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Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Overview

The UC San Diego Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) helps employees understand and avoid workplace risks. Learn what your department must do to meet IIPP requirements.

Background

In 1991, the state of California passed legislation requiring businesses and institutions to implement an Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). In response, Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) developed the campuswide IIPP document (PDF) (Word).

Goals

The IIPP has 5 main goals:

  1. Protect the health and safety of employees.
  2. Improve employee morale.
  3. Reduce workers' compensation claims.
  4. Reduce the time spent to replace or reassign injured workers.
  5. Minimize the potential for code-violation penalties from regulatory agencies.

Department responsibilities

Responsibility for maintaining a safe workplace has been delegated from the chancellor to department heads, managers, and supervisors.

Responsibilities are broken down into 6 main duties:

  1. Hazard identification and awareness – Conduct periodic safety inspections of all spaces. Use the IIPP forms appropriate for your facility.
  2. Accident investigation – Investigate all accidents, injuries, and near-misses, and make appropriate changes to minimize recurrence.
  3. Hazard mitigation – Correct conditions that are discovered during inspections or reported by employees.
  4. Training – Know the hazards employees face and ensure they're trained to perform their work without illness or injury. Initial IIPP training is required for every UC San Diego employee. EH&S also offers specialized safety training in many areas.
  5. Communication – Ensure a free flow of safety information through bulletin boards or periodic discussions. Encourage employees to report potential safety problems.
  6. Documentation – Keep safety training, inspection, and accident investigation documents in a centralized file handy for inspectors.

COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP)

This COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP) is designed to control exposures to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that may occur in our workplace. Key components of the pioneering Return to Learn program (RTL), Research Ramp-Up, and the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) directly support the aims of the CPP at UC San Diego.

The campus is required to establish and implement an effective written COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP) pursuant to an Emergency Temporary Standard in place for COVID-19 [California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 8, section 3205(c)].

Regulations and policies

For more information, contact the EH&S safety training manager.
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