When OSHA Comes Calling…What Does Your IIPP Look Like?

by Jeffrey Cavignac, CPCU, ARM, RPLU, CRIS, MLIS – President, Cavignac & Associates
Don’t know what an IIPP is? OK, you had better read this. If you do know what an IIPP is, and you have one and know where it is, are you confident it is compliant?An Injury and Illness Prevention Program is a fancy name for a safety program. California requires that all employers have an IIPP specific to ongoing operations.If you never have an employee injury, you might get away without having an IIPP, or having one that is years out of date. But if you do have a major injury to an employee, or are part of a programmed inspection, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) will come calling and the first thing they will ask for is your IIPP. Failure to produce a compliant document can result in major fines!Risk management is about being proactive. You may never have to pull out your IIPP, but if you do, you want to make certain it is compliant. If you happen to be a client of Cavignac & Associates, we’d be happy to review your IIPP for you.