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Subjects of post ban asbestos in Japan. Sawada Shinichiro BANJAN. Viewpoint s of control against asbestos health damage. ① Reduction and ban of the asbestos application ② Relief and compensation for the asbestos victims ③ Prevention of the existing asbestos. Process to put the ban.

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viewpoint s of control against asbestos health damage
Viewpoint s of control against asbestos health damage

① Reduction and banof the asbestos application

② Relief and compensation for the asbestos victims

③ Prevention of the existing asbestos

slide3

Process to put the ban

Mar, 2012 Putting a ban without exception

(Ban on production and use of asbestos and currency of asbestos products)

Sep, 2006 Putting a ban with exception

(eg: Gasket for chemical industry, Packing for submarine boat)

Oct, 2004 Prohibited in principle

(Ban of production and use of asbestos and currency of a product that includes morethan1%

asbestos against a total weight of the product other than crocidolite and amosite )

1995Ban of production and use of asbestos

and currency of crocidolite and amosite

1975 Prohibited sprayed asbestos in principle

increasing malignant mesothelioma in japan
Increasing malignant mesothelioma in Japan

People

Increasing until 2030?

1400 people

Putting a ban without exception

Prohibited in principle

Putting a ban with exception

Year

change of number of compensation and relief of mesothelioma and lung cancer
Change of number of compensation and relief of mesothelioma and lung cancer

Number of malignant mesothelioma deaths

Number of relief and compensation of

malignant mesothelioma

Number of relief and compensation of

asbestos lung cancer

roll back the collection fee on the relief foundation
Roll-back the collection fee on the relief foundation

Including related asbestos and non-related asbestos company.

The subject of roll-backing of collection fee

Big asbestos related four company

Local public body

Fund of about 5 %

Gov

Fund of

about 50 %

AllJapanese

employers

Fund of about 40 %

Special employers

Fund of about 2%

Workers’

compensation

Fund of Act on Asbestos Health Damage Relief

Worker victims

Non-workers’ victims or survivor’s

isn t an exposure history important
Isn’t an exposure history important ?

A lot of chrysotile exposure

but …

Over 10 years’

asbestos exposure

※Except for high level exposure

eg) Textile, Cement production,

Air-born

Over 5000

asbestos bodies in lungs

※Dry lung tissue (/g dry)

※Including chrysotile

problem related relief of lung cancer victims
Problem related relief of lung cancer victims

Relief and compensation standard for lung cancer accreditation

Exposure history <One side of the medical observation

・Decrease of the number of relief for lung cancer victims

・2 high courts ordered the authority to repeal

the judgment on workers’ compensation

Need to revise the standard for accreditation

- Active utilization of exposure history

rare occupational injury
Rare occupational injury
  • Health professionals
  • -The first worker’s compensation for a former nurse was approved in 2012
  • -Japan Nursing Association called the participants attention
  • for asbestos disease
  • The second case was approved in 2013
  • On asbestos relief law, 8 people of mesothelioma and 2 people of
  • lung cancer, who were former nurses and midwives, public health nurse,
  • were approved from 2005 to 2011
  • Schoolteachers
  • -Only 1 schoolteacher was approved by Fund for Local Government
  • Employees’ Accident Compensation
  • -On asbestos relief law, 56 people of mesothelioma and 2 people of
  • lung cancer were approved
detection of new environmental injury in new region
Detection of new environmental injury in new region

Many factories related Asbestos were concentrated in

Osaka city, Osaka PREF

-Nishinari area, Osaka City

compensation system for dockworkers
Compensation system for dockworkers’
  • Private relief system for dockworkers’ based on fund
  • In June 2013, The Japan Harbor Transportation Association founded private
  • asbestos fund

Demand of compensation

Victim or family

Harbor

transportation inc

Negotiation

Agreement and payment

Giving for the sake of support from the founds

Asbestos fund

  • In August 2013, There was a first agreement during bereaved family and
  • company
  • The company paid ¥25,000,000 (about $250,000) to the bereaved family
  • 117 former dockworkers’ approved to workers’ compensation
court of waiting judgments from supreme court in japan
Court of waiting judgments from supreme court in Japan

Referred back to Osaka high court in this summer

asbestos scatter incident in high school
Asbestos scatter incident in high school

Press report

Field high school

movement of prevention of health injury from stock asbestos
Movement of Prevention of health injury from stock asbestos

Air Pollution Control Act and discussion of amendment against demolish work

Preliminary surveyor

Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry counseled a utilization of asbestos consultant.

Asbestos consultant system was established by members of the Japanese Association of

Asbestos-related Corporations.