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Colorado OSHA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651 to 678, and regulations at 29 CFR 1910 (general industry) and 29 CFR 1926 (construction industry)

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Loss prevention program incentive: Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 8-14.5

Regulatory Agency

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 8

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Colorado is not a "state-plan" state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health program. Consequently, the federal OSH Act governs workplace safety and health in the private sector (private businesses, commercial establishments, and nonprofit organizations). For information on the federal requirements, see the national sections HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET, and OSHA.

There are no laws or regulations that govern workplace safety and health in the public sector (state and local offices and operations, school systems, commissions, etc.) in Colorado. Federal facilities are covered under federal agency safety and health rules.

Administration and enforcement. OSHA's Region 8 office administers and enforces occupational safety and health regulations in the private sector.

Additional Guidance

LOSS PREVENTION PROGRAM INCENTIVE

CRS 8-14.5

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