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Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act
Cabinet Order No. 318, August 19, 1972

Amendments:
Cabinet Order No. 331. Oct 20, 2006

Update : 2008.03.25

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from October 1, 1972. However, the provisions listed in the following each item shall come into effect as from the date listed in the said each item:
    • (i) The provisions of item (xiv) to (xix), item (xxii) and item (xxxi) to (xxxiv) of Article 13: January 1, 1973
    • (ii) The provisions of item (iv) and (xxi) of Article 13, item (i) and (iii) of Article 21, item (i) of paragraph (1) of Article 22, 8. of item (3) of Appended Table 3, item (5) (limited to the portion pertaining to the work to cast lead in the processes of manufacturing lead free cutting steel), item (7) (limited to the portion pertaining to the finishing of lead lining) and item (12) (limited to the portion pertaining to the casting of lead, etc.) of Appended Table 4 and 27. of item (2) of Appended Table 8: April 1, 1973
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Manufacturing, etc., of Specified Machines, etc.)
  • (1) The provision of paragraph (1) of Article 37 of the Act shall not apply until December 31, 1972, to a person who has already been engaged in manufacturing the machines listed in item (v) to (vii) of Article 12 at the time this Cabinet Order became effective.
  • (2) The provisions of Article 37 and paragraph (1) of Article 38 (excluding the portion pertaining to an inspection that corresponds to the inspection pursuant to the provision of paragraph (1) of Article 37-3 of the Act on Securing Safety and Optimization of Transaction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas) of the Act shall, for the time being, apply to class-1 pressure vessels subject to the Act on Securing Safety and Optimization of Transaction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (excluding pressure vessels that fall under paragraph (1) of Article 41 of the High Pressure Gas Safety Act) applies.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Machines, etc., that Subject to Fulfill Construction Code or Be Equipped with Safety Devices Prescribed by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare)
  • The provision of Article 42 of the Act shall not apply to machines, etc., listed in the following items:
    • (i) Machines, etc., listed in item (7) of Appended Table 2 of the Act or item (ix) of paragraph (3) of Article 13 of this Cabinet Order and manufactured or imported before April 1, 1973
    • (ii) Machines, etc., listed in item (11) of Appended Table 2 of the Act and machines, etc., listed in item (ii) of paragraph (3) of Article 13 of this Cabinet Order (limited to the body of a grinding machine used for mechanical grinding) and manufactured or imported before July 1, 1971
Article 9-2 (Publication of Names, etc., of Chemical Substances Manufactured or Imported by June 29, 1979)
  • The Minister of Labour shall, as provided for by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour, publish names, etc., of chemical substances manufactured or imported by February 28, 1979 (excluding those manufactured or imported for test and research purposes by the same date) by May 31, 1979; and those manufactured or imported during a period starting on March 1, 1979, and ending on June 29, 1979, (excluding those are identical to chemical substances manufactured or imported by February 28, 1979, for purposes other than test and research and those manufactured or imported during the period starting on March 1, 1979, and ending on June 29, 1979, for test and research purposes) by August 31, 1979. However, this shall not apply to the chemical substances listed in the following each item:
    • (i) Chemical elements
    • (ii) Naturally produced chemical substances
    • (iii) Radioactive substances
Article 11 (Transitional Measures concerning Issuance of a Personal Health Record)
  • The Director of the Prefectural Labour Standard Bureau shall, as provided for by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour, issue to a person who had been engaged in any of the work set forth in Article 23 and left this job before the date of enforcement of this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as the genforcement dateh), and who is not engaged in the said work as of the enforcement date and who fall under the requirements as provided for by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour set forth in paragraph (1) of Article 67 of the Act, a personal health record pertaining to the said work set forth in the same paragraph.
Article 12 (Succession of License, etc.)
  • Inspection certificates, licenses and other documents that certify decisions, proceedings or other actions that are issued pursuant to the provision of the Labour Standards Act (including orders issued based on the Labour Standards Act) prior to the revision by the Act before the enforcement date shall be deemed as inspection certificates, licenses and other documents that certify decisions, proceedings or other actions that are issued pursuant to the relevant provision of the Act (including orders issued based on the Act).
Article 13 (Transitional Measures concerning Skill Training Courses)
  • The skill training courses listed in the following items shall be deemed as the skill training courses set forth in Article 14 or paragraph (1) of Article 61 of the Act respectively:
    • (i) A skill training course that was conducted before the enforcement date and prescribed by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour as that equivalent to a training course set forth in Article 14 or paragraph (1) of Article 61 of the Act
