Health and Safety management
As of 20 January 2018, coal and oil shale mining and processing facilities are required to comply with the adopted Model Regulation on the industrial safety management system. Such organisations must use the provision of the adopted Model Regulation for the purposes of developing their internal documentation regulating industrial safety management.
The existing labour law clearly defines what kind of penalties employers are allowed to apply to their employees. The employer may only impose financial or disciplinary sanctions in cases set out by the Labour Code of the Russian Federation (Article 137). In such cases it is lawful for an employer to deduct certain amounts from an employee’s salary.
As of 29 August 2017, senior managers and heads of major hazard facilities will take the required occupational health and safety and industrial safety examination in accordance with the adopted regulation. The regulation imposes obligations on the state agencies that conduct the examinations. The examination is to be conducted by the Committee of Industrial Development and Industrial Safety (of the Ministry of Investments and Development) of Kazakhstan.
When the Rules enter into force, all employers will be required to follow them when developing their internal occupational health and safety instructions. The Rules were adopted by Order No. 526 of 30 March 2017 and will enter into force from the date of their official publication. As at 21 August 2017, the Order has not been officially published.
Published indexes for the calculation of discounts and surcharges for premiums payable for social insurance against occupational accidents and diseases for 2018
Indexes are set for each type of economic activity (over 1000 classes of economic activity altogether) and are to be used for the calculation of premiums payable in relation to occupational accidents and illnesses insurance.
As of 1 October 2017, all fire safety and environmental state inspectors are required to use special checklists in order to perform a scheduled inspection of an organization.
The checklists will contain questions that the inspectors are to ask the organisations in order to check compliance with environmental or fire safety regulations.