Law on Prevention and Control of Occupational Diseases

The administrative departments for occupational security under the State Council and the local people's governments at or above the country level shall conduct strict supervision and control of social insurance on industrial injuries, in order to ensure that the workers receive social insurance for industrial injuries.

Article 7 The State encourages research in development, popularization and employment of new technologies, new techniques and new materials which are conducive to prevention and control of occupational disease and to protection of the workers' health, and basic research in pathogenic mechanism and etiologic rules of occupational diseases with redoubled efforts, in order to raise the scientific and technical level in prevention and control of occupational diseases; actively adopts the technologies, techniques and materials that are effective for prevention and control of occupational diseases and restrict the use of or eliminate the technologies, techniques and materials that entail serious occupational disease hazards.

Article 8 The State applies a supervision system for occupational health.

The administrative department for public health under State Council shall be responsible for unified supervision over prevention and control of occupational diseases throughout the country. The relevant departments under the State Council shall, within the limits of their respective duties, be responsible for supervision related to prevention and control of occupational diseases.

The public health administration departments of the local people's governments at or above the country level shall, within their own administrative areas, be responsible for supervision over prevention and control of occupational diseases. The relevant departments of the said governments shall, within the limits of their respective duties, be responsible for supervision related to the same.

Article 9 The State Council and the local people's governments at or above the country level shall formulated plans for prevention and control of occupational diseases, incorporate them into the national economic and social development plans and make arrangements for their implementation.

The people's governments of townships, nationality townships and towns shall conscientiously implement this Law and support the public health administration departments in performing their duties in accordance with law.

Article 10 The public health administration departments and the relevant departments of the people's governments at or above the county level shall redouble their efforts in publicizing importance of prevention and control of occupational diseases and disseminate knowledge about such prevention and control, in order to enhance the employer's awareness of the need to prevent and control occupational diseases, as well as the workers' awareness of the need to protect their own health.

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  Source: ACFTU  2014-08-26

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