Injury and Illness Prevention Program

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An Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is a basic written workplace safety program that Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (Title 8 CCR) section 3203, requires every employer to develop and implement.  An effective IIPP improves the safety and health in your workplace, assists in efforts to prevent injuries and illnesses of your employees, and can reduce costs by good management and employee involvement. The material offered below should be used as a starting point to help a property develop or improve its own specific IIPP.  

IIPP Development Guide: CH&LA is pleased to provide an IIPP Development Guide, which can be dowloaded here or by clicking the IIPP image on the left.  Developed for CH&LA by a team of industrial hygienists with broad experience, the Development Guide provides checklists, forms, training information, and other helpful information that might be thoughtfully incorporated into your properties IIPP.

This IIPP Guide should be used as a tool to help develop an IIPP specific for a property. This guide provides step-by-step directions through the IIPP development and implementation process.  Utilize this guide and sample forms to develop a properties program into an effective, compliant IIPP.  Each required section is explained and guidance is provided so a property can perform a comprehensive hazard assessment.  To develop a written IIPP, customized to a property, follow this guideline and make it specific to the property. An IIPP must be specific to a work place and must be specific to the work activities that employees actually perform and include the policies and procedures they follow.  The sections listed in this guide, are required elements per Cal-OSHA and need to be included in a properties IIPP.  The sample form templates provided after each required section can help a property develop the necessary tools for implementing and maintaining this program.  Forms can be used in their entirety, or modified, to accurately reflect a properties policies and procedures. 

Specific safety and health programs, not included in this model, will have to be added into a properties IIPP based upon the specific operations and hazards within a business. Listed below are some of the required programs;

  • Hazard Communication
  • Fall Prevention
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Respiratory Protection, etc.

Following this guide will provide a property with the detail and information required to develop a properties own Cal-OSHA compliant IIPP and help to ensure the health and safety of a properties employees, visitors and guests.  For additional resources, please visit the Cal-OSHA website for many program guides and models: www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH/PubOrder.asp.

State of California Resources A copy of the current (as of December 2014) version of the actual Cal-OSHA IIPP standard (Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 3203; 8CCR3203) can be viewed here.  Additionally, Cal-OSHA provides model programs for both employers in both “high hazard” industries and for those in “non-high hazard” industries, and the current (December 2014) versions can be viewed here and here.  While the regulations in 8CCR3203 apply to all employers, the “high hazard” model program includes more robust coverage of some items, including several hazard assessment checklists.  Finally, provided is a copy of Cal-OSHA’s Model Program for Workplace Security, which can be viewed here.  Beyond the materials provided, other state resources exist to help you develop an IIPP that effectively addresses your property’s unique circumstances, including an interactive “eTool,” which can be accessed at:  https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/etools/09-031/index.htm.

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Disclaimer

The information and recommendations contained on this page have been compiled from various sources. All of these sources are believed to be reliable and accurate, but the California Hotel & Lodging Association makes no guarantee as to, or assumes no responsibility for correctness, sufficiency, or completeness of the information and recommendations.

It is the California Hotel & Lodging Association’s belief that when their members use this page as a guide that they should essentially comply with the requirements of Cal-OSHA. However, it is each member’s responsibility to confirm the contents of their specific IIPP are in compliance with the most current Cal-OSHA requirements.  This guide is not meant to be a substitute for or a legal interpretation of the occupational safety and health standard.