    • (ii) A skill training course that is conducted within one year from the enforcement date pursuant to the provision of Article 76 of the Act and is designated by the Director of the Prefectural Labour Standards Bureau as that equivalent to a training course prescribed in Article 14 or paragraph (1) of Article 61 of the Act
Article 14 (Delegation to the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour)
  • In addition to what is prescribed in this Supplementary Provisions, necessary matters related to the enforcement of the Act and this Cabinet Order in the regions of Okinawa Prefecture and other necessary transitional measures shall be prescribed by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.4 of January 14, 1975)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from April 1, 1975. However, the provisions listed in the following each item shall come into effect as from the date listed in the said each item:
    • (i) The provision revising Article 23 and the provision of Article 8 of the Supplementary Provisions: January 16, 1975
    • (ii) The provision adding one item following item (viii) of Article 6, the provision revising item (xviii) of the same Article, the portion pertaining to items (xxxvi) to (xxxviii) of Article 13 in the provision adding five items to the same Article, the portion pertaining to items (xxiii) and (xxiv) of Article 13 in the provision revising Article 14, the provisions revising Article 15, item (vii) of Article 21, Article 22, Article 8 of the Supplementary Provisions and Appended Table 1 to 8, and the provisions of item (ii) and (iii) of the next Article, the provisions of item (i) of Article 3, items (ii) and (iii) of Article 4 and Article 6 of the Supplementary Provisions: October 1, 1975
    • (iii) The portion pertaining to items (xxxix) and (xl) of Article 13 in the provision adding five items to the same Article, the portion pertaining to item (xxxix) of Article 13 in the provision revising Article 14, and the provisions of item (ii) of Article 3 and item (iv) of Article 4 of the Supplementary Provisions: January 1, 1976
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning an Operations Chief)
  • The employer shall not be required to appoint an operations chief to the work listed in the following items until March 31, 1977.
    • (i) The work listed in item (v)-2 of Article 6 of the revised Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (hereinafter referred to as the gnew Orderh)
    • (ii) The work listed in item (viii)-2 of Article 6 of the new Order
    • (iii) The work listed in item (viii), (xviii), or (xxi) of Article 6 of the new Order (excluding those falling under the work listed in item (viii), (xviii), or (xxi) of Article 6 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act prior to the revision)
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Machines, etc., that Subject to Fulfill Construction Code or Be Equipped withSafety Devices Prescribed by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare)
  • The provision of Article 42 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (hereinafter referred to as the gActh) shall not apply to machines, etc., listed in the following each item and manufactured or imported before the date prescribed in the said each item.
    • (i) Machines, etc., listed in items (xxxvi) to (xxxviii) of Article 13 of the new Order: October 1, 1975
    • (ii) Machines, etc., listed in item (xxxix) or (xl) of Article 13 of the new Order: January 1, 1976
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Examinations)
  • Machine, etc., listed in the following each item and manufactured or imported before the date prescribed in the said each item shall not be required to undergo the examinations prescribed in paragraph (1) of Article 44 of the Act.
    • (i) Machines, etc., listed in item (x) or items (xiv) to (xvi), Article 13 of the new Order: April 1, 1976
    • (ii) Machines, etc., listed in item (xxiii) of Article 13 of the new Order: June 1, 1976
    • (iii) Machines, etc., listed in item (xxiv) of Article 13 of the new Order: October 1, 1976
    • (iv) Machines, etc., listed in item (xxxix) of Article 13 of the new Order: January 1, 1977
Article 6 (Transitional Measures concerning Permission for Manufacturing)
  • The provision of Article 56 of the Act shall not apply to a person who, as of October 1, 1975, has been manufacturing a substance listed in 3. or 6. of item (1) of Appended Table 3 of the new Order or a substance listed in 7. of the same item and relating to 3. or 6. of the same item during the period starting on October 1, 1975, and ending on March 31, 1977. The same shall apply to the case where an application for permission set forth in the same Article was made within said period until approval or disapproval of said application is determined.
Article 8 (Transitional Measures concerning Issuance of a Personal Health Record)
  • The Director of the Prefectural Labour Standard Bureau shall, as provided for by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour, issue to a person who had been engaged in any of the work set forth in items (iv) to (vi) of Article 23 of the new Order and left this job before January 16, 1975, and who is not engaged in the said work as of January 16, 1975, and who fall under the requirements as provided for by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour set forth in paragraph (1) of Article 67 of the Act, a personal health record pertaining to the said work set forth in the same paragraph.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.244 of August 1, 1975)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)

