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18. 12. 2015.

Safety and Health at Work

Newsletter 84a

Serbian Parliament adopted the Law on Amendments to the Law on Safety and Health at Work, which entered into force on 13 November 2015.

The adopted amendments are based on the solutions contained in the Directive 89/391/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work (“Directive”) and other directives related to this field.

We offer an overview of the most interesting legal novelties.

I. Expanding the term employer

One of the more important amendments is a more precise definition of the term employer, in the sense that certain categories of natural persons may now be considered to be an employer, with the exception of the head of a household and a family farm.

II. Introduction of additional obligations for employers

a) Taking fire-fighting, rescue and evacuation measures

Another novelty is the introduction of the obligation for employers to provide adequate measures for fire-fighting, rescue and evacuation in accordance with a special law, to be more precisely defined under a special by-law.

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