BHP w Firmie (Work safety in the company) 2021/238 (05-06)
Category: BHP w firmie
Published: Tuesday, 25 May 2021 08:05
Written by Editor
- Subject of the issue: Violations of occupational health and safety regulations as the basis of order liability in the period of the COVID-19
epidemic The period of the COVOD-19 epidemic is a time when the issues of technical safety at work gained particular importance. Therefore, breaches of occupational health and safety obligations by employees cannot remain unanswered by the employer, especially those relating to the company's sanitary regime. The basic form of discipline is the imposition of ordinal penalties - including non-compliance with proper antiviral prophylaxis by employees.
- Planned regulations on remote work in 10 points
Work on the introduction of regulations governing remote work to the Labor Code has been going on for over half a year and, unfortunately, it is not known when they will end. It is known, however, that the Ministry of Labor plans to take into account as many solutions as possible adopted in the course of negotiations by employers and trade unions. The goal is to work out solutions that will protect the interests of both parties to the employment relationship as much as possible. What remote work solutions are to be adopted?
- How to store documentation on remote work - the Ministry of Labor is responsible
Many employers practice separating a separate sub-section in their employees' personal files , in which they collect documents related to remote work. Is it possible for it to be kept in electronic form if the employer keeps "paper" personal files? The Ministry of Labor addressed the problem.
- Mandatory antigen tests (for COVID-19) at work - is it allowed
Is there a legal basis that an employer can invoke when ordering their employees to perform an antigen test for COVID-19? Many employers have opted for such a solution to minimize the risk of an outbreak in the workplace. Are such practices allowed? Can such organizational activities be treated as a collective protection measure limiting the possibility of disease occurrence in the establishment?
- How to properly document the occupational risk assessment
A key element enabling the creation of an efficiently functioning OSH management system in the company is the occupational risk assessment. It should be preceded by a reliable and professionally performed identification of threats. The occupational risk assessment carried out allows for the development of guidelines on health and safety monitoring. It is worth bearing in mind that not only the identification of threats is important, but also properly prepared documentation from the risk assessment performed. Check what you should remember.
- When to broaden the scope of employee examinations mental co-predispositions
Employers have a duty to care for health and safety at work. It manifests itself, inter alia, in directing employees to medical examinations. A referral for such a test should include, inter alia, determination of the workplace, as well as threats and harmful factors occurring at it. It should be remembered that the employer is fully responsible for the content of the referral, and therefore is responsible for indicating real threats in the referral. If the employer presents the employee with tasks that require appropriate mental predispositions, he should also refer him to psychological tests. What if it is missing in the referral? Can the occupational medicine doctor extend the scope of such an examination?
- Do you run medical activities? Check if the work rooms meet the health and safety requirements
The possibility of conducting medical activity is not only the necessity to meet technical and legal requirements, such as the right to practice a profession. Each health care entity or person performing medical activity in the form of an individual practice must also ensure appropriate health and safety conditions in the premises where this activity will be performed. Check what conditions must be ensured in order to conduct therapeutic activities in accordance with the health and safety regulations.
- Temperature in the hygienic and sanitary room
Which regulation indicates what the air temperature should be in the hygienic and sanitary room at the workplace (in the bathroom)?
- Employment of people with disabilities - are there any special requirements
Is there any special requirements for employing people with disabilities? What should the working conditions in the plant look like for such people?
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