As of 1 October 2019, facility operators are required to ensure their safety signs comply with the revised edition of the Standard GOST 12.4.-26-2015 “Occupational safety standards system. Safety colours, safety signs and signal marking. Purpose and rules of application. General technical requirements and characteristics. Test methods”.
As of 1 January 2018, organisations operating laboratories where potentially hazardous chemical or biological substances are used are required to comply with the adopted health and safety requirements.
The adopted rules impose requirements for the construction, water supply, conditioning, ventilation as well as storage and transportation of materials and substances used in laboratories.
Project owners, construction site managers, general contractors, contractors, subcontractors and self-employed persons will be required to comply with the occupational safety rules applicable to temporary and mobile construction sites. The requirements are to enter into force from the date of its official publication. As at 14 October 2017, the requirements have not been published yet.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection has adopted the “Roadmap” that contains a plan for the revision of a number of statutory instruments containing occupational health and safety requirements.
List of harmful and/or hazardous conditions and works requiring preliminary and regular medical examinations
As of 1 January 2018, all drivers of vehicles that belong to organisations will be required to undergo retraining at least once every 2 years.
As of 1 July 2018, if a driver of any company vehicle does not have a required certificate confirming his or her retraining, they are to be subject to an administrative charge.
As of 1 November 2017, light industry facilities are required to comply with the adopted occupational safety rules. The Rules apply to works and processes involving finishing works for fabrics and knitwear, production of non-woven materials, spinning, production of textiles and clothing, processing of leather raw materials, works involving leather tanning and finishing, fur dyeing and processing, production of clothing, footwear and other leather and fur products.
The Ministry of Occupation and Employment Relations is planning to implement ten ILO Conventions and to generally revise the national occupational safety legislation.
Plan of Comprehensive Measures aimed at improving the efficiency of state labour protection bodies provides for the possible implementation of certain ILO Conventions and for the revision of labour safety legislation.