Information Bulletin

December 1, 1995                           Christine Baker
                                           (415) 557-1304

Commission Hosts Symposium on
Challenges in California Workers' Compensation

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an educational conference entitled "Challenges in California Workers' Compensation: A Symposium".

The Symposium will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, 1996, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco. Its purpose is to bring together academics, administrators, attorneys, employers, insurers, labor leaders, program managers, public officials, service providers and others from California and throughout the nation to identify, discuss, and suggest alternative solutions to challenges in the California workers' compensation program.

Symposium topics include:

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.

Further details on the Symposium may be obtained by writing to Christine Baker, Executive Officer, Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation, 30 Van Ness Avenue, Room 2122, San Francisco, California 94102, by calling (415) 557-1304, or by faxing a request to (415) 557-1385.