About The Russian Labour Safety Week

About The Russian Labour Safety Week

The Russian Labour Safety Week 2022 will be held on 27–30 September 2022. The regular venue for the event is Sirius Park of Science and Art.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation will be organizing the event. The Russian Labour Safety Week Organizing Committee is headed by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova.

The Roscongress Foundation is acting as the operator of the Russian Labour Safety Week.

The event aims to create a unified, global business communication platform for building dialogue between businesses and the government on improving legislation related to occupational health and safety (OHS).

The Week will showcase Russian OHS developments related to industry and the environment and will feature events for exchanging experiences, discussing the OHS management systems used throughout the economy, and expanding international cooperation.

Business programme Trade show

Youth Day

  • Over 200 students from the professional departments of 40 leading universities
  • 30 cases from leading businesses
  • Discussions with Russian and international experts

Benefits of participation

Attending the Week grants you the opportunity to:

  • Take part in discussions on topical OHS issues with heads of related agencies
  • Find new partners and enter new sales markets
  • Hold business negotiations and find reliable contractors
  • See presentations of new ideas and exchange experiences with colleagues

History of the Russian Labour Safety Week

The Russian Labour Safety Week has been held since 2015 and has become a major occupational health and safety (OHS) event in Russia and abroad. The Russian Labour Safety Week was established by Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 11 December 2015, No. 1346 (link in Russian).

Over 2500 people took part in the Russian Labour Safety Week 2021, including officials from Russian agencies, OHS leaders, international experts, heads of major Russian and international corporations, and representatives of labour unions and social organizations.

One of the key events of the business programme was the conference of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation called “Major Revisions to the Labour Law on Occupational Health and Safety. New Section X of the Labour Code of the Russian Federation” where the participants discussed the need for changes in the approach to labour protection. It was agreed at the session “Female Professionals: New Opportunities” that the list of professions “forbidden” to women would be further reduced as technology advances. There were also industry-specific sessions on occupational health and safety in transport, construction, and metallurgy, and a separate block was dedicated to issues of control and supervision activities.

The main programme included over 100 events across various formats, including  panel sessions, roundtables, lectures, industry specialist meetings, etc. The trade exhibition showcased 50 companies and organizations.

The 6th Russian Labour Safety Week was rounded off by a Youth Day. The event provided an opportunity to the young speakers to offer their own solutions for improving occupational safety and health and take part in the discussions with representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation.