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Showing 5 posts in Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Occupational Safety and Health Program (KOSH).

OSHA’s New Reporting Requirements Will Not Apply In Kentucky

Posted In Employment Law, Illness and Injury Reports, Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Occupational Safety and Health Program (KOSH), OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor

In September, we told you that the U.S. Department of Labor had published its final rule amending the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) reporting and recordkeeping regulations.  The new rule revises the reporting requirements regarding severe injuries and updates the list of industries partially exempt from recordkeeping requirements established in 29 CFR 1904.   As we explained, the new requirements go into effect in federal jurisdictions on January 1, 2015. However, since Kentucky operates an approved state plan, the new reporting requirements do not apply to employers in the Commonwealth. More >

OSHA’s New Regulations Increase Employers’ Reporting Responsibilities

Posted In Employee Hazards, Employment Law, Illness and Injury Reports, Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Occupational Safety and Health Program (KOSH), OSHA

On September 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released a new rule which will significantly increase the type of injuries that must be reported to the agency. The new rule maintains the requirement for employers to notify OSHA of any workplace fatalities within eight (8) hours. Now, in addition, employers are required to report all hospitalizations, plus any injuries that result in amputations or loss of an eye within twenty-four (24) hours. According to OSHA Administrator David Michaels, the expanded reporting requirements for severe injuries will result in employers being “more likely to take the steps necessary to better protect the lives and limbs of their employees.” Michaels said OSHA will use the data they receive to better target industries that need to do more to prevent injuries.

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THE ACA AND OSHA ENFORCEMENT

Posted In Employer Mandate, Employment Law, Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Occupational Safety and Health Program (KOSH), OSHA

Soon, all employers with 50 or more full-time employees must offer health care coverage to their employees or be fined.  In order to be counted as full-time under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an employee must work at least 30 hours per week.  Some employers might decide to use more temporary workers and contractors to avoid the employer mandate under the ACA.  In doing so, employers must be aware that still have certain obligations to protect the safety and health of those temporary or contract workers. More >

Don’t hazard a guess: December 1 is the deadline for OSHA GHS employee training

Posted In Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals ("GHS"), Hazard Communication Standard ("HCS"), Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Occupational Safety and Health Program (KOSH), OSHA

In 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) amended its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) by adopting the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS is a world-wide method of classifying and communicating chemical hazards.  Hazardous communication experts around the world have been working on it for years. The revised HCS, which OSHA calls “HazCom 2012,” covers every workplace where there is exposure to hazardous chemicals.  Nationwide, five million facilities and 40 million workers are affected. The Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted the new standard ver batim on May 7, 2013.   By December 1, 2013, employers must train their employees on the new label and safety data sheet (SDS) formats. More >

Are You Ready for an OSHA Inspection?

Posted In Employee Hazards, Employee Training, Employment Law, Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Occupational Safety and Health Program (KOSH), OSHA, Record Retention

Any employer who does business long enough in Kentucky will probably face an OSHA inspection.  It could be next week, next month, or next year.  It will happen regardless of whether the employer is in a low, medium, or high hazard industry. In Kentucky, most workplace safety is regulated by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Occupational Safety and Health Program (KOSH).   As a state-plan OSHA state, Kentucky has more resources than federal OSHA to devote to inspections.  Are you prepared?  The consequences of noncompliance can be substantial.

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