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 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.