Our office has moved since 21th May 1998.
Please change our address to the new one whichi is shown below:
Z Bldg. 5F, 7-10-1 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo 136-0071, Japan
FAX: 81-3-3636-3881

The Japan Occupational Safety and Health Resource Center (JOSHRC) was founded on May 2, 1990 by local Occupational Safety and Health Centers around the country with a view to promoting and organizing nation-wide activities among its affiliated organizations. This non governmental organization and its affiliated centers are supported by labour unions, victims groups, medical experts, attorneys and researchers in various areas. In order to encompass the local centers which are, on their part, dedicated closely to their particular local activities, JOSHRC carries on the following work:

1) Publishing a Japanese bulletin Anzen Center Joho (Safety Center Information) which provides information for members;
2) Organizing local Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) seminars, and helping local Centers and unions organize them;
3) Assist victims, and support local Centers in counseling victims;
4) Conduct surveys, taking advantage of established national networks;
5) Urging employers and administrative bodies to review and reform labor policies.

To these another important task must be added: to promote exchange and coordinate campaigns with OSH centers in different countries around the world. We have already collaborated with organizations in some Asian countries in campaigning about pneumoconiosis, karoshi (sudden death from overwork), and toy-workers problems. We also circulate information from overseas which may be useful to our member organizations here. As early as 1991 we begun to publish an English version of our Japanese bulletin, entitled Working Environment and Pollution Problems. Through this current JOSHRC Newsletter, which replaces that publication, we hope to provide up-to-date information about our activities to all who are interested.

[REQUEST] Give us information about certification for pneumoconiosis-induced lung cancer

No.19 July, 1999
Tottori Occupational Safety and Health Center

Proved carninogen : silicic acid dust

No.18 Mar, 1999
Stepping on total elimination of asbestos use in Japan

No.17 Jan, 1999
Strain Victims Officially Certified

Japanese And Other Asian Labor Organizations Participate In OSH Training Projects

No.16 Aug, 1998
US Naval dockyard retirees question their employer's negligence

Marathon discussion with Ministry of Labor

No.15 May, 1998
Karoshi--recently certified suicides from overwork

Introducing The Japan Occupational Safety and Health Resource Center
Interview with Director Furuya Sugio, from APWSL JAPAN, No.29, May 1998

No.14 Mar, 1998
Pneumoconiosis in construction workers refocused

Japanese shipbreaking breaks workers in the Philippines

No.13 Jan, 1998
New step toward building a network for monitoring TNC's

Survey conducted on health of postmen

No.12 Nov, 1997
Vibration disorder in casting plant

Discrimination Against foreigners of Japanese ancestry

No.11 Sep, 1997
Local activities of Japanese OSHCs (Kanagawa OSHC)

The long struggle of a coal miner -- A report on a collective check-up of retired miners

New chemical substance poisons reproductive organs -- 2-boromopropane (2-BP)

No.10 July, 1997
Shipbuilding workers win suit on asbestos pneumoconiosis

Finger joint deforminity found among school kitchen workers

Japan Occupational Safety and Health Resource Center (JOSHRC)
Z Bldg. 5F, 7-10-1 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo 136-0071, Japan
FAX: 81-3-3636-3881