BHP w Firmie (Work safety in the company) 2021/240

  • Topic of the issue: Summer obligations of the employer - selected issues
    Although man is a warm-blooded organism, it cannot be assumed that the temperature in the place where he is staying can be any. This applies in particular to work processes - where appropriate thermal conditions have a significant impact on the safety of the employee as well as the quantity and quality of performed duties. Summer season and associated temperatures update additional obligations on hiring entities. Due to the fact that they are regulated by the provisions in the field of technical safety at work, their proper implementation is of particular interest to labor inspectors.
  • Amendments to the accident act - what awaits
    According to the government draft, apart from the act on the social insurance system, the accident act is also to be amended soon. The main modification is to adapt the Act of 30 October 2002 on social insurance against accidents at work and occupational diseases (consolidated text: Journal of Laws of 2019 , item 1205, as amended; hereinafter: the Accident Act) to the content of Art. 12 sec. 1 of the Act of 25 June 1999 on cash benefits from social insurance in the event of sickness and maternity (consolidated text: Journal of Laws of 2020, item 870, as amended; hereinafter: the Benefit Act). What exactly are the changes supposed to be about?
  • One after another at the same employer unacceptable
    One of the entrepreneurs was soon inspected by the National Labor Inspectorate. The re-inspection covered a similar scope as the previous one. In the opinion of the Provincial Administrative Court in Gliwice, such proceedings are unacceptable - the State Labor Inspectorate cannot inspect the same employer several times in a row within the same scope and time. Check the court's reasoning.
  • Disciplinary dismissal of an employee and a question of his fault
    Suppose that an employee arbitrarily leaves the workplace before the end of the working day - without just cause and without the consent of the supervisor. Can such behavior be treated as a serious breach of basic employee duties (working time established in the company, work regulations and order - Article 100 § 2 point 1 and 2 of the Labor Code) justifying the employer's termination of an employment contract without notice under "disciplinary" procedure? Check how the Supreme Court commented on this issue.
  • Procedure in the event of an accident at work and suspected occupational disease
    The employer's obligation to draw up safe procedures at work, regardless of activity, results from the provisions of the Directive of the Council of the European Communities of 12 June 1989 on the introduction of measures to increase the safety and health of employees at the workplace (Directive 89/391 / EEC). It is true that every employer should take care of safe and hygienic working conditions on their own, but this does not mean that they cannot use ready-made templates of procedures. In this article, we present 2 of them ready to be used - the procedure to be followed in the event of an accident at work and a suspected occupational disease.
  • How to inspect the scaffolding - 7 simple steps
    During the standard health and safety checks, the scaffolding structures are inspected, among others. Are you sure that your employees working on scaffolding are completely safe, and that the scaffolding itself does not pose a threat to employees or bystanders in its vicinity? You can review them in 7 simple steps - find the necessary tips in this article.
  • Welder position - threats and protection against them
    Welding works are performed in practically every industrial branch. It should be remembered that the work of a welder is particularly responsible and very dangerous work. The worker performing welding work is exposed to many hazardous factors, such as glare or burns. In order to provide the welder with safe working conditions, it is first necessary to understand all possible hazards that the worker may encounter while performing his / her duties. Only knowledge of these threats will allow us to take measures to deal with them effectively.
  • Overheating of the body - or how to save a person with sunstroke
    What is sunstroke, what are its symptoms and how to save people who have had a sunstroke?
  • Anaphylactic shock - how to give first aid
    Summer, sun and… insects. We drink delicious coffee, juice, we eat ice cream or fruit. Unfortunately, these pleasures are often accompanied by insects, such as bees and wasps. Most bites end up with unpleasant sensations or discomfort at the site of the bite. However, there are people among us who are allergic to insect venom. An insect bite for such a person can cause a severe allergic reaction and the onset of anaphylactic shock. What to do in that case?
  • Safe construction in practice - accident analysis
    It is no secret that the construction industry has been at the forefront of the sectors of the economy most exposed to accidents for years. What are the most common causes of accidents at work on construction sites? How to effectively prevent them? It is often helpful to analyze specific accidents that have occurred on the premises of other plants. Investigating the causes and circumstances of actual accidents at work in a given industry is an important element of accident prevention. The analysis of accidents often allows us to see irregularities that occur in our workplace. Noticing them, in turn, allows you to effectively prevent similar accidents to the employees. Here are some real-life work accidents in the construction industry that will help you verify the conditions at workplaces in your facility - and possibly avoid similar incidents.
  • Qualifications to perform thermal works with the use of plasma
    Does an employee who performs thermal cutting with the use of plasma - manually or mechanically with the use of a computer, must have specialist qualifications? Can the legal basis for this work be subsumed under the welding procedure and related processes from the ordinance of the Minister of Economy of April 27, 2000 on occupational health and safety in welding work?

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