Environmental Health & Safety

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

Per California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3203, we have incorporated a campus wide Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP) which describes specific requirements for program responsibility, compliance, communication, hazard assessment, accident/exposure investigations, hazard correction, training, and record keeping. This is incorporated in the IIPP campus policy, which includes specifics about responsibilities, implementation, and program elements.


  1. Protect the health and safety of employees.
  2. Reduce workers' compensation claims.
  3. Reduce the time spent to replace or reassign injured workers.
  4. Minimize the potential for code-violation penalties from regulatory agencies.

Employee Responsibilities

ISEM has been developed by UC Riverside to ensure that employees implement and follow the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP). Employees are responsible for following the requirements of the IIPP through the following actions:

  • Complete all EH&S required training identified by the Learning Management System (LMS), including General Safety, Laboratory Safety Orientation, or Annual Training.
  • Know who is the designated Departmental Safety Coordinator (DSC) or Lab Safety Office (LSO) for your work unit.
  •  Participate in all work unit specific training recommended and/or coordinated by your designated DSC or LSO.
  • Ask your DSC or LSO, supervisor or faculty when concerned about an unknown or hazardous situation or substance.
  •  Report all unsafe conditions, practices, or equipment to your supervisor, DSC or LSO, or to campus EH&S.

Department responsibilities: 

Responsibility for maintaining a safe workplace has been delegated from the chancellor to department heads, managers, and supervisors, and employees. Responsibilities are broken into six main duties:
  1. Identifying Hazards: Conduct periodic safety inspections of all spaces.

  2. Communication: Ensure a free flow of safety information through bulletin boards or periodic discussions. Encourage employees to report potential safety problems.

  3. Correcting Hazards: Correct conditions that are discovered during inspections or reported by employees.

  4. Investigating Injuries and Illnesses: Investigate all accidents, injuries, and near-misses, and make appropriate changes to minimize recurrence.

  5. Health & Safety Training : Know the hazards employees face and ensure they're trained to perform their work without illness or injury. The backbone of IIPP training is Integrated Safety & Environmental Management (ISEM), required for every UCSD employee. EH&S also offers specialized safety training in many areas.

  6. Recordkeeping: Keep safety training, inspection, and accident investigation documents in a centralized file so they're handy for inspectors. Remember, if you don’t have the paperwork, it didn’t happen. 

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