Occupational Injuries and Innovations in the Occupational Safety Training



Analysis of the causes of industrial injuries at the enterprises of the Russian Federation over the past 20 years shows that organizational causes remain dominant in the overall structure of the causes of injuries with severe consequences. They are based on the human factor when the actions of the employee himself leading to negative events are primarily due to the low level of his competencies in the field of occupational safety.

In September 2022, as part of the reform of the regulatory legal framework in the field of occupational safety training, regulatory legal acts approved by the Government of the Russian Federation defining a new procedure for occupational safety training will come into force. New requirements were developed considering risk-oriented approach, they are based on the current trends in the occupational safety training and are harmonized with the international understanding of the occupational safety training outside of education. Competencies in the field of occupational safety are formed in various areas, broken down into individual programs considering the availability and levels of the occupational risks, which are assessed by the employer within the framework of the relevant procedure of the occupational safety management system.

The requirements of new documents are analyzed in terms of conducting briefings, internships at the workplace, training in the occupational safety requirements, including the new types of training in first aid to the victim and the use of personal protective equipment by the employees, as well as in terms of organizing knowledge testing of the occupational safety requirements.

In addition, the changes in the rules of accreditation and in the requirements for accredited organizations for training in the field of occupational safety are considered.

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DOI: 10.24000/0409-2961-2022-3-84-92
Year: 2022
Issue num: March
Keywords : occupational safety industrial injuries training accreditation instruction injuries competence knowledge testing internship
  • Gontarenko A.F.
    Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assoc. Prof., Director of Training and Methodical Center STC «Industrial Safety» CJSC, Moscow, Russia
  • Klovach E.V.
    Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Prof., General Director, klovach@safety.ru STC «Industrial Safety» CJSC, Moscow, Russia
  • Tsirin I.V.
    Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assoc. Prof., Advisor of the General Dir. Federal State Budgetary Institution «All-Russian Research Institute of Labor» of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia