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Act concerning the prohibition of the use of products containing asbestos (No. 156 Text 1018, 1997).

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Occupational safety and health; Protection against particular hazards
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Aims at eliminating the production, utilisation and sale of products containing asbestos. Introduces a transitory period during which enterprises are allowed to continue the manufacture of products containing asbestos, provided they realise a restructuring programme. Makes provision for lump-sum compensation to employees working with asbestos for at least 5 years, pre-pensionary allowances and other related benefits. Also provides for special medical examinations for employees working in the production of commodities containing asbestos.

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