(b) For any employer whose experience modification factor exceeds the criteria established by the board of managers, the executive director may require the employer to establish a safety committee composed of representatives of the employer and the employees of the employer.
(c) In carrying out the provisions of this article, the executive director shall propose rules for promulgation which shall include, but are not limited to, the following provisions:
(1) Prescribing the membership of the committees, training, frequency of meetings, recordkeeping and compensation of employee representatives on safety committees; and
(2) Prescribing the duties and functions of safety committees which include, but are not limited to:
(A) Establishing procedures for workplace safety inspections and for investigating job-related accidents, illnesses and deaths; and
(B) Evaluating accident and illness prevention programs.
(d) An employer that is a member of a multiemployer group operating under a collective bargaining agreement that contains provisions regulating the formation and operation of a safety committee that meets or exceeds the minimum requirements of this section is considered to have met the requirements of this section.
(e) It is not the purpose of this article to either supercede the federal Occupational Health and Safety Act program, federal Mine Safety and Health Act program or to create a state counterpart to these programs.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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