Kentucky Safety and Health laws & HR compliance analysis

Kentucky Safety and Health: What you need to know

Workplace health and safety is governed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), unless a state's own safety and health act is at least as stringent as the federal Act and has been approved by OSHA. Kentucky does have such a state law, the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Act (Kentucky OSH Act). Therefore, it is a “state plan” state, with authority to administer and enforce its own state job safety and health laws.
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The Kentucky OSH Act has adopted the standards of the federal OSH Act in their entirety and has also developed and adopted several additional standards.

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