Be Smart About Safety

Shoes for Crews Update

As of December 1, all locations have implemented the Shoes for Crews program for their Food Service Department employees.  Comparing workers’ compensation data in the ERMIS for these departments from July – Nov 2010 to July – Nov 2011, we are seeing a 50% average reduction in workplace injuries in these departments.  At this time last year, UCSD experienced 7 claims directly related to slip/falls and this year the Food Service Department has only had 1 slip/fall injury.  According to our workers’ compensation administrator, our injury reduction results mirror that of other employers who have implemented the program. 

OPRS is evaluating the data to determine other departments will high slip/fall rates that may be considered for expansion of the program.