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  1. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 584 of 13 October 2015 "On Occupational Health and Safety Requirements to Protect Workers Against Risks from Electromagnetic Fields in Working Environment". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-10-13 | Date of entry into force: 2016-07-01 | LVA-2015-R-102235

    Introduces, inter alia, general provisions; exposure limit values and exposure action values; Electromagnetic field exposure and the risk assessment; risk prevention or reduction; medical examination of health condition of workers.
    Also introduces appendices I, II on exposure limit values and action values in the frequency range from 0 Hz to 10 MHz, 100 kHz to 300 GHz.

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

    Law No. "LV", 59 (4251) of 25 March 2010 amending the Law on Occupational Safety (Labour Protection). (likums "Grozījumi Darba aizsardzības likumā" ("LV", 59 (4251), 14.04.2010.)) - Laws On-line in English Laws On-line in Latvian

    Adoption: 2010-03-25 | Date of entry into force: 2010-04-28 | LVA-2010-L-88306

    Amends the following articles of the Law: para 19 of article 1 giving new definition of special risks; article 5 on obligations and rights of employers; article 7 on internal supervision of the working environment; article 9 on evaluation of the working environment risks; article 9 organizational structure of labour protection; article 14 on instruction and training of employees and trusted representatives; article 16 on co-operation among several employers; article 18 on right of the employee to refuse to perform work and to participate in labour protection measures; article 20 on representation of employees in the field of labour protection; article 21 on participation of a trusted representative in the internal supervision of the working environment; article 23 on State policy in the field of labour protection

  3. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Regulation No. 325 of 15 May 2007 on Labour Protection Requirements when Coming in Contact with Chemical Substances at Workplaces. - Laws On-line in English Laws On-line in Latvian

    Adoption: 2007-05-15 | LVA-2007-R-90450

    Regulation prescribes labour protection requirements for employees when coming in contact with chemical substances (including mixtures) at workplaces if a risk is caused or may be caused from the effect of chemical substances present in the work environment or related to the working process, as well as special restrictions and prohibitions in relation to individual dangerous chemical substances or mixtures.
    Repeals Cabinet Regulation No. 399 of 3 September 2002 on Labour Protection Requirements when in Contact with Chemical Substances at Workplaces (Latvijas Vstnesis, 2005, No. 72).

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

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 745 on work protection requirements against risks at the workplace with regard to electromagnetic fields.

    Adoption: 2006-09-05 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01 | LVA-2006-R-74743

    Comprehensive regulations on labour protection requirements, including risk prevention and medical examinations, for employees exposed to electromagnetic fields at the workplace.

  5. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 332 on environmental risks created by asbestos and asbestos products as well as management of asbestos waste.

    Adoption: 2006-04-25 | LVA-2006-R-74646

    Describe labour protection requirements for persons working with asbestos.

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

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 585 on procedure for investigating of and gathering data on accidents at the workplace - English text

    Adoption: 2005-08-09 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2005-11-01 | Date of partial end of application: 2007-01-01 | LVA-2005-R-72458

    These comprehensive regulations concern investigation of and compilation of information about accidents at the workplace with some exceptions (mostly related to the military and police structures).

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

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 544 on Radiation Safety Council

    Adoption: 2005-07-26 | LVA-2005-R-72457

    Provide a new mandate for the Council, which shall be a consultative state institution.

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

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 434 on work protection requirements for employment in forestry

    Adoption: 2005-06-21 | LVA-2005-R-72454

    Comprehensive new regulations determining work protection requirements for individuals and enterpreneurs, including requirements for work protection systems, special equipment for various tasks etc.

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

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 308 amending Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 86 of 7 March 2000 on technical supervision procedure for equipment intended for lifting people

    Adoption: 2005-05-10 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2005-06-01 | LVA-2005-R-72446

    Amendments concern documentation of equipment, institutions authorised to perform inspections and training of personnel, including instructions for work safety requirements.

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

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 303 amending Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 399 of 3 September 2002 on work protection requirements when working with chemical substances at the workplace

    Adoption: 2005-05-03 | LVA-2005-R-72447

    Amendments concern technical standarts regarding possible inhalation of chemical substances.

