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

    Decree No. 3 of 14 May 1996 on training of workers and employees on safety, occupational hygiene and protection against fire.

    Adoption: 1996-05-14 | Date of entry into force: 1996-06-01 | BGR-1996-R-47704

    Provides for basic training, training on the workplace, periodic training, daily training and special training in accordance with the level of risk.

  2. Bulgaria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 8 of 26 March 1996 on hygienic requirements for workplaces needing the use of computers.

    Adoption: 1996-03-26 | BGR-1996-R-47701

    Provides for rules concerning electronic and general equipment (screen, keyboard and table), and work environment (light, space, reflection and noise).

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

    Order No. 41 of 27 October 1995 on general rules of occupational safety.

    Adoption: 1995-10-27 | BGR-1995-R-43832

    Provides for employers' and employees' obligations. Annexed are the rules of occupational safety, inter alia: control of work places, machines, equipment, dust, vibrations, radiation, noises, rational organization of the place of work and basic principles to optimize effectivity.

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

    Decree No. 40 of 27 October 1995 on the control of individual external radiation of persons working with sources of ionising radiation. (Text No. 63922)

    Adoption: 1995-10-27 | BGR-1995-R-47292

    Provides for conditions and procedure of control to be performed by the National Center of radiobiology and radiation protection. Employers shall ensure necessary financial support, for individual radiation control.

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

    Decree No. 4 of 2 August 1995 on signs and signals for occupational safety and protection against fire (last amended in 1996).

    Adoption: 1995-08-02 | Date of entry into force: 1996-01-01 | BGR-1995-R-47285

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

    Ordinance No. 2 of 31 March 1995 on functions and tasks of specialized bodies for occupational safety. (Text No. 47250)

    Adoption: 1995-03-31 | BGR-1995-R-47287

    Bodies for occupational safety organize application of safety rules in enterprises, trade firms and ministries, departments or other organizations. Defines the bodies' structure, their tasks and functions.

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

    Regulations of 22 March 1995 on the functioning and the action of the National Hygiene Centre.

    Adoption: 1995-03-22 | BGR-1995-R-40628

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

    Ordinance No. 9 of 17 January 1995 on urgent measures to ensure occupational safety conditions.

    Adoption: 1995-01-17 | BGR-1995-R-40617

    Provides for the establishment of an educational and training programme on occupational safety in schools and universities. Contains provisions relating with the creation of occupational safety bodies in enterprises. Also proposes to inspire of ILO and EC directives.

  9. Bulgaria - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instruction No. 1 of 12 December 1994 on rules and methods of treatment of materials, equipments and radioactive wastes after the closing of enterprises producing uranium.

    Adoption: 1994-12-12 | BGR-1994-M-40612

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

    Decision No. 4 of 2 September 1994 to ensure safe labour conditions.

    Adoption: 1994-09-02 | BGR-1994-R-38776

    Contains 4 parts: General provisions, Security obligations, Workers' rights, Control and administrative responsibility.

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

    Decision No. 13 on working conditions in medical laboratories.

    Adoption: 1994-06-13 | BGR-1994-R-38158

  12. Bulgaria - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instruction No. 1 of 12 April 1994 on the requirements and authorization procedure of laboratories measuring sanitary labour conditions and the organization of their activity.

    Adoption: 1994-04-12 | BGR-1994-M-37092

    Concerns physical factors of labour environment (noise, vibration, light, etc.), toxic substances and dusts in occupational atmosphere, physiological factors (loads,etc.).

  13. Bulgaria - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instruction No. 1 of 4 April 1994 on means of approval of laboratories measuring occupational safety.

    Adoption: 1994-04-04 | BGR-1994-M-37091

    The laboratories are in charge of the security of machines, equipments, workplaces, etc.

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

    Regulations of 1994 concerning the organization and activities of the Labour Inspection.

