Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation
Information Bulletin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
December 18, 2001 Christine Baker
(415) 703-4220

Tom Rankin Elected 2002 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 Tom Rankin as Chair of the Commission for 2002. Mr. Rankin, appointed by the Senate Rules Committee to represent labor, has been a member of CHSWC since its inception in 1994 and is President of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.

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. 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.


For any questions regarding this bulletin, please contact:
Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC)
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 10th Floor, San Francisco,  CA  94102
Email:  chswc@dir.ca.gov     Phone:  (415) 703-4220    Fax:  (415) 703-4234     Contact Person:  Christine Baker

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