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1 Asbestos Campaign: Update on the Recent Developments for ANROAV 7 Meeting FURUYA Sugio Secretary General JOSHRC: Occupational Safety and Health Resource Center BANJAN: Ban Asbestos Network Silent Time Bomb Asbestos is a proven carcinogen. is called Killer Dust or Silent Time Bomb. can cause deadly diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis which have long latency periods. is killing, people every year all over the world (ILO). Asbestos disease may be still invisible for many Asian countries, but is an avoidable burden. So urgent action is needed! 987 BANJAN: Ban Asbestos Network A coalition of trade unions, citizens groups, OSH campaigners and interesting individuals, established in 987 GAC: Global Asbestos Congress September,, Osasco, Brazil - ANROAV I have been posing asbestos issues since in ANROAV annual meetings. GAC4: Global Asbestos Congress 9- November, 4 Waseda University, Tokyo, Collegium Ramazzini Statement On the Tokyo Declaration Banning Asbestos The declaration serves as a beacon to nations around the world. bin/abstract/5798/abstract Progresses after GAC4 Global Trade Union Campaign since November 4 ILO Resolution concerning Asbestos, June 4, 6 /pr-.pdf WHO Policy Paper: Elimination of Asbestos-related Diseases, September (draft) -> > October 6 occupational_health/publications/ asbestosrelateddiseases.pdf. ISSA Brochure Asbestos: towards a worldwide ban first published in 6

2 ILO Resolution concerning Asbestos 4 June, 6 The elimination of the future use of asbestos and the identification and proper management of asbestos currently in place are the most effective means to protect workers from asbestos exposure and to prevent future asbestos-related diseases and deaths; and The Asbestos Convention, 986 (No. 6) should not be used to provide a justification for, or endorsement of, the continued use of asbestos. ilc95/pdf/pr-.pdf WHO Policy Paper: Elimination of Asbestos-related Diseases September (Draft) -> > October,, 6 Recognize that the most efficient way to eliminate asbestos-related disease is to stop the use of all types of asbestos; Provide information about solutions for replacing asbestos with safer substitutes and developing economic and technological mechanisms to stimulate its replacement; Take measures to prevent exposure to asbestos in place and during asbestos removal; Improve early diagnosis, treatment, social and medical rehabilitation of asbestos-related diseases and establish registers of people with past and/or current exposures teddiseases.pdf ISSA brochure Asbestos: towards a worldwide ban first published in 6 and now available on its website International Social Security Association 4 Beijing Declaration on Asbestos 6 brochure 7 Moscow st World Social Security Forum Asbestos Session 8 Asbestos Campaign? 6 Asian Asbestos Congress July, 6, Bangkok, 6 n Asbestos Conference 3 December, 6, Delhi, 6 South Asia Asbestos Workshop December, 6, Chittagong, Bangradesh September, 4, Delhi,

3 will go toward a Total Ban on Asbestos Asbestos Victims Group in January, 7, Baroda, 7 - Joint Symposium for Seeking Common Solutions on Asbestos Issues May, 7, Seoul, n Comprehensive Measurements to manage Asbestos Issues 3 July, 7, established by relevant 5 ministries Total safety managements of asbestos from import and production to disposal - Total ban since January, 9 - Establishing Asbestos Safety Management Scheme Improving relevant laws and regulations and establishing infrastructures - Introducing report system of asbestos survey by specialist before building demolition work - License for demolition and removal work 3 Environmental regulations, investigation and policy- making for asbestos-related diseases - Control standards for no occupational environment - National action guidelines to avoid exposure - Monitoring system for mesothelioma - Preparation of compensation for no occupational cases On December 3, 5, EPA announced that the use of asbestos in manufacturing plates, pipes, cements, fiber reinforced cement plates would be prohibited since January, 8. Following Canadian objection, EPA held the workshop. may move forward to a total ban 7 Chrisotile Workshop 6 June, 7, Taipei, 8 Asbestos Conference? Initial plan to hold it in September 7 was postponed, but MoNRE,, MOH and MOL are supporting 6 March, 7, Thanh Nien news Jan.-Mar.?, 8, Hanoi, 3

