Press Release: June Is Workplace Safety Month In Colorado

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For Immediate Release | June 9, 2022

Protect Your Employees and Your Bottom Line with Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Safety Certification from the Premium Cost Containment Program

DENVER – Governor Polis has declared June as Colorado Workplace Safety Month, and the Division of Workers’ Compensation within the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) uses this annual focus to spotlight its resources to help protect workers and support employers.

Another vital piece of workplace safety is ensuring employers have the appropriate workers’ compensation coverage. All businesses with employees operating in Colorado must have workers’ compensation insurance, regardless of the number of employees, whether the employees only work part-time or are members of the same family. Too often, workers injured on the job face unimaginable uncertainty while employers face fines, risk of closure, and financial responsibility for specific benefits. Commercial insurance is the most common way to get coverage. All workers’ compensation insurance in Colorado is sold by private insurance carriers; there is no state fund. Employers should contact their insurance agents to seek quotes and get coverage.

Employers with questions about becoming certified with the cost-saving PCC Program or insurance coverage may visit or call the Division of Workers’ Compensation at 303-318-8700.