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.

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July 29, 2019 CHSWC Releases for Feedback a Report on the Frequency and Economic Impact of Musculoskeletal Disorders for California Firefighters
June 19, 2019 CHSWC Commissioner Mitch Steiger Appointed by the Senate
April 26, 2019 CHSWC Releases 2018 Annual Report on California’s Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation Systems
April 26, 2019 CHSWC Releases 2018 WOSHTEP Advisory Board Annual Report
April 26, 2019 CHSWC Announces Safe Jobs for Youth Month, May 2019
February 13, 2019 CHSWC Commissioner Shelley Kessler Reappointed by Speaker of the Assembly
January 23, 2019 CHSWC Announces the 2019 Young Worker Leadership Academy