S.F. porn company fined for unsafe conditions


#1

sfgate.com/news/article/S-F-porn-company-fined-for-unsafe-conditions-5195303.php


#2

Here is a news article from last summer. It provides details about the complaint which led to the fine which was recently levied.

*AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) filed a formal ‘Notice of Alleged Safety or Health Hazards’ complaint yesterday with Cal/OSHA (California’s Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health), the state’s health and safety regulatory and watchdog organization, against Bay Area adult film production company Kink Studios, LLC and Kink.com, over recent filming that may have exposed employees—adult film performers—to infectious disease by exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials. Early last week, the industry halted production and declared a moratorium on filming after a female performer involved in the Kink filming disclosed that she was HIV-positive and had apparently sero-converted since her last HIV test in July. *

*AHF previously filed similar worker safety complaints with Cal/OSHA beginning in August 2009 against 16 California-based adult film companies, and in the years since, filed additional complaints specifically targeting Steve Hirsch’s Vivid Entertainment as well Larry Flynt’s Hustler Video. To date, Cal/OSHA has opened investigations into several of the companies, has cited and fined several, and is still evaluating and considering additional investigations of some of the remaining companies. *

*This uptick in reports of various infections among performers in the adult industry and the court ruling by Judge Dean Pregerson, U.S. District Court, Central District of California [Case No. 13-00190 DDP (AGRx)], that found that the requirement that porn actors wear condoms during the production of adult films was constitutional has prompted a renewed call for statewide California legislation to protect all adult film performers.

Assembly Bill 640, a bill introduced by California Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III will require condom use in all adult films produced in California.*
finance.yahoo.com/news/ahf-cal-osha-safety-complaint-185000924.html

AIDS Healthcare Foundation is a large anti-AIDS organization, which operates programs in many countries around the world. As near as I can tell, they are not anti-porn so much as pro-condom.

The organization was instrumental in passing the 2012 law which requires the use of condoms for porn produced in Los Angeles County.


#3

That does it, time to pray for this company to get shut down. They’ve previously been in legal trouble for mistreating employees, which should seem obvious for anyone with the rudiments of a moral compass. Their studio is located in a residential neighborhood in SF.

Truly vile.


#4

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