Law on Prevention and Control of Occupational Diseases

Article 11 The national norms for occupational health related to prevention and control of occupational diseases shall be formulated and published by the public health administration department under the State Council.

Article 12 All units and individuals shall have the right to inform and lodge complaints against any violations of this Law.

The units and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to prevention and control of occupational diseases shall be rewarded.

Chapter II

Preliminary Prevention

Article 13 The workplace, set up by the employer, where occupational disease hazards are produced shall, apart from fulfilling the conditions specified by laws and administrative regulations, meet the following requirements for occupational health:

(1) The strength or concentration of the factors of occupational disease hazards shall meet the national norms for occupational health;

(2) There are facilities commensurate with the prevention of occupational disease hazards;

(3) The production processes are arranged rationally and in conformity with the principle of separation the harmful from non-harmful processes;

(4) There are supporting health facilities such as locker rooms, bathrooms and a lounge for pregnant women workers;

(5) The equipment, tools, apparatus and other facilities meet the requirements for protecting workers' physiological and psychological health; and

(6) The workplace meets the other requirements specified by laws administrative regulations and the public health administration department under the State Council regarding the protection of worker's health.

Article 14 A report system for projects entailing occupational disease hazards shall be established in the public health administration departments.

The employer that has projects entailing occupational disease hazards included in the published catalogue of occupational diseases shall make a timely and truthful report to the public health administration department for supervision.

The specific measures for report on projects entailing occupational disease hazards shall be formulated by the public health administration department under the State Council.

  Article 15 For construction projects, including projects to be constructed, expanded and reconstructed, and projects for technical updating and introduction, which may produce occupational disease hazards, the unit responsible for a construction project shall, during the period of feasibility study, submit to the public health administration department a preliminary assessment report on the hazards. The said department shall, within 30 days from the date the report is received, make a decision upon examination and inform the unit of the decision in writing. Where a unit fails to submit such a report to or obtain approval by the public health administration department after examination of the report, the authority concerned may not grant approval to the construction project.

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  Source: ACFTU  2014-08-26

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