Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation - commission meeting

Date: Thursday - August 25, 2005
Time: 10 AM
Place: Elihu M. Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, California


I. Call to Order
* Minutes from the April 28, 2005 CHSWC meeting in Oakland
      John Wilson, CHSWC Chair
II. * Update on the Permanent Disability Study requested by Senate President pro Tem Don Perata and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu´┐Żez
      Christopher R. Brigham, MD, CIME, FAADEP, FACOEM, Brigham & Associates, Inc.
      Frank Neuhauser, Project Director, UCDATA, UC Berkeley
      Christine Baker, CHSWC Executive Officer
      Lach Taylor, CHSWC Staff Judge
III. * Update on the Spinal Surgery Second Opinion Study
      Frank Neuhauser, Project Director, UCDARA, UC Berkeley
IV. * Proposal for International Standards Organization (ISO) 9000 certifications of quality systems and ISO 14000 certification of environmental management systems affects injury rates, injury severity, and workers' compensation costs in California
      David Levine, Professor, UC Berkeley
      Michael Toffel, Professor, UC Berkeley
V. * Proposal for "Quality of Care in California Workers' Compensation: The Carpal Tunnel Demonstration Project"
      Teryl Nuckols-Scott, MD, MSHS, Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
      Steven Asch, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
VI. Understanding the Effect of SB 899 (Stats 2004, Chap 34) on the Law of Apportionment
      Larry Swezey, Consultant
      Lach Taylor, CHSWC Staff Judge
VII. Executive Officer Report
      Christine Baker, CHSWC Executive Officer
VIII. * Other Business / Proposals / Public Questions and Comments **

* May result in an action item for CHSWC consideration and/or vote
** Please Note: Public comments are limited to three minutes per speaker.
   Topics are subject to CHSWC review and approval.
   The agenda may be adjusted, if necessary, depending upon the time needed for discussion of each item.