Workplace and military asbestos exposure in Colorado has been a serious issue. Prolonged asbestos exposure can lead to the development of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Since treatments for these conditions can be expensive, you may wish to consult a local lawyer who can help you get compensation and hold responsible companies accountable for their negligence
On this page you will find information about Colorado laws that specifically deal with mesothelioma and asbestos. Some of the most prominent job sites where asbestos exposure occurred are listed for your convenience. We also list top law firms that filed lawsuits on behalf of mesothelioma victims as well as sample mesothelioma settlements that have been won on behalf of Colorado residents. Finally we provide information about the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit in Colorado.
COLORADO ASBESTOS LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Colorado has some state-level regulations pertaining to the handling of asbestos in addition to federal requirements. Below is a brief summary of asbestos-related laws in Colorado.
OCCUPATIONAL ASBESTOS EXPOSURE IN COLORADO
The main regulator of asbestos in Colorado is the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. The agency oversees the EPA’s NESHAP standards, as well as established a few state-level regulations for the handling of asbestos. Colorado does not have a state approved OSHA plan. There are two federal offices in Denver and Englewood, with a safety consultation program available through the Colorado State University. In collaboration with OSHA, the consultation services include free assessment, safety training, and compliance assistance.
LICENSING OF COLORADO ASBESTOS PROFESSIONALS
Anyone performing some type of asbestos-related services must be licensed in Colorado. Asbestos professionals must pass an EPA-approved training program, as well as pass an appropriate state exam for the specific discipline one is seeking to be certified in. The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment oversees certification, the rules for which can be found under the Air Quality Control Commission’s Regulation 8, Part B.
ASBESTOS TRANSPORT AND DISPOSAL IN COLORADO
The Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission under the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment manages the handling of asbestos waste, as well as managing the handling of asbestos-contaminated soil. These regulations can be found in Section 5 of Volume 6 of the Code of Colorado Regulations.
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COLORADO SITES WHERE MESOTHELIOMA VICTIMS WORKED
Many residents of Colorado who worked at large commercial or military sites were unknowingly exposed to asbestos. Hundreds of major sites throughout Colorado and the employers who managed them have put unsuspecting workers at risk for exposure to asbestos. Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of numerous people who worked at the following sites in Colorado.