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HR and Workplace Safety: Colorado

HR and Workplace Safety (OSHA Compliance) requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Mary L. Will, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Colorado does not have state statutes or regulations on occupational health and safety. See Overview.
  • Colorado has a distracted driving law that limits drivers' use of wireless devices while driving. See Driving Policies.
  • There is no general law governing post-accident drug and alcohol testing, but employers with employees in Boulder must comply with Boulder's drug and alcohol testing ordinance. See Drug and Alcohol Testing as a Safety Measure.
  • Boulder has requirements relating to drug and alcohol testing. See Local Requirements.