Putting Prevention in Your IIPP

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Did you know that all California employers are required to have a basic workplace safety program known as an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)?

Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations section 3203 requires every California employer to develop, implement and maintain an effective IIPP.

An effective IIPP improves workplace safety and health, morale, and productivity and reduces costs by good management and employee involvement.

Remember, the amount of time you put into your IIPP is what determines its effectiveness. You must regularly review and update your IIPP for it to remain effective and to your employees safe. And of course, you must put your IIPP into practice by providing the required training, holding regular safety meetings, etc.

What’s in an IIPP? 

There are eight required IIPP elements:

  1. Responsibility
  2. Compliance
  3. Communication
  4. Hazard Assessment
  5. Accident/Exposure Investigation
  6. Hazard Correction
  7. Training and Instruction
  8. Recordkeeping

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

How CEA Can Help

CEA has several options available to help you develop your mandatory IIPP.

For starters, we offer an easy Do-It-Yourself IIPP Guide.  Our step by step customizable IIPP template for low hazard and small businesses makes it easy to stay in compliance. Click to purchase this download.

Alternativelyyour company can choose to let CEA do the work! For low hazard and/or small businesses, CEA can customize a new IIPP for your company or review and revise your current IIPP. Contact us, so we can get started! 

Lastly, if you have more complex needs – for example you are in a high hazard industry – you may wish to work with our safety partner  to develop a program specific to your business.

If you don’t have a mandatory IIPP, take your first step today and reach out to CEA.


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