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 and Asbestos
7.5 years nickel aerosols
5 years asbestos
For claims involving asbestos exposure, see 23-02-02, Laryngeal Cancer and Asbestos Exposure.
Date of entitlement
The date the worker may first be entitled to benefits/services is the date of accident, also known as the date of injury. The date of injury is the date of diagnosis, or the first date that related symptoms are medically documented, whichever is earlier. See 11-01-04, Determining the Date of Injury for more information.
This policy applies to all decisions made on or after January 1, 2023, for all accidents.
This document replaces 16-02-10 dated October 12, 2004.
This document was previously published as
04-04-13 dated November 1989.
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, as amended
Sections 2(1), 15, 119
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