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  1. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law N 178(I) of 2015 amending the Law on Occupational Safety and Health (Amendment N 2). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-12-09 | Date of entry into force: 2015-12-09 | CYP-2015-L-102432

    For the purposes of partial harmonization of the national legislation with the European Parliament and Council Directive 2013/30/EU of 12 June 2013 on safety of offshore oil and gas operations and amending Directive 2004/35/EC, the present Law amends the Law on occupational safety and health. It specifically amends 2nd phrase of article 2A, by adding after the word "of diseases", the following phrase: "the prevention of serious accidents and the restriction of consequences of such accidents".

  2. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law N 170(I) of 2015 on Occupational Safety and Health (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-12-02 | Date of entry into force: 2015-12-02 | CYP-2015-L-102367

    Article 2 of the present Law supplements 3rd phrase of article 38, by adding new paragraph (e), regarding an authorization to the Minister to issue decrees.

  3. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law N 198(I) of 2014 amending the Law on Compulsory Insurance for Employers' Liability (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-12-23 | CYP-2014-L-100745

    Amends article 2 of Laws N 174 of 1989, 63(I) of 1997, 15(I) of 2001, 140(I) of 2003, 86(I) of 2010 and 79(I) of 2011 on Compulsory Insurance for Employers' Liability, by replacing the definition of the term "occupational disease".

  4. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law N 113(I) of 2013 amending the Law on Factories (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-09-27 | Date of entry into force: 2013-08-31 | CYP-2013-L-100216

    Repeals articles 33 and 71 of Laws N 43 of 1964, 32 of 1972, 22 of 1982, 25 of 1989, 20 of 1990, 220 of 1991 and 90(I) of 1996 on Factories.

  5. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law No. 33(I) of 2011 concerning Occupational Safety and Health (Amendment)

    Adoption: 2011-03-18 | Date of entry into force: 2011-03-18 | CYP-2011-L-89672

    Amends the following articles of the Law 89(I) of 1996 as amended up to Law 99(I) of 2003:

    Article 2: definitions of "self-employed", "installation", "extremely inflammable", "inspector", "work", "employer", "employed", "inflammable", "danger", "very inflammable", "person", "working environment", "contractor", "security representative", "managing officer", "approved document", "armed forces", "safety committee", "European Commission", "responsible of the work", "Pan-Cypriot Safety and Health Council", "Department Manager", "Labour Doctor".
    Article 2A: adds a para on the purpose of improving occupational safety and health in real estates and installations.
    Article 3: replaces paragraphs 1, 4 and 6 concerning the places of implementation of the measures.
    Article 4: Repealed
    Article 5: replaces paragraphs 1 and 2 concerning the structure of the Pan-Cypriot Safety and Health Council
    Article 6: Repealed
    Article 7: replaces paragraphs 1 and 2 concerning the election and appointment of safety representative.
    Article 8: replaces paragraph 1 concerning the establishment of Safety Committee.
    Article 9: Repealed
    Article 10: replaced with a new article concerning the appointment of safety officer.
    Articles 11 and 12: Repealed
    Article 13: adds provisions concerning the qualifications of the appointed workers, the existence of appropriate safety measures, and the responsibility of the employer to be accountable occupational safety and health inspectors.
    Article 14: concerning the self-employed
    Article 17: concerning obligations for safety in installations
    Article 18: concerning the area of implementation
    Article 24: correction of a word
    Article 32: minor editing
    Article 36: correction of a word
    Article 38A: adds provisions concerning the duty of the Minister to issue Decrees concerning the licensing of working environments, the qualifications assessment of safety trainers, and the issuing of Standards Guidelines.
    Article 39: replaces paragraphs 1 and 2, concerning codes of practice and standards as well as the penal procedure and sanctions
    Article 40: repeals paragraph 2, and replaces a word in paragraph 3
    Article 42: replaced by a new article on medical doctors
    Article 44: concerning competences of Chief Inspector and inspectors
    Article 45: replaced by a new article on improvements notification
    Article 46: adds new paragraph 2 concerning the documentation of prohibition notification
    Article 51: repeals paragraph 4
    Article 53: replaces paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, concerning currency changes and offenses and sanctions.
    Article 55: replaces paragraphs 1, 2 and adds paragraph 3, concerning the issuing of licenses for working environments and installations. Adds 55A on issuing certifications, 55B on informing the European Commission, 55C on hierarchical appeal against the decisions of the Chief Inspector, 55D on in-job training for safety and health issues.

    Amends also the first table of the basic law.

