Health and safety
Health of Employees is a Priority
Hemofarm’s responsibility to its employees is manifested not only in line with the prescribed legal norms regarding occupational safety and health, but the company also implements a series of activities which are, in the context of healthcare, far more than those required by law. One of which is also a prevention. Although the effects of the modern way of living are not recognized through the current legislation and regulations, they are a fact. The consequences of speed, stress and environmental pollution are visible on the whole planet. That is why the regular preventive, specialist and comprehensive check-ups are on the agenda of the company relations to the employees.
Hemofarm’s concern for the well-being of its employees manifests through its observance of gender equality, human rights and its continuous investment in training.
Hemofarm cares about the health of its employees on a continuous basis via:
1. Direct investment in occupational health and safety of employees for:

  • Periodical medical check-ups for employees on jobs with increased risk and for which the years of service are calculated according to increased duration
  • Regular semi-annual sanitary checks
  • Regular ophthalmologic checks
  • Cooperation with occupational health specialists (through health check-ups, examinations of workplaces, participation in the preparation of risk assessment, professional help etc.)
  • Training of employees in first aid
  • Testing conditions in the work environment, checks and testing of equipment and tools, as well as equipment used for personal protection
  • Purchase of work garments and personal protection equipment
  • Placing of health and safety signs as well as the preparation of horizontal and vertical traffic signs

  • 2. Indirect funds of the employer through the Solidarity Fund and supplemental health insurance:

  • Covering the costs of specialist and laboratory check-ups, medicines and treatment, surgeries, orthopaedic aids
  • Financing the work of sports sections and continuous recreation for employees (through leasing of space, purchase of equipment and sports goods)
  • Help for employees when sickness and sick leave lasts longer than 6 months
  • Help for employees when giving birth to or adopting a child, help for single parents and similar
  • Help for employees on the occasion of the death of a close family member
  • Blood donors
    The blood donors section has been functioning for years in Hemofarm as part of the Solidarity Fund both in Vršac and Šabac. Employees donate their blood frequently on their own initiative, but they also respond to appeals from local blood transfusion services.
    3. Funds of Representative Trade Union – Independent Trade Union at the Employer for Preservation and Prevention of Health are intended for:

  • Organizing employees’ recreation activities, sports sections and sports events
  • Financial aid to employees in crises situations
  • Continuous maintenance and improvements to employee rights, etc.
  • Sports and the Development of Healthy Habits
    In order to promote a healthy and high-quality life, there are sports sections run by the Independent Trade Union in Hemofarm – Sports Section Hemofarm, through which the Independent Trade Union provides recreational and competing sports activities (futsal, volleyball, basketball, shooting etc.) for its members. The best of them represent the Company in organized annual sports competitions or individual events, encouraging the team and competitive spirit.
    4. Environment Protection, Safety and Health of Employees

    Dedication to the improvement of health and quality of life as ethical principles covers occupational health and safety and environmental protection as an integral part of Hemofarm’s business strategy.

    Hemofarm’s concern for occupational health and safety and the preservation and improvement of its environment exceeds all legal regulations and requirements, but the constant process of improving all theses conditions is accomplished through the initiation and implementation of specific improvement programs.

    In an effort to improve the control system over the effects of its activities to occupational safety and health and environment, Hemofarm A.D. introduced a system of environmental protection which is compliant with ISO 14001 (Vršac, Šabac, Dubovac, Banja Luka, Podgorica) standard requirements, as well as the management of occupational health and safety that follows the ISO 45001 (Vršac, Šabac, Dubovac, Banja Luka, Podgorica) standard requirements.

    Environmental protection, and occupational safety and health are officially regulated in Hemofarm by the Safety and Protection Policy.