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Be Smart About Safety Funds

Be Smart About Safety Funds

Be Smart Amount Safety Ergonomic Equipment Cost Sharing Program Instructions   The FY 17/18 application is now available. Cost Sharing applications will be accepted until June 1, 2018.  UCLA Ergonomics provides employees with onsite workstation evaluations and training to promote a healthy workspace and avoid discomfort. Onsite ergonomic evaluations are accompanied by equipment recommendations that may qualify for Be Smart About Safety (BSAS) cost sharing funds. Funds are not awarded to general operating supplies or personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by law. Eligibility Applicants must meet the following requirements: Be a full-time UCLA or UCLA Health employee; Assigned to a job classification that requires use of computer or laboratory equipment; Complete an ergonomic evaluation, or ergonomics lab, and r..

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Ergonomics Study of Groundskeepers

Ergonomics Study of Groundskeepers

Ergonomics Study of Ground Positions At the University of California At the University of California, grounds employees play a critical role in maintaining the landscape and hardscape throughout each location. To perform these job functions, workers are exposed to risk factors such as repetitive motion, strain and awkward postures. During fiscal years 2009-2014, musculoskeletal injuries involving grounds staff accounted for 246 workers’ compensation claims, with an actuarial estimated ultimate direct cost of $1,968,328 (loss data was valued as of June 30, 2014).At the request of University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) Risk Services, the UC Ergonomics Work Group conducted a study of the grounds staff to identify the top five areas of musculoskeletal risk and develop strategies to address these issues. A project team com..

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Ergonomics Study of Animal Care Workers

Ergonomics Study of Animal Care Workers

Ergonomics Study of Animal Care Positions at The University of California  At the University of California, animal care employees play a critical role in maintaining the health and well-being of animal subjects and supporting ongoing university research. To perform these job functions, workers are exposed to ergonomic risks such as repetitive motion, strain, and awkward postures. During fiscal years 2009-2013, ergonomic injuries involving animal care staff accounted for 328 workers’ compensation claims, with an actuarial estimated ultimate direct cost of $1,045,955.15 (loss data was valued as of December 31, 2012). At the request of University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) Risk Services, the UC Ergonomics Work Group conducted a study of the animal care staff to identify the top five areas of ergonomic risk and dev..

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Ergonomics Study of Dining Service Workers

Ergonomics Study of Dining Service Workers

Ergonomics Study of Dining Services Positions at the University of California At the University of California, Dining Services plays a critical role in providing food for thousands of students, patients, guests, staff, and faculty. To perform this critical job function, workers are exposed to ergonomic risks such as repetitive motion, strain, and awkward postures. During fiscal years 2008-2011, ergonomic injuries in dining services accounted for 705 workers’ compensation claims, with an actuarial estimated ultimate direct cost of $8,651,496. Loss data was valued as of November 30, 2011.At the request of UCOP Risk Services, the UC Ergonomics Work Group conducted a study of Dining Services to identify the top five areas of ergonomic risk and develop strategies to address these issues. A project team comprised of ergonomists from various ..

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