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Injury and Illness Prevention Program

Start:Dec 08, 2019

Duration:5 Minute(s)

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will increase the ability to apply Cal/OSHA safety standards for the construction industry.

Description: This Navitent will increase the successfulness of applying OSHA's safety standards. This information was taken from Cal/OSHA Pocket Guide f ... Read More

Summary: Safety Made Simple

Step 1

The next Steps cover Cal/OSHA safety regulations for an Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Where appropriate, we have referenced the code from Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.

The topics we will cover in this Navitent are:

-What Is An Injury And Illness Prevention Program?
-What Does The Program Include?
-Construction Program Requirements
-Employee Training
-General Safety Requirements
-Specific Requirements
-Employees Rights
-Program Effectiveness
-Program Resources

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Step 2

What Is An Injury And Illness Prevention Program?

An Injury and Illness Prevention (IIP) Program is required at all work sites.

The program is considered effective if it satisfies the regulatory requirements of 3203 and helps the employer and the employee to identify and control the hazards specific to their work site.

Steps 3 through 10 below summarize of the regulatory requirements.

Step 3

What Does The Program Include?

The Injury and Illness Prevention Program must be in writing and must include the following elements:

-The employer’s assignment of responsibilities

-A system for ensuring employee compliance with safe work practices

-A system for two-way communication between employers and employees about safety issues

-Scheduled inspections and an evaluation system to identify hazards

-An accident investigation process

-Procedures for correcting unsafe and unhealthy conditions

-Safety and health training

-Recordkeeping

Step 4

Construction Program Requirements

Other Injury And Illness Prevention Program requirements for construction are:

-Employers must adopt and post a Code of Safe Practices at each jobsite. Plate A-3 in Appendix A of the Construction Safety Orders (CSOs) illustrates a general format. 1509(b),(c)

-Periodic meetings of supervisors must be held to discuss the safety program and accidents that have occurred

-Supervisors must conduct tailgate or toolbox safety meetings at least every ten working days; however, weekly meetings are recommended

Step 5

Employee Training

Required safety training for employees includes:

-New workers shall be instructed in safe work practices, job hazards, and safety precautions and shall be required to read the Code of Safe Practices

-The employer shall permit only qualified or experienced employees to operate equipment or machinery

-Workers shall be instructed in the following:
a. The recognition of jobsite-specific hazards.
b. Procedures for protecting themselves.
c. First aid procedures in the event of injury.

Step 6

General Safety Requirements

General safety requirements are as follows:

-No worker shall be required or permitted to work in an unsafe workplace

-Before starting work the employer shall survey the jobsite for hazards and use necessary safeguards to ensure that work is performed safely

Step 7

Specific Requirements

Specific requirements are as follows:

If an employer is subject to specific Safety Orders (SOs), the requirements of these SOs must be considered when developing the employer’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program.

These SOs may include specific procedures or processes as well as requirements for reporting, training, exposure limits, personal protection, and registration and certification.

Step 8

Employees Rights

Employees have numerous rights under the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, including the following:

-The right to work in a safe and healthy workplace

-The right to inform the employer of workplace hazards without fear of reprisal

-The right to receive training that is readily understandable

Step 9

Program Effectiveness

To ensure the effectiveness of the Injury and Illness Prevention Program:

-Supervisors should be qualified in safety procedures and held accountable

-The effectiveness of the safety program should be monitored

Step 10

Program Resources

Create your written Injury and Illness Prevention Program using the following resources:

-The Injury and Illness Prevention Program: eTool (www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/etools/ 09-031/index.htm) at Cal/OSHA’s website is provided to help you develop or improve your IIP Program. To develop a written Injury and Illness Prevention Program: customized to your workplace, answer the IIP Program questions in the eTool. Each question you answer will automatically appear underlined in your IIP Program

-“The Guide to Developing Your Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Program” is available online at www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/etools/09-031/index.htm

Step 11

How much did this Navitent help you to understand the Cal/OSHA safety regulations for Injury and Illness Prevention Program, including:

-What Is An Injury And Illness Prevention Program?
-What Does The Program Include?
-Construction Program Requirements
-Employee Training
-General Safety Requirements
-Specific Requirements
-Employees Rights
-Program Effectiveness
-Program Resources

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