Kentucky Safety and Health on the Job Poster Mandatory
The Safety and Health on the Job is a Kentucky job safety law poster provided for businesses by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. This is a required poster for all Kentucky employers, and any business that fails to post this notification may be subject to penalties or fines.
This mandatory poster is a summary of the rights employees have at the workplace regarding job safety and health. Employees also have their responsibilities listed as well. Instructions and contact information on how to report violations are included.
Safety & Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) Chapter 338 establishes a program for protecting occupational safety and health. This notice details the safety and health protections for public and private sector employees working in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and must be prominently displayed in the workplace . Employer Responsibilities : Employers shall furnish employment and places of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing , or are likely to cause, death or serious physical harm to employees ; and comply with the occupational safety and health regulations, standards, and rules issued pursuant to KRS 338. Employers must provide information and training on hazards in the workplace including all hazardous substances. Required training must be provided to all employees in a language and vocabulary they understand. It is illegal to retaliate against an employee for exercising any of their rights under the law, including raising a safety and health concern or reporting a work -related injury or illness. Employee Responsibilities : E mployees shall comply with the occupationa l safety and health regulations, standards, and rules issued pursuant to KRS 338 which are applicable to their own actions and conduct. Records: Employees may request from their employer copies of their medical records, tests that measure hazards in the workplace, as well as the injury and illness log. Standards: Kentucky’s occupational safety and health standards are adopted by the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Standards Boar d. The Board consists of 13 members, comprised of the Secretary of Labor who serves as Chair, and 12 other members equally representing agriculture, industry, labor, and the safety and health profession. The Board meets annually and additionally as needed. All meetings are open to the public. Inspections: The Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance conduct s workplace inspections to determine the cause or prevent the occur rence of occupational injuries and illnesses. During an inspection a representative of the employer and a representative authorized by the employees are given an opportunity to accompany the Compliance Officer for the pur pose of aiding the inspection. Where there is no authorized employee representative, the Compliance Of ficer must consult with a reasonable number of employees regarding safety and health at the work place. Complaints : Employees or the ir authorized representative have the right to file a complaint with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Complian ce requesting an inspection if they believe a hazardous condition(s) exist s in their work place. The name of the complainant will be kept confidential upon request. Discrimination Protections: Employees are protected against discharge and other discriminatory actions for having filed complaints and exercis ing any other right provided by the occupational safety and health laws. Employees who feel they have been so discriminated against may file a complaint with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet within 120 days of the alleged discrimination. Private sector employees also have the option of filing discrimination complaints with the U.S. Department of Labor with in 30 days of the alleged discrimination . Complaint forms are available at www.labor.ky.g ov. Safety and Health on the Job Occupational Safety and Health Citations: A c itation (s) alleging violation of a Kentucky occupational safety and health law (s) or regulation( s) may be issued to an emp loyer following an inspection. The c itation (s) is provided to the employer and specif ies an abatement date by which the alleged violation must be corrected. T o inform employees, the employer must post each citation at or near the location of the alleged violation for three ( 3) days or un til the violation is corrected , whichever is longer. Proposed Penalties: An e mployer may be assessed a penalty up to $7,000 for each serious violation and up to $7,000 for each other -than -serious violation. Failure to correct a violation within the specified time period may result in penalties up to $7,000 per day. A n employer who commits a willful or repeat violation (s) may be assessed a penalty up to $70,000 for each violation and not less than $5,000 for each willful violation. Contesting Procedures: An employer who has been cited may contest the action before the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Equally, any employee or employee representative of an employer who has been cited may als o contest the action. Any party wishing to contest a citation(s) must notify the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance in writing of its intent to do so. Notices of contest must be postmarked within 15 working days of receipt by the employer of the citation (s). Notices of contest will be transmitted to the Review Commission in accordance with its rules. Recordkeeping : Employers are required to maintain records of occupational fatalities, injuries , and illnesses experienced by their employees. Records must be kept using OSHA 300, 300- A, 301, or equivalent forms. Unless requested to do so by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers with 10 or fewer employees, or whose establishment( s) fall within an exempted North American Industry Classification System code are exempt from recordkeeping requirements. Reporting: Employers must report to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance the work-related death of an employee, including death resulting from a heart attack, within 8 hours from when the incident is reported to the employer, the emplo yer’s agent, or another employee. Work- related incidents resulting in the loss of an eye, an amputation, or the in-patient hospitalization of an employee, including hospitalization resulting from a heart attack, must be report ed to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance within 72 hours from when the incident is reported to the employer, the employer’s agent, or another employee. M echanical power press point-of-operation injuries must be reported to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance within 30 days of the occ urrence. Employees have a right to report a safety and health concern or report a work -related injury or illness without being retaliated against. Education and Training Services : The Division of Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training assists employers who are interested in preventing workplace injuries and illnesses by developing and improving their work place safety management programs. All assistance, such as on- site a udits, consultation, and training , is provided cost-free upon request . Kentucky provides occupational safety and health protections under a plan approved in 1973 by the U.S. Department of Labor. Q uestions and concern s regarding Kentucky’s program may be addressed to the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Office of Federal-State Coordinator . The U.S. Department of Labor monitors Kentucky’s program . Any person who has a complaint regarding the administration of the Kentucky program may contact the U.S. Department of Labor , OSHA, Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303; ( 678) 237 -04 00. Kentucky Labor Cabinet Mayo -Underwood Building, 3rd Floor 500 Mero Street Frankfort, KY 40601 (502) 564-3070 www.labor.ky.gov No individual in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political aff iliation or belief, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to di scrimination under any program or activity under the jurisdiction of the Labor Cabinet . Paid with Federal and State Funds Updated September 2021
More Kentucky Labor Law Posters 16 PDFS
Minimum-Wage.org provides an additional fifteen required and optional Kentucky labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print and post all required state labor law posters, as well as all of the mandatory federal labor law posters.
|Kentucky Poster Name||Poster Type|
|Required Workers' Compensation Posting Notice||Workers Compensation Law|
|Required Unemployment Insurance Benefits||Unemployment Law|
|Required Unemployment Insurance Benefits (Spanish)||Unemployment Law|
|Required Safety and Health on the Job (Spanish)||Job Safety Law|
|Required Safety and Health on the Job||Job Safety Law|
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