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

    Law No. XII-391 of 18 June 2013 to Amend Articles 266, 269 and 275 of Labour Code. - Legal Acts of Lithuania

    Adoption: 2013-06-18 | Date of entry into force: 2013-08-20 | LTU-2013-L-97889

    Introduces minor wording changes to article 266 (Suspension of Works) dealing with the issue of suspension of works and safety of workers; gives new wording to article 269 "Participation of Employees in Implementing Occupational Safety and Health Measures"; introduces minor wording changes to para 7 of article 275 on Rights of Employees.

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

    Law No. XI-1202 of 12 February 2010 to Amend the Law on Safety and Health at Work. (DARBUOTOJŲ SAUGOS IR SVEIKATOS ĮSTATYMO 25, 27 IR 30 STRAIPSNIŲ PAKEITIMO, ĮSTATYMAS, 2010 m. gruodzio 2 d. Nr. XI-1202) - Legal Acts of Lithuania

    Adoption: 2010-02-12 | Date of entry into force: 2010-03-01 | LTU-2010-L-87436

    Amends article 27 (Training and instruction of workers) and article 30 (Duties of two or more employers in organising work in the same workstation or workstations) providing, inter alia, that the worker sent upon the agreement of the employers for temporary work should start working until he is informed on the existing and potential risk factors in the undertaking he is sent to work in. Amendments to article 30 provides for better occupational safety coordination work among different employers operating same workstation.

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

    Act No. XI-640 of 22 December 2009 to amend and supplement articles 3, 13 and 19 of the previous Act on social insurance of occupational accidents and occupational diseases. (Nelaimingų atsitikimų darbe ir profesinių ligų socialinio draudimo įstatymo 3, 13 ir 19 straipsnių pakeitimo ĮSTATYMAS) - Legal Acts Act on-line in Lithuanian

    Adoption: 2009-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-01 | LTU-2009-L-84075

    Introduces changes by amending, inter alia, the procedure of calculation of the coefficient for compensation in cases of occupational accident and diseases, definition of the "injured" and the amount of compensation.

  4. Lithuania - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. AI-159/V-612 of 16 October 2003 to approve the Regulations of assessment of occupational risk. - Order (in Lithuanian)

    Adoption: 2003-10-16 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-01 | LTU-2003-R-65860

    Governs the procedure of assessment of occupational risk in enterprises.

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

    Law No. IX-1672 of 1st July 2003 on Safety and Health at Work. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 2003-11-11 | LTU-2003-L-65882

    Aims at harmonisation of the provisions contained in the Labour Code, conventions of the ILO ratified by the Republic of Lithuania and corresponding EU Directives.

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

    Resolution No. 1-172 of 20 June 2003 on measures for the improvement of safety and health of workers. - http://www3.lrs.lt

    Adoption: 2003-06-20 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-17 | LTU-2003-R-65879

  7. Lithuania - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 990 of 13 September 1999 to partially amend Government Decree No. 1277 of 27 October 1998 on evaluation of hygiene in workplaces (Text No. 270).

    Adoption: 1999-09-13 | LTU-1999-R-54970

  8. Lithuania - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act No. VIII-1190 of 20 May 1999 on the management of radioactive waste (Text No. 167) (as amended). - English translation (as amended up to 26 October 2004)

    Adoption: 1999-05-20 | LTU-1999-L-53680

    Regulates relationships between legal persons and individuals with respect to treatment of radioactive waste and establishes the legal basis for the treatment of such waste. Fixes competencies of State bodies in that field, and defines the tasks, status and activity of the Agency for the treatment of radioactive waste.

  9. Lithuania - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act No. VIII-1095 of 18 March 1999 on occupational health care. - English translation (1999)

    Adoption: 1999-03-18 | LTU-1999-L-63972

    Establishes the fundamentals of occupational health care of the employees of enterprises, institutions, organisations, economic associations, agricultural companies, farms, and natural persons according to a labour contract or on the basis of membership. Contains provisions on administration and organisation of occupational health care, and institutions of labour medicine. English translation.

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

    Decree No. 198 of 23 February 1999 on the recognition of occupational diseases (Text No. 84).

    Adoption: 1999-02-23 | LTU-1999-R-53283

    Regulates the procedure for communication to the State Labour Inspectorate about the causes of occupational diseases, and provides for their recognition and registration.

