State Honors Five Denver Area Companies For Outstanding Safety Records

(DENVER) – On July 20, the Department of Labor and Employment honored Colorado companies for their exemplary track-record in workplace safety.  The companies were honored by the Division of Workers Compensation in a reception at the Governor’s Executive Residence.

These five honorees received recognition for their exemplary workplace safety records:

Hyder Construction Company is a general contractor with more than seven decades of innovation and unequaled quality across the front range.  Schools, retail outlets, offices and industrial buildings, fire and police stations and medical clinics are among their construction projects.  The company is the recipient of numerous safety awards from the Associated General Contractors of America.

D.G. Coleman, Inc. is now in its 45th years of operation.  It was founded in 1972 by Dan and Kathy Coleman and has grown from one Mack truck to a fleet run by 100 employees. They employ some of the most highly training professionals in the trucking industry.

Bauen Corporation is in its 35th year of operation. They specialize in designing and building high quality roofing for retail outlets, custom homes, schools, churches and commercial buildings.  Workplace safety has been a core value and a part of the corporation from the very beginning.

Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care will celebrate its 70th anniversary next year. Its work in lawn care and tree services for homeowners and businesses has made it one of Colorado’s most recognizable and respected businesses. The Division of Workers Compensation recognized them for an safety record that is among the highest in the nation.

Nelson Pipeline Constructors has built literally millions of feet of sewer, water and storm infrastructures in Colorado in 40 years.  The company knows that accidents not only endanger lives, they can derail ongoing operations, hinder the productivity of workers and create extra expenses for clients. Safety is a top priority in every Nelson Pipeline Constructors operation.

“These Denver area businesses are leaders in their respective industries and we’re proud to have worked with each of them to ensure that they are also leaders in workplace safety,” says Paul Tauriello, Director of the Division of Workers Compensaion, a part of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.  “We’re pleased to recognize each of them for exemplary safety records.”

Each of the award recipients are certified by the Division of Workers Compensation’s Premium Cost Containment Program that guides employers in establishing safety practices to reduce work-related injuries.  When companies improve workplace safety, they also reduce their premium costs by 5 to 10%.

The Premium Cost Containment Program has reduced insurance premiums by almost $290 Million.  Currently, more than 6,000 employers have been certified in the Premium Cost Containment Program, affecting 368,177workers.

“These awards afford us an opportunity to urge more companies to participate in our Premium Cost Containment Program,” says Ellen Golombek, Executive Director of the Department of Labor and Employment.  “Our Division of Workers Compensation can offer technical assistance at no cost and conduct a comprehensive risk assessment of your safety practices.”

Companies interested in learning more about the Premium Cost Containment Program should call 303-318-8644.


For immediate release

Date: July 22, 2016
Contact: Office of Government, Policy and Public Relations
Bill Thoennes at (303) 318-8004 or Cher Haavind at (303) 318-8003
Fax: (303) 318-8070
Web:  www.colorado.gov/cdle