Colorado Enforcement : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Colorado does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, the federal OSH Act governs occupational safety and health requirements in the private sector workplace. There are no laws or regulations that govern workplace safety and health in the public sector (state and local offices and operations) in Colorado. Federal facilities are covered under federal agency safety and health rules.

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Rules. Colorado provides for administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violations of its hazardous materials transportation laws. The sanctions listed in the Table are applicable only on a state level and are in addition to penalties that the federal government may impose.

Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health standards in the private sector workplace. CSP regulates the safety and routing of motor carriers of hazardous materials.




Prohibited Act Penalty
Asbestos: Violation of the rules governing asbestos abatement by certified persons Administrative:CRS 25-7-508(5):From $100 up to $1,000 for the first violation and from $1,000 up to $10,000 for subsequent violationsCivil: CRS 27-5-511(4):Up to $25,000 per day of violation
Hazardous materials transporters: Violation of rules pertaining to the shipping or transporting of hazardous materials Criminal:CRS 42-20-109(1):A Class 3 misdemeanor
Hazardous materials transporters: Violation by a driver of rules pertaining to the safe transportation of hazardous materials Criminal:CRS 42-20-109(2):A Class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense with up ...

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