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In the field of occupational safety and health, our company sets the most ambitious goal – zero injuries at work and zero occupational diseases. Care for employees, improvement and protection of physical and mental health, improvement of working conditions, prevention and avoidance of injuries at work, occupational diseases and work-related illnesses, as well as the prevention and early detection of other diseases, promotion of healthy lifestyles are among the prioritized activities of the Company’s HSE Function, with a focus on preventive activities, i.e. preventive health care.
Preventive health care of employees in the Company is implemented in accordance with legislation, normative-methodological documents and requirements of the Company, the current Act on Risk Assessment for each individual job, and the application of Good Practice in this Industry and includes the following sub-processes and procedures:
1. Program of medical examinations of employees
In order to monitor the health status of employees in accordance with legislation, requirements and working conditions, to prevent occupational and work-related diseases, as well as other current diseases of modern times, and also to take appropriate corrective measures, timely treatment and prevention of possible complications, the Company organizes a wide range of medical examinations: previous and regular periodic examinations for high-risk jobs, examinations for work with ionizing radiation sources, driver examinations, voluntary systematic and specialist medical examinations, vision control, sanitary examinations, as well as targeted screening examinations. In accordance with good practice, the Company has set a mandatory minimum medical examination for all its employees, i.e., a unified scope of medical examinations for workplaces with high risk and for administrative jobs that must be performed once a year.
2. Control of alcoholism and drug addiction in the workplace
For the purpose of prevention and deterrence of alcoholism and drug addiction at the workplace in the Company, regular and extraordinary controls on the use of alcohol are carried out among the employees of the Company and other persons present on the territories and facilities of the Company.
3. First aid and emergency medical evacuation
Their life often depends on fast and properly provided first aid to an injured or suddenly ill employee. The aim of providing first aid is to eliminate the cause that endangered the life of the injured, bring the injured / suddenly ill back to life, take care of the injured / suddenly ill and ensure safe transport of the injured and sick in order to reach the health facility where they will be provided professional medical assistance. Provision of first aid at the Company’s workplaces is organized in such a way that first aid is available to every employee during working hours, in all shifts and at all locations.
In accordance with the internal requirements of the Company for the provision of first aid, managers and at least 10% of the total number of employees in one work shift or a facility at a remote location, are trained, depending on the assessed risks. In addition, the Company conducts specialized training courses in first aid in cases of deteriorating health caused by heart problems and other life-threatening conditions. A large number of employees is trained to operate a defibrillator. As a part of the e-training, a series of films on first aid in life-threatening conditions has been prepared.
4. Disease prevention programs
The Company’s locations and facilities are provided with Automatic External Defibrillators to provide assistance – cardio resuscitation in cases of cardiac arrest; devices for regular blood pressure control have been provided at over 70 facilities of workover and drilling rigs; extended medical examinations for early diagnosis of heart problems.
As part of the prevention of musculoskeletal problems, educational visits to work facilities, workshops and seminars and exercises in the workplace during working hours are conducted; films on the prevention of a sedentary lifestyle were made: “Exercise in offices” and “Exercise at gas stations”, Pilates balls were provided for sitting in offices in combination with chairs.
Modern alternative diets are introduced in the Company’s business facilities, as well as education of employees on basic necessary foods and alternative diets, with an emphasis on nutrition during different periods of life, various health conditions and nutrition during recreation and sports.
Education on maintaining health in various periods of life is conducted: prevention of women’s health and early detection of changes and cancerous diseases; prevention of urological problems and physiological changes in men’s health; Anaemia as a disease of the modern age.
In order to prevent the impact of stress on the health of employees, lectures and workshops on mental health prevention are also held.
HSE campaigns were conducted through direct interviews lead by experts with employees and contractors in the Company, the implementation of specific activities in the field, as well as the production and distribution of educational posters, brochures and newspapers.
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