AHF Commends Cal/OSHA for Citing & Fining Porn’s James Deen $78K for Condom & Safety Violations

Group also praises Cal/OSHA for public statement in February after
Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board meeting clarifying the fact that condoms
are—and remain—required in all adult films made in California.

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS
Healthcare Foundation
(AHF) today praised Cal/OSHA
for citing
and fining
adult film’s James Deen Productions’ Third Rock
Enterprises Inc. nearly $78,000 “…for multiple violations of state
condom and other safety laws which exposed performers to sexually
transmitted infections and illnesses.”
Cal/OSHA opened an
investigation of Deen and his production company on December 8, 2015
after several rape accusations were lodged against the
performer—including several by other performers he had worked with—and
after workplace safety complaints were filed with OSHA by AHF over
Deen’s lack of condom use in his productions. The OSHA citations and
fines came about as a direct result of AHF’s safety complaint.

“We want to thank Cal/OSHA for acting so swiftly on our workplace safety
complaint against James Deen Productions and Third Rock by citing and
fining Deen, one of the industry’s most well-known producers and adult
performers—and the one who is the most vocal critic and prominent public
face of the industry in its opposition to condom use,” said Michael
Weinstein,
President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “We also
want to recognize and thank Cal/OSHA once again for its unambiguous
press statement of February 19th reminding the industry as
well as the media of the fact that condom use is—and very much
remains—required in all adult film production in California.”

After Cal/OSHA’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board failed to
adopt an amendment to the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Title 8 Section
5193) to update the Standard specific to the adult film industry at its
February 18th meeting in Oakland, many news outlets and adult
industry performers and bloggers incorrectly reported that OSHA had
voted down condoms in porn.

In fact, then as now, condom use in adult film production remains the
law of the land in California and elsewhere.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over
598,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin
America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn
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