OSHA Makes Case For I2P2 (Injury & Illness Prevention Program)

OSHAOSHA is making it’s case for an I2P2 standard, stressing that the agency “believes that injury and illness prevention programs provide the foundation for breakthrough changes in the way employers identify and control hazards, leading to a significantly improved workplace health and safety environment.”

It is prudent to remember that OSHA standards hold employers accountable for providing  “effective” programs, training and manuals.

OSHA outlined the following elements of an I2P2 program that can be adapted for each business:

  • Management Leadership
  • Hazard Identification and Assessment
  • Hazard Prevention and Control
  • Worker Participation
  • Education and Training
  • Program Evaluation and Improvement
In short, the new standard will make employers responsible for ensuring there is top to bottom participation in the prevention of hazards, a systemic approach to finding and fixing hazards, as well as a planned assessment.  Visit OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program topics page to download a PDF of this white paper.