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EAEU: Common requirements for skin antiseptics published

Specific requirements applicable to skin antiseptics have been included into Part 20, Chapter II of the Common Sanitary and Hygienic Requirements for Products Subject to Sanitary Supervision in the EAEU.

As a result, it has become possible to perform toxicology and safety evaluation for any skin antiseptic (skin sanitiser) in accordance with any method included into Part 20.

RUSSIA: Published shorter list of professions where the use of female workers is prohibited

As of 1 January 2022, employers will be able to use female workers in a number of positions that were previously prohibited for such workers.

In particular, the restrictions were removed for works in boiler houses, cold stamping, drawing and pressing works, works on installation and maintenance of technological equipment, repair of oilfield equipment, with the exception of several professions.

 

EAEU: Draft amendments to the EAEU RoHS are being discussed

Manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronic equipment might soon be subject to the revised EAEU RoHS (also called “Russia RoHS” or "EurAsia RoHS") with a number of very important amendments. 

The draft amendment No. 1 to the Technical Regulation N. 037/2016 on Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment is to be publicly discussed until 20 January 2022. All interested parties and stakeholders are able to submit their comments until that date. 

Russia: Revised occupational safety rules for works at height

As of 1 January 2021, employers operating in Russia are required to comply with the revised occupational safety rules for works at height.

The revised rules have a new requirement to evaluate occupational risks associated with working at height.

Russia: Revised procedure for medical surveillance of workers

As of 1 April 2021, employers are required to follow the revised procedure for the medical surveillance of workers.

The revised procedure repeals the procedure adopted by Order No. 302n of 12 April 2011.

The revised procedure provides the possibility of electronic exchange of documents. For example, it will be possible to issue an electronic referral for a medical examination, provided that both the employer and the employee have registered in the electronic signature system.

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