Kentucky has no state laws requiring employers to have a dispensary at the worksite or to keep a doctor or nurse on call to treat workplace injuries. However, Kentucky's occupational safety and health law concerning medical treatment is identical to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The federal OSH Act requires every employer to ensure that medical personnel are readily available for advice and consultation and that when an infirmary, clinic, or hospital is not within close proximity to the workplace there is an individual (or individuals) who is adequately trained to administer first aid. Employers are responsible for making decisions about the details of emergency medical care in their workplaces, depending on the size, the kinds of hazards present, the history of accidents, and the costs of various options (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 338.011et seq.; KY Admin. Code Tit. 803 Sec. 2:010 et seq.; 29 CFR 1910.151).
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