Colorado Accidents laws & safety compliance analysis

Colorado Accidents: What you need to know

Colorado has not adopted any workplace safety and health requirements for accident investigations or in-house accident reporting.

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The state does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Consequently, federal occupational safety and health standards govern private sector workplaces in the state. There are no state or federal laws that govern safety and health in public sector (state and local government agencies and school systems) workplaces in the state.

See the national Accidents topic for guidance in preventing workplace accidents and procedures to handle them when they occur.

See the national Illness and Injuries topic for information about reporting an accident that results in fatalities or multiple hospitalizations.

The U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces federal workplace safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces in the state.


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