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November 28, 2017

Forty-two policyholders win Circle of Safety Award

We’re excited to announce 2017 winners of Pinnacol’s Circle of Safety Award, now in its 10th consecutive year. Forty-two Colorado employers earned the award for their exemplary performance in safety, risk control, and financial and claims management.

“This year’s Circle of Safety winners recognize that workplace safety is about much more than checking some boxes,” said Phil Kalin, Pinnacol’s president and CEO. “These employers are creating a safety culture that permeates everything they do, and the result is a healthier, more productive workforce.”

The Circle of Safety Award was so named because exceptional risk management is the result of a circle of many people working together. From top management and frontline employees to Pinnacol representatives and the policyholders’ agents, we all play a role in making Colorado workplaces safer. These Circle of Safety winners embrace risk management and get their employees home safely every day.

Less than 1 percent of our 57,000 policyholders meet the criteria for this award, Kalin noted, so winners are “an elite group of organizations whose commitment to safety and sound risk management practices raises the bar for everyone.”

Award criteria

  • Pinnacol policyholders were eligible to receive the Circle of Safety Award if they met the following criteria:
  • Pinnacol policyholder for at least four consecutive years.
  • Experience modification rate (the employer’s claims costs compared with the industry average) of .85 or less in the current policy period.
  • Combined four-year loss ratio (claims costs paid by Pinnacol divided by the premiums paid by the employer) of less than or equal to 35 percent.
  • 80 percent or more of all claims reported within 48 hours over the past four years.
  • Two or fewer notices of cancellation each year — when employers pay their bill late or not at all, they and their employees can be at risk.
  • No noncompliant audits — when employers do not complete their audit correctly or at all, they are at risk of paying too much or too little for their workers’ compensation coverage.
  • Currently hold the State of Colorado’s Cost Containment Certification, which helps employers prevent workplace injuries and control insurance-related costs.
  • No fatalities.
  • Pinnacol-approved return to work program — these programs get injured employees back to work as safely and quickly as possible.

2017 Circle of Safety Award winners

ACA Products,* Buena Vista

Accent Electrical Services,* Broomfield

Adcon Signs,* Fort Collins

Alert Traffic Control Inc.,* Bayfield

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Dillon

Aspen Falls Custom Design & Landscape, Centennial

Bolton Construction LLC,* Meeker

Boulder Scientific Company, Mead

Coblaco Services Inc.,* Henderson

Colorado Springs Housing Authority, Colorado Springs

Curbside Recycling Indefinitely Inc.,* Grand Junction

Double M Concrete LLC,* Woodland Park

Dynamic Dimensions Inc., Burlington

Enstrom Candies, Grand Junction

Fiske Electric, Johnstown

Fox Construction Inc.,* Steamboat Springs

Fransen Pittman General Contractors, Englewood

Frazee Construction Co., Colorado Springs

Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District,* Frederick

Go Alpine*, Steamboat Springs

Hastings Brothers Construction Inc., Sedalia

HLCC Construction Company,* Steamboat Springs

Holly Heights Nursing Center,* Denver

HRL Compliance Solutions Inc.,* Grand Junction

JDS Electric LLC, Gillette, WY

JetCenters of Colorado,* Englewood

JFMT Automotive Group LLC/EP Blazer LLC/EP Bulldog LLC

Lefever Building Systems, Commerce City

LT Environmental Inc., Arvada

Mark Young Construction, Frederick

Munro Companies Inc., Grand Junction

Muscanell Millworks, Cortez

Pikes Peak Steel LLC,* Colorado Springs

Piper Communication Services Inc.,* Arvada

PNCI Construction Inc.,* Grand Junction

Pure Water Dynamics Inc., Denver

RLW Sand Storage LLC, Denver

Samuel Engineering Inc., Englewood

Ski Cooper, Leadville

Spriggs Excavation Inc., Durango

The Columbine Label Company,* Englewood

Y-W Electric Association Inc.,* Akron

Pinnacol announced 2017 Circle of Safety Award winners in a press release on Oct. 26. These organizations will see congratulatory ads from Pinnacol this month in their local news publications.

*Multiple-year winners

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