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50 Colorado employers earn Pinnacol’s Circle of Safety Award

June 29, 2020
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Winners met high bar for workplace safety and risk management

DENVER — June 29, 2020 — Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading workers’ compensation insurer, honored 50 of its policyholders with the 2019 Circle of Safety Award. Winners have shown exemplary performance in safety, loss control, and financial and claims management. Many of the 2019 winners maintained superior performance despite operating in high-risk industries such as construction, manufacturing, healthcare and ski resorts. Winners are located throughout the state and range from small, family-owned businesses to large corporate operations.

“It’s crucial that businesses take proactive safety measures to protect their employees, and we’re seeing that’s especially true amid a pandemic,” said Josh Kreger, Pinnacol’s director of safety innovation and strategy. “An unwavering commitment to a strong safety program is the foundation of a safer workplace as businesses confront the unique challenges of COVID-19. An investment in risk management directly benefits businesses’ operational productivity and employees’ physical safety. It also can foster engagement, trust and loyalty, all of which help keep employees living safe and healthy lives.”

Pinnacol’s Circle of Safety Award was created with the understanding that exceptional risk management is the result of a circle of many people working together. From top managers and front-line employees to Pinnacol representatives and the policyholders’ agents, everyone plays a role in making Colorado workplaces safer for Colorado employees.

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 0.88 or less in the current policy period.

• Combined four-year loss ratio (claims paid by Pinnacol divided by the premium paid by the employer) less than or equal to 35%.

• Eighty 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.

Circle of Safety 2019 Award winners

Adcon Signs,* Fort Collins

ADESCO, Fruita

Alpine Security LLC, Avon

Altitude Painting, Crested Butte

American Arbor Care, Denver

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area,* Dillon


Aspen Falls Custom Landscape & Construction,* Centennial

Asphalt Specialists and Supply Inc., Grand Junction

Authentic Drilling Inc., Kiowa

BOA Technology Inc., Denver

Colorado Cleanup Corporation, Englewood

Colorado Springs Housing Authority,* Colorado Springs

Columbine Label Company Inc.,* Englewood

Denver Zoological Foundation, Denver

Double M Concrete LLC,* Colorado Springs

DSP Builders Inc., Denver

DW Metal Works Inc., Grand Junction

Dwire Earthmoving LLC, Colorado Springs

Eastern Rio Blanco Metro Recreation & Park District, Meeker

Fiske Electric,* Johnstown

Forestry Specialists Inc., Colorado Springs

Fransen Pittman General Contractors,* Englewood

Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District,* Frederick

Front Range Lumber Company, Lakewood

Frontier Honda Ltd., Longmont

The Gallegos Corporation, Englewood

Glacier Construction, Greenwood Village

High Country Fence LLC, Colorado City

HRL Compliance Solutions Inc.,* Grand Junction

JITA Contracting Inc., Durango

La Luna Dairy, Wellington

Lakewood Electric Company Inc., Englewood

Lefever Building Systems,* Denver

Left Hand Water District, Niwot

Mark Young Construction,* Frederick

Maximum Painting LLC, Fort Collins

Metal Distributors Inc., Fort Collins

Mountain Top Builders Inc., Tabernash

Munro Companies Inc., Grand Junction

Pikes Peak Steel LLC,* Colorado Springs

Piper Communication Services Inc.,* Arvada

Premier Fire Protection Inc., Loveland

Reliant Energy Systems Inc., Parker  

Severson Supply Co. Inc., Craig

Spriggs Excavation Inc.,* Durango

Staffscapes, Westminster

Visions 4 U Home Care, Colorado Springs

Wolf Creek Ski Area, Pagosa Springs

Y-W Electric Association Inc.,* Akron

*Winner in multiple years  

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