Office of President, Financial Management
Office of Risk Services
Guidelines for “Be Smart About Safety Program”
General Liability Program
Employment Liability Program
Automobile Liability & Physical Damage Program
and Property Program
“Be Smart About Safety” Safety & Loss Prevention Program – Effective July 1, 2008
Loss costs can be controlled with safety and loss prevention by:
identifying and correcting the causes,
• developing and implementing safety awareness programs; and
identifying and managing the indirect costs associated with injuries.
Office of the President, Risk Services (OPRS) has implemented the “Be Smart About Safety”
(BSAS) loss prevention program. Locations develop safety and loss prevention plans which are
submitted to OPRS for approval and funding. Programs at each location will be monitored by
OPRS’s “Safety and Loss Prevention” personnel to ensure expected results are achieved. Forms
can be found at http://www.ucop.edu/riskmgt/documents/fundingapp.pdf
Funding of the “Be Smart About Safety” Program
“Be Smart About Safety” is funded as part of each Program. The Program’s actuary has
determined that this is consistent with other California public agencies.
A distinctly separate portion of the funding is utilized for the “Be Smart About Safety” program.
Including Safety in Annual Funding
As an example, “Be Smart About Safety” is now included in the annual funding estimate, as
shown in the table below.
Example Actuarial Funding Exhibit:
Third Party Claims Administrator (TPA)
Administrative Expenses & Insurance
“Be Smart About Safety”/Loss Prevention
“Be Smart About Safety” Accrual Credit*
Total Funding Estimate
* The Actuary provides a credit for successful “Be Smart About Safety” programs implemented and utilized at the