Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: Adopted occupational health requirements for laboratories where potentially hazardous chemicals are used

As of 1 January 2018, organisations operating laboratories where potentially hazardous chemical or biological substances are used are required to comply with the adopted health and safety requirements.

The adopted rules impose requirements for the construction, water supply, conditioning, ventilation as well as storage and transportation of materials and substances used in laboratories.

Kazakhstan: Revised list of products subject to import and export licensing

As of 16 May 2018, importers and exporters of certain products and substances are required to obtain an import or export license. The revised list of products the import and export of which is subject to licensing was adopted by Decree No. 708 of 2 November 2017.

The list of products and substances subject to import and/or export licensing includes the name of the designated authority that issues the relevant licences.

 

The list includes:

Kazakhstan: Adopted Technical Regulation on general fire safety requirements

As of 6 September 2017, all organisations operating buildings or structures and/or using flammable substances or electrical equipment or those that own or operate any fire fighting equipment are required to comply with the provisions of Technical Regulation (TR) “General Fire Safety Requirements”.

The TR requires facilities to implement the following measures:

Kazakhstan: Adopted the list of GHG emission factors

As of 28 August 2017, revised greenhouse gas emission factors apply to facilities performing certain types of activity, including energy generation, production of cement, ammonia, phosphorus, etc. Greenhouse-gas (GHG) emission factors are set in the CO2 equivalent and are to be used to estimate emissions arising from producing a certain product unit.

Kazakhstan: Adopted regulation on the state OHS examination for senior managers of major hazard facilities

As of 29 August 2017, senior managers and heads of major hazard facilities will take the required occupational health and safety and industrial safety examination in accordance with the adopted regulation. The regulation imposes obligations on the state agencies that conduct the examinations. The examination is to be conducted by the Committee of Industrial Development and Industrial Safety (of the Ministry of Investments and Development) of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: Environmental Code amended

As of 16 April 2017, the Environmental Code of Kazakhstan was amended to include an additional definition “specific greenhouse gas emission factor”.

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