Laryngeal cancer in workers exposed to nickel aerosol in specific industrial processes is accepted as an occupational disease under sections 2(1) and 15 of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act as peculiar to and characteristic of such processes.
Workers with claims for laryngeal cancer are entitled to benefits if the following criteria are met
Duration of exposure
|Inception period (minimum interval between first exposure and diagnosis of laryngeal cancer)|
15 years exposure to nickel aerosols through any process in the nickel industry which produces nickel in aerosol dispersion, in combined or elemental form, including
|Nickel & Asbestos
7.5 years nickel aerosols
5 years asbestos
For claims involving asbestos exposure, see 23-02-02, Laryngeal cancer and asbestos exposure.
This policy applies to all accidents. Benefits are payable from the date of accident, which is the date of diagnosis, or the first date that related symptoms are medically documented, whichever is earlier.
This document replaces 04-04-13.
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, as amended
Sections 2(1), 15, 119
Board of Directors
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