|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT:|
|January 26, 1998||Christine Baker|
SAN FRANCISCO--The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) is pleased to announce that Gerald O'Hara, Director of the California Teamsters Public Affairs Council, has been reappointed as a member of CHSWC.
Commissioner O'Hara was reappointed by Cruz M. Bustamante, Speaker of the Assembly, to represent organized labor. Commissioner O'Hara has been a member of CHSWC since its inception in 1994. His new appointment will end on December 31, 2001.
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.
Information about the Commission is available 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 or by calling (415) 557-1304. Information is also available through the Department of Industrial Relations' Internet home page at www.dir.ca.gov.