Injury and Illness Prevention Programs

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.

Click here to learn more about developing an IIPP including model programs from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Click here to learn about requirements in California.

One Response to “Injury and Illness Prevention Programs”

  1. Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, known by a variety of names, are universal interventions that can substantially reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries and alleviate the associated financial burdens on U.S. workplaces. Many states have requirements or voluntary guidelines for workplace injury and illness prevention programs. Also, numerous employers in the United States already manage safety using Injury and Illness Prevention Programs and we believe that all employers can and should do the same.

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