State Recognizes Two Southern Colorado Businesses 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 two honorees from Southern Colorado received recognition for their exemplary workplace safety records:

Roselawn Funeral Home, Crematory and Cemetery has a rich history of providing excellence and the highest integrity to families at a time of grieving.  Its history goes back to 1891 when the Roselawn Cemetery Association was created in Pueblo.  In those 125 years, they have found new ways to honor the lives of loved ones.  Their work has changed and expanded over the years but their skills in celebrating relationships and honoring memories has never changed.  Nor has their commitment to providing a well-trained staff and a safe work environment.

Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 in Colorado Springs is made up of a preschool, five elementary schools, a junior high school, a high school and a charter school.  The school district has the distinction of being at or near the top in academic achievement. School safety is also a priority for all students and employee safety is recognized as equally important for everyone who works in the school district. This is an employer who is doing everything right.

“These Southern Colorado 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