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The 2020 Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety Annual Report is available here.
NEW TRAINING REQUIREMENT FOR CERTIFIED WORKPLACE SAFETY COMMITTEES
Act 57 of the PA Workers’ Compensation Act, enacted, June 30, 2021, now requires that all committee members receive training on Substance Abuse and Opioid Painkiller Use, in addition to the other three required training topics. Committees seeking Pennsylvania certification will need to show compliance with this standard by Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. View additional details here.
 
SAVE THE DATE! The 2022 Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Conference will be held June 6-7 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, PA. More details to follow.​
 
The Wolf Administration introduced opioid prescribing guidelines for workers’ compensation to help healthcare providers determine when opioids are appropriate for treatment of someone injured on the job. View additional details here.
 
The Wolf Administration signed into law HB 676. This bill authorizes changes to the Uninsured Employers’ Guaranty Fund, as well as enacting Section 1610. View additional details here.​
 
To arrange Safety Committee training, please contact the Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Health & Safety division at 717-772-1635 or email Ra-li-bwc-SAFETY@pa.gov.
 
PATHS is a one-stop shop for FREE training and information, offering resources such as webinars, PowerPoints, safety talks, videos and even classroom training. Browse these resources to learn how to reduce workers’ compensation costs through accident prevention and qualification for a workers’ compensation premium discount! View additional details here.
 
Attorneys Updating Interested Party Information: Please use the new LIBC-113 Interested Party Update Request Form to update parties, names, addresses and unique identifiers (FEIN, SSN, etc.) for interested parties in a matter. Upload completed forms as Letter to the Judge on the Documents and Correspondence tab of the Dispute Summary. If at the appeal level, please provide the form with any changes to WCAB Secretary Steven Loux.

The Interested Party Update Request Form, along with instructions for completing the form, can be downloaded from the WCOA Forms Spreadsheet.
 
Attorneys Filing UEGF Notices of Claims: In addition to filing your UEGF LIBC-551 Notice of Claim online, you must also submit hard copies to the department containing the claimant's original signature. Department policy requires that notice to the department be provided by mail, as set forth in 34 Pa. Code § 123.802, which states: "Notice to the Fund shall consist of completing and mailing the [Notice]..." and "[t]he Notice will be deemed filed as of the date of the Notice's deposit in the United States Mail... ."

Notices filed solely online will not be processed if hard copies containing the claimant's original signature are not also filed with the department. Mail hard copies to the addresses listed on the Notice of Claim.
 
WC FORMS NOTICE: The workers' compensation forms listed on the Department of Labor & Industry website are provided for your immediate use.
 
Please note that the Bureau of Workers' Compensation does not issue certificates of non-insurance. To obtain a certificate of non-insurance, contact the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau, United Plaza Building, Suite 1500, 30 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103-4007, Phone: 215-568-2371.
 
Current versions of Pennsylvania's various workers' compensation Rules and Regulations and Statements of Policy are available.
 
Attention PA Employers: Required Workplace Posters are available free of charge from the Department of Labor & Industry.
 
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