FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2006

CONTACT:
Christine Baker
510-622-3959


CHSWC Releases "Selected Indicators in Workers' Compensation:
A Report Card for Californians"

Oakland -- The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC), has released "Selected Indicators in Workers' Compensation: A Report Card for Californians." As part of its mandate to conduct a continuing examination of California's health and safety and workers’ compensation systems, the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) has compiled data from and for the entire workers' compensation community. This overview is intended to be a reference for monitoring the ongoing system and serve as an empirical basis for proposing improvements.

The Report Card incorporates data derived from many sources within the workers' compensation community and will be continually updated as needed. The online Report Card, available at the CHSWC website, www.dir.ca.gov/chswc, will reflect the latest information.

CHSWC, 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. 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 may be accessed on the Internet at CHSWC's home page at www.dir.ca.gov/chswc. Information may also be obtained by writing to CHSWC at 1515 Clay Street, Suite 901, Oakland, California, 94612, by calling (510) 622-3959, by faxing a request to (510) 622-3265, or by email at chswc@dir.ca.gov.

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