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April 2013  
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 Safety Group Program presented by BBB and sponsored by Pinnacol Assurance
Red Flag Zone
  • Struck/caught
  • Lifting
  • Cuts
  • Slips & Falls
Are these injuries driving up your workers' comp costs?
Did you know they also drive up our group's dividend loss ratio?
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Betti Seay

Dear Policyholders,

Your Better Business Bureau and Pinnacol Assurance are committed to making our new Safety Group Program a long-term success. 


Since the beginning of the year I have been meeting with group members to share information about our Safety Group Program's new requirements as well as to share updates on your BBB Accreditation. These mandatory sessions will continue until all members have been onboarded. Please watch for emails regarding upcoming sessions in your area!


If you have questions regarding our Safety Group Program or upcoming onboarding or training sessions, please contact me at or 970-488-2031.



Betti Seay, VP/Community Relations  

Spotlight on Focus Four Hazards
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Most accidents and injuries in the construction industry occur as a result of exposure to one of four major hazard categories known as the Focus Four Hazards. On April 9, Megan Meagher, compliance assistance specialist, Denver Area OSHA, shared OSHA requirements, case study examples and information about how these hazards relate to the most frequently cited standards in the construction industry.


If you missed her presentation, you won't want to miss OSHA's online tutorial.


'Start Them Out Right' Sessions Set

Did you know 31 percent of workplace accidents occur in a new hire's first 12 months of employment? And did you know almost half of those are in the first 90 days? 


The Safety Group Program presented by BBB and sponsored by Pinnacol Assurance will present "Start Them Out Right: The Importance of New Hire Safety Training" at 8:30 a.m. May 29 at Glenwood Springs Community Center and at 8:30 a.m. May 30 at the Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat. Watch for details arriving via email. 

Amendment 64 and Your Business 


Can business owners continue to maintain safe and drug-free workplaces now that Amendment 64 - partially legalizing the use of marijuana in Colorado - has been signed into law? What impact will Amendment 64 have on an injured worker's benefits under workers' compensation? Can employers restrict marijuana use by employees outside work or off premises?


Find out what you need to know about Amendment 64 to protect your business and employees.