BHP w Firmie (Work safety in the company) 2021/233

  • Subject of the issue: Who is responsible for the work safety of temporary workers
  • Warning! Changes in medical examinations are already in force
    From December 16, 2020, there are changes in the scope of preventive examinations of employees. What exactly changed in the regulation of the Minister of Health and Social Welfare of 30 May 1996 on medical examinations of employees, the scope of preventive health care for employees and medical certificates issued for the purposes provided for in the Labor Code? Check out the article below.
  • Exposure to asbestos dust in the context of an occupational disease
    The mere exposure to asbestos dust of an employee and the occurrence of a given disease is not always sufficient to recognize this disease as an occupational disease. Also in some cases, it is not enough to demonstrate a causal relationship between the identified disease and exposure to a given factor. Such conclusions were reached by the Supreme Administrative Court in one of its judgments. He also stated that numerous studies conducted so far on the risk of cancer in workers exposed to asbestos dust confirm an increased risk of lung cancer, pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma, but do not result in an increased risk of cancer of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Check what the court based its position on.
  • Washing and disinfecting hands - what to remember to be effective
  • How to safely conduct ozone treatment - procedure
    Ozone is classified as a substance hazardous to human health. However, in the current epidemic situation, ozone treatment of offices is acceptable, although only under the conditions of rigorous control and supervision of this process. This applies not only to ozone concentrations in the room air during the treatment and before returning the room to use, but also to the proper protection of employees, both carrying out ozonation, and people working in rooms subject to ozonation. What is the ozonation procedure? For details, see the article below.
  • Working at a desk should be ergonomic
    Taking into account the principles of ergonomics both in the design and operation of facilities, rooms, workplaces, machines and technical devices is unfairly underestimated and marginally treated. Failure to comply with these rules may result in adverse health effects for the employee. These can be both physiological effects, which are the result of, for example, a harmful position at work, excessive or repeated effort, but also psychophysiological effects, which are caused by excessive mental strain, stress, etc. In this article we suggest how to provide an ergonomic office workstation - it is worth bearing in mind that this position is present in practically every workplace.
  • Does the preparation preventing the fogging of glasses need to have a safety data sheet?
    The company supplying the preparation claims that the preparation is safe and there is no need to attach a safety data sheet to it. How to relate to it? Do we have the right to require a safety data sheet, even when the supplier ensures the safety of the preparation?
  • Action program of the National Labor Inspectorate in 2021
    December 2020, the Chief Labor Inspector presented the National Labor Inspectorate's action program in 2021. It shows, inter alia, that the labor inspection intends to conduct only 52,000 jobs. control. This number results mainly from the need to conduct control activities in difficult conditions, with various limitations related to COVID-19. This, in turn, will extend the duration of the control activities. The most important thing, however, will be the quality of the controls performed. What aspects will inspectors of the State Labor Inspectorate focus on?
  • Risk assessment for persons working on the basis of a mandate contract - is it mandatory
    Is an occupational risk assessment required for positions filled by persons who perform their duties under a mandate contract?
  • When to take measurements of the working environment, if the device works sporadically
    The company tests our product using a dust chamber in which crystalline silica is used (since 2020 treated as a carcinogen). Exceeding the standards obliges us to carry out measurements every 3 months (above 0.5 NDS value). The problem is that we use the chamber less often (on average twice a year). In such a situation, should the device be specially started and measurements taken? How to make it clear during an inspection that measurements are not performed as often as provided for in the regulations?
  • What provisions should be included in the regulations on remote work - sample regulations
    During the epidemic, the employer decided to send his employees to work remotely. In order to improve such a functioning mode, he also wants to introduce regulations for remote work. What should such regulations contain?
  • Lack of medical documentation of the victim - can the post-accident procedure be terminated
    Do the regulations provide for the possibility of ending the post-accident procedure in a situation where the victim does not provide medical documentation from a medical visit after the event? What to do if the injured party does not cooperate with the accident team and does not provide the necessary documentation?

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