Department of Workplace Standards
The Department of Workplace Standards has the statutory authority and oversight to carry out the administrative duties of the Divisions of Wages and Hours; Apprenticeship and the Occupational Safety and Health Program.

The Department of Workplace Standards has the responsibility of enforcing the statutes established in Chapters 207, 336, 337, 338, 339 and 345 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

The Division of Wages and Hours is responsible for the enforcement of wage and hour laws, child labor laws, various discrimination laws, and the management and enforcement of prevailing wage rate determinations.

The Division of Apprenticeship is responsible for the oversight and promotion of the state’s registered Apprenticeship and Training program.

The Occupational Safety and Health Program exercises jurisdiction for the enforcement, on-site consultation, standards promulgation, and training services related to workplace safety and health.