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Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management

Injury and Illness Prevention

The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is the "umbrella" safety program that details how the organization will protect employees from hazards in the workplace. Cal-OSHA requires that it be “established, implemented and maintained” (California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3203). It covers eight basic components:

  1. Responsibility. Who is responsible for safety in the organization?
  2. Compliance. How will compliance with safety requirements be achieved?
  3. Communication. How will employees receive information they need to keep safe?
  4. Hazard Assessment. How will safety hazards be recognized and assessed?
  5. Accident/Exposure investigation. Who will conduct the investigation and how will and when should it be done?
  6. Hazard Correction. What can be done to eliminate or minimize the hazards?
  7. Training and Instruction.
  8. Record keeping.

Examples of the various forms used in an IIPP program are provided on the right sidebar, under Resources.