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SAN DIEGO — The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA) [held a] meeting was scheduled for this morning after Cal/OSHA issued a Board staff evaluation on October 2 recommending that an advisory committee be convened to consider the following items:

  • When and how employers could be required to pay for testing via Free Speech Coalition’s PASS system
  • Require and expand the testing to other types of tests for infections that are not detected in the blood, including swabbing appropriate areas for sexually transmittable infections
  • Require the Free Speech Coalition to report production moratoriums to the [Division of Occupational Safety and Health]
  • Require the testing labs in the PASS system to be certified by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)
  • Require employers to educate employees about HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and offer it in addition to requiring condom use

The Cal/OSHA recommendations stem from an original petition drafted by former adult performer Verta, who retired some time ago after three and half years in the industry, including a stint as secretary for the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC) and an advisory role at the Free Speech Coalition (FSC).

The new recommendations could mean unprecedented government oversight over adult sets in California.