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.

Remember
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 (also available in Spanish)

Step 1
Sample Safety Policy ES

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

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

Step 4
Sample Orientation Checklist  ES
Safety Training Roster ES  

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

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