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Name: Law concerning the Promotion of Safety and Health of Construction Workers (Law No. 111 of 16 December 2016).
Country: Japan
Subject(s): Protection in certain sectors of economic activity; Construction workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2016-12-16
Entry into force:
ISN: JPN-2016-L-103899
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line House of Councilors, The National Diet of Japan, Japan PDF of Law in Japanese PDF of Law in Japanese (consulted on 2017-03-16)
Abstract/Citation: This Law applies to construction workers as well as as those who work on construction sites as independent contractors (“Hitori Oyakata”), and includes a provision (Article 3) calling for the realization of OSH for construction workers including through appropriate service contracts in terms of fees and deadlines. The competent authorities for the implementation, plan of action etc. of the Law are the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLITT).

Chapter I - General Provisions (Article 1 - Article 7)
Chapter 2- Basic Plan etc. (Article 8, Article 9)
Chapter 3 - Basic Measures (Article 10 - Article 14)
Chapter 4 - Promotion of Safety and Health of Construction Workers Promotion Council (Article 15)
Supplementary provisions

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