FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2003
Tom Rankin Elected 2004 Chair of the
California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) is pleased to announce the unanimous election of Tom Rankin as Chair of the Commission for 2004. Mr. Rankin, appointed by the Senate Rules Committee to represent labor, has been a member of CHSWC since its inception in 1994 and is President of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.
CHSWC, created by the workers' compensation reform legislation of 1993, is charged with overseeing the health and safety and workers' compensation systems in California and recommending administrative or legislative modifications to improve their operation. The Commission was established to conduct a continuing examination of the workers' compensation system and of the state's activities to prevent industrial injuries and occupational diseases and to examine those programs in other states.
Information about CHSWC may be accessed on the internet at
CHSWC's home page at www.dir.ca.gov/chswc. Information
may also be obtained by writing to CHSWC at 455 Golden Gate Avenue, 10th
Floor, San Francisco, California 94102, by calling (415) 703-4220, or by
faxing a request to (415) 703-4234.