WSU policy and Washington state regulations (WAC 296-800-140) require development and implementation of an “Accident Prevention Program” – a written plan to prevent accidents, injuries, and illnesses on the job. The plan must be tailored to address the specific hazards of each workplace. Since activities and processes undertaken by various WSU departments vary dramatically, each department must complete its own Accident Prevention Plan (APP).
Environmental Health & Safety has developed an Accident Prevention Plan Template to assist departments in developing a program. To complete the written program, carefully read each section and fill-in the required information based on your department’s needs. This will form the foundation of a complete Accident Prevention Program, but does not necessarily include all the safety and health information required. Based on the hazards identified in the particular work area, additional Work Specific Safety and Health Programs may need to be developed and integrated into the department’s Accident Prevention Program.
Questions and requests for assistance can be directed to EH&S, 372-7163.
In addition to the completed Accident Prevention Plan, some departments may need to develop additional safety and health programs based on the functions and activities they perform. EHS has developed templates for some of these programs to assist departments in developing and implementing these programs. Select the topics below to determine if a specific program is needed in your department.