The fundamental business concern for not having an “Effective” IIPP is that your company will not have a solid foundation to build your safety efforts. This lack of structure will promote hap-hazard facilitation of training, inspections and safety committee activities.
Effectively managing the three activities (employee training, facility inspections and safety committee meetings) will allow you and your company “Proactive” response to employee health and safety, rather than “Reactive. Reactive response is significantly more costly in relation to human grief and company dollars.
The primary goal for any IIPP should be elimination of employee accidents, injuries, and near misses. Running a close second, should be reduction of Corporate liability and finally, compliance with Cal OSHA regulations.
Additionally, if Cal OSHA inspects your facility and finds violations but they do not cite violations of your IIPP (8CCR 3203), then your company will be eligible for Discretionary discounts on your penalty amounts. If you do receive citations of Section 3203, you will NOT be eligible for such additional discounts.