Per-Employee PPE Rule Before Kentucky Standards Board May 5

The Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will consider at its next meeting adopting OSHA's recent rule clarifying that employers have a compliance duty to provide respiratory protective equipment and training to each employee. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time May 5 in the Nunn Room at the Galt House, Fourth Street and River Road in Louisville.

The board is part of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, which has its headquarters in Frankfort and is headed by Labor Secretary J.R. Gray, a gubernatorial appointee.

Kentucky's Occupational Safety and Health Program is a state plan that was initially approved in 1973 and granted final approval in June 1985, becoming the first state plan approved under the revised federal benchmarks, according to OSHA. It has jurisdiction over both private- and public-sector Kentucky employers, with limited exceptions.

The Labor Cabinet was re-established on June 2, 2008 by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's signing of Executive Order 2008-472, which re-established the agency, effective June 16, 2008, to streamline state services and concentrate limited resources on front-line regulatory activity. For more information, visit this site.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Analyze Incident Data

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January / February 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue