The Department is legally and morally responsible for the safety of its employees. Safe work conditions
and safe work procedures are essential to the efficient functioning of the California Highway Patrol.
The Department is also responsible for ensuring that everything possible will be done to protect employees
from accidents, injuries, occupational illnesses, and exposures to hazardous substances.
The Department's occupational safety program consists of several elements:
Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).
Hazardous Substances Program.
Defensive Driver Training.
Hazardous Exposure Control Programs.
State Business Vehicle Accident Reporting
Personal Protective Equipment
Heat / Illness Prevention
Employee Assistance is responsible for providing aid and relief to CHP Employees during difficult times,
enhance their overall well-being, and reduce the potential for job-related problems that may result when
an employee is distracted by personal or job-related difficulties. Each of the programs have a unique
focus and is specifically designed to provide employees and their families with the appropriate type of
assistance including, but not limited to: critical incident stress reactions; marital problems; illness
or death of a friend, family member or coworker; depression; cancer survival; addictions; and financial
The OEA supports the following programs to assist CHP Employees:
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Peer Support Program (PSP)
Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISD) Program