Injury Prevention Committee (IPC)

The IPC is comprised of key members from various departments including Insurance and Risk Management (IRM) and Environment Health & Safety (EH&S) . Since prevention is the most powerful weapon in reducing workers’ compensation costs, this committee was formed to evaluate and review proposals from departments for funding injury prevention programs.

To be considered, proposals submitted to the committee must be loss preventative in nature. This may include, for example, ergonomic improvement for work stations or equipment to reduce materials handling to avoid repetitive injury claims.

IRM staff will also provide an analysis of a department's historical losses to assist with determining an appropriate preventative measure.

Members of the IPC are available to assess material handling practices and identify equipment that may assist departments in lowering the frequency and severity of injuries and subsequent claims. Frequently, the attention given to safe working practices simultaneously improves both work efficiencies and staff morale. In Departments where employees frequently lift and handle materials, IRM and EHS will work with managers, supervisors and staff to evaluate equipment usage patterns, provide assistance in determining whether the existing equipment is the best and most appropriate technology for the task and provide training.  

Costs to supplement program budgets such as general operating supplies and personal protective and safety equipment that are required by law are not eligible for this program.

To Qualify:

Requests for IPC funds shall be between a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $40,000 for safety projects that focus on occupational safety. IPC Applications must be submitted by May 15th of the fiscal year referenced on the application.

NOTE: Funds may get exhausted prior to this deadline. In those instances, applications are prioritized on a first come first serve basis, and any pending proposals will be considered if additional funds become available.

Application Process:

  1.  Contact a Safety Liaison to guide you through the application process. This could be your departmental Safety Specialist, a member of the IPC, or any third-party facilitator who is familiar with your project and the IPC.
  2. To initiate the IPC Application process, the following documents shall be submitted with this application.
    1. Quote/Estimate or Purchase Order (PO) for the project
    2. Supporting documentation, if applicable (e.g. Safety Assessment, cost-benefit analysis, etc.)
  3. IPC Applications will be reviewed by the UCLA Injury Prevention Committee in the order in which they are received.
  4. An IPC Notification Letter will be issued to the department to confirm the approval, denial, or deferment of the application. If deferred, further instruction will be sent to the applicant regarding the next steps.
  5. Approved awards must be financially ledgered, expensed, and transferred by June 15th of the fiscal year in which the IPC Application is submitted. Late financial processing will result in a loss of the award.

For more information concerning this important initiative contact:

IPC Committee Chair - Alexandra Norris | [email protected]

IPC Committee Co-Chair - Yensen Lin | [email protected]

An updated IPC application Form is available via DocuSign under Related Links. To begin, please click on the link and enter the name and email of the Application Submitter, Department Manager, and Safety Liaison.