More often that not we get phone calls or e-mail inquiries about the California Injury & Illness Prevention Program after someone has been cited for not being compliant with the rules associated with this program.  The keyword in this phrase is prevention.  We wish that all employers would contact us in order to prevent being fined for not being in compliance, but, unfortunately, we consistently find that we are contacted after an employer has been fined or cited for not following the regulations and guidelines.  

Our goal at California Employer Services is to ensure that you are in compliance with the California IIPP before you are slapped with a hefty fine or a citation from a government enforcement official.  So, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and explain what exactly California IIPP is, why you should be concerned and what you can do to ensure that you are in compliance before you get a big slap from the California state government.

What is California IIPP AKA Injury & Illness Prevention Program?

Well, essentially, it is exactly what it says it is.  It is a program that you need to have in place at your workplace to ensure that you prevent illness and injury while your employees are at work or on the job site.  We often find that employers to NOT have an IIPP in place in order to circumvent injuries and illness, and this is a big no-no with the state government.  You are required by the state to have this program in place, and your employees need to know about it as well.  

The benefits of having an appropriate and effective California Injury and Illness Prevention Program in place at your business are as follows:

  • Increased workplace safety
  • Increased workplace health
  • Reduced cost of doing business
  • Avoidance of fines levied by the California state government
  • Increased workplace morale
  • Increased workplace productivity

Don’t Have A Compliance Plan? Become A Member!

At California Employer Services, we believe that the best plan of action is to actually have a plan of action in place!  If, as an employer, you find yourself and your business without an adequate California Injury and Illness Prevention Program in place, check out our membership page!  We will work directly with you to develop an appropriate California IIPP to ensure that you have a plan in place that benefits your employees as well as your business.  It is imperative that you get ahead of this requirement to avoid costly fines and countless wasted hours fighting the government while implementing a program that you should have had in the first place.

What else do you get with your membership with California Employer Services?  On top of a customized California Injury & Illness Prevention Program, we also offer mock Cal-OSHA inspections so that you know what to expect when government officials come a knocking!  We also provide all required state workplace postings, access to our network of attorneys, new hire packet, termination packet, and many, many more services that will end up saving you countless hours and untold dollars when you are in complete compliance with California state law!  Give us a call or fill out the contact form so that we can ensure that you are doing everything you need to be in Cal-OSHA compliance!