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December 2013  
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Winter Seminars
Two educational sessions will be offered in January and February for policyholders along the Front Range and Eastern Plains. Each seminar counts toward Safety Program requirements.
Jan. 23
Not Again!?!?
Frustrated by repeat safety incidents in your organization? Leverage information from safety accidents and injuries to ensure similar events won't happen again.
7:45-10 a.m.
Budweiser Events Center Executive Club


Feb. 20
Return to Work
Learn how a return-to-work policy helps get injured employees  back on the job quickly and smoothly.
9-10:15 a.m.
 Fort Morgan
1-2:15 p.m.
Watch for details on both sessions arriving via email. 
A new employee reports a job-related injury or an injured employee hires a lawyer immediately. What to do?
If you suspect workers' compensation fraud, report it  or call Pinnacol's fraud hotline at:
303-361-4800 or
Learn more about how to fight workers' comp fraud.
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Your Aging Workforce: 
Modifications Keep Them Working

Many baby boomers are holding off retirement for as long as possible for reasons ranging from need for additional income to job satisfaction. Lighting, sound and ergomonics can all affect how well your aging workers do their jobs.  


Learn more about what you can do.


Eliminate Slips/Skids and Stay Safe

Colorado drivers know the special hazards of winter driving, but take time to remind your employees about about the dangers. One of the most terrifying experiences in winter driving is the skid. If it happens at high speed, the result could be a disastrous crash. Most skids could be avoided by adjusting to the conditions, and it is possible to recover from skids if you know how. Check out Pinnacol's video on winter driving. 


Winter is also prime time for icy outdoor slips and falls. Share these tips with all of your employees!

OSHA Looking to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries/Illnesses

Noting that 3 million workers were injured in 2012, OSHA has proposed ramping up tracking of workplace and injuries. The public has till Feb. 6 to comment on the proposed new rule. Read more about it here


And if OSHA comes knocking at your door, Andy Troccoli, founder of Anfeald in Fort Collins, offered do's and don'ts at the Nov. 14 Safety Group Seminar. Check out his presentation!


To stay up to date on on workers' comp news, trends and legislation, check out Pinnacol's Industry News at


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