Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

Program Lead: Steve Maranzana
Phone: (510) 643-1208
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Team: Health & Safety
Associate Director: Brandon DeFrancisci


Each department on campus is responsible for documenting and implementing its own Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). An IIPP is a department's central program for creating a safe and healthful work environment.

State law has specific requirements on what an IIPP must address and how it should be implemented. Among other things, IIPP documentation must include a list of the names of safety committee members and note where the safety committee minutes are posted. It must also state who is responsible for implementing the program and how to report hazards. For more information on IIPPs, how to create them, and how to implement them, see the EH&S IIPP Fact Sheet.

EH&S now has a template to help departments create an IIPP or rework their old one. The new template replaces previous guidance that was distributed to campus in a binder several years ago. If your department has been relying on that binder as an IIPP, be aware that it provided only guidance and was not in itself a complete IIPP. Now is the time to make sure your IIPP is complete and its contents are being implemented.


Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Template and Forms: Use this template and the applicable forms to create an Injury and Illness Prevention Program document for your department. You can view the template to compare it with your department's current IIPP or you can download the template to complete at your own workstation. The template is easy to complete and once finalized helps ensure you meet the legal requirements for IIPP documentation. (Additional documentation for ongoing safety activities is also required.) Follow the instructions for completing the template that are at the beginning of the document.

Injury and Illness Prevention (IIPP) Checklist: Use this brief checklist to determine the completeness of your IIPP.

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Fact Sheet: Discusses what should be in an IIPP and how to create and implement one.

Department Safety Committees Fact Sheet: Describes what safety committees do and how to start or reinvigorate one in your department.

Department Safety Coordinators, Suggested Job Duties Fact Sheet: Use this list of possible DSC tasks to create your own unique DSC job description, tailored to your department.

Accident Investigation Fact Sheet: If an accident happens in your department, you'll know what to do after you read this Fact Sheet.

EH&S Fact Sheets