FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 19, 2012

CONTACT:
Lachlan Taylor
510-622-3959

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Angie Wei Elected 2012 Chair of the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation

OAKLAND -- The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) is pleased to announce the unanimous election of Commissioner Angie Wei as the Chair of the Commission for 2012.  Ms. Wei, appointed by the Senate Rules Committee to represent labor, is the legislative director of the California Labor Federation, the state AFL-CIO Federation.  Previously Ms. Wei was a program associate for PolicyLine of Oakland, California, and advocated for the California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative, a coalition of four immigrant rights groups that came together to respond to cuts in public benefits for immigrants as a result of the 1996 federal welfare reform law.

CHSWC, created by the workers' compensation reform legislation of 1993, is charged with examining the health and safety and workers' compensation systems in California and recommending administrative or legislative modifications to improve their operation.  CHSWC 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.

Information about CHSWC is available on the CHSWC web site.  Information may also be obtained by writing to CHSWC at 1515 Clay Street, Room 901, Oakland, California, 94612; by calling (510) 622-3959; by faxing a request to (510) 622-3265; or by email at chswc@dir.ca.gov.

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