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TXANS's News/Press Releases

08/08/2003

CHANGE IN STATE INJURY REPORTING REQUIREMENT AFFECTS NONSUBSCRIBERS

Since August 2000, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has been issuing North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes to all Texas employers. The NAICS codes will replace the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system, which has been used to classify businesses by industry for 60 years. The NAICS system recognizes hundreds of new businesses in our economy and reorganizes the classification of businesses based on production processes. NAICS also brings uniformity to the classification systems being utilized by Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Existing Requirements

In the state of Texas, most employers are required by law to report occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities to TWCC. Insurance carriers for businesses that maintain workers' compensation insurance (subscribers) typically report occupational injuries and illnesses to the TWCC on the TWCC Form 1. On the other hand, nonsubscribing employers with five or more employees are required to report injury and illness information on the TWCC Form 7 [Texas Labor Code 411.001 (2), 411.032 and Title 28 of the Texas Administrative Code, Rule 160.2].

Injuries that must be reported include:

Any on-the-job injury that results in the employee's absence from work for more than one day; Fatalities and Occupational diseases of which the employer has knowledge.

Resources

Your company's NAICS Code can be found in Box 5 of the TWC Employers' Quarterly Report. Additional assistance is also available from the TWC. If you contact the TWC to obtain an NAICS code, you will be asked to provide either the company's federal tax identification number or state unemployment tax account number.

Current copies of the TWCC Form 7 and other state-required nonsubscriber forms and notices are available on the on the TXANS website By Clicking Here.






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