Category Archives: Loss Prevention

Articles that present information on minimizing risk, containing costs, and managing your district’s expenses. Includes information about Pool programs and services aimed at mitigating risk.

Stay Cool by Avoiding Heat-Related Illness

We have compiled a list of guidelines for those who work outdoors on how to identify and respond to different heat-related illnesses. These guidelines are based on OSHA safety recommendations, and more detailed information can be found on their website.

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A Dangerous Game of Hide and Seek

The Pool covers thousands of acres of parks across many special districts. These parks can become hot beds for liability and worker’s compensation claims if districts do not maintain adequate levels of safety.

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Nine Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips to Prevent Costly Breakdowns

Appropriate maintenance at the beginning of the cooling season is one of the best ways to prevent an air conditioning breakdown. Prevention is the key to avoiding an air conditioning emergency in the height of summer.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Hazardous Materials Spills

The dangers of flammable and corrosive materials are obvious, but there are many other ways in which substances can be hazardous to human health. Many people are familiar with “HAZMAT” suits and what seeing them means.

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Taking the Right Steps

There are many different types of ladders on the market that vary in size, shape, and capability. It is important to educate yourself on what is available and take your intended purpose for the ladder into account.

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Spring Thaw

Every year, the spring is a welcome change from the usual winter trappings of snow, icy roads, and freezing rain. However, before we start dusting off our camping gear and hiking boots, you should remember to prepare for the spring thaw.

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Rapid Response for Sewer Backups

Water and sewer backups happen, and when they do, the clean-up requires professionals will be quick, effective, and won’t gouge you on price. That’s why we partnered with SERVPRO of Greater Boulder to be your source for rapid, thorough cleanup at a low pre-negotiated rate. This exclusive relationship means that your customers will get fast cleanup and nobody will be hit with a big bill.

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Shoring Up Your Dig Safety

The majority of trenching and excavation fatalities revolve around cave-ins. The soil you are excavating weighs a lot more than you may think. Depending on the soil, one cubic yard of earth can weigh up to a ton. This means that even a small accident can become a serious situation very quickly.

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The Check is in the Mail

We just added more than $700,000 to districts’ accounts for 2017. Be sure to check your mailboxes regularly! We have mailed your oversized novelty checks, and we hope it will incentivize your safety committee to think big about safety, but you can start using this money right away.

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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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