Injury Illness Prevention Program


The University Injury Illness Prevention Program is designed to identify the different hazards to which an employee may be exposed during the course of conducting their regular job duties and outlining different measures that can be implemented to either correct hazards or mitigate the risk of resulting in an accident or injury but also prevent recurrance.


Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) offers Injury Illness Prevention Program training in the form if Initial/Reassignment Training to all employees. This training can be done in one of two different ways.

  1. Read the University Injury Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) and sign the Individual Training Certification Form to certify that you read and understood the material in the Injury Illness Prevention Program and Mandatory Safe Work Practices document; you had the opportunity to ask questions and agree to follow the requirements and responsibilities identified in those documents.
  2. Take the interactive Injury Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Web Based Training and print the certificate of completion.

Who Must be Trained?

All employees must be trained on the University Injury Illness Prevention Program. This training is generally done at the point of hiring during an employee's New Hire Orientation or shortly after beginning their job.

When is Training Required?

Injury Illness Prevention Program Training is referred to Initial/ Reassignment Training and is required in the following circumstances whenever they occur:

  1. Initial: Taken initially when an employee begins work,
  2. Reassignment: Taken when an employee is reassigned, changes jobs or the hazards to which they are exposed during their job changes (i.e. equipment changes, material changes etc.)
  3. Updates: When Environmental Health and Safety makes changes to the University Injury Illness Prevention Program, employees must be trained on the changes and will be notified when that occurs.