Russia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Protection will develop occupational safety rules for seven most hazardous industries, first deputy minister Sergei Velmyaikin told reporters on January 22.
“Seven industries have been reported most hazardous by the number of occupational fatalities for eleven months of last year,” he said. These industries include construction, where 543 workers died, agriculture, where 278 fatalities were reported, motor transport with 80 fatalities, timber logging and wood working industry with 73 fatalities, minerals processing with 71 fatalities, food industry with 56 fatalities and housing and public utility sector with 36 fatalities.
“One of the reasons for high occupational accident rates is that today the occupational safety rules for the above-mentioned industries have outdated, remain monoline and do not meet modern occupational safety laws,” Velmyaikin said.
The occupational safety rules will be harmonized with common principles and norms of the international law in compliance with provisions of the Programme of Cooperation between Russia and the ILO for 2013-2016.
Source: CCI-Inform, ITAR-TASS