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Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)

Workers' Compensation

Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC)

DWC monitors the administration of workers' compensation claims and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with claims for workers' compensation benefits.

Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation

The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation is a joint labor-management body created by the workers' compensation reform legislation of 1993 and charged with overseeing the health and safety and workers' compensation systems in California and recommending administrative or legislative modifications to improve their operation.

Young workers

Providing education and resources about job health and safety to young workers to protect them from harm and provide them with health and safety skills for a lifetime.

Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB)

The WCAB, a seven-member, judicial body appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate, reviews petitions for reconsideration of decisions by DWC administrative law judges and regulates the adjudication process by adopting rules of practice and procedure.

Self Insurance Plans (SIP)

The office of SIP determines the ability of employers to self-insure their workers' compensation liabilities and pay any employee compensation that may become due. SIP also tests and certifies individual claims administrators and licenses third-part administrators who handle the claims of self-insured employers.