Authorized OSHA Trainers in Kentucky
No official certification is required to teach most OSHA training classes in KY. But you must make certain that on site OSHA 10 or 30-hour training classes are conducted by a trainer who is officially authorized to conduct these OSHA courses. The trainer must first complete a series of OSHA trainer classes provided by one of the OSHA Education centers located around the country. You can confirm their status as a currently authorized OSHA Outreach trainer by asking to look at their credentials proving they completed the following trainer courses.
Construction industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 510 course, followed by the OSHA 500 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour construction training in Kentucky and anywhere else in the USA and territories for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour construction training in Kentucky and elsewhere. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for construction, they must complete the OSHA 502 trainer update course every four years.
General industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 511 course, followed by the OSHA 501 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour general industry training in Kentucky and anywhere else in the USA and territories for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour general industry training in Kentucky and elsewhere. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for general industry, they must complete the OSHA 503 trainer update course every four years.
Be assured that our trainers who conduct on-site OSHA training classes in Kentucky are authorized OSHA Outreach trainers. Scroll down to see links to all of the on site OSHA training classes we conduct listed below.
Online OSHA 10 and 30-hour Training Courses Accepted in Kentucky
There are also OSHA-authorized online 10 and 30-hour training courses available for construction and general industry. However, you must pay close attention, as only those course providers that are specifically authorized to provide these courses can issue trainees the official DOL / OSHA 10 or 30-hour wallet cards. There are plenty of imitators out there who use deceptive fine print and “too good to be true” pricing to sell you a course that is not OSHA authorized. You can rest assured that the 10 and 30-hour online OSHA training courses offered on our website are authorized by OSHA, and are accepted in Kentucky as well as all other states and US territories.
Regulation of OSHA Workplace Safety & Health in Kentucky
The Commonwealth of Kentucky operates a State OSHA program (the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Program) that regulates OSHA training throughout most KY workplaces (public and private). The Kentucky OSH Program was initially approved in 1973 and granted final state plan approval June 13, 1985. Kentucky was the first state plan approved under the revised federal benchmarks.
KY OSHA Training Regulations and Standards
Kentucky’s OSH regulations are promulgated by means of Kentucky Administrative Regulations. They consist of state-specific regulations unique to Kentucky (see table below), OSHA regulations incorporated with state-specific provisions, and OSHA regulations incorporated without change.
In general industry, Kentucky has state specific requirements regarding:
Kentucky has state specific construction requirements regarding:
These regulations can be viewed on the KY OSH website. Links to federal OSHA training requirements for construction and general industry are available below on this page.
The Kentucky OSH Program exercises jurisdiction over all private and public sector employers and employees within the State except private sector maritime activities, Tennessee Valley Authority facilities, military personnel, U.S. Postal Service employees, employees working at properties ceded to the U.S. government, employees of the federal government, and issues of field sanitation and temporary labor camps in agriculture, except for agricultural temporary labor camps associated with egg, poultry or red meat production, or the post harvest processing of agricultural or horticultural commodities.
Kentucky OSHA Information
The Division of of Occupational Safety and Health is responsible for the enforcement of Kentucky’s OSH standards.
The OSHA National Emergency Hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA.
Occupational Fatality Data (2020) – Kentucky
(1) – Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Kentucky OSHA Training Resources
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Disclaimer: This information was obtained from the Federal OSHA website. OSHA Training Services Inc. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond our control. Contact KY OSHA program staff directly to verify important information regarding OSHA training requirements in Kentucky.