IIPP

Investigation of Accidents, Injuries, and Illnesses

Preventing injuries, illnesses, and harmful exposure before they occur is an important goal in the workplace. However, when accidents or “near misses” do occur, they provide a good opportunity to identify health and safety problems and target prevention efforts. 

Hazard Assessment and Inspection

When creating an Injury and Illness Prevention Program or IIPP, there must be a system in place for all worksites that periodically assesses the work environment for health and safety hazards that can cause injuries and illnesses.

Communication with Employees about Safety

One of the requirements when establishing an IIPP is to include a program for communicating with employees and involving them in the IIPP.

Employee Compliance and Safety Procedures

The IIIPP standard requires that employers establish a system for ensuring that all permanent and intermittent workers follow safety rules.

IIPP Assignment of Responsibilities

Before developing an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), it is necessary to identify the individual(s) that will manage the safety program, as well as to establish roles and assignments.

Overview of Cal/OSHA’s Injury & Illness Prevention Program Standard

As stated by Cal/OSHA’s IIPP standard, it is a requirement that all employers establish, implement, and maintain a written IIPP that describes the workplace’s health and safety program, including the eight important elements described below, and how they will be implemented.

Heat Illness Prevention Standard Requirements

As the summer heat quickly approaches, it is important for all outdoor places of employment, including agriculture, to know that a Heat Illness Prevention Plan can be integrated into their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).