Adoption of OSHA Standards and Policies
The Kentucky OSH Program, under the statutory authority of KRS Chapter 338 and through a state plan approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, maintains authority for enforcement, on-site consultation, standards promulgation, and training services related to workplace safety and health. Therefore, the Kentucky OSH Program may or may not adopt federal standards or policies. Employers and employees may contact the Kentucky OSH Program at (502) 564-3070 to determine if the Kentucky OSH Program comports with federal standards or policies.
 
 
Agriculture Regulations
Pursuant to 803 KAR 2:600 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Agriculture, all employers, employees, and places of employment engaged in agricultural operations must comply with 29 CFR Part 1928, except employers excluded by KRS 338.021.

Kentucky has relinquished jurisdiction for the issues related to Field Sanitation (29 CFR 1928.110) and Temporary Labor Camps (29 CFR 1910.142) in agriculture except for agricultural temporary labor camps associated with egg, poultry or red meat production, or the post-harvest processing of agricultural or horticultural commodities. In Kentucky, the Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, has assumed responsibility for enforcement of these OSHA standards.

Kentucky Regulations
803 KAR 2:600: Occupational safety and health standards for agriculture.
KRS 338.021: Exclusions.
* This unofficial posting contains only Kentucky specific standards and Kentucky specific amendments to OSHA standards.

The reader should refer to this posting to determine whether any state specific language exists that supercedes OSHA requirements.
Federal Regulations
29 CFR PART 1910: Occupational Safety and Health Standards
29 CFR Part 1928: Occup. Safety and Health Standards for Agriculture
Construction Regulations
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FINAL RULE ON OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO CRYSTALLINE SILICA IN CONSTRUCTION

Last year, Kentucky adopted in 803 KAR 2:425 the final rule on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica in Construction, which was published in the Federal Register on March 25, 2016 and codified in 29 C.F.R. 1926.1153.  According to its latest announcement, the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has delayed enforcement of the final rule on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica in Construction until September 23, 2017.

Though OSHA’s announcement did not by itself affect the effectiveness of the new silica standard in Kentucky, on June 26, 2017, an emergency regulation, 803 KAR 2:425E, was filed. It provides that the final rule on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica in Construction shall not be in effect in Kentucky until OSHA begins enforcement of the new silica standard. Section 3 of the emergency regulation also provides that the construction industry shall continue to meet the silica standard that was in effect prior to the adoption of 29 C.F.R. 1926.1153 until enforcement of the new standard begins.

In accordance with KRS 13A.190, 803 KAR 2:425E became effective on its filing and shall remain in effect for 180 days plus the number of days, if any, extended under KRS 13A.280(2)(b) or until a permanent, identical amendment is adopted. The permanent amendment to 803 KAR 2:425 has been filed and is awaiting final adoption.

As a courtesy to the public, the text of 803 KAR 2:425E is available here and the text of the proposed permanent amendment is available here​.

Kentucky Regulations
803 KAR 2:016: Construction industry standards.
803 KAR 2:018: Refuse collection and compaction equipment standards.
803 KAR 2:019: Receiving and unloading bulk hazardous liquids.
803 KAR 2:040: Definitions.
803 KAR 2:050: Scope
803 KAR 2:060: Employers' responsibilities.
803 KAR 2:062: Employers' responsibility where employees are exposed to toxic substances.
803 KAR 2:070: Inspection; procedure.
803 KAR 2:080: Advance notice of inspections.
803 KAR 2:090: Unwarranted inspections; complaint.
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803 KAR 2:095: Trade secrets.
803 KAR 2:100: Imminent danger.
803 KAR 2:110: Employer and employee representatives.
803 KAR 2:120: Citations
803 KAR 2:122: Application for extension of abatement.
803 KAR 2:125: Posting of citations.
803 KAR 2:127: Failure to correct violation, additional penalty.
803 KAR 2:130: 803 KAR 2:130
803 KAR 2:140: Employer and employee contests.
803 KAR 2:180: Recordkeeping; reporting; statistics.
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803 KAR 2:200: Confined space entry.
803 KAR 2:220: Employees' refusal to work when dangerous conditions exist.
803 KAR 2:230: Pay during inspection activities.
803 KAR 2:240: Time for filing discrimination complaint.
803 KAR 2:250: Discrimination.
803 KAR 2:320: Toxic and hazardous substances.
803 KAR 2:400: Adoption of 29 C.F.R. 1926.1-6.
803 KAR 2:412: Fall protection.
803 KAR 2:413: Subpart N - Helicopters, hoists, elevators, and conveyors.
803 KAR 2:417: Steel erection.
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803 KAR 2:420: Blasting and use of explosives.
803 KAR 2:421: Adoption of 29 C.F.R. Part 1926.950-968.
KRS 338.031: Obligations of employers and employees.
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* This unofficial posting contains only Kentucky specific standards and Kentucky specific amendments to OSHA standards.

