What is certification of workplaces and why it is necessary?
Certification of workplaces is performed at enterprises and organizations regardless of ownership and business pattern and is a comprehensive assessment of all factors of the production environment and work process, where the production processes, involved equipment, raw and other materials are potential sources of harmful and dangerous production factors that can adversely affect the health of employees and their descendants.
Regular certification is performed at least once every 5 years. In addition, mandatory unscheduled certification of workplaces should be performed at the initiative of the employer or the workforce in the event of a radical change in work conditions and nature.
Managers of enterprises and organizations should arrange for an audit of occupational safety, laboratory examinations of working conditions, assessments of the technical condition of production equipment and facilities, certification of workplaces for compliance with legislative and regulatory acts on occupational safety in the manner and within the terms stipulated by the legislation (at least once every five years), take measures on their results to eliminate dangerous and harmful health factors, as well as workplaces, production sites, jobs, professions and positions with preferential retirement benefits, or with regular cash allowances, additional leaves and/or reduced work hours; drawing up certificates of selecting a workforce of employees for periodic medical examination; determination of priority areas of equipment and production processes upgrade, development and implementation of targeted sanitary, hygienic, medical and preventive measures and familiarize the employees with them.
The responsibility for the quality and timeliness of the work and arrangement of a healthy working environment rests with the employer, but the specificity of production may be directly related to the increased risk and interaction with harmful materials or substances. In this case, the management of the enterprise shall compensate the damage from its activities inflicted to the employee, in accordance with the regulations of the Civil and Economic Codes.
Compensations may be as follows:
Failure to implement the provisions on certification of workplaces under current Ukrainian legislation may be fraught with production disruptions, administrative and even criminal liability.
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