SANTA FE, NM – New Mexico Counties presented Torrance County with a Workers’ Compensation Safety Award for Division 2 during the 2019 NMC Legislative Conference January 17, 2019 in Santa Fe. Torrance County received its award for achieving a positive claim trend and lowering the frequency of workers’ compensation claims over the last three years for 2018. The counties are divided into five divisions based on the number of employees. For this award, the county received a $7,000 contribution refund. The county has received the safety award four times with one honorable mention.
Torrance County was also recognized for completing its 11th year of the Risk Awareness Program or RAP. The county had a 44% reduction in the number of auto claims, 23% reduction in the number of law enforcement claims, and 22% reduction in the number of multi-line claims for 2018. RAP is a workplace risk control education program that aims to reduce the frequency and severity of county claims through better risk awareness and safety practices.