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Risk Management

Location: 129 Screven Street, Georgetown, S.C. 29440
Phone: (843) 545-3097
Fax: (843) 545-3252

Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 421270, Georgetown, SC 29442-4200

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except for legal holidays)

Point of Contact: Holley Causey, Risk Manager

Department Functions:

Providing administrative assistance to the County Central Safety Committee, the Risk Management Division provides safety awareness to all county departments. The risk manager conducts facility safety inspections assuring OSHA compliance, maintains an accident data base, and monitors sick leave, as well as family and medical leave usage. The risk manager also administers the county’s alcohol and drug screening program. A liaison between employees, the legal staff and the Workers Compensation insurance carrier, the risk manager assists in the claims process. The division also maintains a County Safety Library of reference materials.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: If injured on the job, what actions should I take?
A: Report the accident/injury to your supervisor immediately. He or she will direct you to the appropriate medical facility. (In the event of a life threatening emergency, dial 911 and take appropriate action.) A "First Report of Injury" must be completed by your supervisor and delivered to the risk manager within 24 hours of the injury.

Q: If I am injured on the job, how do I file a Worker’s Compensation Claim?
A: Contact the risk manager by calling or visiting the Risk Management office to file the necessary forms. The office is located at 129 Screven Street, Georgetown.

Links:

South Carolina Association of Counties Risk Management Association
Provides continuing education in workplace safety and risk management administration.

South Carolina Department of Transportation
Provides road and traveling safety information, vehicle driver training, etc.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Administers workplace safety regulations, provides safety training and reference materials.