FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR# 95-09
Thursday, June 8, 1995

CONTACT:
John Duncan
Paul Lynd
(415) 703-4590
Rick Rice (L.A.)
(714) 935-2812


Internet Access to DIR Launched:
http://www.dir.ca.gov

SAN FRANCISCO -- Information on programs administered by the California Department of Industrial Relations is now accessible through the Internet, director Lloyd W. Aubry, Jr. announced today.

The department this week launched its Internet "home page," a version of the Department of Industrial Relations' latest Biennial Report on the World Wide Web. The report provides users with an overview of functions, goals and accomplishments in the areas of workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, labor law, apprenticeship programs, labor/management relations and labor statistics and research efforts in California. The "home page" also includes DIR news releases.

"This is an important step in our efforts to make the Department of Industrial Relations more accessible to the public it serves," Aubry said. "We are already moving forward with plans to expand the base of information available through this medium and invite suggestions from users that will help us create a truly dynamic resource."

Short term plans for expansion will put on-line many of the department's most requested publications and certain items formerly available only as public records, such as policy and procedure guides. The department is also exploring the possibility of including draft regulations, and providing updated occupational safety and health enforcement information, work injury and illness statistics, labor law information and workers' compensation data.

The Department of Industrial Relations' home page is at http://www.dir.ca.gov. It can also be accessed under the California home page located at http://www.ca.gov. Internet users can submit suggestions and comments to the department at info@dir.ca.gov.

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