When hospitality operators practice safety in the workplace we all win! The Safety Group Program presented by Colorado Restaurant Association and sponsored by Pinnacol Assurance is designed to reduce workers' compensation costs by promoting safety and claims management practices in the workplace.

CRA Safety Group

Participation Requirements

  • Be a current CRA member
  • Have two full-term policy periods of continuous workers’ compensation experience, excluding the current period
  • Maintain a minimum loss ratio established by the safety group program
  • Comply with the Safety Group Program’s training requirements
  • Maintain effective hiring, safety and claims management programs
  • Demonstrate management commitment to maintaining and enhancing a safe workplace
  • Implement a return to work program
  • Designate and use Pinnacol SelectNet providers. Rural exception for physical locations without a SelectNet provider within 30 miles


WC Training

Four Training Options

All Safety Group members must attend, at a minimum, two Pinnacol-approved risk management training sessions per policy period. Click below for registration information. Get a flyer explaining the requirements here.


Any approved Safety Group Qualified training provided by CRA.
Wednesday, June 6, 1:30-2:30 p.m. @ CRA Managing Safety Through Good Hiring Practices
Tues., June 12, 2-3 p.m. @ CRA Effective Safety Training
Mon., September 17 (during the Colorado Restaurant Show) – Knife Safety/Knife Skills
Tues., November 6, 10-11 a.m. @ CRA – Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention


Attendance at Pinnacol's annual Risk Management Symposiums. (Attending one full day event fulfills your annual training requirement)
Fri., June 15 - Denver
Thu., July 19 - Colorado Springs
Thu., August 9 - Grand Junction


Any on-site seminar at Pinnacol Assurance - see for available sessions.


Any Pinnacol / JJ Keller online Interactive Training course that is Safety Related and at least 45 minutes in length. Access free courses via (303) 361-4700 or online here.

Pinnacol Assurance Resources


Pinnacol Pointers: Blog Articles

January 2019 OSHA’s Proposed Rulemaking, Recordkeeping Checklist
December 2018 Winter Vehicle Kits to keep your drivers safe
November 2018 Employee Training Can Reduce Slips, Trips and Falls
October 2018 Identifying Unsafe Lifting at your Worksite
September 2018 Listen Up: The Lowdown on Hearing Conservation Programs
August 2018 Developing a Safety Program for Food Service
July 2018 Eye Safety: Focus on Requirements, Products and Practices
June 2018 Rev up your Driver Safety to Reduce the Risk of Accidents
May 2018 Ready, Set: New Silica Standards are Almost a Go
Apr 2018 Staying Safe in the Sun
Mar 2018 Steps to Improve Sleep and Worker Safety
Feb 2018 Six Steps to Effective, Compliant Hazard Communication
Jan 2018  E-Submissions Of Injury Data To OSHA — Who Needs To Do It, How And By When In 2018 (Hint: Caterers Do But Restaurants Do Not)
Dec 2017  
Winter Driving And Keeping Workers Safe On Snowy, Sleety Roads
Nov 2017  
Tips To Prevent Tripping Up In Winter Weather
Oct 2017  
Safe Lifting – Got Your Employee’s Back?
Sep 2017  
Protect Your Workers From Hearing Loss
Aug 2017  
Improve Ergonomics To Reduce Worker Strain Injuries
Jul 2017  
Keeping Your Workers Safe Behind The Wheel
Jun 2017 
Eye Safety – Protecting Your Workers’ Vision
May 2017 
Burn Safety
Apr 2017 
Pinnacol Pointers: Sun Safety At Your Workplace – The 5 S’s
Mar 2017 
Preventing Slips, Trips And Falls At Your Workplace
Feb 2017 
OSHA’s Electronic Submissions & Anti-Retaliation Rule

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Network with fellow business owners, stay up to date on legislative issues important to our industry, connect with your peers, take advantage of significant savings opportunities and stay informed. Join the Colorado Restaurant Association!

Restaurant Owners – The CRA is a full-service solution for every type and size of restaurant. We are powerful advocates for the industry, an information hub and a catalyst for networking. And we’re committed to offering meaningful benefits and resources you need to run a profitable business.

Service Providers - Companies that serve restaurants have a strong ally in the CRA. Our restaurant members look to the CRA members first when seeking products and services, they also make the real connections with service providers at local and state events.

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