Injury Prevention Committee (IPC)

The Injury Prevention Committee (IPC) is comprised of key members from the Associated Students UCLA, College of Letters & Sciences, Cultural & Recreational Affairs, David Geffen School of Medicine, Herb Alpert School of Music, Office of Research Administration, IRM, and Environment Health & Safety. 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 - Brendan Kelly at (310) 794-5510 | bkelly@irm.ucla.edu

IPC Committee Co-Chair – Jason Zeck (310) 206-5575 | jzeck@saonet.ucla.edu

An IPC application form is available under Related Information.