Large and Small Business IIPP and Training Resources

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LOHP’s Small Business projects, funded by the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, and in the past by federal OSHA, are designed to assist small businesses in the development and implementation of effective health and safety programs, including training and engaging their employees in these programs.

WHAT EVERY SMALL BUSINESS NEEDS TO KNOW TO CREATE A SAFE WORKPLACE

By implementing a strong safety and health program, you can accomplish three important things at once:

  1. Prevent injury & death.
  2. Save money.
  3. Promote a positive image.

View our Safe Workplace Guide for information and links to online resources to help you develop your Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Hazard Communication Program, and Emergency Response Plan, as well as training resources and information you need if you hire workers under 18 years of age.

INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

LOHP has developed a model training program that assists small business owners and managers throughout California in their efforts to reduce work-related injuries and illnesses by effectively developing and implementing their Injury and Ilness Prevention Programs. This project is being guided by a partnership between the California Department of Industrial Relations, The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, Cal/OSHA Consultation Service, State Compensation Insurance Fund, California Department of Public Health’s Occupational Health Branch, Small Business California and California Small Business Association.

The project includes easy-to-use materials, including an IIPP template and guide for writing your IIPP, and a half-day interactive training program targeting owners and managers from small businesses to assist them in creating and implementing their IIPPs. The training sessions are conducted by trainers from LOHP and Cal/OSHA Consultation Service. Some of our classes are conducted, in partnership with State Compensation Insurance Fund loss prevention specialists.

CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS SAFETY TRAINING MATERIALS

The Worker Occupational Safety & Health Training and Education Program (WOSHTEP) and LOHP have developed easy-to-use training materials for small businesses that may not have a large enough staff to allow participation in the 24-hour WOSH Specialist training. This packet of materials can be used for safety training in any California small business. It includes a training guide to engage workers in identifying and controlling hazards in their own workplace, a Safety Orientation Checklist to encourage workers to be aware of hazards, and Tip Sheets for workers on specific hazards. There are also factsheets directed primarily at owners and employers, including an overview of Cal/OSHA and an explanation of how small businesses can benefit from improved safety programs. In addition to the general version for any small business, there are industry-specific materials for restaurants, janitorial services, and dairy farming.

Visit the Commission on Health & Safety and Workers’ Compensation for more information on other WOSHTEP Small Business resources.

View the California small business training materials in our Small Business publications section.

  • General version for any small business
    • For California businesses
    • For businesses throughout the U.S.
  • Restaurant Safety Training Materials
  • Janitorial Safety Training Materials

SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING WORKSHOPS IN NORTHERN CA

Through funding from the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, the Small Business Project is available to conduct free workshops to introduce small business owners, managers and supervisors to our safety training and IIPP materials. Training topics include:

  • Injury and Illness Prevention Program: Training for small businesses
  • Safety training for any small business
  • Safety training for janitorial services
  • Safety training for restaurants

WOSHTEP CONTACTS

Robin Dewey
(510) 642-2477
rdewey@berkeley.edu

Diane Bush
(510) 643-2424
dbush@berkeley.edu

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Karen Andrews
(510) 643-4335
andrews2@berkeley.edu