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.

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

Russia. Issue 5 January 2017

Amended rules for importing pharmaceuticals into Russia

According to the amendment, all pharmaceuticals (both registered and not registered in Russia) may be imported into Russia without a permit (issued by the Ministry of Healthcare), provided that they are intended to be used for private purposes by individuals arriving into Russia.

Ukraine, Issue 3 January 2017

Adopted Technical Regulation for Simple High Pressure Vessels

The Regulation sets out technical and safety requirements for simple high pressure vessels placed on the Ukrainian market.  The Regulation has been developed based on the EU Directive 2014/29/EC on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of simple pressure vessels.

Russia, Issue 2 January 2017

Adopted Administrative Regulation prescribing the procedure for resolving any disagreements on the results of the Special Evaluation of Working Conditions (workplace risk assessment).

Law: Order No. 709n of 5 December 2016 on the Adoption of the Administrative Regulation for the Provision of the Federal Service on Labour and Occupation of the Service Involving Consideration of Disagreements on the Results of Special Evaluation of Working Conditions

Russia. Issue 12 December 2016

Safety Rules for the operation of main pipelines transporting liquid ammonia

As of 6 June 2017 facilities operating, constructing, designing, renovating or liquidating main pipelines for the transportation of liquid ammonia, have to comply with the adopted industrial safety rules.

Russia. Issue 7 November 2016

Amendments to the EEU Technical Regulation on the Safety of Low Voltage Equipment

The EEC introduced amendments N 120 of 25 October 2016 to the list of standards of the EEU Technical Regulation on the Safety of Low Voltage Equipment (EEU TR 004/2011) to be applied voluntarily.