State Could Change Law to Specifically Force Condoms on Porn Sets
It's already against the law expose workers directly to bodily fluids, but it's rarely enforced on porn sets where no condoms are used. Now the L.A.-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation has garnered attention via a petition filed with the state to further change the law to require condoms use on adult films, according to the LA Times.
“The adult film industry has steadfastly refused to take any steps to protect its workers from diseases spread by blood borne pathogens, resulting in thousands of employees becoming infected with sexually transmitted diseases. Clarification and enhanced enforcement of the rules are called for,” wrote AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein, who created the petition in response to a porn-related HIV outbreak last summer.
Now staff at the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health could be considering creating an advisory committee to amend the law “in order to give greater protection to employees in the adult film industry," according to a report (.pdf).
In 2007, LAist explored the condom issue in a post called The Health of Pornography in LA: Sex is Safer in Nevada Brothels than Porn Sets and earlier this year in County Officials Soft on Issue of Condoms in Adult Films.