Campus Notice
University of California, San Diego

July 13, 1994
SUBJECT: Injury & Illness Prevention Program
Employee Training
The Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) was established on campus in 1991. The IIPP is the umbrella program that guides all employee health and safety services and activities for the university community. An integral component of the IIPP, faculty and staff safety education, is an on-going commitment by the Office of Environment, Health & Safety toward helping all faculty and staff understand the relative risk of working in their chosen field and how to protect themselves on the job throughout their careers.
EH&S offers an array of safety education classes designed to help employees better protect their own well-being. Under the general IIPP policy, one of these classes is a 90-minute training session which focuses on six "core" safety topics applicable to university personnel regardless of their function. The topics include the Hazard Communication Program, avoiding repetitive motion injuries when using a computer, earthquake preparedness, overview of the university's Emergency Management Plan, fire safety and prevention of back injuries.
Under the IIPP guidelines, every employee must attend the session one time. Managers and supervisors are responsible for assuring each of their employees attend a session. Each participant receives an attendance document which should become part of the employee's permanent personnel record. The classes are typically held weekly at the Price Center. Presentation times usually run from 9-10:30 am.
A schedule of upcoming classes is available through your Departmental Safety Coordinator, listed in the latest copy of SAFETY BRIEFS, or available from EH&S at x43660.
There are no reservations required. Simply show up at the session that is most convenient for your personal schedule. The program is fast-moving and interlaced with humor; but, more importantly, will help all university personnel better understand how to avoid preventable accidents which cost UCSD a tremendous toll every year in lost productivity and worker's compensation costs.
Steven W. Relyea
Vice Chancellor - Business Affairs