Comparison: State vs. Federal
Kentucky agencies are permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state hazardous materials motor carrier regulations. See the TABLE in this section for state agency hazardous materials motor carrier inspection requirements.
Kentucky is a “state plan” state; that is, it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. The Kentucky Office of Occupational Safety and Health (KyOSH) governs both public and private sector workplaces, except for the Tennessee Valley Authority and federal facilities. State requirements for inspections by KyOSH of private and public sector workplaces mirror federal requirements.
KyOSH administers and enforces the inspection requirements under the state’s workplace safety and health rules. OSHA retains jurisdiction over employees of federal agencies, military bases, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and private sector maritime facilities.
The Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet's Office of Housing, Buildings, and Construction (HBC) inspects vehicles that are used in the transportation of hazardous materials.
TABLE: AGENCY INSPECTION-HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MOTOR CARRIERS
| Item || Frequency |
| Hazardous materials—Motor carriersKentucky Revised Statutes 227.220 ||HBC’s Hazardous Materials Section inspects vehicles that are used for the transportation of hazardous materials. |