FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2012

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Lachlan Taylor
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(Revised*) The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation Releases Report on “An Evaluation of the California Injury and Illness Prevention Program”

OAKLAND -- The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) is pleased to announce that  the Commission’s draft report on “An Evaluation of the California Injury and Illness Prevention Program” has been released for posting and public comment.

Prepared by RAND, the draft report focuses on the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), the most frequently cited standard in California with violations in about 25% of inspections, and assesses the impact of the IIPP on injuries within general industry excluding construction and agriculture.  The draft report addresses questions about implementation and effectiveness. The full draft report is available on the CHSWC website for public comment until February 21, 2012.

CHSWC is charged with examining 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 illnesses and to examine those programs in other states.

Information about the draft report on “An Evaluation of the California Injury and Illness Prevention Program” is available online as is information about CHSWC. Information may also be obtained by writing to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, 1515 Clay Street, Room 901, Oakland, CA 94612; by calling (510) 622-3959; by faxing a request to (510) 622-3265; or by emailing chswc@dir.ca.gov.

*Revised to credit RAND Corporation for the research.

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