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This week on OSHA Oops, Michael and Rick are discussing a company that was fined almost $10K for their lack of an Injury and Illness Prevention Program.
An injury and illness prevention program is a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before an accident occurs. Both employer and employee input are critical in this process. If a company does not have a program in place and OSHA issues a citation, the company is then subject to future inspections to ensure compliance.
Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP)
An IIPP may be a basic program, but there are many components to it that will help guide your company’s safety policies and procedures.
Some of these include:
- How safety policies and procedures will be communicated to you.
- The inclusion of periodic inspections in the workplace for the identification of workplace hazards.
- The reporting of workplace hazards from both you and your supervisors.
- The investigation of accidents that occur in the workplace.
- The identification of employees who will receive training on hazards in the workplace.
- The types of records that will be kept. This includes both inspection and training records.
- And finally, how access of the IIPP and other programs will be provided to employees who request to view them
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