Every Colorado employee deserves a workplace free from dangerous conditions. It is the employer's responsibility to provide such a workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal agency, sets out rules and regulations designed to prevent injured workers in every industry.
Employers across the nation -- and here in Colorado -- in every industry are required to meet certain safety standards set forth by OSHA. Companies create policies and procedures regarding safety practices unique to their industries. Workers are then to be trained regarding the proper procedures and provided safety equipment needed to increase the likelihood of not being injured. All equipment and tools used by workers are to be periodically inspected and properly maintained.