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Industrial Safety and Health Law
Law No. 57 of June 8, 1972

Latest Amendments:
Law No. 25 of May 31, 2006

In Japanese

Chapter IX. Safety and Health Improvement Plan, etc.

Section 1. Safety and Health Improvement Plan

Article 78. (Instructions, etc. for the Formulation of Safety and health improvement plan)
  • (1) Where it is deemed necessary in respect to equipment and other matters at the workplace to take comprehensive improvement measures for the prevention of industrial accidents, the Director of the Prefectural Labor Bureau may instruct the employer, as provided for by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, to prepare an improvement plan concerning safety and health in the said workplace (hereinafter referred to as “safety and health improvement plan”).
  • (2) The employer shall, where he intends to formulate a safety and health improvement plan, hear the opinion of the trade union where there is a trade union composed of a majority of the workers at the said workplace, or the opinion of those representing a majority of the workers where there is not such a trade union.
Article 79. (Observance of the Safety and Health Improvement Plan)
  • The employer referred to in paragraph (1) of the preceding Article and the workers employed by him/her shall observe the safety and health improvement plan.
Article 80. (Safety and Health Consultation)
  • The Director of the Prefectural Labor Bureau may, in the case of having given the instruction pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (1) of Article 78 when finding that professional advice is necessary, recommend the said employer to accept diagnosis regarding safety or health by an industrial safety consultant or industrial health consultant, and further to hear the opinion of those professionals on preparation of a safety and health improvement plan.