CAL OSHA requires companies to have an IIPP
An effective IIPP is mandatory for CAL OSHA.
An Injury and Illness Prevention Program is required by many general contractors and job site owners!
California employers are required to have an effective written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). 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. Additional benefits of an effective CAL OSHA IIPP include; improved workplace safety and health, better morale, increased productivity, and reduced costs of doing business.
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.
Does my business need a written safety plan?
Every business needs to meet the standards set forth by OSHA, as well as local and state labor laws. A well designed OSHA Compliant Injury and Illness Prevention Plan will meet and exceed the OSHA Standards. It’s the Law – California Labor Code 6401.7 (a) states that every employer shall establish, implement and maintain an effective written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). OSHA mandates that every California business has a written safety compliance plan, specific to the company and its location that addresses the safety standards for the company’s industry classification. Employers are advised that in addition to the Injury and Illness Prevention Program for Safety, Health and Workplace Security your business must also have safety plans that address the standards that impact the operation of your business.
Keep in mind, according to OSHA, if your safety plan isn’t in written form, implemented, communicated and effective, your company is not in compliance.