dollars.

“Lowest EMF” 2016-2017 Award Winners*

Village of Addison (.84)      

Village of Almont (.77)

City of Brighton (.66)    

Caledonia Charter Township (.77)

Clay Township (.70)   

City of Frankfort (.75)

Village of Franklin (.76)   

City of Gaylord (.69)

City of Grandville (.69)

City of Montague (.77)

City of Montrose (.87)  

Village of New Haven (.78)

Northville Charter Township (.66)      

City of Saline (.65)

Village of Union City (.77)

City of Williamston (.77)

Ypsilanti Community Utilities (.71)

 

*( ) = EMF   

   
“Most Improved EMF” 2016-2017 Award Winners*

Bellaire District Fire Department (-1.17) 

Buena Vista Charter Township (-.26)

City of Center Line (-.26)

Chesterfield Charter Township (-.52)

City of DeWitt (-.38)      

Hamburg Township (-.29)

Village of Lake Isabella (-.46) 

Madison Charter Township (-.60)

Village of Oxford (-.31)

Village of Pewamo (-.45)

Richland Township – Saginaw Co. (-.38) 

City of Richmond (-.93)

City of Rochester (-1.01)

Village of Saint Charles (-.78)

*( ) = percent decrease, comparing the most recent policy year (7/1/15–6/30/16) to the calculation for the current policy year (7/1/16–6/30/17)

MMLWCF Board of Trustees
Lois Allen-Richardson, Councilperson, City of Ypsilanti
George Bosanic, City Manager, Greenville
Frank Brock, Jr., Mayor, Lathrup Village
Christine Burns, Village Manager, Spring Lake
Maureen Donker, Mayor, Midland
Deborah Doyle, Mayor, Durand
Scott Erickson, City Manager, Ironwood
Daniel P. Gilmartin, Executive Director & CEO, Michigan Municipal League
Larry Nielsen, Village Manager, Paw Paw
Phil O’Dwyer, Mayor, Berkley
John Shay, City Manager, Ludington
Adam Smith, City Administrator, Grand Ledge
Michael Forster, Fund Administrator, Michigan Municipal League

About the MMLWCF: The Michigan Municipal League Workers' Compensation Fund started in 1977 with five members and has grown to a current participation of 900 public entities.  Assets exceed $145 million.

About the League: Michigan Municipal League is dedicated to making Michigan’s communities better by thoughtfully innovating programs, energetically connecting ideas and people, actively serving members with resources and services, and passionately inspiring positive change for Michigan’s greatest centers of potential: its communities. The League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington, D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services. Learn more at mml.org.

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