On June 3, 2010, SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of the SGS Group, attended the conference, entitled "Significant Issues of Industrial Safety Assurance at Industrial Sites" in Moscow. The conference presented a perfect opportunity for SGS to talk about its extensive experience in the field of industrial safety and occupational health.

Organized by the Committee for Technical Regulation, Standardization and Conformity Assessment of the Russian Union of Industrials and Entrepreneurs and by the Institute for Industry Development with the support of the Russian Ministry for Industry and Trade, the Russian Ministry for Regional Development, Rostekhnadzor, Rostekhregulirovaniye, Glavgosexpertiza, VNIIPO of the Ministry for Emergency Situations and the Industrial Safety Centre, the conference focused on the need for reformation of the Russian legal framework in the field of industrial safety. Furthermore, the conference attendees had a unique chance to learn about new trends in accreditation and self-regulation of expert organizations as well as about the perspectives of introducing mandatory insurance for the owners of hazardous industrial sites.

The event presented an excellent occasion for SGS to demonstrate its extensive experience in the field of industrial safety and occupational health as well as Russian regulations. During the conference, Vladimir Ovcharov, Head of Product Certification and Industrial Safety at SGS Vostok Limited, held an interesting presentation entitled "European Union’s Experience in the Field of Industrial Safety and Occupational Health at Hazardous Industrial Sites". Attendees of the conference had a perfect opportunity to learn about EU experience in the area of industrial safety and occupational health as well as to participate actively in the discussion.

About SGS Health, Safety and Environment Management

SGS Industrial Services offers Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Management Services to building commissioners, main contractors and construction companies. SGS can coordinate all health and safety aspects of a construction project to protect workers onsite. SGS safety experts can also draw up health and safety plans and verify any existing or proposed plans.

To ensure safety, SGS’s wide range of HSE Management Services includes safety coordination during the design, fabrication and construction phases, recommendations for preventive measures, safety risk analysis, internal license controls as well as guidance and coordination concerning Occupational Health and Safety regulations.

About SGS Industrial Services

SGS Industrial Services is a global service provider for technical verification, certification, inspection, testing and conformity assessment. Instilling confidence in clients, SGS ensures that the quality and performance of your product or installation meets applicable requirements, whether they are regulatory, voluntary or client-specific.

SGS, with its worldwide network, has been providing Russian Industrial Safety Expertise since 1996. SGS works in close cooperation with relevant Rostekhnadzor authorities and has a wide experience of obtaining the documents required by Rostekhnadzor. Since May 2008, SGS has been licensed by Rostekhnadzor to provide industrial safety expertise needed to issue Permits to Use for industrial equipment.

Thanks to a unique global network, SGS can assist companies around the world in meeting the health and safety requirements for various certificates such as the Certificate of Conformity Europe (CE-Mark) for Industrial Products.

For further information, please contact:

Vladimir Ovcharov
Head of Product Certification and Industrial Safety

SGS Vostok Limited
t: +7 (495) 775 44 55
Website: www.sgs.com/industrial

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.