By Jiang Junlu  Wang Shiyu King&Wood Mallesons’ Labor Goup

jiang_junluChen Yang is about  20 years old from Northeast China, and he had worked at Shanxi Star Coal Mine for five years for underground hauling since February 2008. In June 2013, Chen got a job in Tiancheng Company in Shanghai doing a similar hauling work, which however did not expose to dust. Tiancheng company did not conduct pre-employment health check at the time of employment. In September 2013, he was transferred by Tiancheng to a stucco decorative job which exposed him to a small amount of dust. In November 2013, he felt sick with  tight chest and coughed heavily, and was diagnosed as “third stage of CWP (coal worker’s pneumoconiosis)” with “lung abnormalities and a large shadow in the left lung”.
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The Decision to Amend the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Prevention and Treatment of Occupational Diseases was adopted by the Standing Committee of the 11th National People’ s Congress on December 31st, 2011. The amended Law of the People’s Republic of China on Prevention and Treatment of Occupational Diseases (hereinafter "Law") came into force on the same day.

In order to protect the rights and interests of patients with occupational diseases, the Law makes diagnosis and appraisal of occupational diseases more practicable. For instance, if an occupational disease diagnosis or appraisal institution deems necessary to investigate the hazardous factors that may result in occupational diseases in the workplace, the institution may conduct an on-site investigation itself, or request the administrative departments of work safety supervision to so investigate. Upon the request, the administrative departments shall make an on-site investigation within 10 days. And employers shall not refuse or hinder the foresaid investigations.

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2011年12月31日,十一届全国人民代表大会常务委员会表决通过了修改《中华人民共和国职业病防治法》的决定。修订后的《中华人民共和国职业病防治法》(以下简称“新《职业病防治法》”)已于同日起施行。

为保障职业病病人的权益,新《职业病防治法》加强了职业病诊断、鉴定的可操作性,规定当职业病诊断、鉴定机构认为需要了解工作场所职业病危害因素情况时,可以对工作场所进行现场调查,也可以向安全生产监督管理部门提出,安全生产监督管理部门应当在十日内组织现场调查,用人单位不得拒绝、阻挠。

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