Does Your Employer Have a Workers’ Compensation Safety Committee?

Does Your Employer Have a Workers’ Compensation Safety Committee? If it does, what does it mean to you? Many people don’t know this, but the Act gives employers a 5% insurance premium discount if they have a safety committee. A safety committee is made of employees and management who meet for “the purpose of hazard detection and accident prevention”. The rationale behind this rule is that a safety committee should reduce workplace injuries and therefore save insurance companies money.

Now, if you’re reading this blog, it’s likely that safety committee failed you. So what can the safety committee do for you now? Well, if you’ve had an injury and you’re in court, the records of your employer’s safety committee can be subpoenaed. Did they discuss your specific injury after the fact? Did they know of an unsafe condition before your injury? These answers may be helpful in litigating your case!

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