Colorado Hazard Communication regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Hazard Communication: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651et seq., and regulations at 29 CFR 1910.1200

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

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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 workplace safety and health regulatory program. Private sector employers are governed by the requirements of the federal Hazard Communication Standard. There are no laws or regulations that govern workplace safety and health in the public sector (state and local offices and operations, school systems, or commissions) in Colorado.

For information on federal occupational safety and health requirements, see the national sections HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, HAZWOPER, MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET, OSHA, and TRAINING.

Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including hazard communication requirements, in the private sector in Colorado.


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