Kentucky OSHA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program (KY OSH), Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 338.011 to 338.991, and regulations at 803 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 2:010 to 2:320 (general industry), and 803 KAR 2:400 to 2:425 (construction industry)

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Employee access to regulations: 803 KAR 2:060

Report of an accident: 803 KAR 2:180

Unloading bulk hazardous liquids: 803 KAR 2:019

Safety plan (workplace accident and injury reduction plan): KRS 342.833

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Division of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Compliance

Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance (KEMI)

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Department of Workers' Claims (DWC)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky is a "state plan" state; that is, it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. KY OSH governs both public (state, county, and local governments) and private (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) sector workplaces, except for the Tennessee Valley Authority and federal facilities. State requirements for general industry workplaces mirror federal requirements, with additional state requirements for reporting occupational accidents, employee access to regulations, and receiving and unloading bulk hazardous liquids from tank trucks or trailers. See the state section HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD for more information about state toxic substance exposure rules. For additional information on occupational safety and health requirements, ...

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