Law on Prevention and Control of Occupational Diseases

  The preliminary assessment report on the occupational disease hazards shall include the assessment of the occupational hazard factors that the construction project may produce and of the effects that such factors may have on the workplace and the workers' health, the defined category of the hazards and the measures to be taken for prevention of occupational diseases.

  The catalogue of the categories of occupational disease hazards shall be prepared, and the measures for their control on the basis of the categories shall be formulated, by the public health administration department under the State Council.

  Article 16 The expenditure entailed by the facilities included in a construction project, for prevention of occupational diseases shall be incorporated into the budget of the project, and the facilities shall be designed, built and put into operation and use simultaneously with the main body of the construction project.

  For construction projects that produce serious occupational disease hazards, the design of the protective facilities shall be subject to examination by the public health administration department. Only when the design conforms to the national norm for occupational health and meet the requirements for occupational health, construction can be started.

  Before the construction project is completed for inspection and acceptance, the construction unit shall assess the effect of the control of occupational disease hazards when the project is completed and ready for inspection and acceptance, the facilities for prevention of occupational diseases may be put into formal operation and use only after they pass the inspection by the public health administration department.

  Article 17 Preliminary assessment of occupational disease hazards and of the effect of the control of such hazards shall be conducted by the occupational health technical service that is set up in accordance with law and is authenticated as qualified by the public health administration department of the people's governments at or above the provincial level. The assessment made by the said institution shall be objective and truthful.

  Article 18 The State exercises special control over operations exposes to radioactive and highly toxic hazards. The specific control measures shall be formulated by the State Council.

  Chapter III

  Prevention and Control in the Course of Work

  Article 19 The employer shall take the following measures for prevention and control of occupational disease:

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  Source: ACFTU  2014-08-26

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