Private and public (state and local government) sector employers in Wyoming must comply with the federal requirements 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.
Employers may receive a discount on workers’ compensation insurance premiums if they develop and implement a written safety program.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWC) administers workplace safety and health rules in private and public sector workplaces. DWC’s Workers’ Safety and Compensation Division administers the safety program requirements under workers’ compensation rules.
WY Administrative Code, Employment Chapter 2 Sec. 7
An employer may receive a discount of up to 10 percent of its workers’ compensation classification's base rate on development and implementation of a written workplace safety program. The written safety program must be submitted to DWC for approval.
The program must include or address all of the following:
- A formal declaration, in writing, of a companywide loss prevention and loss control policy.
- Formal creation of a risk assessment (safety) committee or coordinator.
- Clearly defined and posted loss prevention (accident prevention) rules.
- All employees have undergone loss prevention training.
- A substance abuse training plan.
- Written policies/procedures on claims management.
- Written policies and procedures establishing a drug-free workplace, which may include an employee assistance program to assist employees with alcohol or other drug problems.