Occupational Safety and Industrial Safety Requirements in the Coal Industry


The article examines the system of legal and regulatory framework of occupatioal safety and industrial safety for the enterprises in the coal industry. Analysis of the international and Russian legislation showed the close relationship and interdependence of safety regulation in these areas of law. A significant contribution to the development of legal regulation of the occupational safety and industrial (production) safety was made by the conventions of the International Labor Organization. In 1995, the International Labor Organization adopted the Occupational Safety and Health in Mines Convention, which sets the norms relating to both occupational health and safety. In Russia, the key legislative acts regulating relations in the areas under consideration are the Labor Code of the Russian Federation and the Federal Law «On Industrial Safety of Hazardous Production Facilities».

The article provides an overview of the functions and powers of the federal executive authorities in the field of occupational safety and industrial safety, and also analyzes the types of regulations establishing requirements in these areas, and the federal norms and rules in the field of industrial safety at the coal industry facilities. Based on the conducted analysis, the following conclusion was made: organizational and technical requirements for occupational safety are in systemic unity with the industrial safety requirements established in federal standards and regulations. Other occupational safety requirements aimed at ensuring a system for preserving the life and health of the employees in the process of work should be established in the Occupational health and safety rules for the employees in the coal industry.

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DOI: 10.24000/0409-2961-2023-11-50-56
Year: 2023
Issue num: November
Keywords : industrial safety occupational safety coal industry mandatory requirements regulatory legal acts
  • Gontarenko A.F.
    Gontarenko A.F.
    Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assoc. Prof., Director of Training and Methodical Center STC «Industrial Safety» CJSC, Moscow, Russia
  • Klovach E.V.
    Klovach E.V.
    Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Prof., General Director, klovach@safety.ru STC «Industrial Safety» CJSC, Moscow, Russia
  • Tsirin I.V.
    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