National legislation on Occupational
Health & Safety

Bulgaria

 

Czech Republic
  • Act No. 44/1988 Coll., On the Protection and Utilization of Mineral Resources, (Mining Act)
  • Act of the Czech National Council No. 61/1988 Coll., On Mining Activities, Explosives and the State Mining Administration
  • CBU Decree No. 22/1989 Coll., On safety and health protection at work and operational safety during mining activities and in the extraction of non-reserved minerals underground
  • CBU Decree No. 26/1989 Coll., On safety and health protection at work and operational safety during mining activities and during activities performed in a mining manner on the surface
  • CBU Decree No. 51/1989 Coll., On safety and health protection at work and operational safety during the treatment and refining of minerals
  • CBU Decree No. 72/1988 Coll., On the use of explosives,
  • CBU Decree No. 202/1995 Coll., On requirements for ensuring safety and health protection during operation and work on electrical equipment during mining activities and during activities performed in a mining manner
  • CBU Decree No. 55/1996 Coll., On requirements for ensuring safety and health protection at work and operational safety in activities carried out by underground mining
  • CBU Decree No. 52/1997 Coll., Which lays down requirements for ensuring safety and health protection at work and operational safety during the liquidation of major mining works
  • CBU Decree No. 35/1998 Coll., On requirements for ensuring safety and health protection at work and safety of operation of the lignite quarry mine track
  • CBU Decree No. 239/1998 Coll., On occupational safety and health and operational safety in the extraction and treatment of oil and natural gas and in drilling and geophysical work and on amendments to certain regulations to ensure occupational safety and health and operational safety in mining activities and activities carried out in a mining manner
  • CBU Decree No. 71/2002 Coll., On combating accidents in mines and the extraction of oil and natural gas
  • CBU Decree No. 75/2002 Coll., On the safety of operation of electrical technical equipment used in mining activities and activities performed in a mining manner
  • CBU Decree No. 447/2002 Coll., On the reporting of serious events and dangerous conditions, serious operational accidents (accidents), serious work-related injuries and failures of technical equipment
  • Decree No. 392/2003 Coll., On the safety of operation of technical equipment and on the requirements for dedicated technical pressure, lifting and gas equipment during mining activities and activities performed in a mining manner
  • Decree No. 415/2003 Coll., Which lays down the conditions for ensuring safety and health protection at work and traffic safety during vertical transport and walking
  • Decree No. 659/2004 Coll., On safety and health protection at work and safety of operation in mines with the risk of mining shocks

 

Hungary

General regulations on H&S

  • Law 1993/ XCIII. on H&S
  • 5/1993. (XII. 26.) Order of Ministry of Labour on the implementation of 1993/XCIII. Law on H&S
  • Law 1993/XLVIII. on Extractive Industry
  • 203/1998. (XII. 19.) Decree on the implementation of the Law on Extractive Industry (1993/XLVIII)

Extractive Industry

  • Decree 4/2001. (II. 23.) on the minimum H&S requirements in the Extractive Industry
  • Decree 43/2011. (VIII.18.) on H&S requirements concerning extractive activity in open cast mines
  • Decree 23/2006. (II. 3.) on inspection of pressure equipments by the Mining Supervision Authority
  • Decree 21/2016. (VI. 7.) on explosives
  • Ministerial Decree 13/2010. (III. 4.) on the General  Safety Code of Blasting Operation

Job Suitability

  • Law 1997/CLIV. on the Health Care System
  • Ministerial Order 96/2003. (VII. 15.) on the implementation of the Health Care Law
  • Ministerial Orded 33/1998. (VI. 24.) on the medical examination and assessment of job suitability

Occupational Health

  • Decree 89/1995. (VII. 14.) on the Occupational Health Service
  • Ministerial Order 27/1995. (VII. 25.) on the Occupational Health Service

Accidents at work

  • Law 1993/XCIII. on H&S
  • Ministerial Order 5/1993. (XII. 26.) on the implementation of the H&S Law
  • Ministerial Order 9/2013. (III. 22.) on reporting and investigation of accidents at work in the extractive industry

