Comparison: State vs. Federal
Colorado is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) governs occupational safety and health requirements, including training, in the private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations). There are no safety and health training rules for public sector (state and local government operations) workplaces.
See the national section TRAINING for federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements.
OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements in Colorado.