    Adoption: 1994 | BGR-1994-R-37090

    Its main functions are the control of the respect of provisions on occupational hygiene and safety, the participation to their elaboration, the supervision of creation, modification and termination of the employment relation, the taking of administrative measures in the event of breach to labour conditions, the control of the machinery and equipment. The inspectors have the right to enter any administration, enterprise or other place where people work at any time, as well as premises used by workers and employees.

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

    Decision No. 1 of 14 October 1993 on the protection against fire in agricultural enterprises.

    Adoption: 1993-10-14 | Date of entry into force: 1993-11-05 | BGR-1993-R-36094

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

    Decision No. 12 on sanitary rules respecting import, production and use of asbestos or products containing asbestos.

    Adoption: 1993-10-14 | BGR-1993-R-36097

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

    Decision No. 8 on physical protection in nuclear plants and during the use of nuclear materials.

    Adoption: 1993-08-06 | BGR-1993-R-36090

    Establishes a protection system by adopting technical measures for the transport of materials, information diffusion and personnel activities. Also contains penal provisions. Annex 1: Categories of nuclear materials, Annex 2:Protection measures applicable to the personnel (inter alia, periodic medical examinations, training and upgrading).

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

    Decree No. 11 of 13 July 1993 on special work clothing and means of personal protection.

    Adoption: 1993-07-13 | BGR-1993-R-34780

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

    Ordinance No. 125 to approve decisions to supplement the Labour Code.

    Adoption: 1993-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-01 | BGR-1993-R-34779

    Concern, inter alia, the reduction of working hours for employees and workers performing their work in harmful for health conditions or in specific conditions

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

    Directive No. 7 on the prohibition of noxious and hard work for women.

    Adoption: 1993-06-16 | BGR-1993-R-34351

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

    Decree No. 3 on criteria and means of determination of the right to supplementary annual paid leave in the event of performance of work in harmful for health conditions or in specific conditions.

    Adoption: 1993-05-11 | BGR-1993-R-34795

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

    Regulations of 1993 on the organization and the activities of the Ministry of Health Protection.

    Adoption: 1993 | BGR-1993-R-33597

    The Ministry formulates, inter alia, occupational hygiene directives and principles and criteria of working capacity, organizes expert examinations in that field and determines the needs of the country in medical executives and ensures their training.

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

    Regulations of 1993 on the organization and the action of the National Centre of radiology and protection against radiation.

    Adoption: 1993 | BGR-1993-R-34808

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

    Regulations of 1993 on the creation and the activities of the National Centre of hygiene, medical ecology and dietetics.

    Adoption: 1993 | BGR-1993-R-36095

    The Centre is in charge, inter alia, of the evaluation and the prevention of risks for health resulting from occupational factors.

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

    Decree No. 252 of 11 December 1992 to approve the basic standards respecting the protection against radiation.

    Adoption: 1992-12-11 | BGR-1992-R-36106

    Contains 5 Chapters: General provisions and scope, conditions for obtaining waivers from the basic standards on protection against radiation requirements for activities and sources of ionizing radiation, limits for permissible doses, secondary radiation limits and assessment of doses, and procedures to ensure protection in case of accidental and chronical irradiation.

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

    Decision No. 19 of 7 December 1992 on the prevention of occupational diseases in enterprises which product uranium.

    Adoption: 1992-12-07 | BGR-1992-R-36107

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

    Directive No. 13 of 24 July 1992 on the limit admissible concentration of dangerous substances in workplaces atmosphere.

    Adoption: 1992-07-24 | Date of entry into force: 1994-01-01 | BGR-1992-R-31688

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

    Decision of 8 January 1991 to amend and supplement the decision No. 3 (of 23 february 1987) on special work clothing and means of personal protection.

    Adoption: 1991-01-08 | BGR-1991-R-26284

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

    Decision No. 3 of 14 August 1990 for the protection against fire on exploitation sites (general rules).

    Adoption: 1990-08-14 | BGR-1990-R-20941

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

    Ordinance No. 61 of 18 December 1989 of the Council of Ministers on the restructuring of sanitary protection.

