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      RS 23:1179     


§1179.  Occupational safety and health program; incentive discount

A.  The OSHA section shall implement an occupational safety and health program, pursuant to R.S. 23:1291, and consistent with but not limited to the requirements in this Section.

B.  All insurers writing workers' compensation insurance shall allow a five percent reduction, in addition to any reduction granted in R.S. 23:1178(C), in the Louisiana worker's compensation premium for an eligible employer who has attended an authorized cost containment meeting and who has subsequently implemented the OSHA section's occupational safety and health program to the satisfaction of the OSHA section and pursuant to the provisions of this Subpart.  Satisfactory implementation shall be defined as:

(1)  Undergoing a safety and health hazard survey of the work place, including an evaluation of the employer's safety and health program and on-site interviews with employees by the OSHA section.

(2)  Correction of all hazards identified during the on-site visit within a reasonable time.

(3)  Establishing an occupational safety and health program approved by the OSHA section and implementing program provisions within a reasonable time.

C.  Determination of attendance at an authorized cost containment meeting and satisfactory implementation of the program shall be the responsibility of the OSHA section.  Upon attendance at an authorized cost containment meeting and successful participation in the program, an employer shall be issued a certificate by the OSHA section which shall be the basis of qualification for the reduction provided for in Subsection B of this Section.  The certificate shall qualify the employer for this reduction for a one-year period.  Eligible employers shall be allowed to requalify for this reduction only once every four years from the date the certificate is issued.

Acts 1991, No. 1026, §1; Acts 1992, No. 794, §1; Acts 1995, No. 124, §1, eff. June 12, 1995.

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