Be Smart About Safety

Funding to increase safety awareness and reduce or prevent injury/illness.

The goal of the Be Smart About Safety (BSAS) Program is to increase safety awareness and reduce or prevent injury or illness by providing a funding mechanism for loss prevention and control programs, equipment, and training efforts.

How to Apply for BSAS Funds:

There is a BSAS committee that recommends proposals for approval by UC Davis, and then submits the approved recommendations to UCOP for final authorization. Proposals should be emailed to Risk Management. The BSAS Committee then reviews and approves proposals and submits approved proposals to the Office of the President for final authorization. There is no limit on the number of requests or ideas, and Risk Management welcomes all submissions.

In the email to Risk Management, detail the following:

  • Describe proposal to be funded by BSAS.
    • What is the liability to be addressed?
    • How will this request reduce or mitigate losses?
    • How is this issue currently being addressed?
  • Attach any additional information that supports the request (e.g., pictures, copies or injury reports, articles, catalog listings, drawings).
  • Funding requested
    • What is the total cost of the proposal?
    • Does this require a one-time expense or ongoing funding?
    • When are the funds expected to be used?

About BSAS

Each year, UCOP's Risk Services Office budgets a small amount to fund proactive loss prevention and loss control projects. This funding is intended to support projects that reduce the frequency and severity of potential losses in our Workers' Compensation, General Liability, Employment, Automobile, and Property programs. It is not meant to support operations, ongoing maintenance, or regulatory requirements.

The BSAS process flow:

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