Environmental Health & Safety

Injury & Illness Prevention Plan

What an IIPP Is and How It Works

The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is a basic written workplace safety program. Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (T8CCR) section 3203, requires every employer to develop and implement an effective IIPP. An effective IIPP improves the safety and health in your workplace and reduces costs by good management and employee involvement. The 8 required Injury and Illness Prevention Program elements are:

1. Responsibility
2. Compliance
3. Communication
4. Hazard Assessment
5. Accident/Exposure Investigation
6. Hazard Correction
7. Training and Instruction
8. Recordkeeping

To be effective your IIPP must:

• Fully involve all employees, supervisors, and management
• Identify the specific workplace hazards employees are exposed to
• Correct identified hazards in an appropriate and timely manner
• Provide effective training

We will use the E Learning site to do our training:



More information on IIPP and it’s sub folders listed below:

In view of the recent outbreak of swine flu, all WesternU students and employees are urged to implement basic strategies to prevent the spread of germs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided such guidlines in the first document linked below. The second document describes a more comprehensive plan for responding to this health concern.

Another area of concern is preparedness for earthquakes and other emergencies. The following document outlines WesternU’s plan for dealing with such emergencies.

You can also select from the following links to view different facets of WesternU’s Illness and Injury Prevention Plan.