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Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3203 state that a workplace must devise and implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) for all employees within the organization. Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) meets these requirements through the implementation of the UCLA IIPP. The objectives of the UCLA IIPP are to:

  • Create, maintain and reinforce a safe university environment to protect the health and safety of employees, students and visitors
  • Demonstrate management commitment and concern for employee safety
  • Maintain compliance with health and safety codes
  • Improve efficiency by reducing lost work time due to illness and injuries
  • Reduce workers' compensation claims and costs.

To meet these objectives, the UCLA IIPP Template can be used to customize a written program that is specific to your department. The template includes 8 essential components as mandated by CCR Title 8, Section 3203:

  1. Introduction and Scope: General summary of the departmental safety program and objectives
  2. Responsibilities: Roles and accountabilities of supervisors, employees, safety committee members, etc., with regard to the IIPP
  3. Identification and Evaluation of Workplace Hazards: Includes safety inspections overview, hazard recognition and evaluation procedures
  4. Correcting Workplace Hazards: Corrective actions/items/plans, suitable timetables for completion, and responsibilities of the department for the completion of action items
  5. Communicating Workplace Hazards: Methods of communication, such as safety committee meetings, Job Safety Analysis (JSA) forms, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), safety bulletins, equipment operating manuals, emergency response plan, etc.
  6. Incident, Injury and Illness Reporting and Investigations: Protocol for reporting and investigating all incidents or injuries, near misses, and "serious injuries" through the appropriate forms and contact information
  7. Training and Documentation: Conducting and documenting departmental safety trainings and meetings
  8. Compliance: Disciplinary actions to be taken in response to non-adherence to the safety program policies and procedures

Safety professionals at EH&S genuinely care about your safety and well-being, and are available to help you with your departmental safety program. To learn more about the development and implementation of your IIPP, contact EH&S or visit your departmental management team for more information.

Injury Prevention Program Division
Email: | Phone: (310) 794-7312 | Fax: (310) 825-7076

501 Westwood Plaza, 4th Floor
Box 951605
Los Angeles, California 90095-1605


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