The Florida Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law CS/HB 941, which amended Sections 440.02(9) and 440.05, Florida Statutes. These amendments will streamline the filing and processing of exemption applications. Highlights of CS/HB 941 include:
Additionally, the legislative changes provide that all
Certificates of Elections to be Exempt issued on or after
January 1, 2013, are valid for 2 years after the effective date
and, beginning July 1, 2013, non-construction limited liability
members will be treated as corporate officers, and will be
eligible to apply for an exemption.
On July 1, 2012, a new DWC Notice of Election to be Exempt web-based system will be available for applicants to electronically apply for or renew their Certificate of Election to be Exempt. This system will be convenient and easy to use.
To access the DWC Notice of Election to be Exempt system, applicants will go to the Division of Workers' Compensation's website at www.myfloridacfo.com/wc and select the "Apply for an Exemption" icon.
The least costly accident is the one that never occurs.
The USF SafetyFlorida consultants are highly skilled and
trained in OSHA regulations, yet cannot assess financial
penalties. They can assist your small business with hazard
identification, record keeping, education and training, and
more. The courses may include:
• Accident and hazard prevention information
• Safety videos
• Safety management wizards that complete DWC-1 and OSHA 300 forms
• Safety and health training and education, including USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center information
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