Russia

Russia: All electro-technical personnel must undergo relevant first-aid training

The letter issued by the Russian labour safety authority (RosTechNadzor) explains that all technical personnel working with electricity must undergo first-aid training with a specific focus on practical electric-shock treatment.

 According to the legislation, any person subjected to any injury that poses a hazard to the person’s life or health, must be provided with a first aid. Only specially trained persons are allowed to provide such a first aid (Federal Law on the Health Protection of Citizens No. 323-FZ).

Russia: Renewal of the temporary retail prohibition for certain alcohol-containing products

Starting from 30 March 2017 all organisations and sole traders are required to suspend all retail sale of alcohol-containing non-foods, alcohol-containing food additives and flavourings with the content of ethanol exceeding 28% of the finished product volume, sold at a price that is lower than the retail price of 0,5 litre of vodka or other spirits or liquors with the ethanol content exceeding 28%.

 

Russia: Non-compliant products. When and how to notify the authorities?

Product manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and importers may use the Methodical Recommendations adopted by the Federal Agency of Technical Regulation and Metrology (RosStandart) in order to determine how and in which cases they have to notify the market surveillance authorities about non-compliant products they placed on the market.

Russia: Professional Standard for an OHS Specialist. How to apply the standard and is it compulsory to re-train OHS specialists?

The  recent amendments to the Labour Code concerning the application of professional standards by employers have resulted in country-wide discussions on whether the application of professional standards and professional re-training of occupational health and safety (OHS) specialists is mandatory for employers.  The Labour Code provisions have failed to provide a clear and unambiguous answer to this question.

Russia: Professional Standard for an OHS Specialist. Is it compulsory to re-train OHS specialists?

The  recent amendments to the Labour Code concerning the application of professional standards by employers have resulted in country-wide discussions on whether the application of professional standards and professional re-training of occupational health and safety (OHS) specialists is mandatory for employers.  The Labour Code provisions have failed to provide a clear and unambiguous answer to this question.

Russia: Published draft Occupational Safety Rules for Works in Restricted and Confined Spaces

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.

Russia, Issue 21 March 2017

Revised Rules for obtaining compulsory insurance for major hazard installations

The revised rules set out requirements for conclusion, amending, extending or terminating a contract for a compulsory civil liability insurance for owners of major hazard installations (the Contract).

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