Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

24 June 2016
【Reference】
Office for Radiation Protection of Workers
Industrial Health Division
Occupational Safety and Health Department
Labour Standards Bureau
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Press Release

Start of a weekly on-site consultation desk to address health matters of decommissioning workers, etc.
- Open once a week starting from the 8th of July. Consultation service is also available for employers regarding provision of health support for workers. -

Based on the rapidly increasing numbers of heatstroke victims that occurs every summer, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare will be opening a weekly on-site health support consultation desk available from 8 July 2016 at the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (hereinafter referred to as the “Power Plant”) or J-Village so that all employees working at the Power Plant, including subcontractors, can informally receive health consultations and health support consultations (the actual location of the desk at each site will differ weekly according to an announced schedule).

This on-site consultation desk will be established in cooperation with the Japan Organization of Occupational Health and Safety to address the need to strengthen the health management for on-site workers, as there are many cases of employees who are working on decommissioning, etc. at the Power Plant who become sick during or outside of work hours, and suffer from their own individual health problems.

At this on-site consultation desk, advice can be offered to workers on concerns regarding health and radiation, and advice can also be offered to employers regarding provision of health support for workers from doctors of the University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan and the Fukushima Rosai (Labourers’) Hospital.

【Fact about the On-Site Consultation Desk】

Name Health Support Consultation Desk for Decommissioning Workers
Start Date

8 July 2016 (Friday)
* An opening ceremony will be held at J-Village on the start day (See the separate page for details)

Locations of the Consultation Desk

On the Power Plant premises (22 Aza Kitahara Oaza Ottozawa, Okuma-machi, Futaba-gun, Fukushima Prefecture) and at
J-Village (8 Utsukushimori Yamadaoka, Naraha-machi, Futaba-gun, Fukushima Prefecture)

Schedule for
July 2016
 (once a week)

July 8
14
2
129

J-Village
Power Plant premises
J-Village
J-Village

Schedule from August is in planning
(Schedule details from August will be announced in leaflets distributed every month to offices within the Power Plant)
Potential Users of the Desk

Workers who want to consult about:
Concerns they have regarding health and radiation, Lifestyle improvement, etc.

Employers and industrial health staff members who want to consult about:
Methods for managing the health of workers, Points for improvement, etc.

Consultant staff Doctors, public health nurses
Other information Telephone Consultations
  • Consultation support by phone (since consultants will provide support in accordance with consultation details, consultation days will differ so please inquire beforehand)
  • Appointments can be made in advance of the on-site consultation day(s).

Reception Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00-17:00 (excluding holidays and designated days)

Reception Telephone Number: 024(529)6150 (within the Fukushima Industrial Health General Support Center)

Operator of the Desk Japan Organization of Occupational Health and Safety

Attachment

  1. Opening Ceremony for the Health Support Consultation Desk for Decommissioning Workers PDF 156KB

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