This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from the enforcement date (August 1, 1975) of the Act. However, the provision of Article 8 of the Supplementary Provisions (excluding the portion revising the title of Article 21 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act) shall come into effect as from the enforcement date of the portion adding four items to Article 65 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (Act No.57 of 1972) in the provision of Article 4 of the Supplementary Provisions of the Act.

(Enforcement date = April 30, 1976)

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.1 of January 7, 1976)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from April 1, 1976. However, the provision revising Article 23 and the provision of Article 5 of the Supplementary Provisions shall come into effect as from January 16, 1976.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning an Operations Chief)
  • The employer shall not be required to appoint an operations chief to the work set forth in item (xviii) of Article 6 of the revised Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (hereinafter referred to as the gnew Orderh) that pertaining to a substance listed in 7. of item (1) of Appended Table 3 of the new Order or a substance listed in 8. of the same item and pertaining to a substance listed in 7. of the same item (hereinafter referred to as gbenzotrichloride, etc.h) until September 30, 1977.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Permission for Manufacturing)
  • The provision of Article 56 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (hereinafter referred to as the gActh) shall not apply to a person who, as of April 1, 1976, has been manufacturing benzotrichloride, etc., during the period starting on April 1, 1976, and ending on March 31, 1977. The same shall apply to the case where an application for permission set forth in paragraph (1) of the same Article was made within said period until approval or disapproval of said application is determined.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Labeling of Names, etc.)
  • The provision of Article 57 of the Act shall not apply to benzotrichloride, etc., that exists as of April 1, 1976, until September 30, 1976.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Issuance of a Personal Health Record)
  • The Director of the Prefectural Labour Standard Bureau shall, as provided for by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour, issue to a person who had been engaged in any of the work set forth in item (vii) to (x) of Article 23 of the new Order and left this job before January 16, 1976, and who is not engaged in the said work as of January 16, 1976, and who fall under the requirements as provided for by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour set forth in paragraph (1) of Article 67 of the Act, a personal health record for the said work set forth in the same paragraph.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.20 of February 17, 1976)

  • (1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from February 22, 1976.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.1 of January 7, 1977)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from April 1, 1977. However, the provisions listed in the following each item shall come into effect as from the date prescribed in the said each item:
    • (i) The provision adding one item to Article 13 and the provision of Article 3 of the Supplementary Provisions: October 1, 1977
    • (ii) The provision revising Article 14 and the provision of Article 4 of the Supplementary Provisions: January 1, 1978
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning an Operations Chief)
  • The employer shall not be required to appoint an operations chief to the work listed in item (i) of Article 6 of the revised Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (hereinafter referred to as the gnew Orderh) (excluding the work that falls under the work listed in item (i) of Article 6 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act prior to the revision [hereinafter referred to as the gprevious Orderh]) until March 31, 1979.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Machines that Subject to Fulfill Construction Code or Be Equipped with Safety Devices Prescribed by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare)
  • The provision of Article 42 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (hereinafter referred to as the gActh) shall not apply to machines listed in item (xli) of Article 13 of the new Order and manufactured or imported before October 1, 1977.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Type Examination)
  • Of the machines listed in item (xii) of Article 13 of the new Order, those having a mechanism to prevent danger due to sliding and manufactured or imported before January 1, 1979, shall not be required to undergo the type examination set forth in paragraph (1) of Article 44-2 of the Act.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Prohibition of Manufacturing, etc.)
  • A person who submitted a notification to the Director of the Prefectural Labour Standard Bureau pursuant to the provision of item (i) of paragraph (2) of Article 16 of the previous Order to manufacture, import or use substances listed in each item of paragraph (1) of the same Article for the test and research purposes before April 1, 1977, shall be deemed as having received the approval of the Director of the Prefectural Labour Standard Bureau set forth in item (i) of paragraph (2) of Article 16 of the new Order for manufacturing, import or use of the said substances pertaining to the said notification was submitted.
Article 6 (Transitional Measures concerning Restriction on Engagement)
  • The employer may, notwithstanding the provision of paragraph (1) of Article 61 of the Act, assign a person other than those who is in possession of the qualification prescribed in the same paragraph to the work listed in item (ix) of Article 20 of the new Order (excluding those that fall under the work listed in item (ix) of Article 20 of the previous Order) until March 31, 1979. In this case, the provision of paragraph (2) of Article 61 of the Act shall not apply to the said person.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.307 of November 15, 1977)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from January 1, 1978. However, the provisions listed in the following each item shall come into effect as from the date prescribed in the said each item:
    • (i) The provision revising item (i) of Article 15: April 1, 1978
    • (ii) The provision adding three items to Article 13 and the provision of Article 3 of the Supplementary Provisions: January 1, 1979
    • (iii) The provision adding one paragraph to Article 15: The enforcement date of the provision of Article 1 of the Act Revising a Part of the Industrial Safety and Health Act and the Pneumoconiosis Act (hereinafter referred to as the gRevision Acth) (limited to the portion pertaining to paragraph (2) of Article 45 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act that is part of the provision adding three paragraphs to the same Article).

