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Your specific PRIME Practice Incentive requirements depend on the size of your organization. To determine your category for the purposes of PRIME, you need to know:
  • How many workers (including all managers, non-managers and owners/operators) are at each of the organization’s workplaces
  • How much the organization pays to the Commission in average base assessments (workers’ compensation insurance premiums)

PRIME Practice Requirements
Your specific PRIME Practice Incentive requirements depend on your Employer Category:

  • No Committee or Representative Required (NCRR) Employer: At each worksite you employ less than 2 workers and you pay less than $48,000 in average assessments 
  • Small Employer: At each worksite you employ less than 10 workers and you pay less than $48,000 in average assessments
  • Medium Employer: At one or more worksite(s) you employ 10 or more workers and you pay less than $48,000 in average assessments
  • Large Employer: At one or more worksite(s) you employ 10 or more workers and you pay $48,000 or more in average assessments

The table below shows the Practice Incentive requirements you need to have in place based on your Employer Category:

Practice RequirementEmployer Category*
NCRRSmallMedium Large
Policy Statements
Injury Reporting System
WH&S Representative, Designate &/or an OH&S Committee
Occupational Health and Safety Program
Return-to-Work Program

*Construction employers must also be COR Certified with a valid Letter of Good Standing to be considered for PRIME refunds. See the “Construction Employers” section in the PRIME Requirements brochure for additional information.

First you must determine if you are provincially or federally regulated

Your specific occupational health and safety requirements may vary depending on if your organization is provincially or federally regulated.

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Occupational Health and Safety Act is the statute of law that regulates occupational health and safety in most workplaces throughout the province.

The Canada Labour Code Part II is a federal law that regulates certain industries in the province, including: all federal government crown agencies; transportation (by air, water and road); telecommunications (radio, TV, cable, telephone); airports; shipping; and banks. If your company operates in the above industries, you fall under federal regulation in relation to occupational health and safety. For information on federal regulations, call the Labour Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, at 709-772-5022.