What an IIPP Is and How It Works
The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is a basic written workplace safety program. Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (T8CCR) section 3203, requires every employer to develop and implement an effective IIPP. An effective IIPP improves the safety and health in your workplace and reduces costs by good management and employee involvement. The 8 required Injury and Illness Prevention Program elements are:
- Hazard Assessment
- Accident/Exposure Investigation
- Hazard Correction
- Training and Instruction
To be effective your IIPP must:
- Fully involve all employees, supervisors, and management
- Identify the specific workplace hazards employees are exposed to
- Correct identified hazards in an appropriate and timely manner
- Provide effective training (see the Effective Workplace Training etool and List of Training Subjects).
Remember, how well you actually put into practice your IIPP in your workplace is what will determine how effective it is. You must regularly review and update your IIPP in order for it to remain effective.