Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC)

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CHSWC is a joint labor-management body created by the workers' compensation reform legislation of 1993. 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. CHSWC also administers the Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program (WOSHTEP), which sponsors workplace health and safety training programs and distributes educational materials on job safety. More

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November 2022

November 22, 2022 CHSWC Commissioner Kessler Reappointed by Speaker of the Assembly
November 4, 2022 CHSWC Releases Health Fact Sheet to Help School Employees Protect Themselves from Stress at Work

June 2022

June 14, 2022 Governor Newsom Appoints Meagan Subers as New Commissioner

May 2022

May 13, 2022 The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation Announces Safe Jobs for Youth Month
May 10, 2022 Sidharth Voorakkara Appointed as New Commissioner by California Senate Rules Committee

March 2022

March 23, 2022 CHSWC Releases 2021 Annual Reports on California’s Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation Systems and WOSHTEP Program