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

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 285 amending Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 384 of 28 August 2001 on technical supervision procedure for storage of inflammable, explosive and dangerous substances

    Adoption: 2005-04-26 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2005-06-01 | LVA-2005-R-72442

    Amendments concern documentation of storage facilities and training of personnel, including instructions for work safety requirements.

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

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 123 on Regulations on the Centre for Radiation Safety.

    Adoption: 2005-02-15 | LVA-2005-R-72353

    Framework regulations describing the mandate, objectives and obligations of the Centre for Radiation Safety, under the supervision of the Minister for Environment. The mandate includes inspections with respect to work safety and protection from radiation.

  13. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 99 on types of entrepreneurship where the employer involves a competent institution.

    Adoption: 2005-02-08 | Date of entry into force: 2006-01-01 | LVA-2005-R-72354

    The regulations concern types of commercial activity where the employer must involve a competent institution as well as cases where this may not be necessary. Mostly the competent institution is to be involved with respect to work safety requirements as stipulated by EU directives.

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

    Regulations regarding the Requirements for Competent authorities and Competent Specialists in Labour Protection Issues and the Procedures for Competence Evaluation (Cabinet Regulation No. 101).

    Adoption: 2005-02-08 | LVA-2005-R-76987

    Prescribes the requirements for competent authorities and competent specialists in occupational safety and health issues and the procedures for competence evaluation.

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

    Amendments to the Labour Protection Law

    Adoption: 2004-12-28 | LVA-2004-L-72343

    The brief amendments concern investigation of accidents in the workplace and inspection and statistics of work-related illnesses.

  16. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 966 amending Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 526 of 9 December 2002 on work safety requirements for working with equipment in heights.

    Adoption: 2004-11-23 | LVA-2004-R-72346

    The Amendments concern mainly employees in the building industry.

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

    Cabinet Regulation (No. 852 of 2004) on Labour Protection requirements in regards to work with Asbestos. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2004-10-12 | Date of partial entry into force: 2006-01-01 | LVA-2004-R-70760

    I. General Provisions (sections 1 to 7)
    II. Assessment of Risks presented by asbestos (sections 8 to 15)
    III. Duties of employers (sections 16 to 31)
    IV. Registration of employees subject to exposure to Asbestos (sections 32 to 36)
    V. Notification of the State Labour Inspection (sections 37 to 39)
    VI: Co-operation of the employer with employees (sections 40 to 44)
    VII. Monitoring of the health of employees (sections 45 to 50)
    VIII. Closing provisions (sections 51 and 52)

  18. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Amendments to the Law on Technical Monitoring of Dangerous Equipment

    Adoption: 2004-09-23 | Date of entry into force: 2004-10-19 | LVA-2004-L-69178

    Concern the definition of monitoring of dangerous equipment as well as the certification process for institutions eligable to perform the monitoring.

  19. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 754/2004 regarding Amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 129 of 4 April 2000 on the procedure for registering dangerous equipment.

    Adoption: 2004-08-31 | Date of entry into force: 2004-09-04 | LVA-2004-R-69185

    Expands the list of documents necessary for registration of dangerous equipment with the authorities as well as provides requirements for registering equipment formerly used in an EU member state.

  20. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 475/2004 regarding amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 494/2001 on Regulations on occupations connected with health risks for persons other than workers and where the employees are subject to mandatory health check-ups.

    Adoption: 2004-05-06 | Date of entry into force: 2004-07-01 | LVA-2004-R-69182

    The amendments include employees serving on long-distance trains.

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

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 284/2004 on on work protection requirements with respect to employee protection against the risk of vibration in the work environment. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2004-04-13 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-01 | LVA-2004-R-69166

    Set forth work safety requirements to protect employees against the risk caused by vibration in work environment, including evaluation and measurement of the risk, prevention measures, the use of protective equipment and employee health checks.

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

    Amendments to the Law on Labor Protection. -

    Adoption: 2003-11-20 | Date of entry into force: 2003-12-12 | LVA-2003-L-69140

    The amendments concern article No. 15 on mandatory health checks, specifying the responsibility of the employer to ensure and pay for mandatory health checks of those employers whose health may be impaired by the work environment.

