The Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund would like to congratulate the winners of its 2015 Risk Management and Loss Control Awards. These award categories are meant to highlight those Sheriffs’ Offices that are partnering with FSRMF to not only save money, but to save lives. Award consideration is partially determined by the losses of a Sheriff’s Office over the more recent three-year period, as compared with other FSRMF members, giving due consideration to the size and geographical location of the agency.
EXCELLENCE IN RISK MANAGEMENT AND LOSS CONTROL AWARD
FSRMF gives this award to three Sheriffs’ Offices that have demonstrated a serious commitment to risk management and loss control efforts. Recipients must have demonstrated great responsiveness and cooperation with regard to adopting recommendations and efforts of the FSRMF loss control staff. The winners of this award have shown their dedication and commitment to safe practices and procedures.
2015 Award Winners: Desoto County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office
MOST EFFECTIVE RETURN-TO-WORK PROGRAM AWARD
This award recognizes three Sheriffs’ Offices that have the most effective return-to-work programs for injured employees. Recipients have the lowest average lost days from work due to occupational accident and injury for that time period, and have shown concerted and effective efforts to return employees to work. These agencies recognize that their personnel are their agency’s most important resource and, as a result, the value of getting the best and timeliest care possible for and continuing to work closely with their injured employee so that they can return to work.
2015 Award Winners: Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
EXCELLENCE IN LABOR AND ETHICS RELATIONS AWARD
FSRMF recognizes three Sheriffs’ Offices with this award for their commendable loss experience with regard to labor and/or ethics-related claims. Recipients have the lowest labor-related claims frequency and loss severity for their size, and have demonstrated a commitment to treating their employees fairly, equally and in compliance with the various labor laws that apply to their operations. They strive to reach and maintain the highest ethical standards in the operation of their office.
2015 Award Winners: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office