Ag Chemical Safety

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

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What is the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)?

The IIPP is a workplace health and safety program. All employers in California are required to establish, implement, and maintain an effective IIPP in writing. An effective IIPP improves the safety and health in the workplace and engages workers in its development and implementation. 

What does the IIPP Training include?

As part of the California Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program (WOSHTEP), WCAHS delivers FREE IIPP trainings in Spanish and English.

The WCAHS IIPP training is designed to support agricultural employers, supervisors, farm labor contractors, safety officers, human resources representatives, and any other person who may be responsible for developing and maintaining the IIPP in an agricultural workplace. WCAHS holds 3–4 IIPP trainings a year. Trainings are typically two hours and held online for a group of 20–30 people.

During IIPP trainings, participants will:

  • Identify the Cal/OSHA IIPP requirements
  • Identify the elements of a successful IIPP
  • Start drafting an IIPP for their workplace or update an existing one
  • Learn about various free tools that can be used to help meet IIPP requirements
  • Have the opportunity to ask a Cal/OSHA representative questions regarding the IIPP requirements


Collage of IIPP resources

This information is based on the Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program (WOSHTEP) administered by the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation in the California Department of Industrial Relations through interagency agreements with the Labor Occupational Health Program at the University of California, Berkeley; the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the University of California, Davis; and the Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program at the University of California, Los Angeles.