Kentucky has adopted the federal workplace recordkeeping requirements for illness and injury reports by reference (803 KAR 2:015), and the state requirements for employee medical records mirror federal requirements (803 KAR 2:062). The state has adopted requirements for reporting certain types of severe injuries to agency officials that are stricter than federal rules. Though the requirement to report the hospitalization of three or more employees within 8 hours of the injuries mirrors the federal requirement, employers must also report an amputation or the hospitalization of fewer than three employees to KYOSH within 72 hours.
First report of injury (workers' compensation). See the state Workers' Compensation topic for information about reporting and keeping records about injuries under workers' compensation rules.
Kentucky has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. The Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program (KyOSH) governs both public and private sector workplaces, except for the Tennessee Valley Authority and federal facilities.
REPORT OF FATALITY OR HOSPITALIZATION
803 KAR 2:180
Employers must orally report any work-related incident that results in the death of any employee or the hospitalization of three or more employees to KyOSH's Division of Compliance by calling 502-564-3070 within 8 hours from when the incident is reported to the employer, the employer's agent, or another employee. If the employer cannot reach someone at the KyOSH office, the employer must report the incident using the federal OSHA toll-free central telephone number at 800-321-6742.
Report amputation or hospitalization of fewer ...