Safety of machinery

Uzbekistan: Draft Law aims to revise requirements for major hazard installations

State labour safety inspection “Sanoatgekontechnazorat” has submitted a number of amendments to the legislation regulating operation of major hazard installations. If adopted, the draft law would require operators of major hazard installations (MHIs) with the number of workers 50 or more, to create special service that would perform self-monitoring of compliance with industrial safety requirements. The service must consist of qualified personnel.

Russia: Revised procedure for the registration of major hazard installations

As of 10 March 2017, all facilities operating major hazard installations (MHIs) are required to identify such MHIs and register them in the state MHI Registry in accordance with the revised procedure. Furthermore, as of 1 January 2018, such facilities must use the list of standard MHI names for the identification of MHIs and their hazard classes.

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.

Kazakhstan. Issue 9 January 2017

Amended industrial safety rules for uranium mining facilities

Law: Order No. 635 of 29 August 2016 Amending Order No. 297 of 26 December 2014 Adopting Industrial Safety Rules for Uranium Mining and Processing Facilities

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