Compulsory Insurance Against Occupational Diseases
By a recent legislative act, compulsory insurance of workmen, which was already in force with reference to pulmonary tuberculosis, has been extended to occupational diseases. The following diseases have been recognized thus far: intoxications from lead, mercury, phosphorus, carbon disulphide, benzene and homologous products, including ancylostomiasis contracted while working in mines, tunnels and around brick-kilns. For each disease a maximal period that may elapse between cessation from the type of work involved and the onset of the occupational disease in question is established. In case of permanent disability amounting to at least 20 per cent, the workman will receive a pension. The employer is required to provide for the insurance of his workmen and to report promptly to the insurance bureau any case of occupational disease that they contract.
Inquiry on Tuberculosis in the Industries
The municipal health service of Milan is instituting an inquiry