Occupational safety

Ukraine, Issue 3 March 2017

Revised requirements for the issue of special water use permits

The adopted law amends the provisions regulating the issue of special water use permits. In particular, it revises the provisions setting out grounds for the termination of the right to use a water body, provisions on granting the right to an organization to perform special use of a water body, etc.

Kyrgyzstan: Young workers are prohibited to work overtime, on weekends or at night

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.

Russia: Proposed Law on Chemical Safety

The Draft Law on Chemical Safety was proposed by the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia.  The draft law aims to create a consolidated legal framework in the area of chemical safety.

The draft proposes to introduce a number of new definitions, such as “hazardous chemical factor”, “chemical threat”, “acceptable chemical risk”, “chemical safety”, “hazardous chemical substance”, “hazardous persistent chemical compounds”, etc.

Uzbekistan: Revised edition of labour protection law entered into force

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.

Uzbekistan: published important draft occupational safety regulations

Uzbekistan: published important draft occupational safety regulations

Uzbekistan has published drafts of seven regulations that have been developed as a set of measures aimed at the improvement of the occupational safety legal framework in the country

The following draft regulations were published:

Russia: Will your company be inspected in 2017?

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.

Ukraine. Issue 10 January 2017

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.

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