LawNo. 1728-VIII of 3 November 2016 extends the moratorium on scheduled state inspections of organisations by state authorities until 31 December 2017. The moratorium means that no organization is to be subject to any scheduled state inspection (e.g. checking compliance with environmental, occupational safety or another legislation). However, the moratorim does not apply to non-scheduled inspections of organisations.
Health and Safety management
As of 15 January 2017, employers are prohibited to send young workers (i.e those below 18 years of age) on business trips or to make them work overtime or at night. In addition, young workers must not work on weekends or during public holidays. This requirement excludes “creative” workers, those employed by mass media, theaters or concert organisations, provided that one of the worker’s parents or guardians has given their written consent and that the relevant state educational authority has also given its consent.
As of 24 December 2016, the revised edition of the Law on Labour Protection entered into force. The new edition introduces the new concept of “occupational safety audit”.
The revised version also explicitly permits to contract external OHS professionals to perform the functions of the OHS service at an organization with 50 or more employees.
In order answer this question, one should go to the official website of the General Prosecution Office of the Russian Federation. The service that can be accessed via this website (presently launched in the testing mode) allows you to check whether your organization will be visited by any state inspectors in 2017. The service will also give you the information on which dates your company is to be inspected and how long the inspection will last. The service will also inform you on subject of each inspection (e.g.
Adopted licensing requirements for facilities performing fire-protection works
Facilities performing fire protection works, such as service and repair and service of automatic fire fighting installations (foam, powder, aerosol, water, etc.), fire alarm systems, evacuation systems, smoke protection systems, etc., are required to comply with the adopted requirements. These requirements relate to the minimum qualification of service personnel as well as organizational and technical requirements.
Safety Rules for the operation of main pipelines transporting liquid ammonia
As of 6 June 2017 facilities operating, constructing, designing, renovating or liquidating main pipelines for the transportation of liquid ammonia, have to comply with the adopted industrial safety rules.
Appeal Mechanism Introduced for the Special Evaluation of Working Conditions (SOUT)