California’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board voted 3-2 against new rules for the production of adult films.
Folks, as covered by Xbiz, the verdict is in. It’s a happy day in Porn Land.
The board needed four votes for the amended § 5193.1 for inclusion in the California’s Code of Regulations.
§ 5193.1 not only required condoms for all filmed sex but also “barrier protection for eyes, skin, mouth and mucous membranes” where there is possible contact with OPIM (other potentially infectious materials).
California’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board voted 3-2 against those new rules for the production of adult films.
The new regulations were initiated five years ago by Michael Weinstein, head of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
The results produced some jubilant faces, and even a few tears.
As we discussed this morning, porn’s future is at stake at the Cal/OSHA hearing today. Sister Roma, mr. Pam, and Brendan Phillips are on hand, representing NakedSword. Max Cameron, Brian Bonds, Dylan Strokes, Trenton Ducati, industry legend Nina Hartley, Mike Stabile, and the FSC’s Eric Paul Leue are in attendance.
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Along with the following new images, mr. Pam just checked in. There is a long list of performers waiting to speak as well as Eric Paul Leue of the FSC. Doctors and lawyers have so far been encouraging the board to vote no.