Injury & Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP)

USC is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for each employee and ensure full compliance with all applicable occupational safety and health regulations. The Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP) is a written workplace safety program required by Cal-OSHA T8 CCR §3203. The regulation requires that every employer develop and implement an effective IIPP. The written plan must contain:

  • Introduction and Scope
  • Responsibilities
  • Hazard Assessment & Correction
  • Communication
  • Incident Reporting
  • Training & Documentation
  • Compliance

Each school and department is required to develop a customized IIPP specific to the unit’s workplace.


IIPP COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Establish infection prevention.
    • Actively encourage sick employees to stay home.
    • Enable telecommuting for non-essential employees.
    • Promote physical distancing (e.g., optimize workspace, video conferencing).
    • Conduct frequent cleaning and disinfection.
  • Provide employee training that includes:
    • COVID-19 description, symptoms
    • How to prevent spread of COVID-19
    • Good hand hygiene
  • Conduct hazard assessments to determine PPE needs.
    • Face coverings are a minimum.

IIPP COVID-19 Manager Responsibilities

  • Ensure that employees:
    • Follow USC’s infection prevention measures.
    • Complete the required Health, Hygiene, and Safety training.
    • Log in to Trojan Check and complete the health questionnaire before coming to campus.
    • Practice good hand hygiene, maintain 6’ physical distancing, and wear face coverings at all times.
  • Actively encourage sick employees to stay home.
  • Stay informed about the latest changes in USC’s Covid-19 policies, procedures, and best practices, and be ready to adopt and enforce them with employees.

IIPP COVID-19 Employee Responsibilities

  • Complete all COVID-19 trainings.
  • Log in to Trojan Check and complete the health questionnaire before coming to campus.
  • Wear appropriate face coverings in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for a minimum 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Maintain a minimum 6 feet distance and limit close physical contact with others.
  • Stay home if experiencing the following symptoms: frequent cough, fever, chills, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or recent loss of taste or smell; OR, if a person in the same household has been infected with COVID-19.

See USC’s COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP) for more information.


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