Paducah Receives Workers’ Safety Grant Check from Kentucky League of Cities

Date of release:  May 30, 2018

Check presentation to safety committeePictured – Kentucky League of Cities Loss Control Specialist Ben Cook (blue shirt) handing a check to Paducah Human Resources Director Martin Russell (white shirt) along with members of the City of Paducah Employee Safety Committee

PADUCAH – Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) Loss Control Specialist Ben Cook recently visited Paducah to deliver a KLC Insurance Services Workers’ Safety grant check in the amount of $1865.  The City applied for the grant in March which requires an equal funding match from the City. 

The funds will be used to send members of the Parks & Recreation Department to training for the Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Program and the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Certification Program.  A portion of the grant funding also will be used to send a Human Resources Department employee to the KLC Risk and Safety Conference.

Human Resources Director Martin Russell says, “I expressed my appreciation to Ben Cook for visiting Paducah’s Employee Safety Committee meeting to present this KLC Workers’ Safety grant since employee safety is an important value in our organization.  Furthermore, we currently are focused on how we can make it an even stronger internal ethic.” 

Last year Russell worked with KLC and Peel & Holland to establish a cross-departmental Employee Safety Committee.  The Committee meets routinely and has discussed topics including safe driving practices, accident and injury prevention, and emergency action planning and drills.