The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) announced the reappointment of Martin Brady to the commission, where he has served since 2012.
Governor Brown reappointed Brady as the public employer representative.
CHSWC 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 total of four members.
Brady has been executive director at the Schools Insurance Authority since 1997, where he was a risk management and prevention manager from 1988 to 1997. He is a director of the California Association of Joint Powers Authority and the California Coalition on Workers Compensation. He earned a Master of Arts degree in physical education from California State University, Fresno.
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.
This position does not require Senate confirmation.