The Ministry of Economic Development of Ukraine has adopted Technical Regulation on Labelling of Footwear Materials. As at 14 July 2019, the adopted TR has not entered into force. The TR will enter into force at the same time the existing TR on footwear labelling (adopted by Decree No. 632 of 9 June 2011) is repealed.
As of 20 April 2019, employers and the competent authorities (i.e. the state labour safety authority) are required to follow the revised procedure for the issue of permits for the operation of hazardous machinery and performance of hazardous types of work. A permit is issued by the State Labour Safety Authority (GosTrud) or its territorial branches.
As of 1 July 2019, employers are required to follow a revised procedure for the investigation of occupational accidents and illnesses (including acute poisonings).
The procedure sets out responsibilities and duties of the employer, head of department (foreman) and employees in case of an occupational incident or an illness. It also prescribes which forms must be completed (e.g. the N-1 form).
As of 12 December 2018, manufacturers and importers of household ovens and cooker hoods (extractors) are required to comply with the adopted Technical Regulation on energy efficiency labelling.
All cooker hoods and ovens placed on the Ukrainian market before 12 December 2018 that do not comply with the requirements of the adopted Technical Regulation, may remain on the market until 12 June 2019.
The Ministry of Social Policy has issued a clarification letter reminding that any enterprise with 50 or more employees must establish an internal labor protection service (OHS service) in accordance with the Model Regulation on the labor protection service adopted by Order No. 255 of 15 November 2004.
On June 6, 2019 the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) voted for the simplification of the certification procedure and conformity assessment of Ukrainian consumer goods.
The Parliament approved the draft Law on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding the implementation of legislative acts of the European Union in the field of technical regulation.