Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has announced plans to reestablish the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board – a regulation-setting agency that had previously been abolished by his predecessor, former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

The newly formulated board will consist of 12 members representing industry, agriculture, labor, and safety and health.

"Every Kentuckian should be safe at their place of employment," Beshear said in a news release. "We have worked with industry leaders to reestablish the board and ensure we have professionals from across the Commonwealth who are committed to helping strengthen our workplace safety standards."

Since Bevin abolished the original board by Executive Order in July 2018, an independent board representing various industries has been overseeing workplace safety and health regulations in the state.