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March 22, 2021– The Town of Westford was presented with an fiscal 2020 Risk Management Award from the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), the towns’ insurance provider.
The award was presented in recognition of its safety committee, which is made up of leadership staff members from both town and school departments. The committee is focused on worker safety and property loss prevention. The award was presented during MIIA’s Annual Business Meeting.
Under the leadership of Assistant Town Manager Eric Heideman, town officials have used the quarterly Safety Committee meetings to bring together all departments, both town and school, to achieve continuous improvement in risk management.
MIIA also acknowledged Westford for utilizing its best practices and preventive inspection programs that helps the town increase property protection. In addition, the town took proactive measures to ensure their compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and has utilized MIIA’s grant program as needed for those efforts. The town was also recognized for its success in understanding which MIIA best practices and trainings to focus on to maximize rewards.
Westford Town Manager Jodi Ross stated, “Westford employees benefit greatly from MIIA’s workplace safety training programs. The quality of their programs is excellent, and I feel certain attending these trainings helps keep our employees safe. Thank you for MIIA for offering this benefit to our town.”
“The Town of Westford has done a remarkable job bringing people in leadership together from across various departments and communities to form an effective safety committee,” said Stanley Corcoran, Executive Vice President of MIIA. “We congratulate Westford for its continued commitment to minimizing risk, keeping employees safe, and controlling costs.”
The Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA) is the non-profit insurance arm of the Massachusetts Municipal Association. As a member-based organization, MIIA’s sole focus is to provide excellent service and quality risk management and health insurance solutions to Massachusetts municipalities and related public entities. MIIA insures nearly 400 cities, towns, and other public entities in Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.emiia.org and www.mma.org.