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September 2022: Colorado Publishes Revised Notice to Employer of Injury and Public Health Rights Posters 

14 Sep


Update Applicable to: 
All employers in the state of Colorado.

What happened?
In August 2022, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Division of Workers’ Compensation published a revised Notice to Employer of Injury with added information about reporting procedures.

What are the details? 
The Colorado legislature approved changes to the state’s workers’ compensation landscape during the 2022 legislative session. The Workers’ Compensation Injury Notices Act (HB 22-1112) and the Protecting Injured Workers’ Mental Health Records Act (HB 22-1354) operate to update the notice and signage requirements for on-the-job injuries covered by workers’ compensation insurance, as well as the handling and protection of mental health records related to workers’ compensation claims made under the Workers’ Compensation Act of Colorado, respectively. 

The new notice and signage provisions took effect on August 10, 2022, while the laws concerning mental health records became effective on June 8, 2022.

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links provided above and adhere to the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act by reporting any injuries in the workplace within 10 days.

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