The Government of Serbia has prepared the Draft Law on Occupational Safety and Health and put it before the parliament.
Among other things, the proposed law envisages the introduction of new institutes when it comes to the protection of employees, primarily pertaining to providing an increased health protection and expanding the range of persons eligible for protection. Also, the law proposes to expand the range of persons with obligations and responsibilities regarding occupational safety and health by introducing self-employed persons.
An important new feature of the proposed law is the change of the name of the professions in charge of occupational safety and health into “the occupational safety and health consultant”, for high-risk activities, and “the occupational safety and health associate”, for less risky activities, with a detailed list of responsibilities for each.
The law proposes to harmonize employers’ responsibilities with Directive 89/391/EEZ, so that the employer is not exempt from their responsibilities and obligations by designating another person or transferring the responsibilities and obligations to another person.
New features are proposed, among other things pertaining to studies on construction site development and notifications of the commencement of works, which can be submitted in an electronic form, to personal data protection in relation to medical exams, and to the possibility of having employment injury reports filed electronically, the porezi.rs portal reports.