At the plenary session of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On ratification of the Agreement on the procedure for investigating accidents at work that occurred with citizens of one member state of the Eurasian Economic Community in the exercise of labor activity on the territory of another member state of the Eurasian Economic Community” was ratified.
As the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan Madina Abylkasymova noted, the agreement is aimed at the mutual protection of the labor rights of citizens of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Community affected by accidents at work.
“The agreement is intended to consolidate the procedure for investigating accidents at work with citizens of the Eurasian Economic Community who are employed independently and also employed by enterprises,” said Madina Abylkasymova.
This agreement governs the following issues:
The first. Transparency and availability of information on accidents that occurred to citizens of one of the EurAsEC member states engaged in labor activities in the territory of another EurAsEC member state.
The second. The agreement approved the uniform for the member countries-EurAsEC form of the accident report at work No. H-1E, which establishes unified requirements and contains all the necessary information about the accident.
Upon completion of the investigation of an accident at work, the employer is obliged to issue the said act to the injured worker, with one copy of the act being sent to the state labor inspectorate of the state of employment.
Upon completion of the investigation of a group accident, an accident with a severe or fatal outcome, the act of form No. H-1E together with the investigation materials is sent to the authorized body of the state (Ministry of Labor), of which the victim is a citizen.
Third. Documents issued in connection with an accident investigation or their certified copies, drawn up in the territory of one of the EurAsEC member countries, are accepted by other EurAsEC countries without legalization, and therefore the employee does not need to legitimize the documents related to the accident.
"Thus, this Agreement significantly simplifies for affected citizens the process of further compensation for health damage and receiving compensation payments related to an accident at work," the head of the department summarized.
It should also be noted that compensation for damage to the health of an employee who has suffered from an accident at work is carried out in accordance with the laws of the state of employment.
In general, the ratification of the Agreement will protect the rights and interests of workers who perform their work functions on the territory of the EurAsEC states.