Governing Law and Regulations
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, ...