November 15, 2004

Christine Baker

John C. Wilson Elected 2005 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 John C. Wilson as Chair of the Commission for 2005. Mr. Wilson, appointed by the Governor to represent employers, is a contract accreditation consultant to the California Association of Joint Powers Authorities. He retired as the Executive Director of the Schools Excess Liability Fund (SELF) in 2002.

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. 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 those programs in other states.

Information about CHSWC may be accessed on the internet at CHSWC's home page at 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.