Safety and Risk Management

Improving Safety in Durango

The City has continued efforts to improve our Safety and Risk Management efforts to develop and report credible and comprehensive data on the frequency, type and severity of claims reported to the City, (workers' compensation, general liability, vehicle damage and vehicle liability, etc.). We also continue to emphasize the importance of safety, safety awareness and training of employees.


Safety is responsible for:

  • The administration of:
    • Workers' Compensation
    • Property and casualty insurance
    • Motor vehicle liability
    • Administration of Workers' Compensation claims and claims litigation
  • Citywide safety programs
  • Safety training of all City employees

In addition, Safety handles the administration of the City's drug and alcohol testing program which includes the City's commercial driver's license renewal program to insure compliance across the board, and also oversees both the Accident Review Board and the Safety Committee.