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NOM-006-STPS-2014 On Health And Safety Conditions In The Handling And Warehousing Of Materials Takes Effect In Mexico

Author:Mr José Carlos De Uriarte, Mauricio Llamas, Mauricio Villegas and Israel García
Profession:Jones Day
 
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On March 11, 2015, NOM-006-STPS-2014, "Handling and Warehousing of Materials—Health in the Workplace and Safety Conditions" ("NOM-006") came into effect in Mexico, replacing existing NOM-006-STPS-2000. Like its predecessor, the new NOM-006 aims to establish the safety and health conditions in all work centers where the handling and storage of materials is carried out (either through machinery or by hand) in Mexico, in order to avoid risks for workers or damages to facilities. NOM-006 includes certain new provisions, including:

A significant decrease in maximum weight to be carried by men, from 50 kilograms ("kg") to 25 kg; for 14–16 year old minors, from 35 kg to 7 kg; and for women, from 20 kg to 10 kg. New requirements for the handling of materials through machinery (slings, hoists, and forklifts, among others), including the development of programs and procedures with specific requirements for such effects. New requirements for the handling of materials by hand, taking into account the workers' physical characteristics, the intensity and frequency of the...

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