Blog Policy


This blog is a publication of State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) on the social media platform. It is intended to share information and generate discussion about workplace safety in California and State Fund’s role in helping to make workplaces safe. It will be accessible on an available basis, in case we need to take it down for maintenance.

The primary author is Lauren Mayfield, State Fund’s Safety and Health Services Manager, but from time to time the blog may feature other State Fund Safety and Health professionals or invited commentators.

We want to hear your thoughts and suggestions on the topics that we post. Your feedback will shape future blog topics.

We make every effort to properly accredit our content to its original source. If you see any instances where you think our sourcing is inaccurate, please let us know right away at


You are responsible for any comment you submit.

The views expressed in these comments are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of State Fund.

Be mindful of the privacy rights of other individuals and organizations. Comments must comply with State Fund’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Content must be related to the particular blog post commented upon.

The following is not allowed:

  • Use to conduct or promote illegal activity
  • Threatening, libelous, profane, bullying, intimidating, harassing, or pornographic content
  • Content that is discriminatory against any protected class
  • Use to advertise, sell, or solicit goods, services, or other commerce
  • Use which violates or infringes upon any third party rights, including copyright, trademark, publicity, or other proprietary right or derivative work


This is a moderated website. Comments will be reviewed before posting. Content which violates this site’s Blog Comment Policy, containing unsupported claims or accusations, or which is deemed in violation of applicable law will not be posted. State Fund assumes no responsibility for the content, accuracy, or reliability of any comment.

In no event shall State Fund assume or have any responsibility or liability for any comments, copyrighted materials, or other content posted on or derived from this site for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from their use or appearance on this site, or from their subsequent appearance or use on third party sites, services, or publications.

State Fund is subject to public records laws. Information, including the identity of persons submitting comment or other materials on the site may be disclosed as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, or governmental request. Comments submitted for posting shall be retained for the required retention period in accord with State Fund’s record retention schedule.

By submitting comment or engaging in any other form of communication on this site, you are granting State Fund a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate, publically perform and display, create derivative works from, and distribute such comment or communication and/or ideas into any form, medium, or technology, and agree that all “moral rights” to such comment or communication have been waived.

This grant of rights means that all comments or other communication on this site will be owned by State Fund and may be used without any payment or further authorization from you. This grant of rights shall include the right to utilize any proprietary rights in comments or other communication on this site, including but not limited to rights under any copyright, trademark, service mark, or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.

This site may contain links to other websites. Other sites outside the State Fund system are not under the control of State Fund. You acknowledge that State Fund is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of such sites. The presence of these links does not imply endorsement of the site by State Fund or any association with its operators. Use of any information on State Fund sites or obtained from linked addresses is voluntary and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review. A link or reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trademark name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by State Fund.

State Fund reserves the right to modify or revise the terms of use at any time, at State Fund’s sole discretion. It is the user’s duty to regularly review the Terms of Use and usage constitutes agreement with these terms.