Russia

Russia: Further temporary sale prohibition for certain alcohol-containing non-foods

Starting from 12 July 2017, organisations and sole traders are required to suspend, for 90 days, all retail sales of ethanol-containing nonfoods as well as alcohol-containing food additives and flavourings (except glass rinsing liquids, non-liquid alcohol-containing products as well as products packaged in a way that excludes the possibility of their oral consumption) with the content of ethanol exceeding 28% of the total product volume.

Russia: Adopted revised Catalogue of Wastes

As of 26 June 2017, facilities generating or managing wastes are to use the revised version of the Federal Classification Wastes Catalogue (FKKO) in order to determine hazard class of wastes they handle or generate.

Russia: Issue 12 July 2017

Published indexes for the calculation of discounts and surcharges for premiums payable for social insurance against occupational accidents and diseases for 2018

Indexes are set for each type of economic activity (over 1000 classes of economic activity altogether) and are to be used for the calculation of premiums payable in relation to occupational accidents and illnesses insurance.

Russia: Certification of radiators and convectors becomes compulsory

As of 27 June 2018 manufacturers and importers of heating radiators, heating convectors are required to perform certification of such radiators and convectors.

As of 27 December 2018 manufacturers and importers of heating insulation materials and construction mixtures and solutions are required to issue a declaration of conformity for their products.

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.

Russia: Adopted lean production recommendations

Manufacturers are recommended to apply the lean manufacturing principles in accordance with the guidance issued by the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Russian Federation (MinPromTorg). 

The adopted guidance may be used by any organization operating in any industry sector if such an organization has decided to improve its efficiency by implementing lean manufacturing management system.

Russia: Adopted procedure for pre-route inspections of transport vehicles

As of 24 December 2017, organisations performing road transportation by vehicles or by overground electrical transport vehicles are required to organize pre-route inspections of vehicles they operate. The purpose of pre-route inspections is to exclude the possibility of a faulty vehicle being allowed on the road.

Russia: Adopted rules for the safe operation and maintenance of lifts, lifting platforms, travellators and escalators

As of 30 August 2017, owners and/or operators of passenger lifts (elevators), lifting platforms for disabled persons, travellators (moving pedestrian pavements) and escalators (the Equipment) are required to comply with the adopted safety rules. The Rules do not apply to non-passenger lifts, lifts operated in mines or on ships, aircrafts or special military purpose lifts.

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