UKRAINE: Amendments made to introduce penalties for mobbing (bullying) at workplaces
As of 6 December 2022, manufacturers and importers of radio equipment in Ukraine are required to use a revised list of standards that ensure compliance with the Ukrainian Technical Regulation on the Safety of Radio-Equipment.
The list contains Ukrainian standards that are identical to EU Harmonised Standards listed under Directive 2014/53/EC (the Radio Equipment Directive or “RED”).
The list consists of 46 positions and includes the following standards:
The extended producer responsibility (EPR) framework in Ukraine has been introduced by the revised Law on Wastes (enters into force in July 2023).
The responsible producers have to fulfil their EPR obligations either collectively – by joining a compliance scheme or individually – by setting up their own compliance system.
The EPR in Ukraine includes the following:
As of 1 January 2023, facilities that generate waste and perform waste management operations are required to use a revised waste management reporting form.
The form is to be used in order to submit yearly reports on the waste management operations and the quantity of generated and handled wastes to the State Statistics Authority.
As of 3 October 2021, the migration limits for aluminium and formaldehyde in toys have been strengthened in order to align them with limits set by the revised EU Toy Safety Directive.
The amendments have been made to the Ukrainian Technical Regulation on the Safety of Toys approved by Decree No. 151 of 28 February 2018.
The revised migration limits for aluminium are set as follows (in line with the EU Toy Safety Directive):
The Parliament of Ukraine adopted Decision that sets out a plan of measures that would aim to improve chemical safety situation in Ukraine.
The plan includes creation of a clinical toxicological centre in Ukraine and a registry of available accredited chemical laboratories that would monitor, discover and identify hazardous chemical substances.
The plan also includes adoption of a number of chemical safety regulations. In particular, the following draft laws are to be tabled in the Parliament of Ukraine (the Supreme Rada) before August 2021:
Occupational exposure limits, HS management, health and safety training, H&S management, occupational safety rules
Environmental liability, waste management, air protection, water management, hazardous substances management, dangerous goods transportation, use of chemicals…
Cosmetics, food, electronics, chemicals, clothing, textiles, other consumer goods