Injury and Illness Prevention Program a priority

On June 25 at Safety 2013 in Las Vegas, OSHA's Administrator Dr. David Michaels stated his interest in making the proposed Injury and Illness Prevention Program a priority (I2P2). "I2P2 would require employers to have an ongoing, investigative, preventative process in place instead of being reactive and addressing problems after an accident occurs," says Dr. Michaels.

Based on previous OSHA pronouncements I2P2 programs would include the following elements:

  • Management leadership and involvement in promoting safety
  • Worker participation in company programs promoting safety
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Hazard prevention and control
  • Education and training and program evaluation.

Dr. Michaels' remarks.