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File #: 14-1472    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/27/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/16/2015 Final action: 6/16/2015
Title: Human Resources, Risk Management Division, recommending the Board adopt revised Board of Supervisors Policy K-1, Injury and Illness Prevention, to provide a safe and healthful workplace by establishing guidelines and procedures for the maintenance of an ongoing Injury and Illness Prevention Program, pursuant to requirements set forth in California Labor Code §6401.7 and California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Subchapter 7, §3203. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. 2A - Revised IIPP 6-16-15, 2. A - Blue Route - Policy K-1 IIPP 1-27-15, 3. B - Policy K-1 Revised 1-27-15, 4. C - IIPP 1-27-15, 5. D - Policy K-1 Current 1-27-15
Title
Human Resources, Risk Management Division, recommending the Board adopt revised Board of Supervisors Policy K-1, Injury and Illness Prevention, to provide a safe and healthful workplace by establishing guidelines and procedures for the maintenance of an ongoing Injury and Illness Prevention Program, pursuant to requirements set forth in California Labor Code §6401.7 and California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Subchapter 7, §3203.

FUNDING: N/A
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
The Risk Management Division has reviewed the current Policy K-1 and recommends revisions to ensure compliance with state law and to reflect the recently adopted Board of Supervisors policy format. The current policy includes a combination of both policy and specific program procedures. The revised policy includes policy language only--the IIPP Procedures are a separate document that will be maintained in the County Administrative Procedures Manual. The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) will be distributed to all departments and reviewed by Risk Management on an annual basis as required by the California Code of Regulations.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
California Labor Code and the California Code of Regulations establish requirements for employers to provide a place of employment that is safe and healthful for employees. Effective July 1, 1991, every employer in California was required establish, implement and maintain an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). The IIPP must be in writing and meet the minimum requirements specified in California Labor Code §6401.7 and California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Subchapter 7, §3203.

California Code of Regulations Title 8, Subchapter 7, Section 3203 requires the county to review its IIPP on an annual basis. The IIPP promotes the safety and health of employees, volunteers and the general public and provides the tools for a safe and healthful workplace. The El Dorado County IIPP heightens awareness of saf...

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