If you would like to reduce the costs and risks associated with workplace injuries and illnesses, you need to address safety and health right along with production.
Setting up an Injury and Illness Prevention Program helps you do this. In developing the program, you identify what has to be done to promote the safety and health of your employees and worksite, and you outline policies and procedures to achieve your safety and health goals.
Cal/OSHA Injury & Illness Prevention Program
In California every employer is required by law (Labor Code Section) to provide a safe and healthful workplace for his/her employees. Title 8 (T8), of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), requires every California employer to have an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program in writing that must be in accord with T8 CCR Section 3203 of the General Industry Safety Orders. Additional requirements in the following T8 CCR Safety Order Sections address specific industries:
Construction – Section 1509;
Petroleum – Sections 6507, 6508, 6509, 6760, 6761, 6762;
Ship Building, Ship Repairing, Ship Breaking – Section 8350; and
Tunnels – Section 8406.
Source: CA Department of Industrial Relations, “Cal/OSHA Injury & Illness Prevention Program” https://www.dir.ca.gov/ website. Accessed February 11, 2020. https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh_publications/IIPP.html#4
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