COMPARISON: STATE VS. FEDERAL
Kentucky is a "state plan" state; that is, it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. The Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program 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 workplace safety and health rules, including those for safety data sheets (SDSs) management, by reference.
Kentucky Labor Cabinet Division of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Compliance administers and enforces workplace safety and health, including SDS requirements, in both private and public sector workplaces