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Control over the transfer of reports on Special Assessment of Working Conditions has been tightened

The law on special assessment of working conditions was changed in 2020, and the following amendments were introduced: 

  • An additional mechanism for monitoring the transfer of reports has been put in place. From now on, a unique identification number will be assigned to each special assessment of working conditions in the Federal State Information System for Special Assessment of Working Conditions;
  • A procedure has been established to calculate the validity term of the declarations of compliance of working conditions with regulatory requirements from the date on which the findings of special assessments of working conditions are entered into the Federal State Information System for Special Assessment of Working Conditions;
  • A procedure has been established for the specialized organizations conducting special assessments of working conditions to send notices of report transfer to the Federal State Information System for Special Assessment of Working Conditions to employers. 

Practical side of these amendments

The findings of special assessments of working conditions will be valid only if the specialized organization contacted by the employer: 

  • Enters information about the special assessment in the state system before starting the assessment;
  • Assigns a unique number to the special assessment.

Appraisers must register planned work within 5 working days of the conclusion of contract

The validity term of assessments is calculated from the date on which information is entered in the system. If appraisers do not enter information in the system, labor authorities will consider the findings of special assessments invalid. 

Before appraisers could post information after they had drafted their reports, and the validity term of special assessments were calculated from the date of report approval. 

Penalty types and amounts for failure to conduct special assessments of working conditions and for violation of how they should be conducted

Warning

In case of first violation with no harm and threat to life and health, then a warning is issued for the offending organization (legal entity), company officer and individual entrepreneurs.

Fine, disqualification of company officers and suspension of the organization’s activity may apply in other case.

Fine for first violation

  • Legal entity: RUB 60,000-RUB 80,000
  • Company officer: RUB 5,000-RUB 10,000
  • Individual entrepreneur: RUB 5,000-RUB 10,000

Fine for repeated violation

  • Legal entity: RUB 100,000-RUB 200,000
  • Company officer: RUB 30,000-RUB 40,000
  • Individual entrepreneur: RUB 30,000-RUB 40,000

Suspension of activity in case of repeated violation

If there is a threat to life and health, then the operations of the offending organization and individual entrepreneur may be suspended for up to 90 days.

Disqualification in case of repeated violation

In case of repeated violation, company officers may be disqualified for up to 3 years.

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