State regulators issued nine citations with fines totaling $77,875 Wednesday to the James Deen Productions adult-film studio for allegedly failing to protect performers through the use of condoms, in violation of the state’s blood-borne pathogens standard.
Cal/OSHA officials said the fines stem from a Jan. 12 inspection at a film shoot in Woodland Hills, saying that in addition to the lack of condoms, the producers did not provide vaccines or follow-up exams to performers who may have been exposed to hepatitis B.
Representatives of James Deen Productions, also known as Third Rock Enterprises, could not be reached for immediate comment.
This is interesting, I got a tip last week that as a result of the January inspection James recently moved his shoots to Las Vegas, where he was again confronted by OSHA, this time in Nevada, and there will be a forthcoming fine on that one too. Take note people, moving your shoots to Las Vegas isn’t going to prevent this.