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Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC)

Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation


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May 24, 2013

CONTACT:
Lachlan Taylor
(510) 622-3959


California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation
Announces Injury and Illness Prevention Program Training for General Industry


OAKLAND -- The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) is pleased to announce Injury and Illness Prevention (IIPP) training and resources for general industry and small business. This training is part of the Commission’s Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program (WOSHTEP), a statewide effort aimed at reducing job-related injuries and illnesses among California workers. This program is administered by CHSWC through inter-agency agreements with the Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) at the University of California, Berkeley, the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) at the University of California, Davis, and the Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (LOSH) at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The free day-long course for general industry and the half-day course for small business, “Taking Action for Safety and Health: Implementing an Effective IIPP,” was developed by LOHP for CHSWC. Cal/OSHA enforces requirements of the IIPP standard. This course will train participants to develop and implement an effective health and safety program at their workplace which meets the requirements of Cal/OSHA’s IIPP standard. Materials include a free guidebook and easy-to-use model template for writing an IIPP, factsheets and tools to help implement an IIPP, and resources for technical assistance.

CHSWC, created by the workers' compensation reform legislation of 1993, is charged with examining the health and safety and workers' compensation systems in California and recommending administrative or legislative modifications to improve their operation. CHSWC was established to conduct a continuing examination of the workers' compensation system and of the state's activities to prevent industrial injuries and occupational diseases and to examine those programs in other states.

Information about CHSWC is available at http://www.dir.ca.gov/chswc and information on the IIPP training and resources for general industry and for small businesses at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/chswc/WOSHTEP/iipp/. Information may also be obtained by writing to CHSWC at 1515 Clay Street, 17th Floor, Oakland, California, 94612; by calling (510) 622-3959; by faxing a request to (510) 622-3265; or by email at chswc@dir.ca.gov.

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