FSC Will Give Details on APHSS at Today's Meeting

May 26, 2011 11:00 AM PST

CANOGA PARK, Calif — The Free Speech Coalition will outline details for Adult Production Health and Safety Services at an industrywide meeting slated for 1 p.m. this afternoon.

The new program, also known as APHSS, has been created to fill the gap left by the closure of the AIM clinic earlier this month.

FSC Executive Director Diane Duke will explain the APHSS rollout, and FSC Board members Peter Acworth of Kink.com and Christian Mann of Evil Angel also will discuss aspects of the new database, APHSS advisory board, testing facilities and health protocols.

Performer privacy issues will be addressed, as well.

“We encourage industry members to attend Thursday’s meeting and learn about the new program, as well as ask questions. Performers and producers will have a chance to fill out applications for the database,” FSC Executive Director Diane Duke said.

“This meeting is also important because we will have information on the CalOSHA Advisory Committee meeting to be held in Los Angeles on June 7,” Duke added. “That may be the last public CalOSHA meeting to discuss adult production health and safety, before the committee makes suggestions for new regulations that are expected to be handed down in September. We encourage industry members to attend that meeting, also.”

Following the meeting, Dr. Gary Richwald, a public health and communicable disease expert who may take a slot as an APHSS consultant, and attorney Karen Tynan will be on hand to speak to the media.

Duke, Acworth and Mann will also be available to answer questions at the press conference.

The APHSS meeting is to be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Sportsmen’s Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, Calif. 91604. Producers, performers and any industry members with concerns about production health and safety issues are encouraged to attend, the FSC says. The meeting is for industry members only and is not open to the general public.

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