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Ministry of Labor prepared labor protection rules for chemical plants

The Ministry of Labor has prepared rules for labor protection when using certain types of chemicals and materials. The draft of the relevant order is published on the Single Portal.

The document contains state regulatory requirements for labor protection for production processes and work associated with the use of inorganic acids and alkalis, mercury, plastics, epoxy resins and materials based on them, carcinogenic and mutating chemicals, benzene, liquid nitrogen.

These requirements are binding on employers – legal entities regardless of their legal form and individual entrepreneurs.

The rules also attached to the form of work permit for work with high risk.

The Ministry of Labor explained that the new labor protection rules were developed taking into account the risk-based approach and the current level of technological development. The Ministry expects to introduce the specified labor protection rules from January 1, 2021.