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.
RegWatch is a free service that enables users to register with state government agencies to receive notification of changes to existing administrative regulations or receive notice of newly-proposed regulations. Users have the ability to register here by agency, by topic, or a combination of both.
The following industry-specific OSH regulations are applicable in Kentucky:
  • General Industry;
  • Construction;
  • Maritime; and 
  • Agriculture.
Kentucky's OSH regulations are found at 803 Kentucky Administrative Regulations Chapter 2.  The regulations consist of:
  • State-specific regulations unique to Kentucky;
  • OSHA regulations adopted with state-specific provisions; and 
  • OSHA regulations adopted without change.
Kentucky specific general industry and construction regulations, along with federal general industry and construction standards, are provided free of charge on a compact disc here.
The Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction and General Industry publication is available online or in hard copy. This unofficial publication contains only Kentucky-specific regulations adopted by the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, or the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, which supersede OSHA standards.  Click here to request a hard copy edition of the document. 
29 CFR PART 1910 and 29 CFR PART 1926 are available in hard copy from the U.S. Government Bookstore.


Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program
1047 U.S. Highway 127 South, Suite 4
Frankfort KY  40601
Phone: (502) 564-3070
Fax: (502) 696-1902