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ACCIDENT & ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM (AIPP)

The Department of General Services’ Safety Program strives to create a safe work environment for all Commonwealth employees and reduce incidences of workplace injuries.  All agencies covered under the Commonwealth’s self-insurance programs are required to develop, implement, and continuously improve an AIPP.  
 

ELEMENTS & PROTOCOLS

Our AIPP includes both Elements and Protocols. Elements are basic safety policies that apply to all DGS employees.  Protocols are detailed policies that apply to activities with unique risks.  This online document allows all DGS employees to have access to the AIPP.

EVACUATION PLANS (ELEMENT I) 

State agencies are required by Management Directive 205.38 Emergency and Safe Assembly to establish an Emergency Evacuation Plan.  Each plan describes procedures for the orderly evacuation of each building, the assembly of occupants outside the building, and the use of an Evacuation Plan Checklist.  An Emergency Evacuation Plan Template has been created to assist you in developing your own plan.

 

SUGGESTIONS / NEAR-MISS REPORTING (ELEMENT J)

Please use the Safety Suggestion / Near-miss Report Form to share your ideas for improving our workplace safety and health.  Suggestions can include ideas about equipment, work practices, or any other safety-related topic you would like to share.  “Near-misses” are another important source of hazard identification, and everyone is encouraged to report them even if you are only comfortable doing so anonymously.  If you submit the form online, a copy will go from your email account to the DGS Safety Coordinator and every member of the DGS Safety Committee.  If anonymity is desired, please complete a paper copy of the form and get it to the Safety Coordinator identified in Elements B and K.

 

  

Accident and Illness Prevention Program

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  I. Preface

 II. Elements

      Element B
            Element B – AIPP Coordinator                    
 

  III. Protocols

      Protocol 20 – Fleet / Driver Safety (under development)
                Protocol 23 – Ladder Safety (within P-31)
      Protocol 27 – Radiation (under development)
      Protocol 31 – Walking / Working Surfaces (ST&F – under development)
 

 IV. Resources

Executive Orders -

     1980-18     Code of Conduct

     1996-10     State Employee Assistance Program

     1996-13     Substance Abuse in the Workplace

      2003-4      Workplace Policy for HIV/AIDS

           

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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