4 6 summer, a ese campaigner visited Dayao and Yanyuan,, Asbestos - Crocidolite Areas in Dayao and Yanyuan, Photos of Chinese crocidolite areas from a video by the Western Medical University, 99 Towards Next GAC When and where is the next GAC? What can we get until that time? GAC : Osasco, Brazil GAC4 : Tokyo GAC? :? ese Situation: years after Kubota Shock and year after the enforcement of New Relief Law for ANROAV 7 Meeting Total Compensated Cases of Occupational Diseases by Workers Compensation Insurance Compensated Cases of Occupational Cancers by Workers Compensation Insurance Other Diseases Other Diseases due to Accidents Accute Low Back Pain 7 6 Other Occupational Cancers Asbestos-relate Cancers (Meso+LC)

5 Compensated Cases of Major Occupational Diseases by Workers Compensation Insurance 5 4 Pneumoconiosis and 3 its Complications Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Mortality Vibration Diseases 9 Asbestos-related 8 Lung Cancer Upper Limb Disorders Heart and Brain Diseases Chemical Diseases 3 (other than cancers) Infectious Diseases Mental Diseases Real Extent of Asbestos Victims Direct Occupational Exposure: : Workers and Self-employed employed Workers Indirect Occupational Exposure: : Workers and Self-employed employed Workers Domestic Exposure: Families/Relatives of Exposed Workers Neighborhood Exposure: : Residents lived near asbestos plant, mine, etc. Environmental Exposure: : the Public, from building, car, etc. Exposure which origin cannot be traced 5 Summer Kubota Shock This plant had manufactured asbestos cement pipes by using crocidolite and chrysotile from 954 to 975, and asbestos housing materials (mainly roofing materials and outer walls), by using only chrysotile from 96 to. Asbestos Victims among Kubota Kanzaki Plant Workers As of March 3, 6 Status As of March Mesothelioma Lung Cancer Others Total 3, 5 Compensated More than Applying to Workers Compensation Schemeasbestos-related Aworded by New Relief Death - Scheme deaths have been Applying to New Relief identified 7 4among - Scheme Subtotal workers, 57 4 and Compensated still increasing Under Applying to Workers Medical 5 9 Compensation Scheme Treatment Subtotal Total Total number of workers who had worked for the factory more than one year is,5. Extent of Neighborhood Sufferers More than mesothelioma cases have been identified, and still increasing N Kurumatani and S Kumagai, Epidemiological study on Mesotheliomas occurred among residents living/had lived in the vicinity of former KUBOTA Kanzaki factory In Amagasaki City, March 6 5m Kubota agreed with victims/families to pay relief money ranging 5-46 million JP Yen (,-38, US $) on April 7, 6 Kubota has had the rule to pay -3 million JP Yen (8,-6, US $) for worker s case in addition to the workers compensation insurance benefits. 5

6 5-6 6 Actions of BANJAN BANJAN launched One Million Signatures Campaign October, 5 Mass Meeting 3 January, 6 Rally to the National diet 3 January, 6 Association of Mesothelioma and Asbestos-Related Disease Victims and Their Families established on February 7, 4 Press Conference in the National Diet 3 January, 6 Asbestos Victims Groups Branches of the national association of victims and their families Groups of neighborhood victims and affected residents Local OSH centers of JOSHRC ese New Relief Scheme by Asbestos Victims Relief Law since 7 March, 6 Relief for "statute of limitation expired" case - Mesothelioma, Lung cancer, Asbestosis, Diffuse pleural thickening and Benign asbestos pleural effusion - Benefits almost equivalent to workers compensation insurance Relief for non employees case - Mesothelioma and Lung cancer only - Extremely low benefits compared to workers compensation insurance A Victim died before 7 March, 6 - Approx. 3 million JP Yen (4,6 US $) B Other than case A - 3,87 JP Yen (85 US $) per month + 99, JP Yen (,6 US $) of funeral expenditure Compensated Cases by Workers Compensation Insurance and New Relief Scheme in Total 5,6 Cases (Meso( 3,74 + Lung Cancer,86) Mesothelioma Lung Cancer Symposium for verifying one year of the new relief scheme 5 March, 7 Mass Meeting 6 March, 7 Workers Compensation Insurance < New Relief Scheme > "Statute of <-- Non Employees Cases --> Limitations Expired" Victims had died Other than Cases before March 7, 5 the Right Rally to the National diet 6 March, 7 7 BANJAN Actions Amagasaki meeting 3 June- July, 7 6

