The National Association of Counties (NACo) recognizes Montgomery County Maryland, Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety team. Faced with budget constraints in 2010, the Division of Risk Management successfully transitioned a traditionally reactive Safety Program (mandated programs and accident investigation) into a proactive Safety Culture permeating the organization. Pam Schroeder, Chief, Division of Risk Management quickly shared her excitement for the team. Led by Frederick W. Enos, Manager – Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the County designed a successful program. Technology streamlined communication and brought efficiency to the program. The County’s accident frequency trend has been reversed and better results are anticipated to continue over time. Safety is the County’s culture.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.