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34 Pa. Code § 129.1008. Certification renewal affidavit.

§ 129.1008. Certification renewal affidavit.

 (a)  After initial certification, the applicant-employer may, using form LIBC-372R, Certification Renewal Affidavit of Workplace Safety Committee, apply to the Bureau for renewal of its initial safety committee certification. Affidavits will be generated by the Bureau and provided to eligible applicant-employers for submission. Affidavits shall be submitted to the Bureau between 90 and 15 calendar days prior to the annual renewal of a workers’ compensation policy, self-insurance renewal year or group self-insurance fund year. Certification may be renewed for a total of 4 remaining years after the initial certification.

 (b)  If an applicant-employer has established additional safety committees which have not previously been certified, an Application for Certification of Workplace Safety Committee shall be completed and approved by the Bureau before certification renewal may be granted. Certification renewal approval is granted to an applicant-employer who, by signing the acknowledgements and agreements page of the affidavit, attests that the certified workplace safety committee has continued to operate according to the requirements upon which initial certification approval was based. Employers will not disband committees except for valid business reasons.

 (c)  If the Bureau determines that the applicant-employer has met certification renewal requirements, it will send a letter of certification renewal approval to the applicant-employer.

 (d)  An insured applicant-employer shall submit a copy of the letter of certification renewal to its insurer to receive a 5% premium reduction of its workers’ compensation insurance premium at the next renewal premium period following the date of Bureau certification renewal. An applicant-employer who is a member of a group self-insurance fund established to grant a 5% reduction in annual member contributions, shall submit a copy of the letter of certification renewal approval to its group self-insurance fund administrator to receive the renewal 5% contribution reduction. The reduction will be effective at the commencement of the next group self-insurance fund year following certification renewal.

 (e)  The Bureau will notify the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau of all approved insured applicant-employers.

 (f)  If a renewal affidavit is disapproved, the Bureau will notify the applicant-employer of the specific reasons for disapproval. The applicant-employer may resubmit a corrected renewal affidavit for reconsideration prior to the renewal of its workers’ compensation policy, self-insurance renewal year or group self-insurance fund year. The applicant-employer may challenge the disapproval under Subchapter G (relating to hearings).

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