Young County workers get safety equipment from state agency

Local road construction crews and law enforcement officers will get new safety gear and security devices as a reward for Young County’s success in risk management under a program run by the Texas Association of counties (TAC), County Judge John Bullock said. The cost of the new equipment was covered by the county’s membership in the TAC’s Risk Management Pool.

The county received the items as part of the 2022 RAC RMP Employee Safety Equipment Program, one of several risk control services and programs it participates in through its membership in the Texas Association of counties.

“It’s a program we have that when we do well with risk management, when we do the property things, we will send them requests for certain items that they have available and they deliver those items to the county,” Judge Bullock said. “We have done things that reduced our risks and so we get rewards for that.”

Equipment available to the county ranges from personal protective equipment such as heat gear, hard hats and gloves, and hearing, eye and respiratory protection, as well as courthouse security devices, fire protection, and tactical safety gear for law enforcement.

The county’s membership in TAC RMP provides it with competitively priced risk management coverage and risk control services that are county government specific. TAC RMP has more than 380 members statewide. Its mission is to help Texas counties and other county governmental entities manage taxpayer dollars efficiently and promote worker safety.