Workplace Safety

The Delaware Insurance Commissioner's Office, in coordination with the Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau, offers Delaware employers an opportunity to lower workers' compensation insurance premiums by participating in the Delaware Workplace Safety Program.

Businesses may earn discounts up to 19 percent by providing and maintaining a safe place to work. Since the program's inception in 1989, employers have saved millions of dollars in premiums, and more importantly, have enhanced the safety and health of their employees.

Only benefits can be gained by participating in the Workplace Safety Program. Failure to qualify cannot be the basis for premium increases or sanctions imposed by other safety enforcement authorities. There are no penalties for failing to qualify.

The purpose of a Workplace Safety Program inspection is solely to determine if the participating business qualifies for the Delaware Workplace Safety Program insurance premium discount. Conditions considered include, but are not limited to, the following: an effective health and safety program, adequate and effective employee training, identification and elimination of potential hazardous conditions, and three years of workplace injury data. Although the inspector might cite Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) standards, other regulations or guidelines, the Delaware Workplace Safety Program is not the same as an OSHA inspection. The purpose is not to determine compliance with OSHA or any other safety regulations or standards of care; it is simply to determine whether the health and the safety of employees are an important part of businesses participating in the program and that hazards are routinely and regularly identified and corrected.

No liability or responsibility is assumed by the person or entity preparing the report or performing the inspection, for any injuries to employees, subcontractors or other persons injured at the businesses participating in the Delaware Workplace Safety Program. It remains the sole responsibility of the participating business to assure their premises are safe for their employees, subcontractors and all other persons at their businesses and facilities. No contractual relationship exists between the parties performing the inspections and preparing the reports and the participating businesses, their employees, subcontractors and all other persons on their premises.

For more information, call (302) 674-7377.

Submit applications or questions by fax, mail or email:

Department of Insurance

Attn: Workplace Safety
841 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

Phone: (302) 674-7300
Fax: (302) 736-7910 or 739-5280
E-mail: Safety@state.de.us

Frequently Asked Questions

Beginning The Workplace Safety Qualifying Process

“Saving Money with Workplace Safety” Brochure

Workplace Safety Questionnaire*

The following questionnaires are fillable and can be saved for future reference. In order to submit a questionnaire electronically via email, select the “Submit” button after saving the form. An email will be sent back after we have received the submission. If you do not hear back within 3 working days, please call our office or email Safety@state.de.us.

*Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code List - This page determines your SIC code.

DCRB Delaware Approved Workers Compensation Rates
Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau, Inc.
Licensed rating organization for workers compensation insurance.