Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division
Self-Insured and Group Self-Insured Employer Loss Prevention Effort
Each self-insured employer and each member of a group self-insured program shall implement a loss prevention effort for each of it locations, which identifies and controls all reasonably discoverable occupational safety and health hazards and items not in compliance with the federal or the division’s occupational safety and health laws, rules and standards. The self-insured group shall assist each member of the group in developing and implementing the loss prevention effort. This loss prevention effort shall include at least the following:
Management commitment to health and safety;
An accountability system for employer and employees;
Training practices and follow-up;
A system for hazard assessment and control;
A system for investigating all recordable occupational injuries and illnesses that includes corrective action and written findings;
A system for evaluating, obtaining, and maintaining personal protective equipment;
On-site routine industrial hygiene and safety evaluations to detect physical and chemical hazards of the workplace, and the implementation of engineering or administrative controls;
Evaluation of workplace design, layout and operation, and assistance with job site modifications utilizing an ergonomic approach;
Employee involvement in the health and safety effort; and
An annual evaluation of the employer’s loss prevention activities based on the location’s current needs.
The group shall maintain records which document the assistance provided to each member of the group.