The deadline to enroll in Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s (BWC’s) Safety Council Rebate Incentive Program for the 2012 policy year is approaching. State funded employers who wish to participate in the program must join a local safety council by July 31, 2012.
In order to receive the discount, employers must also:
- Send a company representative to ten meetings between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013; at least eight of which must be through the local safety council. Employers can get credit for up to two meetings through attendance at industry specific or BWC safety training courses;
- Send a qualified senior-level manager to a safety council sponsored meeting; and,
- Submit semi-annual workplace accident reports for the 2012 calendar year.
Employers can earn a 2% premium rebate for meeting all of the participation eligibility requirements. Employers may earn an additional 2% performance rebate by reducing either their frequency or severity of workplace injuries by 10%, or by maintaining both frequency and severity of workplace injuries at zero.
Employers enrolled in a traditional group rating program are permitted to “stack” the performance rebate with group discounts. Employers enrolled in a group retrospective rating program are permitted to “stack” the participation rebate. Employers not enrolled in traditional group rating or group retrospective rating programs have the opportunity to earn the full 4% rebate.
BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene sponsors more than 80 safety councils around the state. Safety councils are organized through chambers of commerce, trade associations, American Red Cross chapters and other safety-oriented organizations. A complete list of safety councils is available on BWC’s website www.ohiobwc.com, and can be accessed by following the links to “Safety Services” and then to “Safety Services/Safety Councils.”
Any questions or requests for further information regarding the Safety Council Rebate Incentive Program can be answered by calling CareWorks Consultants, toll-free, at 1-800-837-3200.