Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

Still unmatched by Federal OSHA is the 1991 Cal/OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). The IIPP is a mandated, written, safety program designed to support the shared requirement of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and Cal/OSHA that every employer is required to provide a safe and healthful workplace for its employees.

Why is there still non-compliance 54 years after the OSHA Act and 35 years after California Senate Bill 198? Let’s get back to the basics of the IIPP in this IIPP Workshop that will have participants exploring various ways to comply and encourage them to look at their workplace IIPP for compliance, applicability, and effectiveness.

Every California employer must establish, implement, and maintain a written IIPP and a copy must be maintained at each worksite or at a central worksite if the employer has non-fixed worksites. The requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an effective written IIPP are contained in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations, Section  3203 (T8 CCR 3203) and consist of the following 8 elements:

Responsibility, Compliance, Communication, Hazard Assessment, Accident/Exposure Investigation, Hazard Correction, Training and Instruction, and Record-keeping.

This course will take you through each component and assist you in developing or improving your IIPP and tailoring it to your organization’s needs.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) in preventing costly injuries and illnesses while improving overall safety and health at the workplace (Benefits of an effective IIPP).
  • Discuss each of the 8 key elements of the California mandated Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Title 8 CCR Section 3203.
  • Develop (or improve) your organization’s IIPP while discussing at least 3 effective tools for implementation.
  • Discuss how to update and have your IIPP complement your existing Safety Program.

Benefits and Value:

  • Encourages participants to assess their workplace IIPP by comparing its effectiveness to the original goal of the 1989 Senate Bill 198 to reduce injuries and illnesses by identifying and eliminating workplace hazards.
  • Can put participants with IIPP responsibilities closer to compliance and effective application resulting in fewer incidents, decreased costs, and improved employee morale.

Who Should Attend?

Health and Safety Professionals, Industrial Hygienists, Safety Engineers, Labor/Management Health and Safety Committee Members, Supervisors, Union representatives, Risk Managers, Loss Control Specialists, and all newly assigned employees/personnel with some safety responsibility


1. Incident Investigation: The Basics

  1. Why call it an incident instead of an “accident”
  2. Incident types
  3. Why do we conduct an Incident Investigation?
  4. Incident Investigation Programs that work
  5. When OSHA conducts Incident Investigation:
  • Case scenarios
  • The fines
  • Avoiding citations, penalties, and fines

2. When Bad Things Happen to Good Employers; Initiating the Investigation

  1. Securing the scene
  2. When to start your incident investigation
  3. Reporting Incident to OSHA
  • Reporting vs Recording
  • What should I report?

3. Methods for Documenting the Incident Scene

  1. Personal observations
  2. Getting initial statements and taking pictures
  3. Taking video and sketching a scene
  4. Interviewing our records

4. Conducting Effective Interviews

  1. The Interview Process
  2. Preparing for the interview: Who should be interviewed?
  3. Bad interview vs. Good interview role-play scenario

5. Conducting Event Analysis

  1. Surface cause vs Root cause
  2. Using the “Multiple Event” theory to prevent future incidents
  3. Developing the sequence of events
  4. Sample sequence of events

6. Root Cause Analysis

  1. Difference between surface and root causes
  2. Describing direct causes
  3. Sample tools for Root Cause Analysis
  4. System analysis

7. Developing Solutions and Recommendations

  1. How to get upper management’s support
  2. OSHA’s hierarchy of controls
  3. Recommending system improvements
  4. The “6 Question” approach for developing solutions and recommendations
  5. Direct and Indirect cost of Incidents
  6. Safety Pays!

8. Writing the Report

  1. Order and sections of the Report
  2. Important sections of the Report

9. Practical Application

  1. Case scenarios
  2. Role playing and explanation to the group
*Agenda subject to modification


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Payment Terms:

Classes are subject to cancellation by the host due to low registration or scheduling issues. If a class is cancelled by the host, participants will receive a full refund of their original payment.

(rev. 11/6/09):

Participant cancellations must be in writing. Refund schedule due to participant-requested cancellations is:

  • 15 or more business days before the class: 80% of registration fee
  • 7-14 business days before the class: 50% of registration fee
  • Less than 7 days before the class and “no shows”: No refund

If course materials such as books have been sent to course participants in advance, the cost of that material will be subtracted from the refund.

UCLA reserves the right to postpone an offering 7 days prior to the course date should minimum enrollment requirements not be met. If a program is canceled, you will be notified and your registration fee will be refunded in full, less the cost of course materials sent in advance if they are not returned in the condition in which they were received. The liability of UCLA is limited to the course fee.