Why Use this Etool?
Employers in California are required to have an effective written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). The benefits of an effective IIPP include improved workplace safety and health, better morale, increased productivity, and reduced costs of doing business. Whether you need to develop a written IIPP or improve your existing IIPP, this etool will help you. This etool will produce a written IIPP for you by answering a set of questions (see How to Create Your Written IIPP - Questions). Each of your answers will automatically appear underlined in a written IIPP which is specific to your workplace. To produce a complete written IIPP you must fully answer all the IIPP questions. The written IIPP you produce will not be sent to Cal/OSHA.
Remember that an effective IIPP is not just a paper program. For your IIPP to be effective you must fully put it into practice in your workplace.
What You Will Find in this Etool
- Preventing and Reducing Costly Injuries and Illnesses
- What an IIPP Is and How It Works
- Exceptions to the Written IIPP and Documentation Requirements
- IIPP for Employers with Seasonal or Intermittent Employees
- How to Create Your Written IIPP - Questions
- Effectiveness Questions
- Information on Other Cal/OSHA Regulations
- Sample Forms and Checklists
- Cal/OSHA Resources
What You Won't Find in this Etool
- An "OSHA-proof" IIPP. How well your IIPP meets Cal/OSHA regulations depends on you addressing all the requirements and effectively putting it into place in your workplace. See Title 8, CCR Section 3203 as a reference for details on regulatory requirements.
No one is required to use this model Injury and Illness Prevention Program. This model program was written for a broad spectrum of employers in various industries and can be customized by answering a set of question which will create an IIPP specific to your workplace.
The information in this etool is not meant to be a substitute for or a legal interpretation of the occupational safety and health standards. Please see the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, or the Labor Code for detailed and exact information, specifications, and exceptions.
- Other Cal/OSHA Sample Model Programs
Cal/Osha has Injury and Illness Prevention Sample Model Programs that can be printed and written out by hand to produce a written IIPP (see the links below).
§3203. Injury and Illness Prevention Program.
- Guide to Developing Your Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Program with checklists for self-inspection
- Prevention Model Program for High Hazard Employers | (printable version)
- Prevention Model Program for Non-High Hazard Employers | (printable version)
- Prevention Model Program for Workplace Security | (printable version)