Colorado Medical Treatment laws & HR compliance analysis

Colorado Medical Treatment: What you need to know

Employers are responsible for making decisions about the details of emergency medical care in their workplaces, depending upon the size, the kinds of hazards present, the history of accidents, and the costs of various options.
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The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), which governs Colorado workplace safety and health in private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations), requires every employer to ensure that medical personnel are readily available for advice and consultation and that when an infirmary, clinic, or hospital is not within close proximity to the workplace, there is an individual (or individuals) who is adequately trained to administer first aid. (29 CFR 1910.151).
A description of the basic elements of an effective medical treatment program and other information is available.
In cases of exposure to harmful chemicals, there may be substance-specific measures beyond routine first aid that are recommended to counteract the effects of exposure. These can be found on the material safety data sheets that employers are required to keep on file to satisfy state and federal hazard communication standards, commonly referred to as “worker right-to-know” laws.
Under Colorado's workers' compensation laws, employers have an obligation to arrange for the treatment of people who are injured on the job and to purchase insurance to pay the expenses of such treatment.
Colorado does not have a state law requiring private employers to grant employees time off for a serious illness. However, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act covers Colorado's private sector employers with 50 or more employees. The ...

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