Comparison: State vs. Federal
Kentucky is a “state plan” state; that is, it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program that governs private and public sector workplaces. Kentucky has adopted the federal safety and health training requirements by reference and has adopted its own rules for first-aid training that are stricter than federal rules. See the TABLE for state-specific safety training requirements.
For more information on federal training requirements, see the national analysis TRAINING.
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet Occupational Safety and Health Program (KyOSH) administers and enforces workplace safety and health training requirements in both the public and private sectors.