As of 1 June 2012, manufacturers and importers of personal protective equipment into the EAEU (Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) are required to comply with the requirements set out in the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Personal Protective Equipment (TR TS 019/2011) – the EAEU TR on PPE.
As of 4 May 2018, organisations are to observe the revised occupational exposure limits (OELs) for 2495 substances. A Decree adopted on 13 February 2018 sets out maximum allowable concentrations (MACs) for 2495 harmful substances in the air of working zone.
The adopted revised OELs are compulsory for all types of organisations regardless of ownership and corporate structure.
The recently published standards concern personal protective equipment for respiratory organs and eyes, special clothing, dielectric gloves and personal protective equipment that is to be used as fall protection during works at height.
GOST R ISO 13688-2016 “Occupational safety standards system. Special protective clothing. General requirements” contains requirements for ergonomics, safety, size labelling, wear and tear and general labelling of protective clothing.
Draft regulation on medical examination of employees is being discussed. However, most organisations which this regulation would impact, if adopted, do not support the proposal. The Russian Industry and Entrepreneurs Union (RSPP) has shown a negative reaction on the proposed expansion of categories of professions and workplaces with exposure to harmful or hazardous working conditions.
The draft revised medical surveillance procedure for workers is to be adopted in the near future. The public discussion of the revised draft procedure has just been completed and the draft procedure is undergoing the procedure of regulatory impact evaluation. The probability that the current draft of the procedure is around 65%.
What would change if the revised procedure is adopted?