803 KAR 2:310. Medical services and first
RELATES TO: KRS 338.051(3)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 338.051(3),
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.)