Deadline for approval of PPE against thermal hazard is extended

The Secretariat of Labour Inspection published an ordinance (Ordinance no 486) extending the validity of the Certificate of Approval (CA) of personal protective clothings against thermal hazards (cold) until December 31, 2015.

Brazilian workers working in a cold environment

The renewal/modification of the CA’s will be effected after the confirmation of the tests required by the technical standards set out in Ordinance 452/2014 and 470/2015, as well as other documents provided in Ordinance 451/2014.

The companies, which hold CA, must formalize the deadline extension request via e-mail epi.sit@mte.gov.br.