Kentucky Electrical Safety laws & safety compliance analysis

Kentucky Electrical Safety: What you need to know

Kentucky has adopted the federal workplace electrical safety rules by reference (803 KAR 2:015 for general industry and 803 KAR 2:016 for construction). The state's version of the electrical standard is not stricter than the provisions from the federal regulation; however, the Kentucky standard provides simplified definitions and work practices for working with an electrical supply greater than 600 volts.

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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.


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