MINISTRY OF LABOR OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION: EMPLOYERS PROVIDING SERVICES ARE OBLIGED TO ESTABLISH THE WORK SAFETY SERVICE

Apr, 28 2017

According to the applicable labor law, if the headcount of the company is more than 50 employees, then the employers are obliged either to institute the position of labor protection specialist or to establish the work safety service.

Earlier this rule was binding only for companies performing industrial activity, however, the Ministry of Labor has given the interpretation, that this rule shall also be applied to companies providing services. If the headcount of the company is 50 or less it is not obligatory to have position of labor protection specialist, however it is recommended.