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Occupational Health and Safety

CSULB IIPP Program Description

In 1973, the state of California adopted its own safety and health program, as permitted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970. The California Department of Industrial Relations, Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) establishes comprehensive occupational safety and health regulations that protect the working women and men of California. Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) mandates that all  California employers develop an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). The IIPP must detail the means and methods each employer will use to ensure the safety and health of its employees. Currently, this IIPP requirement is unique to California. As such, the working men and women of California enjoy the unique protection and benefits required by this regulation.  California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) maintains its IIPP in full compliance with state requirements. The University also seeks to ensure that all of our employees and contractors are cognizant of the requirements of this regulation and that their health and safety is protected by this program.

Injury and Illness Prevention Program Scope

The CSULB Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is the cornerstone program for ensuring the safety and health of all CSULB employees. The CSULB IIPP provides the framework and context for the University’s overall health and safety program, and establishes the  University’s commitment to a campus culture that creates a safe and healthy environment for our faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors.  As required by California regulation, all other safety programs and required training are governed by the principles set forth in the CSULB IIPP. Training and inspection requirements for other enforcing agencies and/or certifying entities shall be harmonized to ensure compliance with California requirements and the requirements of the CSULB IIPP. The CSULB IIPP must be considered a dynamic document, and as such will be assessed by the campus as required to ensure that the processes, procedures, and responsibilities described in the IIPP are consistent with current regulatory requirements.