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

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 518/2003 on supervision of pressurized equipment

    Adoption: 2003-09-16 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-01 | LVA-2003-L-68477

    These regulations provide detailed description of safety and other requirements for working with pressurized equipment.

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

    Cabinet Regulation (No. 336 of 2003) regarding equipment and protective systems used in a potentially explosive atmosphere. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2003-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2003-08-01 | LVA-2003-R-70759

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

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 323/2003 on training in labour protection matters. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003-06-17 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-01 | LVA-2003-R-65499

    Set forth the procedure for training labour protection experts and employees on labour protection issues, as well as different training levels.

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

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 300/2003 on work safety requirements for potentially explosive work environments. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003-06-10 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-01 | LVA-2003-R-65494

    Regulations define potentially explosive (dangerous) work environments and describe risk evaluation and responsibilities of employer with respect to work safety requirements.

  27. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 92/2003 on work protection requirements for carrying out construction work. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003-02-25 | Date of entry into force: 2003-03-14 | LVA-2003-R-65485

    Regulations describe in detail work protection and safety requirements for carrying out construction work, specifying the scope of construction, levels of responsibility and work protection plans.

  28. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No. 92 on Labour Protection Requirements in Performing Construction Work (the consolidated text as last amended on 25.01.2008) - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2003-02-25 | LVA-2008-R-81870

    Regulates general issues related to occupational safety when conducting construction work. Provides, inter alia, for elaboration of occupational safety plan.

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

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 66/2003 on work protection requirements with respect to employee protection against the risk of noise in the work environment. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003-02-04 | Date of entry into force: 2003-02-21 | LVA-2003-R-65486

    Regulations describe work protection requirements, including risk evaluation and measurement, use of protective equipment, with respect to protecting employees against noise created within the work environment, especially when this may cause hearing impairment.

  30. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 61/2003 on work safety and health requirements on fishing ships.

    Adoption: 2003-02-04 | Date of entry into force: 2003-02-21 | LVA-2003-R-65487

    Regulations describe safety and health requirements for employees working on fishing ships, including responsibilities of owners of the ship, the captain and the crew.

  31. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Regulation No. 526 of 2002 on labour protection requirements when using work equipment and working at a height. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-12-09 | LVA-2002-R-64980

    Prescribes labour protection requirements when using work equipment and working at a height in order not to cause risk to the safety and health of workers. Divided into 7 parts. Part 1 contains general provisions. Part 2 sets forth requirements for work equipment, Part 3 additional requirements for mobile work equipment, and Part 4 additional requirements for work equipment intended for lifting of weights. Part 5 regulates requirements for working at a height. Part 6 provides for obligations of employees, and Part 7 contains final provisions. Unofficial English translation.

  32. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 400/2002 on work protection requirements with respect to safety signs. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-09-03 | LVA-2002-R-63231

  33. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 399 of 3 September 2002 on labour protection requirements when in contact with chemical substances at workplaces. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-09-03 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-01 | LVA-2002-R-68318

  34. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 372/2002 on work protective requirements in relation to individual protective equipment. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-08-20 | LVA-2002-R-63226

    Include provisions regarding the obligation for the employer to inform and train employees.

  35. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 373/2002 on work protection requirements in relation to work with asbestos. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-08-20 | LVA-2002-R-63227

    Set forth detailed safety and health protection requirements against risks associated with work with asbestos, including risk evaluation, responsibilities of the employer, registration of employees and medical examinations.

  36. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 343/2002 on labour protection requirements when working with displays. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-08-06 | LVA-2002-R-63223

    Concern employees who work with visual display units at least two hours a day. Provides for responsibilities of the employer to ensure that safety and health requirements are implemented.

  37. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 344/2002 on occupational safety requirements when moving heavy loads. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-08-06 | LVA-2002-R-63224

    Regulations describe safety and health protection requirements at workplaces where employees are expected to move heavy objects, persons or animals. The employer is expected to evaluate risks for employees in accordance with the risk factors described in these regulations.

  38. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 325-2002 with amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 186 of 30 May 2000 on Regulations on machinery safety.

    Adoption: 2002-07-30 | LVA-2002-R-63222

    Amendments include a number of provisions required by the harmonized European standards, specifically regarding the use of protective devices.

