Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation

Date: Friday, November 16, 2001
Time: 10:00 am until business is completed
Place: State Public Utilities Commission Building
505 Van Ness Avenue (at Golden Gate Avenue)
San Francisco,  CA



I. Call to Order
    Minutes from the August 24, 2001 meeting
         John Wilson, Chair

II. *Proposal:  Addressing Legal-Service Needs of Injured Workers
           Juliann Sum, JD, MS, Labor Occupational Health Program, UC Berkeley

III. *Update and Proposal:  Young Worker Health and Safety
            Diane Bush, UC Berkeley

IV. *Presentation and Proposal on the Worker Injury National Survey Project (WINS)
            Ben Amick, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center

V. Update:  Permanent Disability Study and Presentation on Upper Extremities
            Robert T. REville, PhD, RAND Institute for Civil Justice

VI. Update:  Study of Presumption of Correctness of Treating Physician Reports
            Frank Neuhauser, Survey Research Center, UC Berkeley

VII. Discussion:  State Approaches to Occupational Health and Safety Programs
            Frank Neuhauser, Survey Research Center, UC Berkeley

VIII. Other Business/Public Questions and Comments/Adjournment

SPECIAL NOTE:  A discussion of the response to the CHSWC Hospital Fee Schedule and Outpatient Facility Study will be held during the CHSWC meeting scheduled for Friday, December 14m 2001 in San Francisco.

*  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.