Gazprom Neft continues to run a corporate programme to set up an occupational health system.
As the first preventive barrier, employees in Gazprom Neft subsidiaries and contractor organisations are authorised to work on Gazprom Neft sites only if no contraindications or restrictions on health grounds have been identified during the initial or regular health examination carried out by a healthcare provider accredited by the company.
A major focus of the occupational-risk management strategy is on providing modern and affordable medical aid at production sites: providing first-aid posts with diagnostic and emergency medical equipment, ambulances, and robust telecommunication services, including telemedicine.
The company is taking active steps to vaccinate employees against influenza, pneumonia, meningococcal disease and other seasonal illnesses. As for ailments that are endemic in certain regions, Gazprom Neft attaches particular importance to preventing tick-borne encephalitis, measles, and anthrax; this latter is a highly dangerous disease caused by bacteria that can survive in the soil or in animal remains for decades. Gazprom Neft’s experience has been incorporated in the national guidelines titled 'Vaccinations in Working Population' (MIA, 2019). These guidelines enable companies to design their own immunisation schedule, based on regional and occupational risks.