The reader should refer to this posting to determine whether any state specific language exists that supercedes OSHA requirements.
Federal Regulations
29 CFR PART 1926: Safety and Health Regulations for Construction
General Industry Regulations
Kentucky Regulations
803 KAR 2:015: 803 KAR 2:015
803 KAR 2:018: Refuse collection and compaction equipment standards.
803 KAR 2:019: Receiving and unloading bulk hazardous liquids.
803 KAR 2:040: Definitions.
803 KAR 2:050: Scope
803 KAR 2:060: Employers' responsibilities.
803 KAR 2:062: Employers' responsibility where employees are exposed to toxic substances.
803 KAR 2:070: Inspection; procedure.
803 KAR 2:080: Advance notice of inspections.
803 KAR 2:090: Unwarranted inspections; complaint.
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803 KAR 2:095: Trade secrets.
803 KAR 2:100: Imminent danger.
803 KAR 2:110: Employer and employee representatives.
803 KAR 2:120: Citations
803 KAR 2:122: Application for extension of abatement.
803 KAR 2:125: Posting of citations.
803 KAR 2:127: Failure to correct violation, additional penalty.
803 KAR 2:130: 803 KAR 2:130
803 KAR 2:140: Employer and employee contests.
803 KAR 2:180: Recordkeeping; reporting; statistics.
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803 KAR 2:220: Employees' refusal to work when dangerous conditions exist.
803 KAR 2:230: Pay during inspection activities.
803 KAR 2:240: Time for filing discrimination complaint.
803 KAR 2:250: Discrimination.
803 KAR 2:300: General.
803 KAR 2:303: Walking-working surfaces.
803 KAR 2:306: Occupational health and environmental controls.
803 KAR 2:307: Hazardous materials.
803 KAR 2:309: General environmental controls.
803 KAR 2:310: Medical services and first aid.
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803 KAR 2:313: Materials handling and storage.
803 KAR 2:314: Machinery and machine guarding.
803 KAR 2:318: Electrical.
803 KAR 2:320: Toxic and hazardous substances.
KRS 338.031: Obligations of employers and employees.
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* This unofficial posting contains only Kentucky specific standards and Kentucky specific amendments to OSHA standards.

The reader should refer to this posting to determine whether any state specific language exists that supercedes OSHA requirements.
Federal Regulations
29 CFR PART 1910: Occupational Safety and Health Standards
Maritime Regulations
Kentucky exercises jurisdiction over public sector maritime operations only. Private sector maritime operations are under federal jurisdiction.

Kentucky Regulations
803 KAR 2:500: Maritime employment.
* This unofficial posting contains only Kentucky specific standards and Kentucky specific amendments to OSHA standards.

The reader should refer to this posting to determine whether any state specific language exists that supercedes OSHA requirements.
Federal Regulations
29 CFR PART 1915: Occup. Safety and Health Standards for Shipyard Employment
29 CFR PART 1917: 29 CFR PART 1917
29 CFR PART 1918: Safety and Health Regulations for Longshoring
29 CFR PART 1919: Gear Certification
Injury and Illness Recordkeeping
Employers with ten (10) or more employees are required to keep injury and illness infomration on the Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. Employers that have an exempted North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified at 29 CFR 1904, Subpart B, Appendix A do not need to keep the injury and illness records unless specifically asked in writing by the Labor Cabinet to do so. Information to help determine the correct NAICS code for a company or individual establishment may be found here.

Employers must review the Form 300 at the end of each calendar year to verify the entries are complete, accurate, and correct any deficiencies if necessary. Employers must create and certify an annual summary of injuries and illnesses and post the summary in a conspicuous place in the workplace February 1 through April 30. Employers are encouraged to use the Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

Beginning January 1, 2016, several industry sectors are newly required to keep injury and illness records if the employer employed more than ten (10) employees at any time during the preceding calendar year. A listing of the specific industries is available here.

Injury and Illness Reporting
All employers, regardless of size are required to report workplace fatalities, amputations, in-patient hospitalizations, or the loss of an eye to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance. The Information Bulletin regarding the Reporting of Workplace Fatalities, Amputations, In-Patient Hospitalizations, or Loss of Eye provides compliance assistance information to help understand and comply with the reporting requirements found in 803 KAR 2:180. The At-a-Glance Flowchart provides the same information in a condensed format.

Kentucky Regulations
803 KAR 2:180: Recordkeeping; reporting; statistics.
* This unofficial posting contains only Kentucky specific standards and Kentucky specific amendments to OSHA standards.

The reader should refer to this posting to determine whether any state specific language exists that supercedes OSHA requirements.
Federal Regulations
29 CFR PART 1904: Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness
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