Injury and Illness Prevention
To assist districts in providing a safe and healthful workplace, the SIA model Injury and Illness Prevention Program provides an outline of the essential elements of the plan. All California employers, including school districts, are required to have an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) in place and it is often requested when Cal/OSHA visits. An IIPP must:
- Be in writing
- Identify the person with authority and responsibility for implementing the program
- Provide a means for identifying job safety and health hazards
- Establish routine documented inspections and describe corrective steps taken to eliminate any hazards discovered
- Document training of new and current employees in general safe work practices and specific hazards related to their job assignment
- Provide a method for assuring compliance with safety requirements
- Describe a system for communicating with employees on safety and health matters
Appendix A - Senate Bill 198 (SB 198)
Appendix B - Title 8, California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 3203
Appendix C - Sample Safety and Health Policy Statement
Appendix D – Inspections
Appendix E – Hazard Report Form
Appendix F - Safety Traning
Appendix G – Safety Meetings
Appendix H – Accident Investigations
GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION AND LABELS
The following materials are available to help district staff with their safety education and responsibilities:
Heat Illness Prevention: Beating the Heat
Regular safety trainings are a requirement of the IIPP. The SIA Safety Sheets can be used during a regular staff meeting to address a specific issue or can be used as a starting point for a longer training session.
The following printed materials are available upon request to Prevention Services. Please be sure to indicate the materials you are interested in.
SIA has a variety of compliance warning labels available to our members for free.