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OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA’s mission is to assure America’s workers have safe and healthful working conditions free from unlawful retaliation. OSHA carries out its mission by setting and enforcing standards; enforcing anti-retaliation provisions of the OSH Act and other federal whistleblower laws; providing and supporting training, outreach, education, and assistance; and ensuring state OSHA programs are at least as effective as federal OSHA, furthering a national system of worker safety and health protections.

Kentucky operates an OSHA-approved State Plan covering most private sector workers and all state and local government workers. The Kentucky Safety and Health (OSH) Program, operating within the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet, under the statutory authority of Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) Chapter 338 and through a state plan approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), exercises jurisdiction for enforcement, on-site consultation, standards promulgation, and training services related to workplace safety and health. Learn more about Kentucky's program here


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Steve Morrison
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OSHA News


January 26, 2024
Is your OSHA 300A summary posted?
Kentucky OSHA rules require employers to post the OSHA 300A summary form (of 2023 occupational injuries and illnesses) no later than Feb. 1.
November 19, 2021
New OSHA regulation: COVID vaccination and testing requirements for employers
In Kentucky, this regulation will be applicable to public employers including the state, counties, school districts, special districts and cities, as well as private employers. While the federal courts have currently halted implementation of the rule, it is recommended that counties prepare for this possibility.