Occupational Diseases, Increased Exposure

  • Ministerial Order 27/1996. (VIII. 28.) on reporting and investigation of occupational diseases

Workplace

  • Decree 280/2004. (X. 20.) on assessment of environmental noise
  • Ministerial Order 2/1998. (I. 16.) on H&S signs at the workplace
  • Ministerial Order 50/1999. (XI. 3.) on H&S requirements of working with monitor
  • Ministerial Order 3/2002. (II.8.) on minimum H&S requirements at the workplace
  • Ministerial Order 3/2003. (III.11.) on minimum H&S requirements of workplaces in potentially explosive atmospheres

Risk factors

  • Ministerial Order 22/2005. (VI. 24.) on exposure to vibration
  • Ministerial Order 66/2005. (XII. 22.) on exposure to noise
  • Ministerial Order 12/2006. (III. 23.) on risks of working with asbestos
  • Ministerial Order 2/2016. (I. 15.) on exposure to ionizing radiation
  • Ministerial Order 27/1996. (VIII. 28.) on reporting and investigating occupational diseases

Chemical Safety

  • Law 2000/XXV. on chemical safety
  • Ministerial Order 25/2000. (IX. 31.) on chemical safety at the workplace

Instruments, machinery

  • Ministerial Order 10/2016. (IV. 5.) on minimum requirements of using instruments
  • Ministerial Order 16/2008. (VIII. 30.) on saftey requirements of machinery

PPE

  • Ministerial Order 65/1999. (XII. 22.) on requirements of PPE
  • Ministerial Order 17/2013. (VI. 4.) on organisations assessing suitability of PPE
  • Ministerial Order 18/2008. (XII. 3.) on testifying suitability of PPE

Material handling

  • Ministerial Order 25/1998. (XII. 27.) on H&S requirements of material handling

Construction

  • Ministerial Order 4/2002. (II.20.) on H&S requirements in construction activities

Electricity

  • Law 2007/LXXXVI. on electricity

 

Poland

Workplace design (construction, equipment, maintance).

  • The Labour Code;
  • Geological and Mining Law;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy dated 26 September 1997 on general occupational health and safety provisions;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 23 November 2016 on detailed requirements for conducting underground mining operations;
  • Regulation of the Minister of the Environment dated 8 December 2017 on mining operations plans; general health and safety regulations

 

Responsibility and supervision on the operation of workplaces.

  • Geological and Mining Law;
  • Regulation of the Minister of the Environment dated 2 August 2016 on the qualifications in the scope of mining and mine rescue;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 23 November 2016 on detailed requirements for conducting underground mining operations;
  • Internal organizational regulations

 

Criteria to choose the competent staff (for special risks).

  • Geological and Mining Law;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 23 November 2016 on detailed requirements for conducting underground mining operations;
  • Regulation of the Minister of the Environment dated 2 August 2016 on the qualifications in the scope of mining and mine rescue;
  • The Code of Administrative Procedure

 

Working procedures and instructions

  • Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 23 November 2016 on detailed requirements for conducting underground mining operations;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy dated 26 September 1997 on general occupational health and safety provisions;
  • Polish Standards
  • Internal instructions from employers

 

Safety instructions and if they are comprehensible to all the workers concerned.

  • The Labour Code, Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 23 November 2016 on detailed requirements for conducting underground mining operations;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy dated 26 September 1997 on general occupational health and safety provisions; Internal work regulations & trainings

 

Frequency and implementation of safety drills.

