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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We build alliances with Kentucky employers to promote worker safety through
high-quality education and technical assistance.

We are seeking an environment where employees can complete their work day and go home uninjured, as healthy as when they started the work day. To accomplish this, it is essential to increase awareness of the services that the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Division of Education and Training offers, to provide FREE safety and health training to more employers and employees and provide FREE confidential safety and health consultation services to facilities and organizations or groups requesting those services.

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KYSAFE Mobile app

The KYSAFE app is a resource from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet's Division of Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training, also known as KYSAFE.  Use the app to stay up to date with occupational safety and health events and information.  The app contains nine (9) major functional areas, News and Notes, Information, Program Contacts, Webpage, Messages, Toolbox Talks, Report Hazards, Standards, and Feedback.

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​Louisville Population Center Training

March 28 - 31, 2023

​Registration is closed - walk-ins are always welcome

Cold Stress & Carbon Monoxide Alert

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The Dangers of Cold Stress and Carbon Monoxide

Cold Stress Prevention webinar

Carbon Monoxide webinar​



Seasonal Influenza Safety and Health Topics Page (SHTP)​

The updated SHTP reflects the new 2022-2023 flu vaccine recommendations and includes a new ‘Quick Facts’ section which contains links to pertinent prevention information. The resources highlighted in this SHTP provide up-to-date scientific information on prevention and control measures for protecting workers against flu and other respiratory illness. ​

Effective Immediately: 

Voluntary Rescission of Supplied Air Monitoring Systems, Inc. Approval​

NIOSH has honored a request by Supplied Air Monitoring Systems, Inc. to voluntarily rescind the NIOSH respirator approval issued to Supplied Air Monitoring Systems, Inc. 

As of October 20, 2022, any respirator marked with a NIOSH approval label with approval number TC-13F-0214 is no longer NIOSH approved. The NIOSH Certified Equipment List no longer includes this approval number.

Due to the voluntary rescission of this NIOSH approval, respirators bearing this NIOSH approval number may no longer be used, manufactured, assembled, sold, or distributed.

Visit the NIOSH NPPTL website to view the official notice of this voluntary rescission​.

Hazard Alert - Skid-Steer Loaders

KYSAFE urges employers and employees to be aware of the dangers associated with Skid-Steer Loaders. Preventing injuries and deaths while operating and working near skid-steer loaders has always been a challenge to control. Unfortunately, accidents while using these machines can be deadly.​

Download the PDF for more information​​

​Watch the video​​

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The 2022 ​Kentucky Small Business
Safety and Health Handbook is here!

​Download your copy today!​​

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SC-SMIS-logo.pngIntroducing the Safety Climate - Safety Management Information System (SC-SMIS)

Contractors can use the SC-SMIS free of charge to assess their safety climate, select and implement appropriate tools to strengthen it and engage in continuous safety climate improvement.​

SC-SMIS Description.pdf
SC-SMIS Website​

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Our Recent Webinar

Recently Added Course

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Using chainsaws, wood chippers and other machinery to clear debris in the wake of recent powerful winds? 

Remember - wear personal protective equipment to protect your eyes and hearing, and always follow safe procedures when operating handheld tools and industrial machinery!

​View our FREE trainings below.

Ladder Safety

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Part 1

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Part 2

Equipo de Protección Personal - Módulo 1

Hand and Power Tool Safety Webinar

Hearing Conservation Webinar​

Wind damage clean-up fact sheet.pdf

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Did You Know?

The first day of Spring is only a month away. OSHA has resources to keep tree care and landscaping​ workers safe from falls, electrocution, struck-by, caught-in, and other hazards.


Sólo falta un mes para el primer día de primavera. OSHA tiene recursos para mantener a los trabajadores de paisajismo​ y del cuidado de árboles​ a salvo de caídas, electrocución, atropellos, atrapamientos y otros peligros.

Download the Solutions for Tree Care Hazards PDF​​


​OSHA is reminding employers to submit their 2022 OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) data by
March 2, 2023.

Who is required to submit Form 300A data?

  • Establishments with 250 or more employees that are required to keep OSHA injury and illness records. 
  • Establishments with 20 to 249 employees in designated industries
  • Establishments under Federal OSHA jurisdiction can use the ITA Coverage Application to determine if they are required to electronically report their injury and illness information to OSHA. Establishments under State Plan jurisdiction should contact their State Plan

How to submit Form 300A data:

As part of the Department of Labor’s IT modernization and security enhancement efforts, the Injury Tracking Application transitioned its login procedure to — a secure sign-in service used by many government agencies. Current and new account holders need to create a account to submit their 2022 injury and illness data. Detailed guidance on how to carry out this change is available as a job aid and video​.

If you have questions, visit the FAQs webpage. If the FAQs don’t address your questions, complete the Help Request Form located on the page. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Recordkeeping Requirements February 1st Posting

Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. This information helps employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards -preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses. The records must be maintained at the worksite for at least five years. Each February through April, employers must post a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year. Also, if requested, copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives

Click here for more information 

NIOSH publication showing warehouse workers.

  • The document provides a set of best practices for host employers to follow to better protect the safety and health of temporary workers. The best practices are organized into three sections:

  • Evaluation and contracting

  • Training for temporary workers and their worksite supervisors

  • Injury and illness reporting, response, and recordkeeping

  • ​The best practices are applicable across industries and occupations. The document also includes scenarios to provide examples of how the best practices might be implemented as well as checklists for each of the three sections that can be printed or completed electronically.

COVID-19 Information

Kentucky COVID-19 Resources:

OSHA COVID-19 Resources: 

​Wage and Hour Division's (WHD) Resources:WHD COVID-19 Official Webpage

CDC Resources:CDC COVID-19 Official Web Page

​World Health Organization (WHO) Resources: WHO COVID-19 Webpage.

Protecting Workers from COVID-19  Protecting Workers from COVID-19 ​

 COVID-19 Emergency Standard for Healthcare FAQ​

OSHA Standards

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