Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation
Information Bulletin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
December 14, 2000 Christine Baker
(415) 703-4220

Commission Releases Draft Report on "Workers’ Compensation Premium Calculations
based on Dual Classifications" for Public Comment

SAN FRANCISCO – At its meeting on December 14, 2000 in San Francisco, the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) voted to release its draft report entitled "Workers’ Compensation Premium Calculation based on Dual Wage Classifications" to the public for comment.

This draft report is the result of a joint feasibility study with the Workers’ Compensation Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) to identify additional classifications in the construction industry that might benefit from a dual classification rating system and identify greatest gains and the pros/cons of expanding this kind of program to other classifications and industries.

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 may be accessed on the internet at the California Department of Industrial Relations' home page at www.dir.ca.gov/CHSWC. Information may also be obtained by writing to Christine Baker, Executive Officer, Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, 10th Floor, San Francisco, California 94102, by calling (415) 703-4220, or by faxing a request to (415) 703-4234.

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