Why Use this Etool?

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Employers in California are required to have an effective written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). The benefits of an effective IIPP include improved workplace safety and health, better morale, increased productivity, and reduced costs of doing business. Whether you need to develop a written IIPP or improve your existing IIPP, this etool will help you. This etool will produce a written IIPP for you by answering a set of questions (see How to Create Your Written IIPP - Questions). Each of your answers will automatically appear underlined in a written IIPP which is specific to your workplace. To produce a complete written IIPP you must fully answer all the IIPP questions. The written IIPP you produce will not be sent to Cal/OSHA.

There are also Effectiveness Questions for you to evaluate how effective your IIPP is and Sample Forms and Checklists to help you put your IIPP into practice and document what you have done.

Remember that an effective IIPP is not just a paper program. For your IIPP to be effective you must fully put it into practice in your workplace.

What You Will Find in this Etool

What You Won't Find in this Etool

  • An "OSHA-proof" IIPP. How well your IIPP meets Cal/OSHA regulations depends on you addressing all the requirements and effectively putting it into place in your workplace. See Title 8, CCR Section 3203 as a reference for details on regulatory requirements.


No one is required to use this model Injury and Illness Prevention Program. This model program was written for a broad spectrum of employers in various industries and can be customized by answering a set of question which will create an IIPP specific to your workplace.

The information in this etool is not meant to be a substitute for or a legal interpretation of the occupational safety and health standards. Please see the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, or the Labor Code for detailed and exact information, specifications, and exceptions.

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