We know that keeping your students and employees safe is important to you. That’s why we have expert help devoted to managing your needs.

Safety and loss control experts are available to Members at no cost.  Our risk management programs are designed to reduce exposures and manage loss-related expenses.

Safety and risk control services (providing you with the tools you need to manage risk):

We provide expert consulting services in safety and loss control policy/procedure development and implementation.  We will work with you and your employees to tailor policy/procedures to your individual needs.  Through extensive work with educational entities like yours, we have developed template policies/procedures that are available to you:

Please contact Mike Sowder at 303-803-0284 or msowder@aboces.org for help with your programs.

Free educational opportunities are available at BOCES UNIVERSITY.  We provide the training at your location or ours and you select the times/dates that fits your needs:

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Crisis Response
  • Driver Improvement
  • Electrical Safety
  • Excavation and Trenching
  • Hot Work
  • Hazard Communication
  • Lockout Tagout
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Playground Safety
  • Slip, Trips and Fall prevention
  • Safe lifting

To request a class at your location or our location, send your request to: msowder@aboces.org or call Mike Sowder at 720-274-9780.

Each year over 200,000 children are injured on America’s playgrounds.  We promote the four step playground safety process as recommended by Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC:

  1. Provide proper supervision of children on playgrounds
  2. Design age-appropriate playgrounds
  3. Provide proper surfacing under and around playgrounds
  4. Properly maintain playgrounds.

Need help?  We can provide playground audits, training and maintenance recommendations.  Please contact msowder@aboces.org or call Mike Sowder at 303-803-0289.

Helpful Information:


Playground safety report card (pdf)

Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population. Effective and successful “fits” assure high productivity, avoidance of illness and injury risks, and increased satisfaction among the workforce. Although the scope of ergonomics is much broader, the term here refers to assessing those work-related factors that may pose a risk of musculoskeletal disorders and recommendations to alleviate them.

To request an evaluation for your work activity contact msowder@aboces.org.

Keeping students and employees safe is the smartest long-term investments you can make.  See measurable returns by letting us help you with risk control.

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