  6. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 247 (Artificial Visual Radiation) on Safety and Health at Work Laws between 1996 and 2003. (Οι περί Ασφάλειας και Υγείας στην Εργασία (Τεχνητή Οπτική Ακτινοβολία) Κανονισμοί του 2010)

    Adoption: 2010-06-11 | Date of entry into force: 2010-06-11 | CYP-2010-R-86727

    Adapts the national legislation to Directive 2006/25/EC of 5th April 2006.

    Para 1: Brief Title
    Para 2: Definitions
    Para 3: Purpose and area of implementation
    Para 4: Maximum levels of exposition
    Para 5: Determination of exposition and risk evaluation
    Para 6: Provisions aiming at the elimination or limitation of exposition risks
    Para 7: Information and training of employees
    Para 8: Consultation and participation of employees
    Para 9: Health supervision
    Para 10: Responsibilities of self-employed persons

  7. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law No. 1(III) of 2009 ratifying the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006. - Law on-line in Greek

    Adoption: 2009-03-20 | CYP-2009-L-84135

    Brings into force of law ILO Convention No. 187.

  8. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 591, on the protection against ionizing radiation.

    Adoption: 2004-05-28 | CYP-2004-R-80596

    Implements Law No. 115(I) of 2002. Provides that no person should undertake any activity which involves exposition to ionizing radiation deriving from natural of technical sources of radiation, unless a specific license is provided. The regulation attaches the official document for applying for this license.

  9. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 493 of 2004 implementing Directives 90/394/EEC, 97/42/EC and 99/38/EC amending the Laws concerning health and safety at work (carcinogenic and mutagenic agents). - Regulation in Greek

    Adoption: 2004-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 2006-07-01 | CYP-2004-R-72924

    Introduces a new definition of the term "carcinogenic agent".

  10. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 497 of 2004 implementing Directives 2001/45/EC, 89/655/EEC and 95/63/EC amending the Laws concerning minimum requirements on health and safety at work (professional equipment). - Act on-line (in Greek)

    Adoption: 2004-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 2006-07-01 | CYP-2004-R-72940

    Stipulates the minimum safety requirements as regards professional equipment for work conducted at heights.

  11. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 494 of 2004 implementing Directive 89/654/EEC amending the Laws concerning minimum requirements of health and safety in the workplace. - Regulation in Greek

    Adoption: 2004-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 2006-07-01 | CYP-2004-R-72944

    Provides for the installation in the workplace of automatic leakage circuit breakers.

  12. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 495 of 2004 amending the Regulations concerning asbestos (safety and health of persons at work) issued between 1993 and 2000. - Regulation in Greek

    Adoption: 2004-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 2006-07-01 | CYP-2004-R-72947

    Introduces minor amendments to allow for the implementation of the European Council Directives on Asbestos Workers' Protection.

  13. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law No. 45(I) of 2004, which amends the Law No. 56(I) of 2002 on commercial shipping (safety standards for fishing boats of 24m or more long).

    Adoption: 2004-03-19 | CYP-2004-L-80521

    Adapts the national legislation to:
    a) Directive 2002/35/EC of the Commission of April 25, 2002.
    b) Directive 2002/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of November 5, 2002.
    c) Directive 97/70/EC of the Council of December 11, 1997.

    It amends the Articles 2, 4, 14 and 15 and the Appendix A.

  14. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law 15(I) of 2004, which specifies measures for the protection of human health and of the environment during the limited use of genetically modified organisms. - Law in Greek

    Adoption: 2004-02-20 | CYP-2004-L-80513

    Aiming at adapting the national legislation to the acts of the European Community with respect to how to dealt with genetically modified organisms.

    (Directive 90/219/EC of the Council of April 23, 1990; Directive 89/81/EC of the Council of October 26, 1998; Decision 2000/608/EC of the Commission of September 27, 2000; Decision 2001/204/EC of the Council of March 8, 2001).

  15. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Safety and Health at Work Order of 2004 (P.I. 628/2004) (Department of Labour Inspection). - Regulation in Greek

    Adoption: 2004 | CYP-2004-R-83819

  16. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law No. 99(I) of 2003 concerning health and safety at work (amending Law No. 89(I) of 1996, Law No. 158(I) of 2001, Law No. 25(I) of 2002 and Law No. 41(I) of 2003). - Law in Greek

    Adoption: 2003-07-25 | CYP-2003-L-72923

    Introduces amendments to the Laws on health and safety at work adopted between 1996 and 2003 for the purpose of bringing them in line with the requirements of Directive 1999/70/EC concerning fixed-term employment (prohibition of discrimination).

