HomeSafe© Colorado

About the Homesafe® Colorado Program

The HomeSafe Colorado Partnership Agreement between the Denver and Englewood Offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA) was created to encourage employers in the residential homebuilding industry to strive for accident free jobsites through effective safety and health training, job site risk assessments, and enforcement.

On June 17th, 2016, representatives from OSHA and the HBA of Metro Denver came together to execute the new HomeSafe Partnership Agreement, extending the partnership through June 2019.

View Photos of the Signing Ceremony Here!

HomeSafe® Colorado, was a first-of-its-kind program that began as a partnership between the HBA and OSHA. HomeSafe® Colorado was born to level the playing field among home builders in Colorado. The program has won numerous awards since its inception.

The HomeSafe® Colorado program is now operated by the JobSite Safety Committee with the objectives of reducing and/or eliminating job site hazards and helping to facilitate the goal of eliminating and/or reducing occupational-related fatalities and serious injuries in the residential construction industry.
HBA membership, while strongly encouraged, is not required to become a HomeSafe® Colorado member. Both builders and their trade partners are eligible for HomeSafe® Colorado membership.

2019 Committee Leadership

Chair: Chuck Roberts, Haberer Carpentry

Vice Chairs: Leota Buckman & Terry Brown, Oakwood Homes

Treasurer: Dave Highfield, Fortress Framing

Risk Assessment Sub-Committee Chair: Chuck Roberts, Haberer Carpentry

Training Sub-Committee Chair: Brian Gillen, Simpson Strong-Tie

Training Sub-Committee Co-Chair: Lacy McCormick, Fortress Framing

2018 - Chair: Jason Harris, TRI Pointe Homes

Safety in the News

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Becoming a HomeSafe® Colorado Member

Letter to Prospective HomeSafe® Colorado Members - further describing the program and its benefits - Coming Soon!

HomeSafe® Colorado Self-Scoring sheet

HomeSafe® Colorado, membership is free to HBA members in good standing.

HomeSafe® Colorado Member Application will guide you through the process of becoming a HomeSafe® Colorado member

For more information contact Dorys DeMiranda, at ddemiranda@hbadenver.com or 303-551-6730.

Jobsite Safety Videos Now Available!

10 Key Safety Program Features

The Jobsite Safety Committee is comprised of an experienced team of professionals dedicated to promoting and developing safe working environments in the home building industry.
The Jobsite Safety Committee has created the HomeSafe Colorado program to afford members an opportunity to enhance their own safety practices. As a member of the HomeSafe® Colorado program, your organization can receive guidance in the creation and maintenance of a safety program that addresses 10 key safety components, including:
  1. Engaging Management in the Commitment to Safety - Committed management produced committed employees
  2. Achieving Experience Modification Rating/Loss Ratio of 0.85 EMR or LR 40% or less
  3. Training Managers to Manage Better
  4. Encouraging Employee Participation
  5. Developing a New Employee Safety Orientation
  6. Producing Written Safety Plan, Rules and Guidelines
  7. How to Properly Use Personal Protective Equipment
  8. Providing Accident Investigation
  9. Developing Safety Tool Box Meetings
  10. Supervisory Training

"When it comes to Safety: Information, Education and Knowledge are Power! The Home Safe Colorado program is the “Go To” educational resource for all residential construction professionals. The program has been designed to strengthen a company’s aptitude in the safety sector. The program offers assistance based on OSHA compliance training and graduates to the development of a complete safety program tailored to a company’s specific needs.  The value of the Home Safe Colorado program will promote benefits that will hopefully minimize the risk of injury to our Colorado workforce and create a “Nobody Gets Hurt Today” mindset."

- Jeff Palumbo, Shea Homes CO, Safety and Environmental Manager