(Enforcement date = June 30, 1979)

Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning an Operations Chief)
  • The employer shall not be required to appoint an operations chief to the work listed in item (xv)-2 of Article 6 of the revised Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (hereinafter referred to as the gnew Orderh) until December 31, 1979.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Machines, etc., that Subject to Fulfill Construction Code or Be Equipped with Safety Devices Prescribed by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare)
  • The provision of Article 42 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act revised pursuant to the Revision Act (hereinafter referred to as the gnew Acth) shall not apply to machines, etc., listed in item (xlii) to (xliv) of Article 13 of the new Order and manufactured or imported before January 1, 1979.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Examinations)
  • (1) The machines, etc., that are prescribed in Article 14 of the new Order and passed the examinations prescribed in paragraph (1) of Article 44 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act prior to the revision by the Revision Act (hereinafter referred to as the gprevious Acth) shall be deemed as having passed the individual examination prescribed in paragraph (1) of Article 44 of the new Act.
  • (2) The label affixed pursuant to the provision of paragraph (2) of Article 44 of the previous Act to machines, etc., prescribed in Article 14 of the new Order shall be deemed as the label affixed pursuant to the provision of paragraph (3) of Article 44 of the new Act.
Article 5.
  • (1) The machines, etc., that are prescribed in Article 14-2 of the new Order and passed the examinations prescribed in paragraph (1) of Article 44 of the gprevious Act shall be deemed as the types of machines, etc., that passed the type examination prescribed in paragraph (1) of Article 44-2 of the new Act.
  • (2) The labels affixed pursuant to the provision of paragraph (2) of Article 44 of the previous Act to the machines, etc., prescribed in Article 14-2 of the new Order shall be deemed as the labels affixed pursuant to the provision of paragraph (4) of Article 44-2 of the new Act.
Article 6 (Transitional Measures concerning Restriction on Engagement)
  • The employer may, notwithstanding the provision of paragraph (1) of Article 61 of the new Act, assign a person other than those who is in possession of the qualification prescribed in the same paragraph to the work listed in items (xi)-2 and (xii) (excluding the work that falls under the work listed in item (xii) of Article 20 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act prior to the revision), Article 20 of the new Order until December 31, 1978. In this case, the provision of paragraph (2) of Article 61 of the new Act shall not apply to the said person.
Article 7 (Transitional Measures concerning Skill Training Courses)
  • A skill training course that was conducted before the enforcement date of this Cabinet Order and that will be conducted within one year from the enforcement date of this Cabinet Order (limited to those pertaining to the work listed in item (xi)-2 or item (xii) [excluding the work that falls under the work listed in item (xii) of Article 20 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act prior to the revision] of Article 20 of the new Order) and that is designated by the Director of the Prefectural Labour Standard Bureau as that equivalent to a skill training course set forth in paragraph (1) of Article 61 of the new Act shall be deemed as a skill training course set forth in the same paragraph.
Article 8 (Delegation to the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour)
  • In addition to what is provided for in Article 2 upto the preceding Article of the Supplementary Provisions, matters necessary for the enforcement of the provision of Article 44-2 of the new Act and other transitional measures necessary for the enforcement of the provision of Article 1 of the Revision Act (excluding the provision adding three Articles following Article 57 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act and the provision revising paragraph (3) of Article 93 of said Act) shall be prescribed by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.33 of March 10, 1978)

  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from March 31, 1978.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.226 of June 5, 1978)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from September 1, 1978.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning an Operations Chief)
  • The employer shall not be required to appoint an operations chief to the work listed in item (xxii) of Article 6 of the revised Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (hereinafter referred to as the gnew Orderh) until August 31, 1980.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Labeling of Names, etc.)
  • The provision of paragraph (1) of Article 57 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act shall not apply to the substances listed in following items that exist as of the enforcement date of this Cabinet Order until February 28, 1979.
    • (i) The substances listed in item (i)-3, item (ii)-3, item (iii)-2 to (iii)-5, item (v)-2, item (vii)-2, item (vii)-3, item (viii)-2, item (ix)-5, items (xiv)-2 to (xiv)-4, item (xiv)-6, item (xxix)-2 or item (xxxvi)-2 to (xxxvi)-4 of Article 18 of the new Order.
    • (ii) The substances listed in item (xxxix) of Article 18 of the new Order that contain substances listed in the preceding item.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.2 of January 12, 1979)

  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from the enforcement date (June 30, 1979) of part of the Act Revising a Part of the Industrial Safety and Health Act and the Pneumoconiosis Act. However, the provision adding one Article following Article 9 of the Supplementary Provisions shall come into effect as from the day of promulgation.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.31 of March 13, 1979)

  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from October 1, 1979.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.297 of November 14, 1980)

(Date of Enforcement)

