FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2008

CONTACT:
Christine Baker
510-622-3959

 

CHSWC Releases 2008 Annual Report on California’s Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation Systems

OAKLAND – The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) has released its fourteenth Annual Report for 2008 of its activities to improve vital programs affecting nearly all Californians. This Annual Report includes CHSWC's recommendations for legislative and administrative changes for the benefit of California’s workers and employers.

CHSWC studies and projects were initially formed to evaluate changes to the system after the implementation of workers’ compensation legislative reforms in the early 1990s and to assess the impact on workers and employers. CHSWC directs its efforts to identify and assess problems and to provide an empirical basis for recommendations and/or further investigations.

The 2008 Annual Report focuses on ongoing efforts to identify system improvements to benefit employers and workers, which include:

CHSWC is charged with examining the health and safety and workers' compensation systems in California and recommending administrative or legislative modifications to improve their operation.  CHSWC 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 CHSWC and the 2008 Annual Report is available on the CHSWC web site www.dir.ca.gov/chswc, by contacting CHSWC by writing to 1515 Clay Street, Room 901, Oakland, 94612; by phone at (510) 622-3959: by fax at (510) 622-3265; or by email chswc@dir.ca.gov

 

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