    Adoption: 1989-12-18 | Date of entry into force: 1990-01-01 | BGR-1989-R-20848

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

    Decision No. 6 on criteria and conditions for training, qualification and capacity of workers employed in the field of nuclear energy.

    Adoption: 1989-05-25 | BGR-1989-R-9111

    Provides for special courses on protection against nuclear energy and radiation in secondary technical and higher education establishments for students preparing to enter the nuclear sector.

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

    Decision No. 8 setting forth the categories of work appropriate for persons who are partially disabled.

    Adoption: 1987-06-22 | BGR-1987-R-4367

    This Decision, issued by the Committee on Labour and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Public Health and the Central Council of Bulgarian Trade Unions, sets forth the percentages (between 4 and 10 per cent) of normal working hours and the duration of employment for partially disabled workers in industry, construction, agriculture, forestry, transport, communication, commerce, housing, teaching, culture and the fine arts, public health, etc.

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

    Decision No. 11 on premises for women's personal hygiene and for pregnant women to rest.

    Adoption: 1987-03-02 | BGR-1987-R-4366

    This Decision, taken by the Ministry of Public Health and the Central Council of Bulgarian Trade Unions in application of the Labour Code, concerns enterprises employing at least 20 workers. It prescribes the surface area and the furnishings of the premises to be provided.

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

    Decision No. 1 on the collection of occupational health and safety data.

    Adoption: 1987-02-25 | BGR-1987-R-4341

    This Decision was issued by the Central Council of Bulgarian Trade Unions, the Ministry of Public Health and the Committee on Labour and Social Security, in application of the Labour Code. Within the terms of s. 1(1), the "essential factors" to take into account in evaluating the occupational safety and health situation are the safety of production equipment, the microclimate, the purity of the air, noise, vibrations, lighting, radiation, environmental conditions from a physiological and an ergonomic viewpoint, and sanitary and social services at the workplace. The data are to be collected for a "working conditions certificate" issued to the enterprise to use in evaluating the health and safety situation of the working environment. In effect 1 Jan. 1987.

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

    Decision No. 3 on special work clothing and means of personal protection.

    Adoption: 1987-02-23 | BGR-1987-R-4340

    This Decision, issued by the Committee on Labour and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Public Health and the Central Council of Bulgarian Trade Unions, contains technical and administrative provisions on the furnishing, use and maintenance of helmets, glasses, protective vests, gloves, etc., in the enterprises concerned, taking into account the pertinent provisions in the Labour Code. It takes effect 1 Jan. 1987 and repeals the 1981 Directive (no further date) on the same subject.

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

    Decision No. 3 on preliminary and periodic mandatory medical examinations for workers (last amended in 2005). - Decision (as amended up to 2005)

    Adoption: 1987-01-28 | BGR-1987-R-4338

    This Decision, issued by the Minister of Public Health, concerns the organisation and the administration of preliminary and periodic medical examinations. Such examinations shall take place every year for workers under 18 years and once every 3 years for workers over 40 years of age, and once every 5 years for workers between 18 and 40. Particular attention is given to minors under age 18, in accordance with provisions of the Labour Code, as well as to workers in contact with harmful substances. The results of the examinations shall be submitted to the competent bodies for analysis. Additional provisions provide a definition of "organic disease of the central nervous system", "psychic diseases" and "drug addiction". The final provisions specify that this Decision has been approved by the Central Council of Bulgarian Trade Unions and by the Committee on Labour and Social Affairs; it repeals Ordinance No. 14 of 1983 on the same subject.

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

    Order on work adaptation (last amended in 2001).

    Adoption: 1986-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 1987-01-01 | BGR-1986-R-4306

    Order adopted by the Ordinance No. 72 of 1986 of the Council of Ministers and the Central Committee of Bulgarian Trade Unions. It deals with the placement of persons with a reduced working capacity (Part I) and of workers who are pregnant or nursing infants (Part II). Part III contains specific rules on disabled workers engaged in special workshops. The transitional and final provisions specify that this Decision, which entered into force on 1 Jan. 1987, has been issued in application of the Labour Code and that it repeals the Decision of 17 Dec. 1963, as amended by the Decision of 25 Oct. 1965.

