Safety of processes

Russia: Occupational safety standards adopted

The recently published standards concern personal protective equipment for respiratory organs and eyes, special clothing, dielectric gloves and personal protective equipment that is to be used as fall protection during works at height.

GOST R ISO 13688-2016 “Occupational safety standards system. Special protective clothing. General requirements” contains requirements for ergonomics, safety, size labelling, wear and tear and general labelling of protective clothing.

Russia: All electro-technical personnel must undergo relevant first-aid training

The letter issued by the Russian labour safety authority (RosTechNadzor) explains that all technical personnel working with electricity must undergo first-aid training with a specific focus on practical electric-shock treatment.

 According to the legislation, any person subjected to any injury that poses a hazard to the person’s life or health, must be provided with a first aid. Only specially trained persons are allowed to provide such a first aid (Federal Law on the Health Protection of Citizens No. 323-FZ).

Russia, Issue 21 March 2017

Revised Rules for obtaining compulsory insurance for major hazard installations

The revised rules set out requirements for conclusion, amending, extending or terminating a contract for a compulsory civil liability insurance for owners of major hazard installations (the Contract).

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.

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.

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.

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