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Title: Injury and Illness Prevention Programs: What Are They?
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- Flexible, commonsense, proven tool to find and fix hazards before injuries, illnesses, or deaths occur.
- Six core elements:
- Management leadership
- Worker participation
- Hazard identification and assessment
- Hazard prevention and control
- Education and training
- Program evaluation and improvement
A proven, flexible, commonsense tool is available to support a focus on prevention—the injury and illness prevention program. This is a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers lose their life, get hurt, or become ill.
Successful injury and illness prevention programs include the six core elements shown here, which focus on finding hazards in the workplace and developing a plan to prevent and control those hazards. Management leadership and active worker participation are essential to ensuring that hazards are identified and addressed. Finally, workers need to be trained about how the program works, and the employer needs to evaluate the program periodically to determine whether improvements need to be made.
These core elements are common to almost all existing safety and health management programs. Each element is important in ensuring the success of the overall program, and the elements are interrelated and interdependent.
We'll come back and talk more about each of these elements in a minute. But first lets take a closer look at why an employer might find an injury and illness prevention program worthwhile.