The following industry-specific OSH regulations are applicable in Kentucky:
  • General Industry
  • Construction
  • Maritime
  • 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
  • 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.

OSH Regulations Links
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
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.
 
OSH Program Instructions
KY OSH PROGRAM INSTRUCTION 01-2011
Cancels 1996 first aid guidance and clarifies determining the number of employees in an establishment.
KY OSH PROGRAM INSTRUCTION 02-2006
Clarifies and updates policy in general industry regarding the acceptance of alternative fall protection in lieu of standard railing.
KY OSH PROGRAM INSTRUCTION 01-2006
Cancels Kentucky OSH Program Instruction 01-2005.
KY OSH PROGRAM INSTRUCTION 01-2005
Establishes and clarifies residential construction fall protection requirements.
KY OSH PROGRAM INSTRUCTION 01-2004
Outlines policy regarding the requirements for emergency eyewash and shower equipment.
Appendix to KY OSH PROGRAM INSTRUCTION 01-2004
This is a non-mandatory supplement to Kentucky OSH Program Instruction 01-2004.
KY OSH PROGRAM INSTRUCTION 01-2002
Reiterates fall protection requirements for connectors performing steel erection connection work.