An act to provide for the notification of accidents and occupational diseases.
|Occupational Diseases:||Pneumoconioses caused by sclerogenic mineral dust (silicosis, anthracosilicosis, asbestosis) and silico-tuberculosis, if silicosis is an essential factor in causing the resultant incapacity or death.|
|Bronchopulmonary diseases caused by hardmetal dust.|
|Bronchopulmonary diseases caused by cotton dust (byssinosis) or flax, hemp or sisal dust.|
|Occupational asthma caused by sensitizing agents or irritants both recognized in this regard and inherent in the work process.|
|Extrinsic allergic alveolitistic and its sequelae caused by the inhalation of organic dusts, as may be prescribed under any enactment.|
|Diseases caused by beryllium or its toxic compounds.|
|Diseases caused by cadmium or its toxic compounds.|
|Diseases caused by phosphorus or its toxic compounds.|
|Diseases caused by chromium or its toxic compounds.|
|Diseases caused by manganese or its toxic compounds.|
|Diseases caused by arsenic or its toxic compounds.|
|Diseases caused by mercury or its toxic compounds.|
|Diseases caused by lead or its toxic compounds.|
|Diseases caused by fluorine or its toxic compounds.|
|Diseases caused by carbon disulfide.|
|Diseases caused by the toxic halogen derivatives of aliphatic or aromatic hydro-carbons.|
|Diseases caused by benzene or its toxic homologues.|
|Diseases caused by toxic nitro- and amino-derivatives of benzene or its homologues.|
|Diseases caused by nitroglycerin or other nitric acid esters.|
|Diseases caused by alcohols, glycols or ketones.|
|Diseases caused by asphyxiants: carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide or its toxic derivatives, hydrogen sulfide.|
|Hearing impairment caused by noise.|
|Diseases caused by vibration (disorders of muscles, tendons, bones, joints, peripheral blood vessels or peripheral nerves).|
|Diseases caused by work in compressed air.|
|Diseases caused by ionizing radiations.|
|Skin diseases caused by physical, chemical or biological agents not included under other items.|
|Primary epitheliomatous cancer of the skin caused by tar, pitch, bitumen, mineral oil, anthracene, or the compounds, products or residues of these substances.|
|Lung cancer or mesotheliomas caused by asbestos.|
|Infectious or parasitic diseases contracted in an occupation where there is a particular risk of contamination.|
- Written notice of an accident at work must to be sent to the Chief Labour Officer in the prescribed form below if:
- It causes loss of life or
- Causes the worker to be away from work for more than 3 days.
- Where the disablement subsequently results in death, notice in writing is sent to the Chief Labour Officer.
- A book shall be kept by the employer for recording accidents.
- Every medical practitioner attending a patient whom he believes to be suffering from any occupational disease contracted in the course of employment shall, forthwith send to the Chief Labour Officer a notification letter stating:
- the name and address of both the employer and the employee
- the disease from which in the opinion of the medical practitioner the patient is suffering.
- Any employer who has reasonable grounds for believing that a case of occupational disease has occurred among workers employed, shall forthwith send written notice of such case to the Chief Labour Officer in the prescribed form below.