  • (1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from the enforcement date (December 2, 1980) of the Act Revising a Part of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (Act No.78 of 1980). However, the provisions listed in the following each item shall come into effect as from the dates prescribed in the said each item:
    • (i) The provision adding one Article following Article 9: June 1, 1981
    • (ii) The provision revising Article 6 (limited to the portion pertaining to item (xv) of the same Article), the provision revising Article 13, the provision adding one table following Appended Table 7, and the provision of the following paragraph: January 1, 1982
    • (iii) The provision revising Article 6 (excluding the portion pertaining to item (xv) of the same Article): June 1, 1983

(Transitional Measures concerning Machines, etc., that Subject to Fulfill Construction Code or Be Equipped with Safety Devices Prescribed by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare)

  • (2) The provision of Article 42 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act shall not apply to machines, etc., listed in revised item (xxii) to (xxii)-4 of Article 13 (excluding the pipe support for concrete form shoring) and manufactured or imported before January 1, 1982.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.124 of April 20, 1982)

  • (1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from July 1, 1982. However, the provision revising item (xxi) of Article 6 shall come into effect as from April 1, 1983.
  • (2) As regards the application of the provision of item (xxi) of Article 6 during the period starting on the enforcement date of this Cabinet Order and ending on March 31, 1983, the term gwaste water, pulp liquid,h gwhich contain or have once containedh and gpools, pipes, covered conduits, manholes, ditches or pitsh in item (ix) of the revised Appended Table 6 shall be deemed to be replaced with gwaste water,h gwhich containh and gcovered conduits, water purification tanks or sewage catch basins,h respectively.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.271 of December 26, 1983)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from February 1, 1984.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Penal Provisions)
  • As regards the application of penal provisions to actions prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.297 of November 12, 1985)

(Date of Enforcement)

  • (1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from the day of promulgation.

(Transitional Measures concerning Penal Provisions)

  • (2) As regards the application of penal provisions to actions prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.54 of March 20, 1987)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from April 1, 1987.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.52 of March 25, 1988)

  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from April 1, 1988.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.343 of December 20, 1988)

(Date of Enforcement)

  • (1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from March 1, 1989. However, the provision revising Article 2 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act shall come into effect as from April 1, 1989.

(Transitional Measures concerning Labeling of Names, etc.)

  • (2) Notwithstanding the provision of Article 18 of the revised Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (hereinafter referred to as the gnew Orderh), as regards the application of the provision of paragraph (1) of Article 57 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act to the substances listed in following items that exist as of the enforcement date of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable until August 31, 1989.
    • (i) The substances listed in item (ii)-3, item (ii)-5, item (ii)-6, item (ix)-5 to (ix)-11, item (xiv)-3, item (xiv)-4, item (xiv)-7, item (xvii)-2, item (xix)-2, item (xxix)-3, item (xxxvi)-3 or item (xxxvi)-4 of Article 18 of the new Order
    • (ii) The substances listed in item (xxxix) of Article 18 of the new Order that contains substances listed in the preceding item

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.253 of August 31, 1990)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from October 1, 1990. However, the provision revising paragraph (2) of Article 15 shall come into effect as from October 1, 1992.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Machines, etc., that Subject to Fulfill Construction Code or Be Equipped with Safety Devices Prescribed by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare)
  • The provision of Article 42 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act shall not apply to machines, etc., listed in item (xxi) of Article 13 of the revised Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (hereinafter referred to as the gnew Orderh) (excluding those that fall under the machines, etc., listed in item (xxi) of Article 13 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act prior to the revision) and items (xlv) and (xlvi) of Article 13 of the new Order that were manufactured in or imported into Japanese territory before October 1, 1991.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Restriction on Engagement)
  • The employer may, notwithstanding the provision of paragraph (1) of Article 61 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act, assign a person other than those who is in possession of the qualification prescribed in the same paragraph to the work listed in items (vi), (vii), (xii), (xiv) and (xv) of Article 20 of the new Order (excluding the work that falls under the work listed in items (vi), (vii) and (xii) of Article 20 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act prior to the revision) until September 30, 1992. In this case, the provision of paragraph (2) of Article 61 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act shall not apply to the said person.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.246 of July 15, 1992)

  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from October 1, 1992. However, the provision of Article 1 revising Article 6 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act shall come into effect as from October 1, 1994.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.9 of January 25, 1995)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from April 1, 1995. However, the provision revising Appended Table 1 and the provision of the next Article shall come into effect as from October 1, 1995.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning an Operations Chief pertaining to Metallic Azide)
  • The employer shall not be required to appoint an operations chief to the work listed in item (viii) of Article 6 of the revised Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (hereinafter referred to as the gnew Orderh) (excluding the work that falls under the work listed in item (viii) of Article 6 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act prior to the revision [hereinafter referred to as the gprevious Orderh]) until March 31, 1997.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Penal Provisions)
  • As regards the application of penal provisions to actions prior to the enforcement date and actions after the enforcement date pertaining to the matters to which the provisions then in force shall remain applicable pursuant to the provision of Article 3 of the Supplementary Provisions, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.60 of March 27, 1996)

