On May 21. the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will vote on proposed regulations for the adult industry in California (“Section 5193.1”). These regulations include proposed mandatory testing, mandatory condom use, and more.
APAC is currently meeting with the Standards Board to ensure performer voices and concerns are heard. Since OSHA is set up to protect employees, by and large, OSHA is extremely responsive and welcoming to performer voices.
We encourage APAC members to become involved in the process surrounding and the vote on these regulations, which will affect us all. Even those of us whose content is filmed outside of California should make their voices heard, because these regulations will set a precedent for other locations.
The entire proposal is here for review.
On Sunday, May 3, the APAC members meeting in Los Angeles will be focused on reviewing the proposal with a lawyer, breaking it down into plain language, and constructing strategies for how all performers can be involved in the process. More details will be posted here as they come.
If you have any initial concerns or questions, please feel free to contact the APAC Board.