FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2012

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Lachlan Taylor
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The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation Releases Report, “Are There Unusually Effective Occupational Safety and Health Inspectors and Inspection Practices?”

OAKLAND -- The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) is pleased to announce that the Commission’s draft report, “Are There Unusually Effective Occupational Safety and Health Inspectors and Inspection Practices?” has been released for public comment.

Prepared by RAND, the report focuses on inspector experience, reductions in workplace injuries and the variations of inspection practices. The full report is available on the CHSWC website for public comment until April 20, 2012.

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. 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 illnesses and to examine those programs in other states.

Information about the report, “Are There Unusually Effective Occupational Safety and Health Inspectors and Inspection Practices?” is available online as is information about CHSWC. Information may also be obtained by writing to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, 1515 Clay Street, 17th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612; by calling (510) 622-3959; by faxing a request to (510) 622-3265; or by emailing chswc@dir.ca.gov.

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