The new OSHA rules make it pretty clear that producers are going to be responsible for paying for talents tests. It has long been questioned how this could be done fairly since talent works for multiple producers. LATATA has floated an 20 dollar additional stipend paid directly to the performer every time they shoot and this is a good start it does add up, particularly for the more active performers but it would take about 20 shoots a month to add up to enough to cover the monthly costs of testing. few performers, if any are working that much, and the law is pretty specific about employers paying for testing, it doesn’t say they have to pay for some of it, it says ALL of it.
Now ideally Porn Valley would be an honest and responsible lot and every time a company shoots they would call or email or login to a centralized tracking database (NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE FSC) and they would log the performer names they are shooting that day and at the end of the month each company would be sent a bill for their share of the testing. I think we all see the problem with this scenario Porn Valley, by and large is anything but honest.
Maybe the Agents could do it though, few performers anymore represent themselves and it actually does help the agents and the industry in the event of the all too common STD outbreaks, it certainly makes it easier to compile a list of exposures.
On the flip side every layer of complexity added to the system increases the likelihood of performers and producers going rogue and circumventing the system. It also opens the door to producers enticing talent to circumvent the system through monetary means or through promises of more work, Porn as a whole simply isn’t honest enough for a system like this to work.
Id love to hear from anyone who thinks they might have a viable solution.