Kentucky has no specific law or regulation requiring private employers to conduct fire drills, except in educational facilities, including daycare facilities, where they are required twice in the initial month and once per month thereafter during the school year.
Kentucky's own state health and safety code has adopted the safety standards of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The OSH Act requires that companies with 10 or more employees have written fire prevention and emergency exit plans for each workplace. Employers with fewer than 10 employees may communicate the plans orally. To ensure that the exit plan will work in an actual emergency, it is advisable to rehearse regularly with annual or semiannual drills.
There is a more detailed discussion of federal OSH Act emergency and fire plan requirements.
Local fire safety codes may contain additional requirements.