  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from the day of promulgation.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.271 of September 13, 1996)

  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from October 1, 1996.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.20 of February 19, 1997)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from April 1, 1997.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.390 of December 11, 1998)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from the day of promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Individual Examination)
  • (1) The boilers listed in (d) of item (iv) of Article 1 after revision that passed inspection at the time of manufacture shall be deemed as having passed the individual examination.
  • (2) The provision of paragraph (6) of Article 44 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act shall not apply to the boilers that are deemed as having passed the individual examination pursuant to the provision of the preceding paragraph.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Penal Provisions)
  • As regards the application of penal provisions to actions prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.16 of January 29, 1999)

  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from April 1, 1999.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.240 of July 28, 1999)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from October 1, 1999.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Individual Examination)
  • (1) The boilers that fall under those listed in item (iv) of Article 1 of the revised Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (hereinafter referred to as the gnew Orderh) (excluding those that fall under the boilers listed in item (iv) of Article 1 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act prior to the revision [hereinafter referred to as the gprevious Orderh]), or the vessels that fall under those listed in item (vi) of Article 1 of the new Order (excluding those that fall under the vessels listed in item (vi) of Article 1 of the previous Order), and that passed inspection at the time of manufacture shall be deemed as having passed the individual examination.
  • (2) The provision of paragraph (6) of Article 44 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act shall not apply to the boilers or vessels that are deemed as having passed the individual examination pursuant to the provision of the preceding paragraph.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Penal Provisions)
  • As regards the application of penal provisions to actions prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.390 of December 3, 1999)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from April 1, 2000.

Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Actions, Applications, etc.)

  • As regards the decision of permission, etc., or other actions (hereinafter referred to as gactions of decision, etc.h) that were made pursuant to the provisions of the Cabinet Order on the Labor Standards Inspection Agencies, the Enforcement Order of the Act concerning Labour Insurance Referee and Labour Insurance Appeal Committee, the Cabinet Order on the Minimum Wage Council, the Enforcement Order of the Act on Disabled Person Employment Promotion, etc., the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act, the Cabinet Order of Fees concerning Industrial Safety and Health Act, the Cabinet Order Revising a Part of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act, the Enforcement Order of the Labour Bank Act, and the Cabinet Order on Partial Delegation of the Authority of the Minister of Labour or the Competent Minister of Relevant Industry Sectors Prescribed in Article 8 to 12 of the Act on Temporary Measures concerning Promotion of Working Hour Reduction prior to the revision before the enforcement of this Cabinet Order; or an application for permission, etc., or other actions (hereinafter referred to as gactions of application, etc.h) that have already been made at the time of the enforcement of this Cabinet Order pursuant to the provisions of these Cabinet Orders prior to the revision; and when the person who is to perform the administrative affairs for these actions differs on the enforcement date of this Cabinet Order; regarding the application of these revised Cabinet Orders on and after the enforcement date of this Cabinet Order, these actions shall be deemed to be actions of decision, etc. or actions of application, etc.,performed or made pursuant to the relevant provisions of these revised Cabinet Orders.
Article 5 (Delegation of Other Transitional Measures to the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour)
  • In addition to what is provided for in this Supplementary Provisions, transitional measures necessary for the enforcement of this Cabinet Order shall be prescribed by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.93 of March 24, 2000)

  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from April 1, 2000.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.309 of June 7, 2000)

(Date of Enforcement)

  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from the enforcement date (January 6, 2001) of the Act Revising a Part of the Cabinet Act (Act No.88 of 1999).

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.438 of September 29, 2000)