  11. Lithuania - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act No. VIII-1019 of 12 January 1999 on radiation protection (Text No. 221) (as amended). - English translation (as amended up to 13 April 2004)

    Adoption: 1999-01-12 | Date of entry into force: 1999-04-01 | LTU-1999-L-54158

    Concerns persons dealing with sources of ionising radiation and with treatment of radioactive waste. Establishes a State department in the field of radiation protection.

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

    Decree No. 1277 of 27 October 1998 on evaluation of hygiene in workplaces (Text No. 390).

    Adoption: 1998-10-27 | LTU-1998-R-52141

    Regulates the organization of research and the use of results for the improvement of working conditions.

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

    Act No. VIII-561 of 9 December 1997 to amend section 73 of the Act on occupational safety [of 1993] (Text No. 29).

    Adoption: 1997-12-09 | LTU-1997-L-50322

  14. Lithuania - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 998 of 15 September 1997 to amend partially the Decree No. 1325 of 27 December 1994 approving Regulations on payment of benefits in the event of worker's death from occupational accident (Text No. 343).

    Adoption: 1997-09-15 | Date of entry into force: 1997-09-01 | LTU-1997-R-49006

    Amends sections 5 to 9.

  15. Lithuania - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act No. VIII-368 of 1 July 1997 to amend section 79 of the Act on occupational safety (Text No. 321).

    Adoption: 1997-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 1997-09-01 | LTU-1997-L-49008

    Amends section 79 relating to consequences of breaking of normative acts on occupational safety.

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

    Act No. I-1613 of 14 November 1996 on nuclear energy, as amended up to 26 October 2004. - English translation (update to 2004)

    Adoption: 1996-11-14 | LTU-1996-L-70074

    Establishes, inter alia, the basis for the management of nuclear energy and the principles of State regulation of nuclear safety and radiation protection.

  17. Lithuania - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 1055 of 11 September 1996 to approve the list of jobs forbidden for persons under the age of 18, those with dangerous aspects and working conditions, and procedure of placement of persons from 13 to 14, 14 to 16, and 16 to 18.(Text No. 543)

    Adoption: 1996-09-11 | LTU-1996-R-45740

    Establishes a list of jobs and conditions considered as dangerous or too arduous for young workers. Defines employers' obligations for conditions of work of young workers (occupational safety and hygiene, rest periods, hours of work) and employment conditions (minimum age, vocational training, labour contract, parents' agreement, medical examination).

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

    Decree No. 540 of 8 May 1996 to amend partially the Decree No. 530 of 29 June 1994 on hygienic evaluation of workplaces (Text No. 324).

    Adoption: 1996-05-08 | LTU-1996-R-46507

    Amends provisions concerning, inter alia, the obligation of the employer to make a hygienic evaluation of workplaces within 3 months in case of new activity or reconstruction of the enterprise.

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

    Act No. I-1326 of 7 May 1996 to amend and supplement sections 1, 15, 28, 29, 35, 36, 42, 68 of the Act on labour protection [occupational safety] (Text No. 352).

    Adoption: 1996-05-07 | LTU-1996-L-46509

    Amends clauses related, inter alia, to employer's responsibility in occupational safety, commissions for occupational safety, obligations and rights of the employer.

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

    Act No. I-1289 of 17 April 1996 to amend and supplement sections 6 and 15 of the Act on the State Labour Inspectorate (Text No. 303).

    Adoption: 1996-04-17 | LTU-1996-L-46504

    Amends points 1 and 6 of section 6 (labour inspection tasks, inter alia, resolution of labour disputes and disputes concerning occupational safety) and adds a point 10 in section 15 (tasks of the general labour inspector).

  21. Lithuania - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 1543 of 8 December 1995 on the establishment of paid services for medical examination of persons able to work, but not working for valid reasons (Text No. 32).

    Adoption: 1995-12-08 | LTU-1995-R-46490

    Provides for the payment of medical services apart from obligatory medical assistance. Concerns, inter alia, persons with a professional activity, pensioners, invalids of groups I and II and non-working invalids of group III, persons in age of working registered at the labour exchange, persons caring for a ill member of their family or for an invalid of groups I or II or for an invalid child needing constant assistance, pregnant women, mothers (fathers in case of mothers absence) until their child is 8 or if 2 children or more until their majority, persons up to 18, pupils and students.

