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.
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.
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
Thank you to our sponsors!
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
Jobsite Safety Videos Now Available!
10 Key Safety Program Features
- Engaging Management in the Commitment to Safety - Committed management produced committed employees
- Achieving Experience Modification Rating/Loss Ratio of 0.85 EMR or LR 40% or less
- Training Managers to Manage Better
- Encouraging Employee Participation
- Developing a New Employee Safety Orientation
- Producing Written Safety Plan, Rules and Guidelines
- How to Properly Use Personal Protective Equipment
- Providing Accident Investigation
- Developing Safety Tool Box Meetings
- 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