Russia: Contraindications to work on marine and inland vessels

The adopted Decree lists medical conditions that would disqualify a person from working marine, inland and mixed (river-sea) vessels. The list includes over 100 medical conditions, such as eyesight lower than 0,5 in either eye, stuttering, heart implants or transplants, glaucoma, certain lung diseases, etc.

It is important to note that not all medical conditions are contraindications for all types of work on vessels. For example, some conditions only prevent a person from working in Arctic and Antarctic regions and some will not prevent to work on vessels after a continuous successful treatment.

Law: Decree No. 742 of 24 June 2017 on Approval of the List of Conditions Disqualifying Persons from Working on Marine Vessels, Inland Vessels and Mixed (River-Sea) Vessels