California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation

Information Bulletin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 CONTACT:
December 14, 1995                                      Christine Baker
                                                      (415) 557-1304

Commission to Publish a Comprehensive Listing of Workers' Compensation and Health and Safety Educational Courses on the Internet

SAN FRANCISCO - The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation is pleased to announce that it is developing a comprehensive listing of workers' compensation and health and safety related courses offered by state colleges, universities and community colleges to be posted on the Internet.

The first of its kind, this service will provide the name of the college or university, information on degree and certification programs, course names and descriptions, schedule of classes, tuition costs (if any), and referrals and/or instructions on how to obtain additional information. In addition, the Commission will also provide a compendium of this data base information in printed form for those members of the public without access to the Internet.

The program will be updated each semester to incorporate additions to and changes in classes and schedules.

The Commission anticipates that this project will be up and running for Winter and Spring 1996 courses. This course listing will be available on the Commission page under the Workers' Compensation and the Division of Occupation Safety and Health categories of the DIR (Department of Industrial Relations) Home Page at Internet address

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 on this project may be obtained by writing to Christine Baker, Executive Officer, Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation, 30 Van Ness Avenue, Room 2122, San Francisco, California 94102, by calling (415) 557-1304, or by faxing a request to (415) 557-1385.