Question:  I only have two employees. Am I required to implement a written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)?

Answer: Yes, Cal/OSHA requires every California employer to establish and implement an effective, written IIPP (fully put into practice) that involves ALL employees and management. This means all California employers (even those with two employees) must provide their employees with written notification of the safety policies and procedures specific to their operation.

An IIPP is a written work safety plan (required since 1991) that includes the following eight components:

  • Management commitment/assignment of responsibilities.
  • Safety communications system with employees.
  • System for assuring employee compliance with safe work practices.
  • Scheduled inspections/evaluation system.
  • Accident investigation.
  • Procedures for correcting unsafe/ unhealthy conditions.
  • Safety and health training and instruction.
  • Recordkeeping and documentation.

Find more information at: Cal/OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Program Regulation

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