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AAC safety awards announced at conference


The Association of Arkansas Counties awarded its annual safety awards during the AAC’s 49th annual conference in August in Little Rock.



LITTLE ROCK – The Association of Arkansas Counties awarded its annual safety awards during the AAC’s 49th annual conference in August in Little Rock.

Counties that met three main safety requirements received the annual awards. Counties that were honored scored at least 80 percent on the AAC’s safety survey, had a loss ratio of less than 50 percent and had not been in the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission Rule 32 Hazard Program currently or within the past two years.

Counties receiving 2017 AAC safety awards were:

Arkansas
Baxter
Benton
Boone
Bradley
Calhoun
Clay
Columbia
Conway
Craighead
Dallas
Garland
Greene
Jackson
Lafayette
Lincoln
Montgomery
Nevada
Perry
Poinsett
Pope
Prairie
Pulaski
Saline
Sevier
St. Francis
Stone
Union
Van Buren
White
Yell

In addition, one county received a certificate for no Workers’ Compensation claims in 2016: Scott County.

Cutline for attached group photo: Thirty-one Arkansas counties received 2017 safety awards from the Association of Arkansas Counties Risk Management program. These awards were presented to county judges or their staff members during the 49th annual AAC conference, held Aug. 9-11, 2017, in Little Rock.

Pictured are (from left to right) Columbia County Judge Larry D. Atkinson, Yell County Judge Mark Thone, Benton County Judge Barry Moehring, Conway County Judge Jimmy Hart, Saline County Judge Jeff Arey, Clay County Judge Mike Patterson, Baxter County Judge Mickey D. Pendergrass, Lincoln County Judge Harry Densmore III, Sevier County Judge Greg Ray, Perry County Judge Toby L. Davis, Arkansas County Judge Thomas “Eddie” Best, Stone County Judge Stacey Avey, Lafayette County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Danny Ormand, and Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper.

Not pictured are Boone County Judge Robert Hathaway, Bradley County Judge Klay McKinney, Calhoun County Judge Floyd W. Nutt, Craighead County Judge Ed Hill, Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones, Garland County Judge Rick M. Davis, Greene County Judge Rusty McMillon, Jackson County Judge Jeff Phillips, Lafayette County Judge Mike Rowe, Montgomery County Judge Sammy Jones, Nevada County Judge Mark Glass, Poinsett County Judge Bobby Cantrell, Pope County Judge Jim Ed Gibson, Prairie County Judge Mike Skarda, Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde, St. Francis County Judge Gary Hughes, Union County Judge Mike Loftin, and White County Judge Michael Lincoln.

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