  • Geological and Mining Law, Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 23 November 2016 on detailed requirements for conducting underground mining operations;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 16 March 2017 on mine rescue; Act of 24 August 1991 on fire protection;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Economy dated 17 June 2002 on occupational health and safety, conducting mining operations and specialist fire protection in opencast mining plants extracting basic minerals; Internal training procedures, instructions, certificates

 

Prevention of fire and explosion

  • Geological and Mining Law,Regulation of the Minister of the Environment dated 19 May 2014 on natural hazards in mines;
  • Regulation of the Government dated 30 April 2004 on the admission of products for use in mines;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 16 March 2017 on mine rescue;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Economy dated 17 June 2002 on occupational health and safety, conducting mining operations and specialist fire protection in opencast mining plants extracting basic minerals

 

Prevention the occurrence of explosive and/or health-endangering atmospheres.

  • Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 23 November 2016 on detailed requirements for conducting underground mining operations;
  • Regulation of the Minister of the Environment dated 19 May 2014 on natural hazards in mines;
  • Regulation of the Government dated 30 April 2004 on the admission of products for use in mines;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 16 March 2017 on mine rescue;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Economy dated 8 July 2010 on minimum requirements for occupational health and safety related to the possibility of an explosive

 

Escape and rescue plans regarding an event of danger.

  • Geological and Mining Law;
  • Regulation of the Minister of the Environment dated 2 August 2016 on the qualifications in the scope of mining and mine rescue;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 16 March 2017 on mine rescue; Fire Protection Act dated 24 August 1991

 

Warning and other communication systems

  • Fire Protection Act dated 24 August 1991;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 16 March 2017 on mine rescue;
  • Technical and operational documentation;
  • Polish Standards

 

Training new staff or training the staff to new equipment.

  • The Labour Code, Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 23 November 2016 on detailed requirements for conducting underground mining operations;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Economy and Labour dated 27 July 2004 on occupational health and safety trainings;
  • Technical and operational documentation

 

Health surveillance

  • The Labour Code (Section X, Chapter VI), Regulation of the Minister of Health dated 30 December 2004 on health and safety at work related to the chemical agents in the workplace

 

Consultation of workers and workers’ participation

  • The Labour Code (Section X, Chapter XI),Trade Unions Act; Act of 11 April 2008 on information and consultation of employees;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy dated 26 September 1997 on general occupational health and safety provisions

 

Fire safety

  • The Labour Code, Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 23 November 2016 on detailed requirements for conducting underground mining operations; State Fire Service Act;
  • Fire Protection Act dated 24 August 1991

 

Exposure to chemical agents

  • Regulation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy dated 26 September 1997 on general occupational health and safety provisions;
  • The Labour Code (Section X, Chapter VI), Regulation of the Minister of Health dated 30 December 2004 on health and safety at work related to the chemical agents in the workplace;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Health regarding measurements of the working environment;
  • Act on Chemical Substances and Mixtures and implementing acts

 

Exposure to carcinogen and mutagen agents

  • Regulation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy dated 26 September 1997 on general occupational health and safety provisions;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Health of 24 July 2012 on chemical substances and mixtures, agents or technological processes with carcinogenic or mutagenic effect in the work environment;
  • Act on Chemical Substances and Mixtures and implementing acts; Act of 29 November 2000 - Nuclear Law; Regulation of the Government dated 18 January 2005 on the limit values (dose) of ionizing radiation; Regulation of the Government dated 12 July 2006 on the detailed conditions for safe work with ionizing radiation sources

 

Explosive atmospheres

  • Regulation of the Minister of the Environment dated 2 August 2016 on the qualifications in the scope of mining and mine rescue;
  • The Labour Code; Regulation of the Minister of Energy dated 23 November 2016 on detailed requirements for conducting underground mining operations; State Fire Service Act;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Economy dated 8 July 2010 on minimum requirements for occupational health and safety related to the possibility of an explosive atmosphere at the workplace

 

Stress

  • The Labour Code; guidelines from The Central Institute for Labour Protection and The National Labour Inspectorate

Ergonomic agents

  • The Labour Code;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy dated 1 December 1998 on safety and hygiene of work in the work-place equipped with screen monitors;
  • Polish Standards

 

Others:

Mobbing, Lighting, Dusts, Vibrations, Noise; Water, methane, rock bursts, gas and rock outbursts hazards - Regulation of the Minister of Energy on natural hazards