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  • December 31, 1998 - IR98-46
    1998 Showed Progress in Worker Safety, Education for Employers and Opportunities for Wage Earners
  • December 22, 1998 - IR98-45
    Kristen Schwenkmeyer Elected 1999 Chair of the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation
  • December 17, 1998 - IR98-44
    OSHSB ADOPTS EMERGENCY REGULATION TO MINIMIZE NEEDLE STICK INJURIES
  • December 17, 1998 - IR98-43
    CAL/OSHA CITES SFO, AMPCO PARKING FOR RMI VIOLATIONS
  • December 11, 1998 - IR98-42
    Occupational Safety & Health Appeals Board
    Releases Video for Employers:
    "Handling Your Appeal Before The California OSHA Appeals Board"
  • December 10, 1998 - IR98-41
    Labor Commissioner Conducts Inspections of Janitorial Industry
  • December 09, 1998 - IR98-40
    State Certified Medical Evaluator Charged with Forgery
  • December 2, 1998 - IR98-39
    New Regulations Tighten Child Labor Laws,
    Require Employers of Minors in Door-to-Door Sales To Register
  • October 30, 1998 - IR98-38
    Labor Commissioner Donates Clothing To Sheriff's Toy Drive
  • October 20, 1998 - IR98-37
    Construction Industry 'Carve-outs' Continue to Show Promise
  • October 19, 1998 - IR98-36
    DIR's 1996-97 Biennial Report Released
  • October 13, 1998 - IR98-35
    TIPP 5th Annual Report Shows Gains in Garment Sector Inspections
  • October 1, 1998 -L98:382
    WILSON SIGNS HEALTH CARE SAFETY-NEEDLE LEGISLATION
  • September 4, 1998 -PR98-311
    WILSON ANNOUNCES CALIFORNIA WORKERS' COMPENSATION RATES DROP TO THEIR LOWEST POINT IN OVER 20 YEARS
    Releases 5th Anniversary Report on Workers' Compensation Reform
  • September 1, 1998 - IR98-34
    DWC Audit Procedures Upheld by Court
  • September 1, 1998 - IR98-33
    Funding for Workers' Compensation Study, More Labor and Safety Investigations Top DIR's 1998-99 Budget
  • August 13, 1998 - IR98-32
    Governor Wilson Signs New Legislation to Ensure HCO Funding
  • August 12, 1998 - IR98-31
    On-the-job Deaths Continue to Decline in 1997
  • August 11, 1998 - IR98-30
    GOVERNOR WILSON SIGNS DIR-SPONSORED GARMENT LEGISLATION
  • August 11, 1998 - IR98-29
    Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Workers' Compensation "Carve-Out" Programs
  • July 29, 1998 - IR98-28
    IMC To Sponsor Physician Conference on Workers' Compensation
  • July 22, 1998 - IR98-27
    California Supreme Court Upholds Changes in Overtime Rules
  • July 17, 1998 - IR98-26
    --MEDIA ADVISORY--
    DIR HOSTS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTAL LABOR OFFICIALS
    MEETING IN SAN FRANCISCO JULY 20-22
  • July 16, 1998 - IR98-25
    Workers' Compensation Reform: The Fifth Anniversary
  • July 1, 1998 - IR98-24
    Cal/OSHA Appeals Board Issues Determinations on Field Sanitation Rules
  • June 26, 1998 - IR98-23
    DIR Posts Spanish Translation of Overtime Fact Sheet on Web Site
  • June 23, 1998 - IR98-22
    DIR Offers Handbook on California Child Labor Laws
  • June 12, 1998 - IR98-21
    TIPP Investigates Brawley/Indio Area Farms
  • June 11, 1998 - IR98-20
    State Labor Commissioner Testifies Before
    U. S. Senate Subcommittee on Child Labor
  • May 22, 1998 - IR98-19
    Jose Millan Confirmed as State Labor Commissioner
  • April 22, 1998 -PR98-139
    -- GOVERNOR'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE --
    Wilson Admonishes Organized Labor and CRLA for Death of Bill Requiring Continuing Education for Farm Labor Contractor
  • April 20, 1998 -A98-164
    -- GOVERNOR'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE --
    Governor Wilson appoints Diana G. Marshall as Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards
  • April 20, 1998 -A98-163
    -- GOVERNOR'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE --
    Governor Wilson appoints John "Roy" Gabriel as Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Industrial Relations
  • April 16, 1998 - IR#98-17
    Smithsonian Sweatshop Exhibit Set To Open April 22
  • April 15, 1998 - IR#98-16
    1997 Annual Report of Audit Activities Issued
  • April 8, 1998 - IR#98-15
    Cal/OSHA Issues Citations for December 5, 1997 Explosion and Flash Fire During Testing of Re-Lined Underground Storage Tank in Lincoln
  • April 8, 1998 - IR#98-14
    Cal/OSHA Issues Citations for December 11, 1997 Fatal Explosion at Underground Storage Tank Re-Lining Operation in Upland
  • April 3, 1998 - IR#98-13
    TIPP Targets San Diego Area Restaurants for Violation of State Labor Laws
  • April 3, 1998 - IR#98-12
    State Labor Commissioner Targets Counterfeit Garment Manufacturers 15,000 Garments Seized
  • April 3, 1998 - IR#98-11
    Cal/OSHA Issues Citations for October 1997 MetroRail Fatality
  • April 1, 1998 -A98:125
    -- GOVERNOR'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE --
    WILSON DESIGNATES DOUGLAS MOORE, JR. AS CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
  • March 26, 1998 - IR#98-10
    TIPP to Hold Garment Registration Clinic April 6-10
  • March 20, 1998 - IR#98-9
    ORIGINAL ERGONOMIC REGULATION AGAIN IN EFFECT
  • March 20, 1998 - IR#98-8
    DIR MAKES CLOTHING DONATION TO CHILDREN SERVED BY COPES
  • March 18, 1998 - IR#98-7
    MEDIA ADVISORY -- Contribution of new clothing to COPES (Child or Parental Emergency Services)
  • March 10, 1998 - IR#98-6
    DIR Launches "Operation Insure" -- Pilot Program to Identify and Bring Illegally Uninsured Employers Into Compliance
  • February 25, 1998 - IR#98-5
    California Minimum Wage Increases to $5.75 Per Hour Starting March 1
  • February 6, 1998 - IR#98-4
    Employers Must Post Injury/Illness Summaries During February
  • January 26, 1998-A98:36
    GOVERNOR'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE
    D.I.R. WELCOMES OUR NEW DIRECTOR, JOHN C. DUNCAN
  • January 14, 1998 - IR#98-3
    DIR Posts Cal/OSHA Rules on Internet With Search Capability
  • January 14, 1998 - IR#98-2
    Proposed DIR Budget Includes Increase for Targeting Underground Economy
  • January 5, 1998 - IR#98-1
    Tom Rankin Elected 1998 Chairman of the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation