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Occupational safety and health for 6 months of 2023

For 6 months of 2023, the level of occupational injuries (accident rate per 1000 employees) was 0.09.

A high level of injuries persists in the industrial regions of the country. Thus, 79 people were injured in the Karaganda region, 53 in East Kazakhstan, 50 in the Abai region, 44 in Kostanay, 46 in Pavlodar, 40 in Aktobe, 50 in Almaty.

In the context of economic sectors, the largest number of victims is noted at the enterprises of the mining and metallurgical complex - 21.8% and in the construction industry – 10.6%.

The main reasons that led to accidents were: gross negligence of the victim himself (33.3%); unsatisfactory organization of work (27.1%); violation of safety and labor protection rules (9.3%); violation of road traffic rules (8.4%);

In order to prevent and prevent violations, 3211 enterprises of the country have implemented safety and labor protection standards.

Also, together with the Federation of Trade Unions of Kazakhstan, a socially important project "People's Control" is being implemented, which provides for the involvement of persons with disabilities as "people's controllers". To date, 252 enterprises of the republic have joined the project, where internal control is carried out by more than 600 employees.

Since 2019, the Ministry has been actively working to promote the Concept of "Zero Injuries – Vision Zero". To date, 440 enterprises have joined it.

In addition, the electronic service "Online Labor Consultant" has been launched, which provides remote interaction with employees and employers to improve the effectiveness of compliance with labor legislation. The service provides for the employer to pass a self-check of compliance with labor protection requirements. Since the launch of the service, 23,420 employers have used it.

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Only 53% of enterprises insured their employees against accidents in the Republic of Kazakhstan

As of August 1, 2023, more than 3.2 million workers in Kazakhstan are insured against industrial accidents. 53.1% of enterprises have relevant contracts, Liter reports.kz with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Labor.

It is reported that state labor inspectors in the regions have sent more than 125 thousand notifications to employers about the need for insurance contracts. The absence of such agreements will become the basis for the automatic inclusion of enterprises in the lists of preventive control and inspections in the future.

Recall, according to the Labor Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the employer is obliged to insure the employee against accidents in the performance of his work duties.

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The Ministry of Labor will check the conditions of safety and labor protection in Semey Ormany

Representatives of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population as part of a special government commission flew to the Abai region. They intend to investigate the reasons for the violation of safety and labor protection requirements that led to the death of people while extinguishing a forest fire, BaigeNews reports.kz with reference to the press service of the Ministry.

It is reported that a special government Commission chaired by the First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar has been established to investigate the causes and circumstances of a group accident that occurred as a result of a fire and the elimination of its consequences on the territory of the Semey Ormany State Forest Natural Reserve in the Abai region. It includes Vice-Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population Olzhas Ordabayev as deputy Chairman, Chairman of the Committee of Labor and Social Protection of the Population – Chief State Labor Inspector Tolegen Ospankulov, representatives of other central state bodies, Akimat of the region, employers and the workers' union.

In addition, the special commission will determine the amount of damage caused and take measures to provide priority assistance to the victims and the families of the victims.

A special government commission plans to complete the work within 10 working days.

It should be noted that at the moment a comprehensive investigation is being conducted into the causes of the fire on the territory of the Ormany Families and the death of 14 employees of the Novoshulba branch, who went to their site to extinguish the fire. Investigators do not rule out the version of arson.

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