The Resource Allocation Program was implemented in 1998 with the goal to maintain a safe physical work environment and encourage reduction in the frequency and severity of employee accidents and injuries. The program provides Institutions with funding that allows them to implement risk management initiatives that, while complementing existing efforts, are outside the scope of their current budgets.
Since inception, over $39.6 million has been distributed through this program. The exceptional loss experience in the workers’ compensation program is clear evidence of its positive impact at the Institutions.
Examples of initiatives at the Institutions include but are not limited to:
- Emphasis on material handling
- Patient lifting
- Electrical safety;
- Prevention of slips, trips, and falls
- CPR and First Aid Training
- Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
For questions or recommendations regarding the RAP Program, contact Risk Control at 512.499.4661.