Monthly Archives: February 2012
Since March 28, 1948, when U.S. Air Force forecasters Ernest C. Fawbush and Robert C. Miller issued the first tornado forecasts from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, our ability to predict severe storms has increased exponentially. Our ability to predict storms in the workers’ compensation system is not nearly as well developed, but a careful look at some key data points does provide some clues. In this post, I’ll share the reasons we believe a storm is brewing for workers’ comp in California, and suggest three key reforms that would help mitigate the severity of it. In subsequent posts I’ll discuss the gathering storm and these reform proposals in more depth.
State Fund’s mission is to help California’s employers make California workplaces safer for all employees – not just those covered by our policies. I’m very pleased to announce that Len Welsh has joined State Fund to help us do just that as the Chief of Workplace.