Tag Archives: workers’ compensation

Ask the Experts: What are ‘incident rates’ and how are they calculated?

You may not be familiar with the concept of an incident rate because, unlike most employers, special districts are not required to report workplace injuries and fatalities to OSHA. The incident rate is a benchmark created by OSHA to illustrate the number of injuries reported by a given employer.

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An Ounce of Prevention and a Ton of Snow

Slips, trips, and falls (STFs) are some of the most common workplace injuries. The worst of these usually happen right at the onset of winter. This suggests that the majority of us may not be prepared for that first serious snow that sweeps through Colorado.

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Are You Ready?

Predicting hazards and their outcomes is the heart of risk management. But even someone with a very sophisticated risk management plan can find themselves with very little notice to prepare for sudden emergencies such as disasters.

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Meet TRISTAR Medical Only Adjuster Jonathan Beck

We invite our members to meet Jonathan Beck who will be working on behalf of the CSD Pool.

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Are you Traveling Bare? UPDATED

There are many reasons why a special district might send employees abroad or out of state on business. It is important that members notify the Pool of the travel prior to making the arrangements. Many districts are not aware that employees traveling on district business internationally may not be covered for workers’ compensation if the destination is on Pool’s insurance carrier’s restricted list.

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Board Member Coverage 101

Workers’ Compensation laws require that you carry coverage for your board members, but there are caveats that most people are not aware of.

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Meet TRISTAR WC Claims Supervisor Nancy Gay

We invite our members to meet Nancy Gay from TRISTAR Risk Management who will be working on behalf of the CSD Pool.

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Property & Liability 2017 Renewal Details

Here’s a breakdown of all the changes in our Property and Liability renewals for 2017.

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Employee Use of District Equipment a Risky Proposition

Every district uses equipment which employees need to do their job, and this equipment is generally provided by the district. While a reasonable amount of personal use of district-owned equipment like computers or photocopiers is realistic, there are many types of equipment that pose serious problems if used outside the scope of an employee’s job responsibilities because they significantly increase the likelihood of a loss.

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Don’t Get Burned by Unsafe Grilling This Summer

There’s nothing more synonymous with summertime than backyard barbecues. While you gather with coworkers, friends, and family for outdoor cookouts this year, just remember that outdoor grilling poses some serious risks.

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