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Risk Management

Laura Koeneman, Safety and Risk
3550 West Oxford Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80236

Risk Management provides:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Threat Assessment
  • Model Programs
  • Consultation
  • Training
  •  Audits

Fire Safety

Every Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) agency is required to have a fire safety program.

  • Fire prevention is accomplished through:
  • Training
  • Fire-proofing
  • Early detection of fire hazards
  • Proper maintenance of fire equipment



Fire Drill Report Form (pdf)

Fire Inspection Checklist Form (pdf)

Weekly Fire Safety Inspection Checklist Form (pdf)

Monthly Fire Safety Inspection Checklist Form (pdf)

DYC Weekly Inspection Form (MS Word)

Interim Life Safety Measures(MS Word) 


Workplace Violence


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.


CDHS Model Program (MS Word)

Threat Assessment Form (MS Excel)

Incident Report (MS Excel)

Employee Survey Example 1 (MS Word)

Employee Survey Example 2 (MS Word) 



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

  • Ergonomic assessments

  • Safety coordinator development through seminars

  • Injury prevention initiatives


To become an ergonomic coordinator at your agency, contact Laura Koeneman.



Maintenance Material Handling Evaluation Form (MS Word)

Computer Workstation Evaluation Form (MS Word)