We help managers be right through: Risk Assessments, Threat Assessments, Model Programs, Consultation, Training, Audits, and Management Assistance Teams. Program Management is accomplished through: CDHS Risk Management Planning Council, CDHS Safety Advisory Committee, and District User Groups.
Every CDHS agency is required to have a Fire Safety Program to ensure the safety of residents, employees, visitors, and property from smoke and fire and to provide for the safe use of buildings and grounds. A key to fire safety is fire prevention, which is accomplished through a combination of training, fire-proofing the workplace, early detection of fire hazards, and proper maintenance of fire equipment.
It is the Colorado Department of Human Services' (CDHS) policy to promote a safe work environment for all employees. The CDHS is committed to working with managers, supervisors, and employees to maintain a work environment that is free from violence against persons and property, threats of violence, harassment, and or intimidation.
Ergonomics is one of six universal programs required by the CDHS Safety policy to be implemented at each agency in the department. It is a term coming from the Greek word for work, “ergo,” and the word, “nomos,” meaning principle or law. Therefore, in its simplest interpretation, ergonomics is the study of work.
In the context of CDHS, we use ergonomic principles to help improve work environments, systems, tasks, methods and equipment for safer and more effective use and to reduce the potential for many types of injuries. Risk Management employs several methods to decrease the likelihood of such injuries including:
Included on this page are links to frequently asked questions and other sources of information that may help you to help yourself or others in achieving a safe and healthful working environment. To become an ergonomic coordinator at your agency, contact Scott Bowers.
To complement the Injury Prevention Program’s continuous improvement in the reduction of workers’ compensation claims and costs, Risk Management recognizes the achievement of individuals, programs, and agencies through a safety award nomination process. In the last five years, CDHS has received ten out of twenty SRM Safety Awards.