In the years since the introduction of the OSH Act, employers in the United States have seen a significant drop in the number of workplace injuries and deaths. However, the number of employee injuries and deaths remains unacceptable. In an effort to further encourage prevention and bring these numbers down, OSHA is working to implement Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) regulations that will require employers to implement and maintain an I2P2. However, working to implement an I2P2 now, instead of waiting for the regulation, has several benefits. First, your organization will be ready when OSHA's regulations do come into effect. Second, and perhaps more important, an I2P2 will help your organization prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, thereby protecting your employees and reducing the costs of responding to these incidences.
This course was reviewed and edited by Winn Forensics, LLC, a professional services company focusing on corporate, business and personal safety training as well as consulting on occupational injury matters. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.Learning Objectives
- Describe what an I2P2 is
- Identify the direct and indirect costs associated with workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities
- Describe how a successful I2P2 affects the costs associated with workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities
- Recognize the elements of a successful I2P2
- Recognize how participating in various programs may help your organization as it implements or improves its own I2P2
- Identify the short-term and long-term effects on the workplace as a result of implementing an I2P2