Comparison: State vs. Federal
Rules. Kentucky has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program, which governs both public and private sector workplaces, except for the Tennessee Valley Authority and federal facilities. The state has not yet updated its penalty amounts for workplace safety violations to match federal OSHA’s August 2016 increases.
Administration and enforcement.The Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program (KYOSH) administers and enforces workplace safety and health rules for private and public sector workplaces.