Pennsylvania law allows for a 5% annual discount on workers’ compensation insurance premiums to employers that establish a certified safety committee.
To qualify for the insurance discount, an employer must establish a safety committee that meets certain requirements, fill out a committee certification application, and have it approved by the Department of Labor and Industry.
The requirements for a committee are as follows:
- Committees must have a minimum of 2 employer and 2 employee representatives, meet monthly and be in operation for at least 6 full months.
- All committee members must be trained by qualified trainers in safety committee operation, hazard inspection and accident investigation.
- Committee meeting agendas, attendance lists and meeting minutes must be kept.
The Department of Labor and Industry Website has the following helpful links:
Application for Initial Certification:
Application for Renewal Certification:
Apply for Renewal Certification
Help in Getting Certified:
Health & Safety Division Contact Information
Safety Committee Technical Assistance Manual
Required Committee Member Training