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25 October 2021, 09:33

Expert: CIS countries have been gradually improving industrial safety

MINSK, 25 October (BelTA) - The CIS Interstate Council on Industrial Safety held its regular meeting on 22 October in the format of a video conference, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.

The meeting was attended by top officials of the CIS state supervisory bodies in industrial safety, and also representatives of the UNECE and the CIS Executive Committee.

Opening the meeting, Farkhat Abdukhalykov, Deputy Director of the Department for Security Cooperation and Counteraction of New Challenges and Threats of the CIS Executive Committee, emphasized the role of the Council in the development of integration cooperation within the CIS.

According to him, the Council's member states consistently modernize production facilities, introduce modern technologies, high-performance and reliable machinery and equipment, which makes it possible to improve work on ensuring industrial safety. The results of inspections held in recent years show the reduction of violations of rules and norms of technical safety of enterprises of all forms of ownership and the increased responsibility of managers and owners of operating organizations.

According to Farkhat Abdukhalykov, the Council's work largely contributes to solving tasks of ensuring safety of life and health of workers in the CIS countries and readiness of operating organizations to localize and eliminate consequences of industrial accidents.

Attaining the aforementioned targets will contribute to further constructive exchange of experience, strengthening of mutually beneficial cooperation between the member states of the CIS Interstate Council on Industrial Safety, the search for new modern methods and mechanisms for the joint use of preventive measures and emergency rescue forces and means, the deputy director of the department said.

Representatives of the CIS countries discussed 14 issues at the meeting. In particular they summarized the preliminary results of the Council's work for 2020-2021, and exchanged information on changes over the previous year in the legislation of the Council's member states in industrial safety regulations at hazardous industrial facilities and activities.

The meeting participants approved the plan of basic measures for the implementation of the agreement on cooperation in industrial safety at hazardous industrial facilities for 2021-2026, discussed issues related to regulating the safety of equipment operating under overpressure, human resources, industrial safety of elevators, and a number of other issues.

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