Injury & Illness Prevention

The Injury and Illness Prevention Program of UCSF Health ensures a safe, comfortable, and injury-free work environment for all employees.  One the of fundamental tenets of the program is to support the right of every employee to a safe and healthful workplace.  The program outlines the responsibilities, implementaiton, and program elements with the following goals:

  • protect the health and safety of employees by providing the knowledge and awareness necessary to remain safe throughout the course of their daily work activities
  • reduce Workers' Compensation claims
  • reduce the time spent to replace or reassign injured workers
  • minimize the potential for code-violation penalties from regulatory agencies

The Safety Office, Occupational Health Services, and Campus EH&S are dedicated to promoting employee safety through the following injury prevention and ergonomic services:

  • customized departmental and hospital-wide injury prevention training
  • ergonomic assessments and education to reduce risk of repetitive stress injuries
  • hazard assessments to determine risk levels of job tasks
  • safe and effective equipment and workspace design recommendations
  • availability of statistical injury data and develop recommendations to reduce losses
  • investigation of accidents and near misses and develop recommendations to prevent recurrence
  • assistance in the devleopment of safe policies & procedures in compliance with regulatory agencies and management best practices





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