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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsAugust 2013

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(18 Del.C. §§311 and 2533 and 29 Del.C. Ch. 101)
18 DE Admin. Code 802
The proposed amended Regulation supports the Delaware Workplace Safety Program (18 Del.C. §2533) and follows new requirements passed under House Bill 175, for the 147th General Assembly, enacted on June 27, 2013. The Delaware Code authority for the change is 18 Del.C. §311 and §2533; and 29 Del.C. Ch. 101.
Any person can file written comments, suggestions, briefs, and compilations of data or other materials concerning the proposed amendment. Any written submission in response to this notice and relevant to the proposed regulation must be received by the Department of Insurance no later than 4:30 p.m. EST, Friday, August 30, 2013. Any such requests should be directed to:
This regulation is adopted and promulgated by the Insurance Commissioner pursuant to 18 Del.C. §314 311, §2533 and promulgated under 29 Del.C. Ch.101.
7.1.1 All inspections shall be made by a representative from an independent safety expert company under contract to the Insurance Department will follow this procedure. The Insurance Department will notify the inspector of the employer's request. The inspector, in turn, will then contact the employer to set up the first of two inspections. A second unannounced inspection shall be made no later than the expiration date of the policy to which any workplace safety credit based on the inspection will apply to confirm the initial certifications of safety in the workplace. The Department of Insurance will notify the Bureau when an employer successfully completes each scheduled and/or nonscheduled inspection. Failure to pass a scheduled inspection will result in a denial of an employer's eligibility to participate in the Workplace Safety Program. However, the employer, after failing an inspection can request another inspection, after successful completion of which will make them eligible for participation in the Workplace Safety Program.
7.2 The cost of each inspection will be borne by the employer. The minimum charge for safety inspection is $150 per location. Each work location must successfully pass both inspections before an employer is entitled to a premium credit under the program. Inspection fees for large and/or complex employers may be established by the Department of Insurance. Insurers issuing workers compensation insurance in Delaware may submit their own workplace safety inspection procedures for review by the Insurance Department. The Insurance Department shall permit the insurer’s inspection to satisfy the inspection requirements of paragraph 7.1.1 if the inspection procedures are at least as rigorous as those employed by the Insurance Department and its independent safety experts. An insurer’s safety inspection procedures must be re-certified on a bi-annual basis to maintain status as an acceptable substitute.
The amended portions of this regulation shall become effective on July 1, 1999. This Regulation shall become effective 10 days after being published as a final regulation.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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