Beginning in 1992, the Department of Labor requires any Employer with an experience modification factor or rate greater than or equal to 1.20 to establish a safety committee. The Safety Committee must establish procedures for workplace safety inspections, for investigating all safety incidents, accidents, illnesses and deaths; and for evaluating accident and illness prevention programs.
Below is Tennessee Code § 50-6-501 requiring such Safety Committees.
TCA § 50-6-501. Establishment of safety committees -- Reporting by insurance companies -- Civil penalty. [Effective on July 1, 2014.]
(a) In order to promote health and safety in places of employment in this state, every public or private employer that is subject to this chapter, shall establish and administer a safety committee in accordance with rules adopted pursuant to § 50-6-502, if the administrator of the workers' compensation division finds that the employer has an experience modification factor or rate applied to the premium greater than or equal to one and twenty hundredths (1.20).
(b) In making determinations under subsection (a), the administrator of the workers' compensation division shall utilize the most recent statistics regarding experience modification rates.
(c) (1) Every insurance company authorized to write workers' compensation insurance shall submit its modification factors or rates for each of its workers' compensation insureds to the commissioner of commerce and insurance, when requested by the commissioner. On request from the administrator of the workers' compensation division, the commissioner of commerce and insurance shall provide the division of workers' compensation with the information.
(2) The administrator of the workers' compensation division shall establish safety committee requirements for self-insured employers pursuant to rules promulgated in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in title 4, chapter 5.
(3) The commissioner of commerce and insurance may assess a civil penalty of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000) per incident for failure to comply with subdivision (c)(1).