ILLNESS & INJURY PREVENTION

The most effective IIPP is one you and your employees understand with easy access. The Ergo Firm can shape your Injury and Illness Program and help your employees get the most out of it.

An Injury and Illness Prevention Program, (IIPP) is a basic safety program tailored to business operations. California employers with at least one employeeare required to have a written IIPP that is understandable to all employees.

Keeping employees safe on the job keeps them working and your business more productive. An effective IIPP shows that safety is important at your company and guides your employees to work safely.  It can help you improve the safety and health in your workplace and reduce costs with good management and employee involvement.

More important than needing an IIPP, you want one. There’s no question that injuries can have a big impact on your business. We offer guided program development that keeps your entire staff stay safe on the job increase productivity, and help you avoid expensive costs—both direct and indirect—that come with a workplace injury.

Perhaps one of the biggest catalysts in having an effective IIPP: you can avoid the citation that comes from not having one. Each year, Cal/OSHA issues more fines to businesses in violation of the IIPP regulation than it does for any other standard.

  • Responsibility
  • Communication
  • Compliance
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Hazard Abatement
  • Training
  • System of Review/Investigation
  • Documentation

IIPP Violations?

The Most-Common Cal/OSHA Citation

Each year, Cal/OSHA issues more citations for IIPP-related violations any other standard. However, this citation is completely avoidable. 

Avoid Being a Statistic

Each year, Cal/OSHA issues more than 2,000 IIPP-related citations. That’s more than any other violation. And with each citation comes a fine. Fines range from $500 to more than $12,000, depending on the frequency and severity of the infraction.

The good news is you can prevent a citation by putting our safety plan for your workplace into action.

  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Physical Job Demand Analysis
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Training/ Customized/ OSHA
  • Work Site Evaluation
  • Early Invention First Aid

IIPP HEALTH & SAFETY PLATFORM

Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is a safety tool that can be used to define and control hazards associated with a certain process, job, or procedure. It is a systematic examination and documentation of every task within each job to identify health and safety hazards, and the steps to control each

A Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) is a systematic procedure to quantify, and evaluate all of the physical and environmental demand components of all essential and non- essential tasks of a job. A PDA is the “cornerstone” of the analytical process used to determine compatibility between a worker and a specific job.

A job hazard analysis (JHA), also called a job safety analysis (JSA), is a technique to identify the dangers of specific tasks in order to reduce the risk of injury to workers. Why is a JHA important? Once you know what the hazards are, you can reduce or eliminate them before anyone gets hurt.

Many OSHA standards explicitly require the employer to train employees in the safety and health aspects of their jobs. Our workplace safety training is a process that aims to provide your workforce with knowledge and skills to perform their work in a way that is safe for them and their co-workers. In addition, an effective workplace safety plan includes instructions and guidelines to identify hazards, report them, and deal with incidents.

Work Site Ergonomic Evaluations (WSEE) identifies the fit between the person and the job through optimizing job design or the work system overall. Our goals include reduced risk of injury, better employee health (musculoskeletal, mental, cardiovascular, etc.), improved job satisfaction and higher productivity/work capacity. Our Workplace ergonomist addresses physical issues like optimizing workstation layout, lifting tasks, static loads and prolonged standing or sitting, with the goal of reducing and avoiding injury and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

The most efficient and cost-effective way to reduce injuries is to have The Ergo Firm’s early intervention specialist provide onsite and virtual support directly to your employees where the work is done. We scale our services to meet your needs form a few hours per month to weekly consultations based on the size of your facility. We address symptoms, cause and achieve a resolution.