(Last amendment on October 13, 2014)
16.1 Those listed in the Annexes of this Regulatory Standard (NR) are considered as hazardous activities and operations.
16.2 Exercising work in hazardous conditions assures the worker of additional 30 (thirty) percent (thirty percent) payment computed on the salary, without extras from bonuses, prizes or shares in company profits.
16.2.1 The employee may opt for hazard pay that may be due to him.
16.3 It is employers’ responsibility to decide whether or not the activities and operations are hazardous by means of a technical report prepared by the Occupational Doctor or Safety Engineer under Article 195 of the CLT.
16.4 The provisions in item 16.3 do not affect the supervisory action or ex-officio expertise of the Ministry of Labor.
16.5 For purposes of this NR the activities and operations are considered as hazardous if performed with explosives subject to:
a) chemical or auto-catalytic degradation;
b) external agents such as heat, humidity, sparks, fire, seismic phenomena, shock and frictions
16.6 Transportation operations of flammable liquids or liquefied gases, in any containers or bulk, are considered as hazardous, except for transportation in small quantities, up to the limit of 200 liters for the flammable liquids and 135 kilograms for flammable liquefied gases.
16.6.1 The quantities of flammables contained in the fuel tanks of the vehicles shall not be considered for purposes of this NR.
16.7 For purposes of this NR, those with a flash-point greater than 60 °C and less than or equal to 93 °C are considered as combustible liquids.
16.8 All risk areas provided in this NR shall be delimited under the responsibility of the employer.
Annex I – Hazardous Activities and Operations with Explosives
Annex II – Hazardous Activities and Operations with Ionizing Radiation or Substances
Annex III – Hazardous Activities and Operations with Exposure to Theft or Other Types of Physical Violence in the Professional Activities for Personal or Property Safety
Annex IV – Hazardous Activities and Operations with Electric Energy
Annex V – Hazardous Activities on Motorcycles
Annex – Hazardous Activities and Operations with Ionizing Radiation or Substances