The Government has announced the development of occupational safety rules for works in restricted and confined spaces. The reason for such an action is that currently in Russia there is no regulation that contains unified requirements applicable to works in restricted and confined spaces. The requirements applicable to this type of works are insufficient, unclear and scattered over a number of regulatory instruments, including occupational safety rules and norms.
The aim of adoption of unified state requirements applicable to works in confined spaces is to improve working conditions of employees performing works in restricted and confined spaces in Russia and to decrease the risk of associated occupational injuries and illnesses.
The adopted rules are (tentatively) expected to enter into force by 1 July 2018.
Law: Draft Occupational Safety Rules for Works in Restricted and Confined Spaces