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This Injury and Illness Prevention Program can be used to inform employees of a company’s safety concerns and standards. This program outlines safety compliance, reporting unsafe conditions, safety training, and safety inspections. In addition, any additional industry specific language can be added to this program as necessary. This program is ideal for small businesses or other entities that want to establish a consistent and uniform injury and illness prevention policy.
Injury and Illness Prevention Program This Injury and Illness Prevention Program can be used to inform employees of a company’s safety concerns and standards. This program outlines safety compliance, reporting unsafe conditions, safety training, and safety inspections. In addition, any additional industry specific language can be added to this program as necessary. This program is ideal for small businesses or other entities that want to establish a consistent and uniform injury and illness prevention policy. INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM We at ____________________ [Instructions: Insert the Company’s name] (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) believe that is important that each and every employee understands the importance of safety in the workplace. By remaining safety conscious, employees can protect their own interests as well as those of their co-workers. Accordingly, Company emphasizes “safety first” and expects all employees to take steps to promote safety in the workplace. In keeping with this commitment, Company has established this Injury and Illness Prevention Program (the “IIPP”). _________________, [Instructions: Insert the name of the employee responsible for administering this IIPP] the __________________ [Instructions: Insert this employee’s job title] of Company has been delegated responsibility for administering and implementing the IIPP (the “Administrator”). 1. COMPLIANCE Employees must understand that compliance with safety requirements is a condition of employment and will be evaluated, together with other aspects of an employee’s performance, as part of the performance review process. Employees who are particularly effective in following safe and healthful work practices may receive recognition for their effectiveness. Due to the importance of safety considerations to Company, employees who violate safety standards, who cause hazardous or dangerous situations, or who allow such conditions to remain when they could be effectively remedied, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and possibly including termination of employment. It is essential that all employees comply fully with the standards and practices of Company that are designed to promote a safe and healthful working environment. As part of our policy, Company has established programs to train and retrain employees as appropriate to assist them to avoid dangerous or unhealthful conditions and to remedy problems or hazards before they cause accidents or injuries. 2. REPORTING UNSAFE CONDITIONS AND RISKS Whenever an employee identifies an unsafe condition or an occupational safety and health risk, the employee should report the matter immediately to his supervisor if he or she is unable to remedy the situation. If the supervisor is not readily available, the employee should immediately inform the Administrator of any dangerous condition. Employees are strongly encouraged to report any situations of this nature and need not fear any form of retaliation as the result of their compliance with IIPP. Employees who identify any hazards in the workplace can also choose to report the situation anonymously if they prefer not to identify themselves. 3. TRAINING; COMMUNICATION; INSPECTIONS; INVESTIGATIONS The IIPP requires periodic safety meetings and training programs, the posting of safety notices and safety tips, and providing periodic written communications to employees regarding safety matters. Representatives of Company may also conduct periodic inspections to identify unsafe conditions and work practices and will also investigate occupational injuries and illnesses. When appropriate, Company may utilize the services of an outside representative to conduct investigations where it believes that such an investigation will be helpful in our attempt to © Copyright 2014 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 2 promote the interests of safety in the workplace. Every effort will be made to correct unsafe or unhealthy conditions, work practices, or procedures in a timely manner. Accordingly, it is essential that all employees cooperate in achieving these objectives and assist Company in providing a safe workplace for everyone. 4. COOPERATION AND QUESTIONS Employees may occasionally be asked to assist or participate in inspections, the correction of unsafe or unhealthful conditions, or training programs and activities. Full cooperation by all employees is necessary to the accomplishment of our goals. Employees should direct any questions they have regarding their obligations under the IIPP to the Administrator. © Copyright 2014 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 3
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