  • (1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from October 1, 2000.
  • (2) As regards the application of penal provisions to actions prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.78 of March 28, 2001)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from May 1, 2001.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning an Operations Chief)
  • The employer shall not be required to appoint an operations chief to the work listed in item (xviii) of Article 6 of the revised Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (hereinafter referred to as the gnew Orderh) (excluding the work that falls under the work listed in item (xviii) of Article 6 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act prior to the revision [hereinafter referred to as the gprevious Orderh]) until April 30, 2003.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Labeling of Names, etc.)
  • The provision of paragraph (1) of Article 57 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act shall not apply to the substances listed in following items that exist as of the enforcement date of this Cabinet Order until October 31, 2001.
    • (i) The substance listed in item (iii)-2 of Article 18 of the new Order
    • (ii) The material prescribed in item (xxxix) of Article 18 of the new Order that contains the substances listed in the preceding item
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Measurements of the Working Environment)
  • The employer shall not be required to carry out measurement of working environments as regards the workshops listed in item (vii) of Article 21 of the new Order (excluding those that fall under the workshops listed in item (vii) of Article 21 of the previous Order) until April 30, 2002.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.457 of October 16, 2003)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from October 1, 2004.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.533 of December 19, 2003)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from the enforcement date (March 31, 2004) of the Act on the Establishment of Acts Relevant to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for Promotion of the Public Corporation Reform (hereinafter referred to as the gActh).
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Revising a Part of the Industrial Safety and Health Act)
  • As regards the preparation and submission to the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare or the Director of the Prefectural Labour Bureau of business reports and account settlement statements for the business year in which the enforcement date of the provision of Article 4 of the Act is included and that are to be prepared by the person already designated at the time of the enforcement of the provision of Article 4 of the Act pursuant to the provision of Article 14, item (i) of paragraph (1) of Article 38, paragraph (2) of Article 41, paragraph (1) of Article 44, paragraph (1) of Article 44-2, paragraph (1) of Article 61 or paragraph (3) of Article 75 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (Act No.57 of 1972) prior to the revision by the provision of Article 4 of the Act, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.535 of December 19, 2003)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from the enforcement date (April 1, 2005) of the Act Revising a Part of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act and the Bleeding and Blood Donor Supply Service Control Act.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.2 of January 5, 2006)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from the enforcement date (April 1, 2006) of the Revision Act.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Penal Provisions)
  • As regards the application of penal provisions to actions prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order and actions after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order pertaining to the subsidy for the reduction of working hours to which the provisions then in force shall remain applicable pursuant to the provision of the preceding Article, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Excerpt of Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.257 of August 2, 2006)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from September 1, 2006.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures)
  • (1) As regards of asbestos or preparations or other substances containing asbestos exceeding 0.1 % of their weight (hereinafter referred to as gasbestos, etc.h in this Article), those corresponding to the classification of asbestos, etc., listed in the following each item, were manufactured or imported before the date prescribed in the said each item (excluding the existing samples for asbestos analysis prescribed in the next paragraph) and that were used as of the enforcement date of this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as the gexisting products containing asbestosh), the provision of Article 55 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act (hereinafter referred to as the gActh) shall not apply during the period in which the existing products containing asbestos are continuously used after the enforcement date:
    • (i) Amosite, crocidolite or preparations or other substances containing amosite or crocidolite exceeding 1 % of their weight: April 1, 1995
    • (ii) Of Products listed in Appended Table 8-2 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act prior to the revision by this Cabinet Order containing asbestos (excluding amosite and crocidolite; hereinafter the same shall apply in this item), those containing asbestoes exceeding 1 % of their weight: October 1, 2004
    • (iii) Asbestos, etc., other than those listed in the preceding two items: the enforcement date of this Cabinet Order
  • (2) The provision of Article 55 of the Act shall not apply to asbestos, etc., listed in item (i) or (iii) of the preceding paragraph and corresponding to the classification listed in the said each item, and were manufactured or imported before the date listed in the said each item, and listed in the following items (hereinafter referred to as the gexisting samples for asbestos analysish):
    • (i) A substance used as a sample for asbestos analysis
    • (ii) Asbestos used as a material or ingredient of the substance listed in the preceding item
  • (3) A person who has been manufacturing or using the substance listed in item (iii) of paragraph (1) (excluding the existing samples for asbestos analysis) for test and research purposes as of the enforcement date of this Cabinet Order may continue to manufacture or use the substance for test and research purposes until November 30, 2006, even in case the substance does not fall under the requirements set forth in paragraph (2) of Article 16 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act.
Article 3
  • The provision of Article 55 of the Act shall not apply to the substances listed in following items (excluding those that fall under the existing products containing asbestos; hereinafter referred to as the gproducts, etc. exempted from applicationh in paragraph (2) of the next Article) for the time being:
    • (i) A gasket containing asbestos (excluding amosite or crocidolite; the same shall apply hereinafter in this Article) that was made from asbestos based joint sheet gasket and falling under any of the followings:
      • (a) Those used for joint parts (limited to those for handling fluid whose temperature is 100Zor more or whose gauge pressure is 3 MPa or more) of equipment (including piping; the same shall apply hereinafter) installed in a facility in Japanese territory for use in the chemical industry that exists at the time of the enforcement of this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as an gexisting chemical industry facilitiesh)
      • (b) Those used for joint parts of equipment in an existing chemical industry facilities and have a diameter of 1,500 mm or more (excluding those listed in (a))
      • (c) Those used for joint parts (limited to those for handling blast-furnace gas or coke-oven gas whose temperature is 250Zor more) of equipment installed in a facility in Japanese territory for use in the iron and steel industry that exist at the time of the enforcement of this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as an gexisting iron and steel industry facilitiesh)
      • (d) Those used for joint parts (limited to those for handling sulfuric acid gas or sulfurous acid gas whose temperature is 450Zor more) of equipment installed in an existing iron and steel industry facilities or a facility in Japanese territory for use in the non-ferrous metal industry that exist at the time of the enforcement of this Cabinet Order
      • (e) Those used in a submarine (limited to those manufactured in Japanese territory)
    • (ii) A spiral gasket containing asbestos used for joint parts (limited to those for handling fluid whose temperature is 400Zor more or fluid of the substances listed in followings whose temperature is 300Zor more and less than 400Z) of equipment in an existing chemical industry facilities.
      • (a) A substance whose hydrogen ion concentration index is 2.0 or less or 11.5 or more
      • (b) Metallic sodium
      • (c) Yellow phosphorus
      • (d) Red phosphorus
      • (e) Nitrous acid and its salt
      • (f) Chromic acid and its salt
      • (g) Nitric acid and its salt
      • (h) Sulfuric acid and its salt
      • (i) Hydrogen chloride gas
      • (j) Chlorine gas
      • (k) Hydrogen fluoride gas
      • (l) Fluorine gas
      • (m) Iodine gas
    • (iii) A metal-jacketed gasket containing asbestos used for joint parts (limited to those for handling heated air whose temperature is 1,000Zor more supplied from a hot-blast stove to a blast furnace) of equipment in an existing iron and steel industry facilities.
    • (iv) A gland packing containing asbestos that falls under any of the following conditions:
      • (a) Those used for joint parts (limited to those for handling fluid whose temperature is 400Zor more or fluid of the substances listed below whose temperature is 300Zor more and less than 400Z) of equipment in an existing chemical industry facilities.
        • 1. Nitrous acid and its salt
        • 2. Chromic acid and its salt
        • 3. Nitric acid and its salt
        • 4. Sulfuric acid and its salt
      • (b) Those used for joint parts (limited to those for handling converter gas or coke-oven gas whose temperature is 500Zor more) of equipment in an existing iron and steel industry facilities.
      • (c) Those used in a submarine (limited to those manufactured in Japanese territory)
    • (v) Heat insulating materials containing asbestos (limited to those used for a missile manufactured in Japanese territory)
    • (vi) Asbestos or preparations or other substances containing asbestos that are used as material or ingredient of the substances listed in the preceding each item.
Article 4
  • (1) As regards the application of the provisions of Articles 57 and 57-2 of the Act to the existing products containing asbestos and existing samples for asbestos analysis, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.
  • (2) As regards the products, etc., exempted from application, the provisions of item (xxiii) of Article 6, Article 18, item (vii) of Article 21, item (iii) of paragraph (1) of Article 22 and Appended Table 9 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act prior to the revision by this Cabinet Order shall remain in force.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Penal Provisions)
  • As regards the application of penal provisions to actions prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order and actions after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order that fall under cases where the provisions then in force shall remain applicable pursuant to the provision of paragraph (1) of the preceding Article and where the relevant provisions shall remain in force pursuant to the provision of paragraph (2) of the same Article, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions (Cabinet Order No.331 of October 20, 2006)

