Like most Auto Dealers, you probably want to know how OSHA’s I2P2 (Injury and Illness Protection Program) will impact your business. Last week, EHSToday published an article “AIHce 2011: The Ins and Outs of I2P2 and Worker Involvement” about a roundtable discussion with William Perry, CIH, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Standards and Guidance, and Bill Kojola, who works in the safety and health department at AFL-CIO.
My take-aways from this article came from the comments from Kojola. He said that for an injury and illness prevention program to be successful, it must accomplish the following goals:
- It must encourage reporting – not just injuries, but ideas to control hazards.
- It must shift from lagging to leading indicators.
- It must get at root causes.
- It must make use of documentation.
- It must remove barriers to worker participation.
It’s no coincidence that our online safety system myKPAonline can be the make-it-or-break-it answer to implementing such a program. myKPAonline was partially driven by California’s IIPP program which can be considered as a precursor to I2P2. The picture shows a screenshot of myKPAonline for a dealership and provides reporting, documentation, root causes, and actionable information to implement a safety program.