Pneumoconiosis is among the most frequently reported occupational diseases, especially common in developing countries. China, with a large workforce and going through fast industrialization, is faced with more serious challenge of fighting pneumoconiosis than other countries.
For many years, the Chinese government and social partners have battled with this dangerous occupational disease. In 2019, the government adopted a National Action Plan on Prevention and Control of Pneumoconiosis, which put forward strong and detailed measures on prevention of pneumoconiosis and supporting workers who have developed this disease. The ILO, in collaboration with the National Health Commission, has organized capacity building programme on prevention of pneumoconiosis to support key national stakeholders to implement this action plan.
It is essential that workers and employers have adequate knowledge of what is pneumoconiosis and how to prevent it. Everyone can contribute to the spread of the knowledge."Changhee Lee, Director of the ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia
Pneumoconiosis is a very serious occupational disease, but it can be prevented! Employers must ensure safety and health at the work. Workers need to know their legal rights and how to protect their occupational health."Wang Baoqiang
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