Safety of processes
As of 1 January 2021, facilities involved in production of certain types of food in Russia, are required to comply with the adopted occupational safety rules. The rules apply to facilities involved into production of bread and bakery, pasta, baking yeast, sugar, black treacle, confectionery products, food concentrates, starch, fruit and vegetable products, juices, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, dairy, meat as well as fat and oil products.
As of January 2020, tougher control procedures will be imposed over registration of workplace risk assessment results in the Federal State Information System (FSIS) for Accounting for the Results of the Special Evaluation of Working Conditions (SOUT).
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 10 April 2018, organisations operating industrial (production) equipment are required to comply with the adopted occupational safety rules.
The rules define “industrial (production) equipment” as any machine, apparatus, instrument, device or equipment used in the performance of works, manufacturing products, services, including machinery, machinery and major hazard equipment/installations.
As of 30 January 2018, facilities where works involving mechanical cleaning of spare parts are being performed are required to comply with the adopted occupational safety rules. These Rules set out requirements for the performance of works involving mechanical cleaning of spare parts with the use of shot blasting, sandblasting and hydro-sandblasting, as well as cleaning of spare parts in tumbling drums.