The OSU Safety Purchase Assistance Program provides a method to help fund safety-related purchases that promote a safer work environment. These purchases shall be intended to prevent, or reduce the severity of, an occupational (work-related) injury, illness, or disease.

Sprains and strains to the lower back, knees, and shoulders are prime examples of common and costly occupational injuries at OSU. These injuries are often the result of a combination of repetitive motions, twisting, or applying excessive force while lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling. Consequently, specific equipment or training intended to address these, or similar, issues would likely be eligible for the program.

Pending review and approval, Enterprise Risk Services will reimburse up to 75% of the cost (capped at $5,000.00 per request) of qualifying purchases.

Please submit applications via the on-line form below:

EAIP Form Complete Application

The OSU Safety Purchase Assistance Program documentation may be downloaded and reviewed.

Please contact the OSU Occupational Safety Officer with any questions.