Model High Hazard Safety Program

High Hazard safety Program
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High Hazard safety Program

Model high Hazard Safety Program is a fillable template that the employer must complete. Instructions in red font enclosed in brackets indicate where you must enter your worksite-specific information.

Every California employer must establish, implement and maintain a written Injury and Illness Prevention (IIP) Program and a copy must be maintained at each workplace or at a central worksite if the employer has non-fixed worksites. The requirements for establishing, implementing, and maintaining an effective written injury and illness prevention program are contained in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 3203 (T8 CCR 3203) and consist of the following elements:

  • Responsibility
  • Compliance
  • Communication
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Accident/Exposure Investigation
  • Hazard Correction
  • Training and Instruction
  • Employee access to the IIP Program
  • Recordkeeping

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This model program has been prepared for use by employers in industries that have been determined by Cal/OSHA to be a high hazard. You are not required to use this program. This model program was written for a broad spectrum of employers and it may not match your establishment’s exact needs. However, it does provide the essential framework required for an Injury and Illness Prevention Program.

Proper use of this model program requires the IIP Program administrator of your establishment to carefully review the requirements for each of the IIP Program elements found in this model program, fill in the appropriate blank spaces, and check those items that are applicable to your workplace. The recordkeeping section requires that the IIP Program administrator select and implement the category appropriate for your establishment. Sample forms for hazard assessment and correction, accident/exposure investigation, and worker training and instruction are provided with this model program.

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The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIP Program) administrator, [enter the name of the program administrator or the job title], has the authority and responsibility for implementing the provisions of this program for [name of company].

Also Read: Hazard Identification Plan (HIP) Template

High Hazard safety Program

All 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.


Management is responsible for ensuring that all safety and health policies and procedures are clearly communicated and understood by all employees. Managers and supervisors are expected to enforce the rules fairly and uniformly.

All employees are responsible for using safe work practices, for following all directives, policies and procedures, and for assisting in maintaining a safe work environment.

Our system of ensuring that all workers comply with the rules and maintain a safe work environment include:

  1. Informing workers of the provisions of our IIP Program.
  2. Evaluating the safety performance of all workers.
  3. Recognizing employees who perform safe and healthful work practices.
  4. Providing training to workers whose safety performance is deficient.
  5. Disciplining workers for failure to comply with safe and healthful work practices.
  6. The following practices: [Enter information on additional means of ensuring employee compliance]


We recognize that open, two-way communication between management and staff on health and safety issues is essential to an injury-free, productive workplace. The following system of communication is designed to facilitate a continuous flow of safety and health information between management and staff in a form that is readily understandable and consists of 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 employees and communicates with and instructs employees orally about general safe work practices and with respect to hazards unique to each employee’s job assignment.
  • A labor/management safety and health committee that meets regularly, prepares written records of the safety and health committees meetings, reviews results of the periodic scheduled inspections, reviews investigations of accidents and exposures and makes suggestions to management for the prevention of future incidents, reviews investigations of alleged hazardous conditions, and submits recommendations to assist in the evaluation of employee safety suggestion.
  • [Enter other methods of effective communication]

( Also Read : Books: CAL/OSHA Pocket Guide for Construction Industry )

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Also Read: OSHA Recommended Practice of Health and Safety programs in construction

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