Kentucky Labor Cabinet Division of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Compliance
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 4
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. The state has adopted the federal rule for hazard communication by reference. See the national section HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD for detailed information.
For more information on occupational safety and health requirements in Kentucky, see the state sections MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET, OSHA, and TRAINING.
• Administration and enforcement. OSH Compliance administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including hazard communication requirements, in both the public and private sector workplaces. OSHA administers and enforces hazard communication requirements for federal employers, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and private sector maritime employees.