Laura Koeneman, Safety and Risk
3550 West Oxford Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80236
Risk Management provides:
Every Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) agency is required to have a fire safety program.
It is CDHS policy to promote a safe work environment for all employees. The department is committed to maintaining a work environment free from violence against persons or property, threats of violence, harassment, and or intimidation.
The ergonomics program is part of CDHS safety policy and is implemented at every agency in the department.
The term comes from the Greek words for work, “ergo,” and “nomos,” meaning principle or law. Therefore, in its simplest interpretation, ergonomics is the science of maximizing productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
At CDHS, we use ergonomic principles to help improve work environments and equipment for safer more effective use.
Risk Management employs several methods to decrease the likelihood of injuries including:
Ergonomic coordinator training
Special training sessions for groups or work units
Safety coordinator development through seminars
Injury prevention initiatives
To become an ergonomic coordinator at your agency, contact Laura Koeneman.