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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 6.12.2005

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 713 of December 1, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Qualifying the Class of Professional Risk of the Types of Economic Activities

Defines a new procedure of qualifying the class of professional risk for the types of economic activities to fix insurance tariff rates for obligatory social insurance against industrial accidents and occupational diseases. The document lacks classification of the types of economic activities according to classes of professional risk. The authority to endorse such classification is delegated to the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of Russia. The class of professional risk is determined proceeding from the aggregate figure of professional risk taking account of industrial injury rates, occupational diseases and insurance expenses by the types of economic activities of insurants.

Changing the type of economic activities by insurant during the current year does not imply a change of the insurance tariff rate specified for this year for such insurant.

Before January 1, 2006, the classes of professional risk by the types of economic activities of insurants were qualified by insurers according to the classification of industries (sectors of industries) by the classes of professional risk envisaged in the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 975 of August 31, 1999 and taking into account the industry (sector of industry) of the corresponding type of economic activities of the insurant.

The Decision is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 712 of December 1, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the State Enforcement in the Sphere of Protection of Population and Territories against Emergency Situations of Natural and Technical Nature Provided by the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergency Situations and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters

The state enforcement is arranged to check execution of measures to prevent emergency situations and preparedness of officials, available means and resources to actions when these occur.

The bodies of state enforcement in the sphere of protection against emergency situations have broad authority, in particular, they may arrange planned and extraordinary checks, as well as prepare statements upon examination of declarations of industrial safety of hazardous industrial objects, as well as upon carrying out specialised expert evaluation of city-planning, preliminary design and design documentation in the sphere of prevention of emergency situations.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 708 of November 30, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Providing Guide-Dogs to Invalids Including the Annual Monetary Compensation of Expenses for the Maintenance and Veterinary Services for Guide-Dogs

Introduces the rules of providing guide-dogs with a set of auxiliaries to invalids including the invalids because of industrial accidents and occupational diseases. The amount of the annual monetary compensation to invalids for the maintenance and veterinary services for guide-dogs makes Rbl 10,000 (taking into account bank services and the services of postal communication to transfer the mentioned compensation).

Application for a guide-dog is submitted by the invalid to the executive body of the Social Insurance Fund at the place of residence of the invalid. A compensation is envisaged for the travel of the invalid and accompanying person to the place of getting the dog and back. The guide-dog is handed over free of charge on a gratuitous bases and may not be alienated to third parties, including a sale or donation.

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