Did you know? All employers in California are required by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) to implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Policy (IIPP) in their workplace. The purpose of this written safety program is to improve safety and health in workplaces, and in turn, reduce costs by effective management and employee involvement.
There are 8 required elements in an IIPP;
- Hazard Assessment
- Accident/Exposure Investigation
- Hazard Correction
- Training and Instruction
There are several resources online that can help you develop an effective IIPP for your business. What many employers may not be aware of, is that Cal/OSHA has an internal department specifically designed to help employers as a resource. Any employer can call Cal/OSHA’s consultation services and invite them for an on-site visit. Many employers may be hesitant to willfully invite Cal/OSHA to their workplace in fear of exposing themselves to violations, however, Cal/OSHA’s consultation services are designed to help and advise. They will keep everything confidential unless they are otherwise legally obligated.
To find the nearest Cal/OSHA Consultation Service, you can contact their toll free number at 1-800-963-9424.
Additional information can be found at the Department of Industrial Relations website at www.dir.ca.gov/dosh
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