The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that approximately 3.3 million serious work-related injuries and about 4,300 fatalities occurred in 2009. The U.S. Department of Labor recommends –and some states, such as California, require–employers develop and maintain an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) to protect employees from work related injuries.
An IIPP typically includes:
- management leadership
- worker participation
- hazard identification
- hazard prevention and control
- education and training
- program evaluation and improvement.