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Stop Attacks On Injured Workers & Defend Health And Safety In California "Deck Is Stacked"
Date Thursday October 06
Time 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location Details
California State Building Oakland
1515 Clay St. Oakland
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorInjured Workers National Network
10/6 Press Conference Stop Attacks On Injured Workers And Defend Health And Safety In California
"The Deck Is Stacked Against Injured Workers In California"
OSHA Is Under Threat For Workers With Only 200 Inspectors In California for 18.5 Million Workers

Thursday October 6, 2016 9:00 AM
California State Building Oakland
1515 Clay St. Oakland

The California Commission On Health and Safety and Workers Compensation is supposed to investigate the situation of health and safety in California and workers compensation. This commission however has become a tool of the insurance industry and employers and companies in California.
The leaders of this commission and Christine Baker who is Governor Brown's head of the Department of Industrial Relations DIR have pushed for the deregulation of workers compensation and have refused to demand that there be full staffing of California OSHA which only has around 200 inspectors for 18.5 million workers. California is behind Oregon, the State of Washington and other states in the number of health and safety inspectors and this has created even more dangerous conditions for California workers.
There have been numerous oil refinery explosions and workers have been illegally fired for speaking up for health and safety.
There is an epidemic of workplace bullying and harassment on the job and Governor Brown, Christine Baker of DIR and the CHSWC refuse to even study it while some workers commit suicide. Instead they cut and limit benefits for workers who have mental health problems from bullying and other stress in the workplace under SB 863.
At the same time, the Christine Baker DIR agency has had privately funded meetings in the state building excluding the public and the press from reports about the programs that she runs. Baker and Brown outsourced the review of the cases of injured workers in a $40 million dollar no bid contract to Maximus Corporation. This company has anonymous doctors from outside California making determinations about what treatment workers should get and have denied needed medical treatment to tens of thousands of workers destroying their health and their lives and even leading to suicides according to NBC Bay Area Investigates.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpPVRIHNWA
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Injured-Workers-Face-Stacked-Deck-During-Workers-Comp-Appeals-Process-Critics-Say--391202731.html
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Workers-Comp-Drags-Out-Medical-Care-Injured-Workers-and-their-Doctors-Say-390979441.html
Instead of helping injured workers these insurance company shill give them more drugs that get them addicted and then attack doctors for creating addictions.
At the same time they have bullied OSHA staff and whistleblower who are exposing their anti-worker anti-labor tactics. Even the Federal government has "rebuke" Governor Brown and DIR Director Christine Baker for not have proper staffing and protection for California workers.
It is time speak out about the attack on health and safety and also for injured workers who are being attacked and destroyed in California by these government officials who represent the corporations and insurance industry.

The commission meeting starts at 10:00 AM in the State Building Auditorium

Sponsored by
Injured Workers National Network
https://m.facebook.com/Injured-Workers-National-Network-IWNN-108362552680848/
United Public Workers For Action
http://www.upwa.info
California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day
http://www.workersmemorialday.org
For information call (415)282-1908

Additional Information
'Grand Bargain' In Workers' Comp Unravels, Harming Injured Workers Further
http://www.npr.org/2015/03/05/390930229/grand-bargain-in-workers-comp-unravels-harming-injured-workers-further
Injured Workers Suffer As 'Reforms' Limit Workers' Compensation Benefits
http://www.npr.org/2015/03/04/390441655/injured-workers-suffer-as-reforms-limit-workers-compensation-benefits
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article72456872.html
http://www.propublica.org/article/california-workers-comp-law-gets-criticism-praise-at-senate-hearing
The War on Workers’ Comp
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/19206/the_war_on_workers_comp
http://www.workerscompzone.com/2015/07/08/brown-administration-rebuked-by-feds-re-osha/
http://nlf.sagepub.com/content/24/1/100.full.pdf
http://ehstoday.com/osha/watchdog-group-calosha-s-staff-level-has-fallen-below-minimum-standard-federal-funding
http://www.workerscompzone.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Cal-OSHA.GarrettBrownSummary.pdf


CHSWC Agenda
http://www.dir.ca.gov/chswc/meetings/2016/Agenda_10-06-16.pdf
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Elihu Harris State Building, Auditorium
1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

COMMISSION ON HEALTH AND SAFETY AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
1515 Clay Street, 17th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Telephone: (510) 622-3959 Fax: (510) 286-0499
Email: CHSWC [at] dir.ca.gov Website: http://www.dir.ca.gov/chswc

NOTICE OF MEETING

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016 Time: 10:00 am
Place: Elihu Harris State Building

1515 Clay Street, Auditorium Oakland, CA

•  Approval of Minutes from the August 4, 2016 CHSWC Meeting Angie Wei, Chair

• Update on Developing a Drug Formulary
Dr. Ray Meister, Executive Medical Director, DWC

Jackie Schauer, Legal Counsel, DWC

• Report on Quality of Care Indicators for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Teryl Nuckols, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai

• Summary Report on the Aging Workforce Roundtable Robin Dewey, UC Berkeley-LOHP
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Added to the calendar on Sunday Oct 2nd, 2016 4:17 PM
§Workplace Bullying Is Causing Suicide
by Injured Workers National Network Sunday Oct 2nd, 2016 4:17 PM
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Workplace Bullying and Terrorism On The Job Is Bring Suicides and OSHA refuses to defend health and safety whistleblowers
§Workers Are Being Killed on the Job Because of the Lack of Inspectors & Lack of Care
by Injured Workers National Network Sunday Oct 2nd, 2016 4:17 PM
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California workers are being injured and killed on the job because of the lack of inspectors and also because of a lack of care because of Governor Brown's Christine Baker who runs the Division of Industrial Relations is controlled by the corporations and insurance industry
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