Cost Containment Certification

Safety does not just happen. Colorado's Cost Containment Certification (CCC) program is a solid foundation for any safety program, and obtaining your CCC demonstrates your commitment to protecting the safety and welfare of your employees. Employers who earn their CCC are eligible for an additional discount on their workers' compensation insurance premiums.

The Colorado Cost Containment Certification Board requires a safety and cost containment program that complies with criteria outlined in state statute. The program must include the following:

  1. A formal declaration of a companywide safety policy
  2. A formal designation of a safety coordinator or safety committee
  3. Clearly defined safety rules and enforcement policy
  4. Documented new-hire and ongoing safety training 
  5. Written designation of medical providers 
  6. Written policies and procedures for claims management 

Below, you can download Pinnacol's employer's guide to Cost Containment Certification, as well as sample documents for each of the six steps. It is important to note that these samples must be customized to fit your organization. Your Pinnacol safety consultant is available at no additional cost to assist you with any aspect of the CCC process.

Your complete safety program must be in effect for one full year before you can apply for certification. Colorado's Department of Labor and Employment — not Pinnacol — awards certification.

Cost Containment Certification steps and downloads (English)

Step 1
Sample Safety Policy

Step 2
Safety Coordinator Objectives 
Safety Committee Objectives 
Safety committee meeting notes and agenda
General Safety Inspection Checklist 
Construction Safety Inspection Checklist 

Step 3
Sample Safety Rules
Sample Safety Rules Enforcement Policy 
Sample Safety Rule Violation form

Step 4
Sample Orientation Checklist 
Safety Training Roster 

Step 5
New Employee Notification letter
Designated Provider List Notification Letter 
Designated Provider List Notification Letter and instructions 

Step 6
Claims Management Procedures 
Employee Accident Report
Management accident investigation report
Witness Statement report
Job Hazard Analysis 
Sample Accident Investigation Questions


Cost Containment Certification steps and downloads (Spanish)

Etapa 1
Política de Seguridad 

Etapa 2
Objetivos del Coordinador/Comité de Seguridad
Responsabilidades del Comité de Seguridad
Minutas Para Reuniones de Seguridad 
Lista de Verificación General de Inspección de Seguridad
Lista de Verificación de Inspección de Securidad en Construcción

Etapa 3
Reglas de Seguridad 
Política de Seguridad
Infracción de Reglas de Seguridad

Etapa 4
Lista de Verificación para Orientación de Empleados de Nuevo Ingreso o Recién Transferidos
Hoja de Asistencia del Entrenamento de Seguridad 

Etapa 5 
Carta de Notificación a los Empleados Nuevos
Carta de Notificación de la Lista de Proveedores Designados Para un Trabajador Lesionado 
Carta de Notificación de la Lista de Proveedores Designados Para un Trabajador Lesionado – Instrucciones 

Etapa 6
Guía de Administración de Reclamaciones
Informe de Incidente del Empleado
Informe de Investigación de Accidente por la Gerencia
Declaración del Testigo
Hoja de Trabajo para Análisis de los Riesgos de Trabajo