Creating a Safety Program

California Labor Code requires every employer to provide a safe and healthful place to work for his/her employees. Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) requires every employer to have an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program in writing.


There are a number of elements required by the CCR, including:

  • Management commitment/assignment of responsibilities
  • Safety communications system with employees
  • System for assuring employee compliance with safe work practices
  • Scheduled inspections/evaluation system
  • Accident investigation
  • Procedures for correction unsafe/unhealthy conditions
  • Safety and health training and instruction
  • Recordkeeping and documentation

State Comensation Insurance Fund has provided a template for creating a comprehensive Injury and Illness Prevention Program. On disc, it will be mailed to any member upon request. Request Yours Now


The Safety Spot is pleased to share with you a template for creating your own “Code of Safe Practices.” This document can be customized to meet the needs of your workplace and is part of a successful Injury and Illness Prevent Program. There are two documents to select from. One is specific to the RV Park & Campground industry while the other is generic and intended to service a variety of industries.

CalARVC Code of Safe Practices - Code of Safe Practices (Generic)


Additionally, Cal/OSHA provides a comprehensive guide to creating an Injury and Illness Prevention Program. It can be viewed at:


If you require further assistance, Cal/OSHA provides free Consultation Services. You may request these services by calling your District Office directly.