Baker Named to California State Compensation Fund Board

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Robin Baker to the California State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) Board of Directors in March 2013.

Baker is the director of Research to Practice (r2p) at COEH and at CPWR -- Center for Construction Research and Training.

“I have known and worked with Robin Baker for many years,” says John Balmes, director of COEH. “As former director of the Labor Occupational Health Program, she understands the compensation issues workers face as well as the need for prevention efforts to reduce workplace injuries and illness. She is a superb choice to join the Board of SCIF.”

Baker’s interests include the promotion of evidence-based best practices in health and safety, particularly in the construction industry and among immigrant and young workers. She is also a nationally recognized expert in participatory interventions designed to address occupational health disparities.

From 1981 to 2010, she was director at the UC Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program. Previously, she was director at the Project on Health and Safety in Electronics (PHASE), Santa Clara Center for Occupational Safety and Health, from 1978 to 1981.

Baker is a member of the American Federation of Teachers and the American Public Health Association. She earned a Master of Public Health degree from UC Berkeley in 1977.

Adopted from press release: Copyright © 2000-2013 State Compensation Insurance Fund

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