Cal Gov Code 8574.3
Workers' Compensation: Oil Spill Volunteer
When an oil spill has occurred, state agencies can utilize volunteers to implement and follow through with a plan for the clean up. These volunteers will be considered state employees for the purposes of workers' compensation.
Use of volunteer workers; Workers' Compensation
State agencies granted authority to implement a plan adopted under this article may use volunteer workers. The volunteers shall be deemed employees of the state for the purpose of workers' compensation under Article 2 (commencing with Section 3350) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 4 of the Labor Code. Any payments for workers' compensation under this section shall be made from the account specified in Section 8574.4.