OSH Program at a Glance


OSH Program at a Glance

​OSH Program at a Glance


  • By the General Assembly in 1972
  • State Plan approved by OSHA in 1973

Enabling Legislation

  • Kentucky Revised Statutes
    • Title XXVII - Labor and Human Rights
    • Chapter 338 - Occupational Safety and Health of ​Employees

Administrative Regulations

  • Kentucky Administrative Regulations
    • Title 803, Chapter 2 - Occupational Safety and Health


  • To prevent any detriment to the safety and health of all public and private sector employees arising out of exposure to harmful conditions or practices at places of work.


  • All public and private employers and employees with the exception of those in private sector maritime activities, federal employees, employment at Tennessee Valley Authority facilities, military bases, and any properties ceded to the U.S. government. 

​Organizational Units

  • Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance
  • Division of Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training
  • Office of OSH Federal-State Coordinator

Associated Entities

  • Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board
  • Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

Funding Sources

  • Workers' Compensation Funding Commission
  • U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics


Kentucky Labor Cabinet
Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program
500 Mero Street, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

OSH State Plan

The Kentucky State Plan represents the formal agreement between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA.

List of approved state plans​

Volume I

  • Table of Contents for Kentucky OSH State Plan; Appendix I
  • Plan Narrative; Appendix II
  • Statutes; Appendix III
  • Legislation Affecting KRS Chapter 338; Appendix IV
  • Executive Orders; Appendix V
  • Executive Orders - Governor's Correspondence; Appendix VI
  • Attorney General Opinions; Appendix VII
  • OSH Program - Administrative Regulations; Appendix VIII
  • OSH Standards - Administrative Regulations; Appendix IX

Volume II

  • Compliance Field Operations Manual; Appendix I
  • Kentucky OSH Technical Manual; Appendix II
  • OSH Review Commission; Appendix III
  • Disclosure and Publicity; Appendix IV

Volume III​

  • Interagency Agreement and Agreement Contracts; Appendix I
  • Kentucky OSH Posters; Appendix II
  • Voluntary Compliance Programs, Division of Education and Training Operations Manual; Appendix III
  • Memorandum of Agreements; Appendix IV
  • Organization Charts, Staffing Patterns and Position Descriptions; Appendix V
  • Kentucky OSH Standards Board; Appendix VI

Volume IV

  • Evaluation; Appendix I
  • Federal/State Documents; Appendix II
  • 23(g) Operational Grant; Appendix ​III (See Volume IV-A)

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