  39. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 293/2002 on procedure for investigating and documenting accidents at the workplace. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-07-09 | LVA-2002-R-63221

    Do not apply to armed forces and military service.

  40. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 258/2002 regarding procedure for inspection of accidents due to dangerous equipment. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-06-25 | LVA-2002-R-63219

    Set out in detail the procedures for the State Labour Inspection to investigate accidents due to dangerous equipment at workplaces.

  41. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Regulation No. 253 of 25 June 2002 on the labour protection requirements for investigation and extraction of mineral resources. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2002-07-01 | LVA-2002-R-65023

  42. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 189 on labour safety requirements for persons working with biological substances. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-05-21 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | LVA-2002-R-62655

    Sets forth requirements for employee protection and safety against health and safety risks when coming into contact with biological substances at the workplace.

  43. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 149/2002 on protection against ionizing radiation. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-04-09 | Date of entry into force: 2002-04-26 | LVA-2002-R-62652

    Provides for safety and protection requirements against ionizing radiation, including the necessary levels of expertise for working with radiation professionally.

  44. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 125/2002 on labour protection requirements at the workplace. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2002-03-19 | Date of entry into force: 2002-04-09 | LVA-2002-R-62648

    Issued in accordance with the Labour Protection Law. Provides labour protection and safety requirements with respect to all existing or newly created work positions. These regulations do not apply to transportation vehicles, mining, fishing vessels, construction sites or forestry and lumber sites if the workplaces are outdoors. Available in English.

  45. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Regulation No. 97 on 5 March 2002 regarding protection against ionising radiation in medical exposure. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2002-03-05 | LVA-2002-R-65024

    Makes, inter alia, provision for the protection of pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and children. Unofficial English translation.

  46. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 539/2001 on Regulations on the occupational safety requirements when coming into contact with carcinogenic substances at the workplace. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2001-12-27 | Date of entry into force: 2002-01-01 | LVA-2001-R-62662

    Sets forth work protection measures for employees against health and safety risks when working with carcinogenic substances. Provides for the obligations of the employer as well the obligations and rights of the employees. Available in English.

  47. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 494/2001 on Regulations on occupations connected with health risks for persons other than workers and where the employees are subject to mandatory health check-ups.

    Adoption: 2001-11-27 | Date of entry into force: 2001-12-14 | LVA-2001-R-62661

    Regulations provide a list of occupations where there may be health risks for persons other than workers and where the employees are subject to mandatory health check-ups, including the requirements as to how often such check-ups are to be performed.

  48. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 454/2001 on procedure for controlling employee exposure to radiation. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2001-10-23 | Date of entry into force: 2002-01-01 | LVA-2001-R-60610

    Determines procedure for control and documentation of employee exposure to radiation, monitoring of workplaces and monitoring in case of accident.

  49. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Procedures for performance of internal supervision of working environment (Regulation No. 379 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2001-08-23 | LVA-2001-R-68651

    Regulates procedures for internal supervision of working environment, including evaluation of occupational hazards. Comprises 7 parts. Part 1 (s. 1-9) contains general provisions. Part 2 (s. 10-14) regulates planning of internal supervision of working environment. Part 3 (s. 15-24) provides for evaluation of working environment risks. Part 4 (s. 25-29) deals with evaluation of working environment risks for work performed by pregnant women and women who have recently given birth. Part 5 (s. 30-35) regulates implementation of internal supervision of working environment. Part 6 (s. 36-40) provides for examination and improvement of internal supervision of working environment. Part 7 (s. 41-42) contains closing provisions.

  50. Latvia - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law on Occupational Safety (Labour Protection). - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2001-06-20 | Date of entry into force: 2002-01-01 | LVA-2001-L-60600

    Provides for safety and health protection of employees at work. Also regulates obligations, rights and mutual relations between employer, employees and their representatives, and State institutions. Divided into 5 parts. Part 1 contains general provisions. Part 2 provides for obligations and rights of employers; Part 3 for obligations and rights of employees and trusted representatives. Part 4 deals with competence of State and local governments in the field of labour protection. Part 5 regulates supervision, control and liability.

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