Each year, Cal/OSHA issues more than 2,000 citations and imposes fines for violations related to its Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) standard. Either a company doesn’t have an IIPP or they have one on paper but don’t use it properly.
The demands of running a business or the lack of experience in developing an IIPP may make it seem difficult to write one. Some employers may not even be aware of the requirement. But the good news is, help is available. And, it’s available right away.
Throughout the month of May, you have a chance to learn the ins and outs of building your IIPP. Whether you need to develop one from scratch or refine an existing plan, several seminars are available in various parts of California. All seminars are free. Check the dates, times, and locations to find the one that works best for you.
- State Fund Cal/OSHA IIPP Series (Sacramento, Oakland, San Bernardino, Monterey Park, and Santa Ana)
- IIPP Seminar for Agriculture Employers, presented by the U.C. Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (Clovis)
- State Fund/UC Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program IIPP Series (San Jose and Oakland)
The IIPP is your basic workplace safety plan. It must be in writing. And, it’s designed to identify the safety hazards at your workplace, how to address those, and what to do in the event of a work-related illness or injury.
With an effective one in place, not only do you avoid a Cal/OSHA fine, but you provide a safer workplace for your employees.