7 Our Demands. Immediate Total Ban. Fair and Equal Compensation for All asbestos Victims and Their Families 3. Fair and Equal Compensation for All Asbestos- related Diseases cases 4. Legal Solution of Statute of Limitation Barrier 5. Health Check-up Systems for All Exposed People 6. Basic Asbestos Law to tackle all aspects of asbestos legacy France: FIVA Asvestos Victims Faoundation started from The Netherlands Belgium: AFA Asbestos Victims Foundation stareted from April, 7 November, 6, Press Release The Government will establish new compensation scheme for nonprofession-related asbestos victims. The U.K. March 4, 7: Mesothelioma Summit The Government proposed to provide up-front financial support (within six weeks) to people who were previously not eligible, including those who were: * exposed to asbestos from a relative (e.g. from their overalls); * exposed to asbestos environmentally (e.g. lived near a factory using asbestos); * self-employed; and * those who can't trace their exposure to asbestos. International Asbestos Conference November, 7 Its objectives will be to compare and share experiences in each countries and to seek common solutions focusing on; real extent of asbestos health hazards (not only for workers but also for the whole of the society),, actions and efforts of asbestos victims and their families, and fair and equal compensation for all asbestos victims and their families (especially compensation scheme for no occupational cases). France, Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Italy, USA and Asia 7

8 Estimated Asbestos Consumption (kg per capita) Sweden /4/3 Trend of Estimated Asbestos Consumption by Country USA France UK Netherlands Belgium and Luxembourg Italy USA Sweden Australia WORLD UK 95/4/ 95/4/7 95/4/4 Australia Belgium and Luxembourg 95/5/ USA 95/5/8 UK France Sweden 95/5/5 Australia WORLD 95/5/ 95/5/9 95/6/5 Italy 95/6/ France Worldwide Asbestos Supply and Consumption Trends from 9 through 3, US Geological Survey, Circular 98 Population : UN Population Database, US World Population Information, WESP (Werkgroep Seriele Publicaties), Population Statistics, 95/6/9 95/6/ "Mesothelioma" Mortality by Country per million population France (979- ICD9, - ICD) UK (HSE) Netherlands (979- ICD9, 996- ICD) Belgium (979- ICD9) Italy (979- ICD9) Australia USA (979- ICD9, 999- ICD) Sweden (987- ICD9, 997- ICD) Australia (AIHW) (979- ICD9, 995- ICD) Belgium Belgium WHO Mortality Database, ICD : C45 Mesothelioma, ICD 9: 63 Malignant Neoplasm of Pleura UK: HSE Statistics - Mesothelioma, Australia: National Cancer Statistics Clearing House of Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) UK Netherlands Italy Sweden France USA 3 4 Metric tons 5,, 4,5, 4,, 3,5, 3,,,5,,, Estimated Consumption by Continent Europe Africa North America South America Asia Oceania Total Total Europe Trend of Asbestos Consumption by Country: Asia 95-3 metric ton World Consumption: million tonnes World,5, North America Asia,, 5, South America 95/4/3 95/4/ 95/4/7 95/4/4 95/5/ 95/5/ Worldwide Asbestos Supply and Consumption Trends from 9 to 3, US Geological Survey 95/5/5 95/5/ 95/5/9 95/6/5 95/6/ 95/6/ /5/3 95/5/5 95/5/7 95/5/9 95/5/ 95/5/3 95/5/5 95/5/7 95/5/9 95/5/ 95/5/3 95/5/5 95/5/7 95/5/9 Worldwide Asbestos Supply and Consumption Trends from 9 to 3, US Geological Survey 95/5/3 95/6/ 95/6/4 95/6/6 95/6/8 95/6/ 95/6/ 95/6/4 95/6/6 95/6/8 95/6/ 95/6/ 95/6/4 Trend of Asbestos Consumption by Country: Asia 995- Trend of Asbestos Consumption by Country: Asia metric ton Estimated Asbestos Consumption (kg per capita) World Average 5, 95/6/ /6/ 95/6/8 95/6/9 95/6/ 95/6/ 95/6/3 95/6/4 95/6/ World Average,, 95/6/ /6/ 95/6/ /6/ /6/ /6/ /6/3 95/6/4 95/6/5 3 Worldwide Asbestos Supply and Consumption Trends from 9 to 3, US Geological Survey Worldwide Asbestos Supply and Consumption Trends from 9 to 3, US Geological Survey 8

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