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July 2013  
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We're putting together a new print newsletter featuring expanded coverage for Safety Group members and BBB Accredited Businesses alike! Look for it in your mailbox in September. Safety Sense will continue to be emailed quarterly.
 
Looking Ahead
Four educational sessions will be offered over the course of two days this fall. Each 90-minute session counts toward Safety Program requirements.
 
Oct. 24
Effective Safety Training
 and
 Hazard Analysis Training
 
Nov. 14
How to Prepare for Osha and
 Defensive Driving
 
Watch for details arriving via email. 
 
Red 
Flags
Do you have an employee who keeps changing his/her story on how a job-related accident happened? This is one of several red flags employers should watch for.

 

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Experts: Modified Duty Important
for both Employees & Employers
modified duty

An effective injury management program begins before an injury happens, not on the day the employee files the first report of injury. Although many companies have return-to-work programs, few realize the benefits of the program because they omit or overlook key elements of the process. Is this you?

 

Debbie Scicluna and Sally Parkinson of Pinnacol Assurance discussed the building blocks of return to work policies June 26 at The Budweiser Events Center. If you missed the presentation, you can learn more by clicking here

 

Safety Tips for Working Outdoors
If your employees work under the hot summer sun, you'll want to make sure they take precautions to keep themselves safe. This includes: 
  • Wearing sunscreen with as high an SPF as possible and reapplying every two hours to maintain effectiveness.
  • Wearing a brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Staying hydrated by drinking water and/or sports drinks.
  • Taking cover during thunderstorms, but not under trees, where lighting risk increases.
  • Finding a covered shelter (car or truck) during hailstorms. 
Check out more summer tips from Pinnacol Assurance.
New Network Keeps You Up to Date on Colorado Workers' Comp Issues

Are you interested in issues that affect Colorado's workers' compensation system? Do you want to stay up-to-date on the latest industry and legislative news? Sign up for Pinnacol's new Workers' Comp News and Issues Network. This website offers updates on workers' comp news, trends and legislation. It also provides tools to contact state and federal elected officials. To get started, visit cqrcengage.com/pinnacol.

 

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