October Safety Meeting Topic – Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

The Monthly Safety Meeting topic for October is Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).  Now is a great time to update your district’s IIPP and remind your employees where the program is located!  Please see the attached handout which lists the eight required elements of the IIPP.

California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3203, states that every employer shall establish, implement, and maintain an effective IIPP.  A copy of the IIPP must be accessible by all employees at each work site.  A master copy should be available at the district office.  The IIPP must also be reviewed annually and revised as necessary.  Even if you don’t have any changes to your IIPP, it’s important to update the cover sheet with the current school years date.

For more information, please visit the Cal/OSHA website at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh_publications/iipp.html.

Each month we will be sending out a 1-2-page Safety Spotlight handout on the upcoming monthly safety meeting topic.  This handout should be shared with your Principals and Directors as a tool for conducting a brief 5-10 minute safety overview with all staff (this can be done during regular department meetings). Please remember to have a sign-in sheet each month for your training records.

Safety Spotlight – IIPP