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.
Safety of machinery
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.
What will be checked during a state labour safety inspection?
As of 16 June 2017 facilities operating major hazard installations are required to perform or to organize the performance of non-destructive testing (NDT) of equipment, buildings and structures at such installations in accordance with the adopted methods. The following NDT methods are prescribed by the adopted norms:
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.
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