According to the head of the Labor, Social Protection and Migration Committee Akmadi Sarbasov, in 2017 in Kazakhstan, 370,000 employees (one in four) out of 1.7 million surveyed on working conditions, were employed in harmful and dangerous working conditions.
"Almost every second (44.2%) worked under conditions of increased noise and vibration, every third (33.7%) under the influence of increased gas contamination and dustiness of the work zone. Around 84.6 thousand people were doing laboring job (5.1% of the number of employees of the surveyed enterprises)", quotes the press service of A. Sarbasov.
Over the last 5 years it was revealed by the State Control Commission that more than 30% of violations were in the field of health and safety.
According to the press service of the Ministry, in 2017 state labor inspectors conducted 9920 inspections in regions, revealed 14892 violations, 4122 of them were in health and safety.
"At the request of state labor inspectors, 298 management officials were fired by employers, 22 equipment and production facilities and operation of 15 organizations were banned", the report says.
Violations by employers in the part of compulsory accident insurance of workers are not uncommon in Kazakhstan. Let us remind that every employer is obliged to insure his employees in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On compulsory insurance of an employee against accidents in the performance of his labor (official) duties". The contract covers such risks as: death of an employee, occupational disability of an employee, occupational disease. To calculate the insurance premium and the amount of coverage, it is necessary to provide a staff register indicating the amount of the annual payroll for all employees. The insurance rate depends on the type of economic activity, the class of occupational risk and the statistics of accidents at work.
Evasion of the conclusion of a compulsory insurance contract in accordance with sub-clause 2 clause 230 of Administrative Offenses Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan entails a fine:
- 20 minimal calculation indexes (MCI) – for individuals;
- 200 MCI – for officials, private notaries, private court bailiffs, small business entities, or non-profit organizations;
- 400 MCI – for medium business entities;
- 1000 MCI – for large businesses.
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