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OSHA issues white paper

February 14, 2012

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a white paper with background information about injury and illness prevention programs (I2P2s), according to a press release.

OSHA describes an I2P2 as, "A proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers are hurt," the release stated.

According to the release, key elements include management leadership, worker participation, hazard identification and assessment, hazard prevention and control, education and training and program evaluation and improvement.

"Not only do these employers experience dramatic decreases in workplace injuries, but they often report a transformed workplace culture that can lead to higher productivity and quality, reduced turnover, reduced costs and greater employee satisfaction," the white paper explained.

Click here to read the complete release.