Sections 89 & 90: THE THIRD SCHEDULE: List of Notifiable Diseases

Factories Act 1948


(See Sections 89 and 90)

List of Notifiable Diseases


Sr. No. Notifiable Disease
1. Lead poisoning, including poisoning by any preparation or compound of lead

or their sequelae.


2. Lead tetraethyl poisoning


3. Phosphorous poisoning or its sequelae


4. Mercury poisoning or its sequelae


5. Manganese poisoning or its sequelae


6. Arsenic poisoning or its sequelae


7. Poisoning by nitrous fumes


8. Carbon bisulphide poisoning


9. Benzene poisoning, including poisoning by any of its homologues, their nitro or

amino derivatives or its sequelae.


10. Chrome ulceration or its sequelae


11. Anthrax


12. Silicosis


13. Poisoning by halogens or halogen derivatives of the hydrocarbons or

the aliphatic series


14. Pathological manifestations due to-


         a. Radium or other Radio-active substances;


         b. X-rays


15. Primary Epitheliomatous cancer of the skin


16. Toxic anaemia


17. Toxic jaundice due to poisonous substances



(Cont’d – page 2)

Sr. No. Notifiable Disease
2[18. Oil acne or dermatitis due to mineral oils and compounds containing mineral oil base


19. Byssinosis


20. Asbestosis


21. Occupational or contact dermatitis caused by direct contact with chemicals and paints. These are of two types, that is, primary irritants and allergic sensitizers.


22. Noise induced hearing loss (exposure to high noise levels)


3[23. Beryllium poisoning


24. Carbon monoxide 4[poisoning]


25. Coal miner’s pneumoconiosis (Anthracosis)


26. Phosgene poisoning


27. Occupational cancer


28. Isocyanates poisoning


29. Toxic nephritis]



1 Existing Schedule renumbered by Act 20 of 1987, S.46 (w.e.f. 1.12.1987)

2 Ins. by Act 94 of 1976 (w.e.f. 26.10.1976)

3 Ins. by Act 20 of 1987, S.46 (w.e.f. 1.12.1987)

4 Added by S.O. 343(E) dt. 19.4.2001 (w.e.f. 19.4.2001)