Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the Federal Law "On ratification of the 1995 Convention on the Safety and Health in Mines Convention (Convention number 176)." Federal law passed by the State Duma on 21 May 2013 and approved by the Federation Council on 29 May 2013.
Federal law provides ratify the 1995 Convention on the Safety and Health in Mines Convention (Convention number 176), adopted at the 82nd session of the General Conference of the International Labour Organization in Geneva on 22 June 1995.
This Convention provides for generally accepted in the international community demands for safety, security of life and health of workers mining mining method.
The Convention sets minimum requirements to ensure the safety and health of workers engaged in underground work in mines, to reduce the risk of accidents, accidents at work and occupational diseases, as well as on the organization of effective work of the social partners to protect the interests of employees employed in the mines.
In addition, the Convention sets out the minimum requirements to ensure the safety of operations at the mines in respect of the arrangement of the mine development, prevention of accidents in the mines, providing employees with salvation and the organization of effective ventilation and ventilation of mines and workings.
Subject to regulation by the Convention are the basic rights and freedoms of man and citizen. In this context, and in accordance with Article 18 of the Convention, it shall be subject to ratification by the provisions of the Federal Law "On International Treaties of the Russian Federation."