CAAA Women’s Caucus & Women’s Legislative Caucus to Co-Host
California Working Women’s Injuries Symposium: Causes, Consequences & Prevention

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546,; Twitter: @shopcraft

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association’s (CAAA) Women’s Caucus today announced a “Working Women’s Injuries Symposium: Causes, Consequences and Prevention,” co-hosted by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, to examine the causes of working women’s on-the- job injuries, and build upon recent research to generate policies and practices to reduce, and better address, women’s workplace injuries. “We are excited to join together to examine California working women’s on-the-job injuries, and how they might be better prevented and addressed,” said Legislative Women’s Caucus Chair Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal.  “The percentage of women in the workforce has steadily increased and is currently at 50%. While we have achieved parity in numbers, we still have a long way to go in reaching parity in many other aspects. I hope we can build upon recent research to generate policies and ideas that can reduce, and better respond to, women’s workplace injuries.”

What:    Working Women’s Injuries: Causes, Consequences & Prevention
Who:     CAAA Women’s Caucus, co-hosted by Legislative Women’s Caucus*
When:   Wed., Feb. 12, 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where:  The Citizen Hotel, 10th & J Streets, Sacramento

* Speakers: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson; Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez; Assembly Member Toni Atkins; Assembly Member Shirley Weber; Assembly Member Cristina Garcia; Christine Baker, Director, Department of Industrial Relations; Commissioner Ronnie Caplane, Chair, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB); Meg Vasey, Executive Director, Tradeswomen, Inc.; Melissa Brown, Esq., Injured workers Yaa Asantewa, Millie Melum Sorrentino, and Jana Roundtree; Maureen Miner, M.D., President, California Society for Industrial Medicine (CSIMS); and, Dorothy Wigmore, Occupational Health Specialist, Work Safe. 

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