The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIP Program) administrator, Bryan Burrow, has the authority and responsibility for implementing the provisions of this program for Sierra School Equipment Company.

Managers and supervisors are responsible for implementing and maintaining the IIP Program in their work areas and for answering worker questions about the IIP Program.


All permanent and intermittent workers, including managers and supervisors, are responsible for complying with safe and healthful work practices. Our system of ensuring that all workers comply with these practices include one or more of the following checked practices:

  • Informing workers of the provisions of our IIP Program.
  • Evaluating the safety performance of all workers.
  • Recognizing workers who perform safe and healthful work practices.
  • Providing training to workers whose safety performance is deficient.
  • Disciplining workers for failure to comply with safe and healthful work practices.


All managers and supervisors are responsible for communicating with all permanent and intermittent workers about occupational safety and health in a form readily understandable by all workers. Our communication system encourages all workers to inform their managers and supervisors about workplace hazards without fear of reprisal.

Upon hiring, management will identify any intermittent workers with special communication needs. Management will ensure that such a worker understands the safety and health requirements before being assigned to duties exposing them to workplace hazards.

Our communication system includes one or more of the following checked items:

  • New worker orientation including a discussion of safety and health policies and procedures.
  • Review of our IIP Program.
  • Workplace safety and health training programs.
  • Regularly scheduled safety meetings.
  • Effective communication of safety and health concerns between workers and supervisors, including translation where appropriate.
  • Posted or distributed safety information.
  • A system for workers to anonymously inform management about workplace hazards.
  • Our establishment has less than ten workers and communicates with and instructs workers orally about general safe work practices and hazards unique to each worker’s job assignment.


Periodic inspections to identify and evaluate workplace hazards shall be performed by a competent observer. Each project and office have different areas that will be inspected at different intervals, so the competent observer must determine which areas are relevant to the respective inspection.

Periodic inspections are performed according to the following schedule:

  1. Inspection at Sierra School Equipment Company is conducted semi-annually.
  2. When we initially establish our IIPP.
  3. When new substances, processes, procedures, or equipment that present potential new hazards are introduced into our workplace.
  4. When new, previously unidentified hazards are recognized.
  5. When occupational injuries and illnesses occur.
  6. Whenever workplace conditions warrant an inspection.


Procedures for investigating workplace accidents and hazardous substance exposures include:

  1. Visiting the accident scene as soon as possible.
  2. Interviewing injured workers and witnesses.
  3. Examining the workplace for factors associated with the accident/exposure.
  4. Determining the cause of the accident/exposure.
  5. Taking corrective action to prevent the accident/exposure from reoccurring.
  6. Recording the findings and corrective actions taken.


Unsafe or unhealthy work conditions, practices or procedures shall be corrected in a timely manner based on the severity of the hazards. Hazards shall be corrected according to the following procedures:

  1. When observed or discovered.
  2. When an imminent hazard exists that cannot be immediately abated without endangering employee(s) and/or property, we will remove all exposed workers from the area except those necessary to correct the existing condition. Workers necessary to correct the hazardous condition shall be provided with the necessary protection.
  3. All such actions taken and dates they are completed shall be documented on the appropriate forms.


All permanent and intermittent workers, including managers and supervisors, shall have training and instruction on general and job-specific safety and health practices. Training and instruction can be provided through a brief on-site safety meeting. Any training and instruction shall be provided as follows:

  1. When the IIP Program is first established.
  2. To all new workers, except for construction workers who are provided training through a construction industry occupational safety and health training program approved by Cal/OSHA.
  3. To all workers given new job assignments for which training has not previously provided.
  4. Whenever new substances, processes, procedures or equipment are introduced to the workplace and represent a new hazard.
  5. Whenever the employer is made aware of a new or previously unrecognized hazard.
  6. To supervisors to familiarize them with the safety and health hazards to which workers under their immediate direction and control may be exposed.
  7. To all workers with respect to hazards specific to each worker’s job assignment.

Workplace safety and health practices for all industries using intermittent workers include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Explanation of the employer’s IIP Program, emergency action plan and fire prevention plan, and measures for reporting any unsafe conditions, work practices, injuries and when additional instruction is needed.
  2. Use of appropriate clothing, including gloves, footwear, and personal protective equipment.
  3. Provisions for medical services and first aid, including emergency procedures.
  4. Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, including proper lifting techniques.
  5. Information about chemical hazards to which workers could be exposed and other hazard communication program information.
  6. Availability of toilet, hand-washing and drinking water facilities.
  7. Proper housekeeping, such as keeping stairways and aisles clear, work areas neat and orderly, and promptly cleaning up spills.
  8. Prohibiting horseplay, scuffling, or other acts that tend to adversely influence safety.
  9. Proper storage to prevent stacking goods in an unstable manner and storing goods against doors, exits, fire extinguishing equipment and electrical panels.


Our employees – or their designated representatives – have the right to examine and receive a copy of our IIPP. This will be accomplished by:

  1. Accessing the live version online via the paths below (this is unobstructed access through our company server and website which allows an employee to review, print, and email the current version of the Program. Unobstructed access means that the employee, as part of their regular work duties, predictably and routinely uses the electronic means to communicate with management or coworkers):
  2. Requesting access from Sierra School Equipment Company IIPP Administrator or management who will provide a copy in a reasonable time, place, and manner, but in no event later than five (5) business days after the request for access is received. Whenever an employee or designated representative requests a copy of our IIPP, we will provide a printed copy unless they agree to receive a digital copy. One printed copy will be provided free of charge. Additional copies requested within one year and if the Program has not been updated since the prior copy was provided, we may charge reasonable, non-discriminatory reproduction costs for the additional copies.

We communicate the right and procedure to access the Program to all employees during their safety orientation. Any copy provided to an employee or their designated representative need not include any of the records of the steps taken to implement and maintain the written IIP Program. Where we have distinctly different and separate operations with distinctly separate and different IIPPs, we may limit access to the IIPP applicable to the employee requesting it.

An employee must provide written authorization in order to make someone their “designated representative.” A recognized agent will be treated automatically as a designated representative for the purpose of access to the company IIPP. The written authorization must include the following information:

  • The name and signature of the employee authorizing the designated representative.
  • The date of the request.
  • The name of the designated representative.
  • The date upon which the written authorization will expire (if less than 1 year)


We have taken the following steps to implement and maintain our IIPP:

  1. Records of hazard assessment inspections, including the person(s) or persons conducting the inspection, the unsafe conditions and work practices that have been identified and the action taken to correct the identified unsafe conditions and work practices, are recorded on a hazard assessment and correction form.
  2. Documentation of safety and health training for each worker, including the worker’s name or other identifier, training dates, type(s) of training, and training providers are recorded on a worker training and instruction form. We also include the records relating to worker training provided by a construction industry occupational safety and health program approved by Cal/OSHA.
  3. Inspection records and training documentation will be maintained for one year except for training records of workers who have worked for less than one year which are provided to the worker upon termination of employment.




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