Cal/OSHA Goggles and Gloves Regs Likely To Take Effect in January

Cal/OSHA Goggles and Gloves Regs Likely To Take Effect in January

FSC’s Duke: “The adult industry is facing its biggest existential threat since the Meese Commission in the 1980s”

CANOGA PARK — The Free Speech Coalition announced it will fight newly revised Cal/OSHA regulations which as proposed would mandate goggles, condoms, dental dams, gloves and other skin guards for adult performers. The revised regulations, which were released in mid-October, ignored extensive opposition by performers, producers, and health experts, and will now go to a full vote. The regulations would take effect likely during the second quarter of 2016.

Opponents of the regulations, including the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC), have until November 3 to respond to file formal response; however Cal/OSHA has expressed that many of the most controversial items, including condoms, eye and skin guards, and dental dams, are no longer up for debate. The regulations are expected to pass when the Cal/OSHA board votes early next year.

“This isn’t regulation, this is a complete shut down adult production,” says Diane Duke, CEO of the Free Speech Coalition. “Asking adult performers to wear goggles is up there with asking ballerinas to wear boots. It does not only not match the threat, and it effectively prohibits …read more      

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