Private sector employers in West Virginia must comply with federal occupational safety and health standards for written safety plans for specific activities (e.g., bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan, hazard communication plan) and for specific hazardous substances in both private and public (state and local government) sector workplaces. West Virginia does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for the state; therefore, private sector workplaces must comply with federal occupational safety and health standards.
Public (state government) sector employers must also follow the federal standards.
Any employer that subscribes to the state Workers’ Compensation Fund may receive credit toward their premium rate if the employer participates in a qualified loss management program (QLMP).
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers workplace safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces in the state. The West Virginia Division of Labor inspects state government employers in response to fatalities and employee complaints. The West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner administers the QLMP.
WV Stat. 23-2B-3
An employer that is not self-insured and subscribes to the state Workers’ Compensation Fund may receive credit toward its premium rate if the employer participates in a QLMP. The employer must obtain the services of a recognized loss management firm to administer its QLMP. The credit is primarily determined by the loss reduction success experienced by all of the subscribing employers of the sponsoring loss management firm. The prospective credit is given for a period of up to 3 ...