• April 1, 2014

    Emergency Response Procedures: Managing a Mental Health Crisis

    Emergencies can strike at any time without notice, our Emergency Response Procedures flip book will help your district manage these crises as they occur. Here’s an excerpt covering Mental Health issues.

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  • January 10, 2014

    CoWARN Amidst Chaos: Responding to the Front Range Floods

    CoWARN is Colorado’s Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network. It is open to any public or private water or wastewater provider within the state and its mission is to promote utilities helping utilities during times of crisis. Membership is free, and participation does not obligate members to offer or accept aid.

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  • January 5, 2014

    Board Activities Covered Under Workers’ Compensation

    The CSD Pool covers almost 4,000 board members as part of its Workers’ Compensation program, and issues approximately 385 Board Member Only Workers’ Compensation Coverage Documents annually. It is important that board members only perform the administrative duties assigned to their class code. If your board members are performing other job duties, you must notify the Pool immediately.

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  • January 5, 2014

    Managing Media During a Safety Incident

    When disaster strikes, and the media comes knocking, do you know how to respond? Board members and managers are the first people reporters will want to interview, and the first who will be asked what went wrong and why. These are crucial opportunities to mitigate a problem before it explodes into a PR disaster.

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  • January 3, 2014

    New Report Shows 13 People a Day Die from Work Injuries

    With the recent release of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary results of the national census of fatal occupational injuries report showing 4,609 people died from on-the-job injuries in the U.S. in 2011, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) President Richard A. Pollock, CSP, said people should be concerned.

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  • October 2, 2013

    Best Laid Plans: Relocation of a Right of Way During Development

    Before ground is ever broken on a new development, countless legal details including the execution and recording of deeds for rights-of-way and access roads are tended to and worried over. Despite these best laid plans, however, situations arise where circumstances and preferences dictate that rights-of-way be built on a location other than is provided for in the deed granting the easement.

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  • October 1, 2013

    Federal Restrictions on Random Testing

    The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 requires some federal contractors and all federal grantees to provide drug-free workplaces as a condition of getting grants or contracts from a federal agency. Most states also require this as a condition of receiving state grants or contracts, which are often fully or partially funded with federal funds. This act doesn’t apply to any local government which does not intend to apply or already have federal funds.

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  • October 1, 2013

    Wildlife On The Move!

    Nearly nine months out of every year, Colorado’s wildlife are on the move. And as wildlife migrate to and from winter habitats in the fall and spring, they are crossing roadways. These migrations periods—and the month of November in particular—result in the highest incidents of wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs).

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  • July 1, 2013

    What is Infrared and What is the Benefit of a Survey?

    Infrared Thermography is a noncontact and nondestructive way to detect problems in an electrical system. All electrical and mechanical equipment emits heat in the form of electromagnetic radiation. Infrared cameras, which are sensitive to thermal radiation, can detect and measure the temperature differences between surfaces.

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  • July 1, 2013

    We Dodged a Bullet and Saved a Lot of Money

    Recently Roxborough Water and Sanitation District had Hartford Steam Boiler perform a thermographic inspection at our water treatment facility. The report identified several issues in our electrical cabinet. A couple which were discovered were considered to be in the “severe” category, forcing us to shut the unit off until repairs were made.

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