  22. Lithuania - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act No. I-1062 of 17 October 1995 to amend and supplement the Act on State social insurance. (Text No. 664)

    Adoption: 1995-10-17 | LTU-1995-L-47283

    Amends provisions relating to, inter alia, the loss of labour capacity after illness, an occupationa accident or disease.

  23. Lithuania - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 504 of 12 April 1995 on compulsory hygienic courses and courses for first medical assistance to workers. (Text No. 235)

    Adoption: 1995-04-12 | LTU-1995-R-47238

    Establishes a list of workers (professions and branches of activity) for whom hygiene and first medical assistance education shall be compulsory. Provides for education institutions in the field of health and legal bases of their activity, educational programmes, control and financing.

  24. Lithuania - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 426 of 24 March 1995 to approve Regulations on the Fund for labour protection [occupational safety]. (Text No. 197)

    Adoption: 1995-03-24 | LTU-1995-R-47258

    Provides for aims of the Fund (financing of preparation and implementation of measures for safety at work, information on matters of safety at work, organization and financing of the Committee for occupational safety), its funds and their use, management and liquidation.

  25. Lithuania - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 27 December 1994 approving the Regulations on payment of benefits in the event of worker's death from occupational accident.

    Adoption: 1994-12-27 | LTU-1994-R-41819

    The benefits are paid in the event of a worker's death due to a violation of standards for occupational safety, provided for by the Labour Inspectorate and the Social Protection Ministry. Provides for terms of establishment of pensions and eligible parties (first degree heirs, children, spouses, parents, and children born after the mention death), minimum amount, etc.

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

    Ordinance of 14 December 1994 to establish lists of potentially dangerous tools and employments (production processes).

    Adoption: 1994-12-14 | LTU-1994-R-41826

    These two lists have been established to be presented to the State Labour Inspectorate within the Ministry of Social Protection and Labour. Firms' directors have the obligation to make such lists for their own equipment and employment. Provides, from 1 July 1995, for payment of wage incentive (at least 30 per cent of the minimum hourly wage) for working time under dangerous conditions.

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

    Act No. I-266 of 26 July 1994 on labour protection [occupational safety], as amended up 2000. - English translation (consolidation of 2000)

    Adoption: 1994-11-03 | Date of entry into force: 1993-10-07 | LTU-1994-L-41601

    Chapter 1: General Provisions (basic definitions, object of the Law on labour protection, right of employees to work safely and application of the law). Chapter 2: Regulation of Labour Protection. Establishes the Commission of labour protection according to the tripartite principal and the Labour protection fund, to implement preventive measures of labour protection, to inform society, and to finance the work of the Commission. States the right of trade unions to defend the interests of their members in the workplace. Provides for the structure of labour protection and medical services in enterprises. Establishes labour protection committees, comprising of an equal number of employers and representatives of employee trade unions. Chapter 3: Requirements for working environment, workplaces, jobs, and industrial living conditions (labour means, supervision, obligatory health examinations, suspension of labour, material requirements). Chapter 4: Duties and rights of employers and employees (instructing and certification of employees in labour protection, protective equipment, organization of medical services). Chapter 5: Work and Rest Time (work hours, night work and overtime work). Chapter 6: Work of Minors, Women and Persons with Limited Functional capacity. Defines the work privileges to be applied to persons from 14 to 18 year of age, as well as to women, including pregnant women and women who are raising children. Chapter 7: Evaluation and Compensation of Labour Protection (classification and characteristics of work conditions, compensations and guarantees for employees working under harmful and hazardous work conditions). Chapter 8: Accidents, Occupational diseases. Provides for a classification and protection of statements of the investigation of accidents and occupational diseases. Chapter 9: Economic Means and Liability. Employers shall be required to insure their employees against accidents. Economic sanctions may be applied to the enterprise not fulfilling its obligations in matters of labour protection. Provides for rules regarding health compensation for employees, relief for deaths caused by labour accidents and administrative penalties for violations of standard acts on labour protection. Chapter 10: Final Regulations (control of labour protection, procedure for the investigation of disagreements, registration and reporting of labour protection and international cooperation).


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