Workersâ€™ Safety Program
The Missouri Workersâ€™ Safety Program (MWSP) was created to help employers improve workplace safety, reduce workersâ€™ compensation costs, and regulate safety services provided by insurance carriers.
Law requires all insurance carriers writing workers' compensation insurance in Missouri to provide comprehensive safety engineering and management services to employers upon request and sets forth requirements for certification of safety consultants and engineers.
Program functions include certifying and maintaining a registry of safety consultants and engineers; certifying safety programs of self-insured employers, self-insured trusts, third-party administrators, and workers' compensation insurance carriers; investigating complaints of inadequate loss control services against insurance carriers; monitoring the impact of safety services being provided by insurance carriers; performing on-site safety audits and consultations; and conducting occupational safety education and training.
The program also:
- Conducts on-site visits with employers to help identify workplace safety and health hazards
- Assists employers in implementing a comprehensive safety and health program
- Works with employers to ensure experience modification factors, classification codes, and other aspects of workers' compensation insurance policies are appropriate
- provides training and advice on a variety of occupational safety issues
MWSP services are offered at no charge. We do not cite, fine, or penalize employers in any way. The MWSP does not make referrals to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Related Links: Safety Consultant and Engineer List
Request for Safety Services
The Department offers free safety services, a walk-through safety review of your facility, advice on establishing a safety program, an ergonomic evaluation, and more.
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