  38. Bulgaria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Decree No. 4441 issuing the Act on the national unified plan for the scientific, technical and socio-economic development of the People's Republic of Bulgaria for the ninth five-year-plan (1986-1990).

    Adoption: 1986-12-26 | BGR-1986-L-4314

    The Act contains eight Parts. Part IV (Human development and social change) consists in ss. 23 to 27. S. 23 has the aim of "satisfying the material, spiritual and social needs of the people, taking into account the growth in the country's economic possibilities". It sets the increase of "real income" of every person at 18 percent over the period in question and calls for the satisfaction of other material needs (food, lodging, recreation, etc.). S. 24 develops the notion of "industry for human beings". S. 25 is aimed at ensuring, in general terms, health and safety at work. S. 26 deals with environmental protection.

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

    Ordinance No. 23 of the Ministry of Public Health, respecting the notification and registration of occupational diseases and the records to be kept of such diseases.

    Adoption: 1985 | BGR-1985-R-1275

    Repeals Ordinance No. 042 of 1971 on the same subject.

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

    Ordinance No. 2 of the Ministry of Public Health, the Central Council of Bulgarian Trade Unions and the Labour and Social Affairs Committee, respecting the health facilities, hygiene requirements and occupational safety in youth labour brigades.

    Adoption: 1985 | BGR-1985-R-1304

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

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Public Health, the Labour and Social Affairs Committee and the Central Council of Bulgarian Trade Unions to amend and supplement Ordinance No. 97 [of 1981] respecting prophylactoria.

    Adoption: 1985 | BGR-1985-R-1856

    Miscellaneous amendments.

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

    Ordinance No. 23 of the Ministry of Public Health on the notification, registration and recording of occupational diseases.

    Adoption: 1985 | BGR-1985-R-2773

  43. Bulgaria - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instruction No. 5 of the Labour and Social Affairs Committee and the Central Council of Bulgarian Trade Unions, respecting the preparation and approval of general and departmental regulations on occupational safety.

    Adoption: 1984-04-02 | BGR-1984-M-750

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

    Resolution No. 35 of the Council of Ministers and the Central Council of Bulgarian Trade Unions, to improve the economic measures taken to reduce the incidence of ordinary and occupational diseases and of employment accidents.

    Adoption: 1982-08-17 | BGR-1982-R-10355

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

    Ordinance No. 8 respecting training and further training in labour protection and the prevention of fire.

    Adoption: 1982 | BGR-1982-R-10354

    Repeals Ordinance No. 130 of 1974 on the same subject.

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

    Ordinance No. 31 of the State Committee on Standardisation, respecting the installation and safe operation of lifting gear.

    Adoption: 1981 | BGR-1981-R-11099

  47. Bulgaria - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instruction No. 1 of the Central Council of Bulgarian Trade Unions, respecting personal protective equipment.

    Adoption: 1981 | BGR-1981-M-11102

    Repeals Instruction No. 1 of 1977 on the same subject.

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

    Ordinance No. 97 of the Central Council of Bulgarian Trade Unions and the Ministry of Public Health, respecting prophylactoria.

    Adoption: 1981 | BGR-1981-R-11103

    Repeals Ordinance No. 61 of 1975 on the same subject.

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

    Ordinance No. 2 of the Central Council of Bulgarian Trade Unions, respecting occupational safety in the production of, and work with, chlorine.

    Adoption: 1979 | BGR-1979-R-12369

  50. Bulgaria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of the Central Council of Bulgarian Trade Union respecting the trade union authorities responsible for supervising labour protection.

    Adoption: 1979 | BGR-1979-R-12370

    Repeals the temporary Regulations of 1973; provides for the detailed rights and duties of the central, regional and local trade union authorities.

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