1 The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation was created by the 1993 workers' compensation reform legislation. CHSWC is charged with overseeing the health and safety and workers' compensation programs in California and recommending administrative or legislative changes to improve their operation. CHSWC 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 programs in other states. The CHSWC members, representing employers and organized labor, are appointed by the Governor and Legislature.