December 10, 2005

Christine Baker

CHSWC Invites Public Comment on
Draft Report on Terrorism and Workers' Compensation

OAKLAND -- The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) is inviting public comment on a draft report concerning terrorism and workers' compensation.

The "CHSWC Background Paper on Impact of Terrorism and California Workers' Compensation" addresses the relationship among terrorism risk, insurance, national security and public policy. The draft background paper provides information on the impact of issues of terrorism on workers' compensation and reviews health and safety efforts of the federal government and the State of California.

The draft report is available upon request by writing to CHSWC, 1515 Clay Street, Room 901, Oakland, 94612; by phone at (510) 622-3959: by fax at (510) 622-3265; or by email

CHSWC is charged with overseeing 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.