New York Accidents laws & safety compliance analysis

New York Accidents: What you need to know

New York has adopted workplace safety and loss prevention requirements for employers whose recent payroll exceeds $800,000 and their most recent experience rating exceeds a level of 1.2. There are no state-specific accident prevention or investigation requirements for employers who are below both of these threshold requirements.

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See the state State Plans topic for more information about written safety and health program requirements.

See the state Workers' Compensation topic for more information about workplace safety and loss prevention.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces. The New York Department of Labor/Employee Safety and Health (PESH) Bureau administers and enforces occupational safety requirements in public sector workplaces.

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
12 NYCRR 59-1.3

New York employers are required to have a workplace safety and loss prevention consultation if their most recent payroll exceeds $800,000 and their most recent experience rating exceeds a level of 1.2. If a consultant who performs the workplace safety and loss prevention consultation recommends it, the employer must implement and maintain a written safety and loss prevention program that provides a mechanism to investigate accidents so that the root cause(s) and means for preventing a recurrence are identified.


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