Belgium Issues Workplace Accident Act-Enhanced Protection for Teleworkers in the Event of Workplace Accidents or Accidents on the Way to Work
Belgium issued new measures to enhance protection for teleworkers in the event of workplace accidents or accidents on the way to work (Law of December 21, 2018). These measures include new compensation equations for accidents on the way to and from work. The law aims to end unequal treatment between employees in the premises of the company and teleworkers. Second, the law aims to end unequal treatment between the two forms of telework. The measures came into effect on January 27, 2019.
Additional information: http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/mopdf/2019/01/17_1.pdf#Page11.
China Requires Certificate Holders of New Chemical Substances to Submit Annual Reports
In accordance with the requirements of Provisions on Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances (MEP Decree No. 7), certificate holders of simplified notification and hazardous new chemical substances must report the actual volume of manufacture or import for the previous year before February 1 of each calendar year. Accordingly, the China Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Center (SCC) announced that certificate holders of simplified notification and hazardous new chemical substances need to report their manufacturing and import status from 2018. These reports had to be submitted online beginning January 1, 2019 – ending February 1, 2019.
Additional information: http://www.mepscc.cn/zhxx/tzgg/201812/t20181217_685078.shtml.
The Standards, Equity, Health and Safety Commission issued a draft regulation proposing to amend Annex I of the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety, providing for concentrations of contaminants in the air under which a worker may be exposed without harming his health. Accordingly, the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety (chapter S-2.1, r 13) is amended at Annex I.
Additional information: http://www2.publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca/dynamicSearch/telecharge.php?type=1&file=69736.pdf.
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