  17. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law No. 41(I) of 2003 concerning health and safety at work (amending Law No. 89(I) of 1996, Law No. 158(I) of 2001 and Law No. 25(I) of 2002). - Law in Greek

    Adoption: 2003-05-23 | CYP-2003-L-72922

    Provides for the appointment by the Minister of Labour of doctors in the capacity of consultants on employment matters, entrusted with the task of determining the framework within which employees' health shall be monitored.

  18. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Protection from Ionising Radiation (Basic Principles) Regulations P.I. 494/2002. - Law in Greek

    Adoption: 2002-10-25 | CYP-2002-R-80942

  19. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act No. 115(I) of 2002 on protection against ionizing radiation. - Law in Greek

    Adoption: 2002-07-12 | CYP-2002-L-63243

    Creates within the Ministry of Health and Social Security a service in charge of inspections at the workplace. Provides for the conditions for the use of ionizing radiation, and protective measures. Sets forth penalties.

  20. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act No 25(I) of 2002 to amend Acts of 1996 and 2001 concerning occupational safety and health. - Act online in Greek

    Adoption: 2002-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | CYP-2002-L-63240

    Provides for amendments concerning the prevention of occupational safety hazards, the protection of occupational safety and health, the measures to eliminate risks, and information on occupational safety and health matters as well as participation of employees in training with regard to new protective equipment. Does not apply to domestic employees in private households and members of the armed forces.

  21. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    The Occupational Safety and Health (Amendment) Law No. 158(I)/2001 (Department of Labour Inspection). - Law in Greek

    Adoption: 2001-12-31 | CYP-2001-L-63238

    Provides for extended protection with regard to substances dangerous for the employees and the environment.

  22. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Safety and Health at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations P.I. 268/2001 (Department of Labour Inspection). - Regulation in Greek

    Adoption: 2001-07-21 | CYP-2001-R-83823

  23. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    The Safety and Health at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations P.I. 144/2001 (Department of Labour Inspection). - Regulation in Greek

    Adoption: 2001-04-06 | CYP-2001-L-83820

  24. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    The Safety and Health at Work (Carcinogenic and Mutagenic Agents) Regulations P.I. 153/2001 (Department of Labour Inspection) - Regulation in Greek

    Adoption: 2001-04-06 | CYP-2001-L-83821

  25. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    The Safety and Health at Work (Manual Handling of Loads) Regulations P.I. 267/2001 (Department of Labour Inspection). - Regulation in Greek

    Adoption: 2001 | CYP-2001-L-83822

  26. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Minimum Requirements for Safety and Health Signs at Work Regulations P.I. 212/2000 (Department of Labour Inspection). - Regulation in Greek

    Adoption: 2000-07-21 | CYP-2000-R-83818

  27. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act No. 47 to amend the Asbestos Act (No. 19 of 2000).

    Adoption: 2000 | CYP-2000-L-57905

    Amends S. 2 of the basic act and specifies additional substances which produce equally hazardous effects on occupational health.

  28. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act No. 20(III) of 1998 ratifying the Convention on Nuclear Safety.

    Adoption: 1998-12-11 | CYP-1998-L-52023

    Sets forth special care for safety and health of employees in nuclear installations along with provisions concerning operation, maintenance, inspection and testing of these installations and priority measures for protection against radiation.

  29. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Safety Committees at Work Regulations P.I. 134/1997 (Department of Labour Inspection). - Regulation in Greek

    Adoption: 1997 | CYP-1997-R-83817

  30. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act No. 89(I) of 1 November 1996 on occupational safety and health. - Unoffical English Translation

    Adoption: 1996-11-01 | CYP-1996-L-46472

    Provides for the obligations and responsibilities of the employer and the employee, and measures of protection (working environment, protective equipment).

  31. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act relating to the protection of the security and health of workers exposed to asbestos in workplaces (No. 23(I) 1993).

    Adoption: 1993-05-14 | Date of entry into force: 1993-05-14 | CYP-1993-L-35326

    Sets out the rights and obligations of employers and employees. Regulates penal responsibilities for failure to comply and for injuries which result from such conduct.

  32. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act providing for the organisation of safety committees at work places, and for the creation of a Cypriot Safety and Health Council. No. 60.

    Adoption: 1988-05-20 | CYP-1988-L-7804

  33. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Factories Act [No. 43 of 1964]. No. 32. - Law in Greek

    Adoption: 1972 | CYP-1972-L-16403

  34. Cyprus - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Factories Law 1956 (Chapter 134). - Law on-line in English

    Adoption: 1956-12-21 | CYP-1956-L-83824

    Regulates the health and safety conditions for workers in factories, and for the safety requirements and inspection for certain types of machinery.


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