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Industrial Accident Investigation Center

The main role of this center is the investigation of industrial accidents which is one of our most important missions.

At the request of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, our center dispatches researchers from suitable research groups to accident sites to examine serious and/or complicated accident mechanisms.

These researchers carefully examine the sites, and bring back, if necessary, materials to the laboratory for further analyses or testing.

Finally, an industrial accident report is submitted to the Industrial Safety and Health Administration and the report is sometimes utilized to amendment and establishment of occupational safety and health regulations and standards.

In addition, we provide expert opinions and assessments from scientific and specialized viewpoints at the request of criminal investigation agencies, such as labour administration bureaus and the police.