Under the Workers’ Compensation Reform Law of 2007, the New York State Department of Labor administers workplace safety and loss prevention programs. The goal is to make workplaces safer and reduce workers’ compensation costs. There are two programs: one required and the other voluntary.
Code Rule 59 The required program is called Industrial Code Rule 59, Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention. It requires a comprehensive safety and loss prevention consultation and evaluation for an employer.
Employers that do not follow the law will receive a 5% surcharge on the manual portion of their workers’ compensation premium. The surcharge goes up an extra 5% for each year they do not comply.
Code Rule 60 The voluntary program is called Industrial Code Rule 60, the Workplace Safety and Loss Incentive Program (WSLPIP). This program gives a credit to:
If you volunteer to start one or more of the following programs: