2/14/12 -- Certified Safety Committees
Additional five percent discount on annual workers' compensation premiums
Date: 2/14/12
The state offers an additional five percent discount on annual workers compensation premiums if businesses establish a Certified Safety Committee within their organization. Certified Safety Committees must meet the follow requirements.

- Committees must be in existence and operating for six (6) FULL, consecutive calendar months prior to signing, dating and submission of the Application.
- Quorum of members must meet at least monthly.
- Application must be received by the Workers' Compensation Certification Unit, in Harrisburg, between 90 and 30 calendar days in advance of the next workers' compensation policy renewal date.
- Committees should be composed of a minimum of two (2) employer-representatives and a minimum of two (2) employee-representatives.
- Committee members must be trained by a qualified trainer in safety committee operation, hazard inspection, and accident investigation prior to submitting the Application.
- Training of the safety committee members is required on an annual basis after obtaining certification.
- Composed of at least an equal number of applicant-employer and employee-representatives unless otherwise agreed upon by both parties.
- Meet monthly, keep meeting agendas, attendance lists, and meeting minutes.
- Membership should represent all primary operations of the workplace

Pennsylvania currently has 9,652 businesses enrolled in the Certified Workplace Safety Committee program totaling more than 1.3 million people that work for a business with a Certified Safety Committee. A total of $432.8 million in aggregate workers' compensation premium savings have been realized since the program inception.

Aaron Colsher, Director Policy & Programs -- 215.948.9285 x105
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