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  1. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law concerning the Promotion of Safety and Health of Construction Workers (Law No. 111 of 16 December 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 2017-03-16 | JPN-2016-L-103899

    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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