|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT:|
|December 17, 1999||Christine Baker|
Tom Rankin Elected 2000 Chair of the
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation is pleased to announce the unanimous election of Tom Rankin as Chair of the Commission for 2000. Mr. Rankin, a member of the Commission since its inception in 1994, is President of the California Labor Federation.
The Commission, 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.
Further information about the Commission and its activities may be obtained by writing to Christine Baker, Executive Officer, Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, 10th Floor, San Francisco, California 94102, by calling (415) 703-4220, or by faxing a request to (415) 703-4234. Information is also available at www.dir.ca.gov.