CHSWC Commissioners Doug Bloch and Martin Brady Reappointed by Governor Newsom
OAKLAND — The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) announces the reappointment of Doug Bloch and Martin Brady to the Commission.
A total of eight (8) Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and the Legislature. Labor Code 75 establishes that two of the employer members and two of the labor members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor for a sub-total of four (4) members. The Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint one employer and one labor representative for a sub-total of four (4) members. Additional information about CHSWC’s Commissioners is posted online.
Doug Bloch, 51, of Alameda, has been reappointed to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, where he has served since 2012. Mr. Bloch has been Political Director at Teamsters Joint Council 7 since 2010. He was the Port of Oakland Campaign Director for Change to Win from 2006 to 2010 and a Senior Research Analyst at Service Employees International Union Local 1877 from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Bloch held several positions at the California Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) from 1999 to 2004, including Statewide Political Director and Executive Director. He was an organizer at the NGO Coordinating Committee for Northeast Thailand from 1999 to 2003. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Mr. Bloch is a Democrat. He is a Labor representative appointed serve on the Commission through December 31, 2023.
Martin Brady, 59, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, where he has served since 2012. Mr. Brady has been Executive Director at the Schools Insurance Authority since 1997, where he served as Prevention and Risk Management Manager from 1988 to 1997. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Mr. Brady is not registered to vote. He is an Employer representative appointed serve on the Commission through December 31, 2023 and is currently the Chair of the Commission for 2021.
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.
Information about CHSWC is available on the CHSWC website. Information may also be obtained by writing to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, 1515 Clay Street, 17th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612; by calling (510) 622-3959; by faxing a request to (510) 286-0499; or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that postal service may be subject to delays. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, CHSWC public meetings will be held online until further notice.