803 KAR 2:310. Medical services and first aid

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/803/002/310.htm
Published: 2015

      803 KAR 2:310. Medical services and first

aid.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 338.051(3)

      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. This administrative regulation establishes the medical services

and first aid standards to be enforced by the Division of Occupational Safety

and Health in the area of general industry.

 

      Section 1. The employer shall ensure the

ready availability of medical personnel for advice and consultation on matters

of occupational health.

      (1) Employers with eight (8) or more

employees within the establishment shall have persons adequately trained to

render first aid and adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available.

Outside salesmen, truck drivers, seasonal labor, and others who, while

performing their duties, are away from the premises more than fifty (50)

percent of the time shall not be included in determining the number of employees.

      (2) All other employers shall, in the

absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace

which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, have a person or

persons adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies

shall be readily available.

 

      Section 2. If the eyes or body of any

person may be exposed to injurious corrosive material, suitable facilities for

quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the

work area for immediate emergency use. The facilities shall comply with the

provisions of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z-358.1-1990,

"Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment", which is incorporated

by reference, with the following exceptions:

      (1) In a remote area if a person is

visibly or audibly separated from coworkers, an audible or visible alarm shall

activate to alert appropriate personnel when the unit is in use, or in the

alternative, a two (2) way communication device shall be used. The alarm shall

continue until the unit is no longer in use.

      (2) A facility shall be tested according

to the standard monthly.

 

      Section 3. Incorporation by reference.

(1) ANSI Z-358.1-1990, "Standards for Emergency Eyewash and Shower

Equipment", is incorporated by reference.

      (2) This material may be inspected,

copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Labor

Cabinet, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, 1047 U.S. 127 South,

Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (16 Ky.R. 693; eff. 12-15-89; Am. 19 Ky.R. 2736;

20 Ky.R. 367; 511; eff. 9-3-93; 25 Ky.R. 2445; eff. 6-16-99; 32 Ky.R. 548; 872;

eff. 12-2-2005; 34 Ky.R. 1210; 1737; eff. 2-1-2008; TAm eff. 9-8-2011.)
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