Article 1 (Date of Enforcement)
  • This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as from December 1, 2006.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Labeling of Names, etc.)
  • The provision of paragraph (1) of Article 57 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act shall not apply to the substances listed in the following items that exist at the time of the enforcement of this Cabinet Order until May 31, 2007.
    • (i) The substances listed in item (ii)-5, item (vi)-2, item (x)-2, item (xvi)-2, item (xxv)-2, item (xxv)-3, item (xxviii)-2 or item (xxix)-2 of Article 18 of the Enforcement Order of the Industrial Safety and Health Act revised by this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as the gnew Orderh)
    • (ii) The substances listed in item (xxxix) of Article 18 of the new Order containing the substances listed in the preceding item
    • (iii) The substances listed in item (xl) of Article 18 of the new Order
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Notification of Names, etc.)
  • The provision of paragraph (1) of Article 57-2 of the Industrial Safety and Health Act shall not apply to the substances listed in the following items that exist at the time of the enforcement of this Cabinet Order until May 31, 2007.
    • (i) The substances listed in item (200), item (308) or item (424) of Appended Table 9 of the new Order
    • (ii) The substances listed in item (634) of Appended Table 9 of the new Order containing the substances listed in the preceding item
    • (iii) The substances listed in item (635) of Appended Table 9 of the new Order
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