Model COVID-19 Prevention Procedures (CPP)
Download the Model COVID-19 Prevention Procedures (.docx)
In California, all employers are required to establish, implement, and maintain an effective, written Injury and Illness Prevention (IIPP) program that meets the requirements of California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 8, section 3203. COVID-19 is considered a workplace hazard and most employers must address COVID-19 prevention under their workplace IIPP. COVID-19 prevention procedures must be addressed either in the written IIPP or maintained in a separate document.
Cal/OSHA has developed this model COVID-19 CPP to assist employers that choose to address their written COVID-19 hazard control procedures in a document separate from their IIPP. Employers are not required to use this CPP. Instead, they may create their own or use another CPP template. Cal/OSHA encourages employers to engage with employees in the design, implementation, and evolution of their CPP.
Using this model alone does not ensure compliance with the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention standard. To use this model CPP effectively, and ensure it meets the COVID-19 standard requirements, the person(s) responsible for implementing the CPP should carefully review:
- Elements that may be required in the following CCR, Title 8 sections:
- 3205, COVID-19 Prevention
- 3205.1, COVID-19 Outbreaks
- 3205.2, COVID-19 Prevention in Employer-Provided Housing
- 3205.3, COVID-19 Prevention in Employer-Provided Transportation
- The three Additional Considerations provided at the end of this CPP to see if they are applicable to their workplace.
- Additional guidance and resources are available at www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/coronavirus/
CCR, Title 8 sections 3205 through 3205.3 apply until two years after February 3, 2023, except for the recordkeeping subsections 3205(j)(2) through (3), which apply until three years after February 3, 2023 ].