803 KAR 2:315. Hand and portable powered tools and other hand-held equipment.


      RELATES TO: KRS 338.051, 338.061, 29 C.F.R. 1910.241 -910.246

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 338.051(3), 338.061

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 338.051(3) requires the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to adopt and promulgate occupational safety and health administrative regulations necessary to accomplish the purposes of KRS Chapter 338. 29 C.F.R. 1910.241 to 1910.246 establishes the federal requirements relating to hand and portable powered tools and other hand-held equipment. This administrative regulation establishes the hand and portable powered tools and other hand-held equipment standards to be enforced by the Department of Workplace Standards in general industry.


      Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Act" means KRS Chapter 338.

      (2) "Assistant Secretary of Labor" means Secretary, Labor Cabinet or Commissioner, Department of Workplace Standards, Labor Cabinet.

      (3) "C.F.R." means Code of Federal Regulations.

      (4) "Employee" is defined by KRS 338.015(2).

      (5) "Employer" is defined in KRS 338.015(1).

      (6) "Standard" is defined in KRS 338.015(3).


      Section 2. Except as modified by the definitions in Section 1 of this administrative regulation and the requirements in Section 3 of this administrative regulation, general industry shall comply with the following federal requirements published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Services, General Services Administration: 29 C.F.R. 1910.241-1910.246, revised July 1, 2008. (16 Ky.R. 697; eff. 12-15-89; Am. 23 Ky.R. 1719; eff. 12-13-96; 33 Ky.R. 1719; 2300; eff. 3-9-2007; 35 Ky.R. 1298; 1757; eff. 3-6-09; TAm  eff. 7-12-12.)