Member Spotlight: Pueblo West Metropolitan District

Pueblo West Metropolitan District has shown an exemplary commitment to the safety and wellbeing of their employees and visitors, which is why they’re our featured member spotlight. Utilizing a multi-pronged approach to address worker health, safety, and loss prevention topics, Pueblo West has demonstrated a commitment to constantly improve while instilling a culture of inclusion and buy-in from all district employees.

Here are just some of the things that Pueblo West is doing to promote safety:

  1. Committing to the Committee

Pueblo West recognizes the importance of having an active safety committee that is comprised of representatives from every discipline within their organization. Representatives from their fire, parks, human resources, streets, water, and administration and support services are all represented on the committee, and employees are encouraged to address any concerns they may have at the meetings.

  1. Utilizing Training Opportunities

As of early June, Pueblo West has 125 users registered with the Pool’s online training provider, TargetSolutions. Their safety committee keeps track of course completions and takes time to review training needs at every safety committee meeting. District employees have already completed over 500 courses this year alone! In addition to online training, each department holds in-person trainings specific to their unique needs and reports on their progress to the safety committee.

  1. Taking Advantage of Pool Resources

When districts think of safety and loss prevention, they often only think about the employees who are working out in the field and require personal protective equipment like steel-toed boots, safety vests, or hard hats. Pueblo West Metro realizes that each and every employee—regardless of where they work—can do their part to prevent injuries. That’s why they brought in the Pool’s Safety Management Consultant, Adam Johnsen, for an ergonomics evaluation and presentation on body mechanics for office employees at a recent safety meeting.

  1. Moving Forward by Looking Back

Based on the incidents that occurred in the previous year, each department at Pueblo West identifies their own safety and loss prevention topics to focus on for the current year to prevent making the same mistakes over and over again. For example, this year their streets department is focused on mower operations and safety; water employees on safe vehicle backing; the parks department is focused on better training their drivers; support services on proper lifting techniques; and the administrative team is dedicated to preventing slips, trips and falls.

By taking the above steps, Pueblo West Metropolitan District has shown that they take the health and safety of their employees and visitors very seriously and are willing to go above and beyond in their quest to create an active and engaged safety culture within their organization.

About Pueblo West Metropolitan District

Founded by McCulloch Properties, Inc., Pueblo West was a vision of a modern, planned 26,000 acre community that would be nestled in unspoiled natural surroundings at the base of southern Colorado’s Front Range. This new “opportunity city” for 60,000 people was designed to combine spacious country living with a light industrial economy and an abundance of recreation opportunities – in conjunction with the Bureau of Reclamation’s $235- million Fryingpan-Arkansas project.

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