Aktulności BHP 2018/05-06 (123)

  • What's New?
    • From 1 June there will be no mandatory periodic health and safety training for office workers (1-2)
      Companies employing employees in positions with the lowest accident rates and in the least harmful working conditions will be exempt from the obligation to administer office and administrative employees for periodic health and safety training.
    • Check what penalties are there for non-compliance with personal data protection (3-5)
      The new provisions on the protection of personal data (RODO) bring about very serious changes in this matter. The implementation process is very complicated and requires a lot of tasks to be done. Anyone who processes personal data must act in accordance with the new regulations from May 25, 2018. For their non-compliance will face very high fines. Read the new regulations now and adapt your procedures to the new legal requirements.
    • The employer can use video monitoring in places of the work process (5-6)
      Monitoring is used in many companies. Usually, it is to protect the employer's possessions, to ensure the safety of employees. However, it is worth paying attention to how regulations relate to the issue of monitoring in the workplace. What can include such monitoring and what it can be used for? Let's also pay attention to the planned changes in the regulations regarding monitoring due to the new regulations of the GDPR.
  • Judgments
    • Do you need to create your own OSH service in a large plant (7)
      "When employing more than 100 employees, the employer must create a health and safety service. And the term "health and safety service" is not and can not be equivalent to either the employee or specialist from outside the workplace "who were entrusted with the tasks of the health and safety service. Therefore, there is no basis for identifying the obligation to establish a health and safety service at the workplace, entrusting the execution of this service to employees or external entities - the decision of the Supreme Administrative Court.
  • Number subject
    • What obligations does an employer have for an employee at risk of Lyme disease (8-9)
      From year to year, ticks expand the territories of their occurrence and today they can be found even in urban areas. That is why it is very important for the employer to know how to protect employees who work in places where ticks are present and the employee, how to protect them.
  • Working conditions
    • How to effectively dismantle asbestos-containing products (10-11)
      The owner, perpetual usufructuary or property manager, from which asbestos is removed, is obliged to submit the said works to the appropriate architectural and building administration authority. What else to keep in mind when trying to remove asbestos?
    • Work particularly burdensome for women in the office (12)
      What works are particularly troublesome for women who work in the office as an administrative and office employee? Does the employer have to draw up a list of such works?
    • Obligations of a driver posted abroad and unloading and loading with lift trucks (12)
      Is a driver posted outside the country (EU, EFTA) without authorization to operate lift trucks have the obligation to unload / load, with various contractors, goods using the indicated trucks? Does he have the right to refuse to carry out this work? If an accident or damage occurs, who will be responsible for this?
    • Checklist for work involving construction scaffolding and mobile work platforms (16)
      In order to ensure safety for employees performing work with the use of scaffolding and mobile work platforms, the working conditions at such stations should be controlled. Thanks to the controls, irregularities can be detected, often removed in advance and, for example, avoided. In carrying out such inspections, a checklist containing detailed health and safety questions in this type of work will be helpful.
  • Accidents at work
    • Performing activities for a company other than the employer and an accident at work (13-14)
      There is a lot of doubt in practice whether it can be considered an accident at work, an event that occurred during the activities for an entity other than the employer at the time and place of work. Get to know the position taken by the Supreme Court in this matter.
  • Risk assessment
    • Assessing the risk of an employee performing additional tasks on the engagement contract (15)
      There are no cleaners in the company. Cleaning works are performed by two employees of the company under the contract of mandate. Is it necessary to carry out an occupational risk assessment for the position of a cleaner who de facto does not exist, or maybe add additional hazards to occupied positions by the ladies, such as window cleaning, contact with caustic agents, and what if the contract is signed by other employees?