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.
For more information concerning this important initiative contact:
IPC Committee Chair - Alexandra Norris | [email protected]
IPC Committee Co-Chair - Yensen Lin | [email protected]edu
An IPC application form is available under Related Links.