On January 16, 2020 the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted a new safety rule requiring employers to provide employees with access to their written Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP) within five days of an employee’s request. 

This rule amends Title 8 CCR 3203 Injury and Illness Prevention Program to include that employers shall allow employees or their representatives access to the IIPP when requested in writing by doing one of the following:

  1. Provide a printed copy of the IIPP no later than 5 business days after the request (If the requestor agrees to an electronic copy, this is also acceptable).
  2. Provide unobstructed access to the IIPP through a company server or website (The employee must be able to review and print the most recent version of the IIPP).

Agencies should review their IIPP to ensure it has been updated to include the employee access provisions. An IIPP should be regularly reviewed to determine what is working well and what changes, if any, are needed. For additional information on Title 8 CCR 3203 or Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, please contact Risk Control.