The Sept. 19 article “Brown signs work safety law” piqued my interest, as I have spent the past 30 years as a safety and accident consultant working with construction companies and manufacturers to prevent accidents and disabling injury. However, unless I missed something, there appear to be no safety initiatives in the alleged sweeping reform of the California workers’ compensation system.
Without incentivizing and/or disincentivizing employers to implement safety and accident prevention practices and programs, and employees to adhere to generally accepted safe work practices, the new law will only go so far to achieve its goal of reducing “ workers’ compensation costs for California businesses .”
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