BHP w Firmie (Work safety in the company) 2020/227

  • Subject of the issue: The employee does not comply with health and safety regulations? You can impose an order penalty on him
    For non-compliance with health and safety and fire protection regulations and rules the employer may impose a penalty on the employee. Order penalties discipline employees and have a preventive function. They sanction employee violations, help teach correct behavior and habits, e.g. in the field of health and safety. They are also a kind of "firefighter" for the crew, designed to prevent further violations. What are the types of ordinal penalties and in what cases can they be applied? Learn about the rules of imposing sanctions on employees.
  • Planned changes to the ordinance on technical conditions of technical inspection for certain pressure equipment
    Work is underway on the latest draft of the ordinance of the minister of development on the technical conditions of technical inspection for certain pressure equipment subject to technical inspection. What changes are foreseen by the new regulations and what do they result from?
  • The National Labor Inspectorate published the inspection report for 2019
    Which areas were covered by PIP inspections in 2019? What were the identified irregularities?
  • What about remote work after September 4?
    Remote work was planned as a temporary solution and one of the ways to counter COVID-19. The regulations that define it are to expire on September 4, 2020. Can employers expect an extension of the period of remote work? What does the legislator say?
  • Chute bunkers - are we dealing with work at height?
    In one of the examined cases, the Provincial Administrative Court in Szczecin was to resolve the dispute concerning the need to protect employees with personal protective equipment against falls from a height. Work at height within the meaning of the Regulation of the Minister of Labor and Social Policy of September 26, 1997 on general health and safety at work is work performed on a surface at a height of at least 1.0 m above the floor or ground. According to the above definition, should work on chute positions be considered as work at height with all its consequences? You will find the answer in the article below.
  • Cleaning steel constructions - what to pay attention to during health and safety training of employees
    Steel structures are often exposed to various factors that affect the possibility of their corrosion. Therefore, it is very important to take appropriate measures in time to prevent this from happening. It is equally important to hire properly trained workers for cleaning work on steel structures. They should know the health and safety requirements when performing work at such a workplace, as well as the hazards they may encounter during their work. Occupational health and safety training should also familiarize the employee with safe methods of operating machines, tools and materials used at work for cleaning steel structures. What must not be forgotten during OSH training?
  • Procedure in the event of an accident of a remote worker
    Performing remote work to counteract COVID-19 may be associated with an accident. It is the responsibility of the remote worker to immediately notify his / her supervisor of this fact. In no case the fact that remote work is performed outside the workplace does not release the employer from the obligation to appoint an accident team with all the consequences resulting from the accident procedure.
  • What should be included in the regulations regarding health and safety rules?
    Should work regulations include health and safety at work? Are the provisions concerning the health and safety rules obligatory?
  • Match PPE to the appropriate group of employees
    An element of the fulfillment of the obligation to protect the health and life of employees is, among others, the employer providing employees with the necessary personal hygiene products. The number and types of personal hygiene products issued to employees vary depending on the state of the working environment and should take into account, in particular, the degree of contamination of the body during work, personal hygiene requirements related to the activities performed, as well as considerations resulting from the obligation to comply with sanitary requirements. According to these criteria, it is possible to distinguish groups of employees differentiated by the type of work performed and the accompanying level of contamination. What?
  • Know the dangers in the position of a lift truck operator
    A well-trained operator of a lift truck is one who has knowledge of the possible hazards, as well as illegal activities at his workplace. This is important due to the fact that the safety of other employees while lifting or transporting goods depends on his correct behavior.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome in a cleaner - is it an occupational disease
    Pursuant to the regulations in force, when diagnosing occupational diseases, diseases included in the list of occupational diseases are taken into account, if, as a result of the assessment of working conditions, it is possible to conclude, or with a high probability, that the disease was caused by factors harmful to health occurring in the work environment or in connection with the manner of performing work. . Carpal tunnel syndrome is a chronic disease of the peripheral nervous system caused by the way people work, which is on the list of occupational diseases. In order for this disease to be occupational, it is necessary to establish the presence of monotypic movements during work. Can work as a cleaner lead to this disease?

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