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Injury and Illness Prevention Program

Health and Safety

It is the policy of the West Covina Unified School District and Edgewood High School to provide a safe and healthful work environment for all employees in order to minimize the risk of work-related injuries and illnesses and the resulting human and economic loss. This shall be achieved through the application of proper safeguards to processes, equipment, methods and procedures, and by providing employees with the training necessary to perform their job safely.

 

It is also this site’s policy to take all necessary and responsible steps to comply with health and safety standards set forth in Federal, State and local laws and reg-ulations. The passage of California Senate Bill 198 (SB 198) into law mandates that all employers establish and maintain a written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). SB 198 also required the Cal/OSHA Standards Board to devel-op regulations. These regulations can be found in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 3203 (General Industry Safety Orders). There-fore, to help ensure the health and safety of its employees and to comply with Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 3203, Edgewood High School has established a written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (hereafter known as the "IIPP".)

 

A copy of the written IIPP will be kept at the site and in the District Office. The IIPP is designed to prevent injuries, illnesses and accidents in the workplace. The primary purpose of the program is to ensure the health and safety of the site’s employees and to provide a safe and healthful work environment. Docu-mentation of specific elements of the program (i.e. completed inspection check-lists, safety training rosters, safety committee meeting minutes, etc.) are imple-mented and maintained at the site. A master copy of the written Injury and Ill-ness Prevention Program shall be kept by the District Office.

 

Faculty and staff at every level have a special obligation to work safely and maintain a safe and healthful work environment. Safe job performance is an integral part of overall job performance.

 

A copy of the Injury and Illness Prevention Program is found here.