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Cost Containment Certification: Easier than you think

September 22, 2014
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There are many reasons Pinnacol policyholders might consider implementing the State of Colorado’s Cost Containment Certification (CCC) program. Employers who have achieved the certification often see a decrease in claims costs, a reduction in losses, and experience less severe injuries. The certification can also make employers eligible for a discount on their workers’ compensation premium. More importantly, certification demonstrates your organization’s commitment to protecting the safety and welfare of your employees.

The certification requires that employers have a six-step formal safety program in place and document its effectiveness for one year. They must also do the following throughout the year:

  • Safety orientation documentation for all new employees
  • Safety training documentation on (at least) a quarterly basis.
  • Accident investigation reports for all incidents reported, including corrective measures to be implemented
  • Documentation indicating the medical providers the company designated has been distributed to all employees
  • Documentation showing efforts to institute modified duty that conforms to the treating physician’s restrictions
  • Required documentation must be dated and signed

Keep in mind; many employers already have the majority of the components of the program in place. If you have a solid safety program implemented and have documented the program and its results, then you may have met some of the above requirements.

Even if you’re starting from scratch, our online Cost Containment Certification resource can walk you through the six-step process, documentation and application.

Pinnacol Assurance assumes no responsibility for management or control of customer safety activities. Please ensure your business meets the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances related to workplace safety.

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