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Injury and Illness Prevention for Contractors

All contractors shall keep a written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) at the project site at all times that fulfills the requirements set forth in 8 CCR Section 1509.

The IIPP shall address all site-specific topics pertinent to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, including:

  • Safety organization and responsibilities
  • Meetings and inspections
  • Emergency and evacuation plans
  • Hazardous material spill response
  • Incident investigation, reporting, and recordkeeping
  • Training
  • First aid
  • Hazard communication
  • Housekeeping
  • Noise
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Fire prevention and protection
  • Confined space entry
  • Electrical safety and lockout/tagout
  • Welding
  • Torch cutting and hot work permitting
  • Hand and portable power tools
  • Cranes, heavy equipment, forklifts, and motor vehicles
  • Ladders, scaffolds, and elevated platforms
  • Guarding of floor and wall openings
  • Fall protection
  • Excavation and trenching
  • Pressurized cylinders
  • Material handling and storage
  • Ventilation
  • Personal hygiene, sanitation, and chemical toilets

In addition:

  • The IIPP shall include a safety data sheet (SDS) for each product used at the project site by the contractor and any subcontractors.
  • The IIPP shall include a written Code of Safe Practice, which shall be posted in a conspicuous location at the project site.
  • The IIPP shall describe measures that the contractor will implement to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors who are in adjacent occupied building spaces, on public thoroughfares, or are otherwise in close proximity to the construction activities. The IIPP shall also address security measures that will be used to prevent unauthorized entry to the site.
  • The contractor shall ensure that all contractor employees, subcontractors, vendors, visitors, or others entering or working at the project site comply with all applicable IIPP provisions.
  • The contractor shall comply with Title 87 of the California Fire Code regarding fire safety during construction, alteration, or demolition of a building.

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