An Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is a written workplace safety program that addresses hazards in the workplace. You may also see it called an Accident Prevention Program or something similar. The goal is the same – save lives, save money, and comply with regulations (in some areas an IIPP is required).
There are certain elements common to most IIPPs. Use this self-assessment from CalOSHA to check if your current IIPP is effective or to help you create and implement a new one. Edit and revise as needed.
|Responsibility||Persons with authority/responsibility for implementing program identified|
|Compliance||System for ensuring employees comply with safe and healthful work practices|
|Communication||System for communicating safety and health in a form understandable by all|
|Hazard Assessment||Procedures for identifying/evaluating hazards|
|Incident Investigation||Procedure to investigate injuries, illnesses, near misses|
|Hazard Correction||Methods for timely correction of unsafe work conditions/practices – based on hazard severity|
|Training & Instruction||Training to instruct on general and job-specific safety/health practices|
|Recordkeeping||Adequate documentation for inspections, training, regulatory requirements|