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Russia: Proposed Law on Chemical Safety

The Draft Law on Chemical Safety was proposed by the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia.  The draft law aims to create a consolidated legal framework in the area of chemical safety.

The draft proposes to introduce a number of new definitions, such as “hazardous chemical factor”, “chemical threat”, “acceptable chemical risk”, “chemical safety”, “hazardous chemical substance”, “hazardous persistent chemical compounds”, etc.

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:

Belarus. Issue 10 January 2017

Draft law aims to amend food safety requirements in Belarus

Draft law would strengthen the measures aimed at ensuring quality and safety of foodstuffs. It would clarify food labelling requirements as well as consumer information requirements.  It would also set out separate requirements for the labelling of biologically active additives and specialized sport food. 

Uzbekistan: adopted footwear safety technical regulation

As of June 2017 (the exact date is not yet known) footwear (shoe, etc.) manufacturers and importers are required to comply with the adopted Technical Regulation on footwear safety in Uzbekistan. When the TR enters into force, all other regulatory instruments containing footwear safety requirement will remain in force but only in parts that do not contradict the provisions of the adopted TR.

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