BHP w Firmie (Work safety in the company) 2021/242

  • Subject of the issue: Training periodic police
    Work police is to conduct activities related to the protection of security and public policy, including ensuring peace in public places and on public transport and in traffic. Often, this work is associated with the occurrence of numerous risks as well as stressful situations. It is worth remembering that properly conducted periodic training in the field of health and safety at work not only indicates these threats, but also reminds about the ways to minimize them and shows methods of coping with difficult situations. It also improves the safety of the work performed. We present the comprehensively discussed periodic training of policemen.
  • Embargo on wearing religious symbols in the workplace? According to the judgment of the CJEU, it is possible
    If it is necessary due to the policy of ideological neutrality or to prevent potential conflicts in the workplace, the employer may prohibit the wearing of any visible religious symbols in the workplace. Check what the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg of July 15, 2021 means for the employer.
  • The latest version of the draft amendment to the Labor Code in the field of remote work - what does it contain?
    In the Labor Code, on 23 July 2021, the second version of the draft amendment to the Labor Code, introducing remote work, was published. The new project (dated July 16, 2021) includes some significant changes compared to the previous one. What has changed in the rules of paying cash equivalents when working remotely? At what point will the employee have to submit a declaration that he / she has the premises and technical conditions to perform remote work? What about health and safety issues? Find the answers in the article below.
  • Attention! Postponing the deadline for implementing electronic
    delivery Electronic delivery will be the primary method of exchanging correspondence, which requires confirmation of posting or receipt, with public entities. The amendment to the provisions on electronic delivery, signed by the president, and the deadline for implementing the public service of registered electronic delivery (the so-called e-delivery). The entry into force of the regulations - scheduled for July 21, 2021 - has been postponed to October 5 this year. Check what other deadlines are postponed by the adopted amendment to the regulations.
  • Withholding information about COVID-19 infection as a reason for disciplinary dismissal
    Providing false information about a trip abroad and the reason for quarantine due to the risk of coronavirus infection is an extremely serious breach of employee obligations, justifying disciplinary dismissal of an employee who lied to the employer. This was the verdict of the District Court in Olsztyn in its judgment of January 29, 2021, case no.IV Pa 79/20.
  • The court does not restore to the worker who has no qualifications
    If an employee who has been dismissed from work in violation of the law, does not meet the statutory eligibility requirements to occupy the post for which he wants to be restored, the court should adjudge the restoration work, and the only appropriate compensation. This was the ruling of the Supreme Court in the judgment of October 7, 2020. What does this mean in practice?
  • How to effectively argue with the inspection findings of the labor inspector?
    Contrary to the prevailing opinion and practice, the inspection of a labor inspector is not only the duties, but also the powers of the inspected entity. It is worth knowing that the controlled entity has the right to engage in polemics with the labor inspector - both at the stage of control activities and when the post-control documentation has been prepared. Passivity during the inspection definitely does not pay off - taking into account the fact that an effective polemic with the inspector may completely change the final, often not very optimistic for the employer, picture of the inspection.
  • "I want" instead of "I have to" - periodic training for the OHS service as a modern challenge
    Periodic training for the OHS service should last 1440 minutes. If we perceive every minute of such training as a wasted time, then probably no one would like to participate in such training voluntarily. Question: does it have to be like that? Is it possible to approach compulsory training issues, with an imposed framework program, in such a way that people are willing to take part in it?
  • What working conditions should women and young workers provide?
    Do you employ women or young workers? You must bear in mind that women's working conditions are specifically regulated by law . It should be remembered that not all types of work can be entrusted to women. It concerns both work related to physical effort and, for example, manual transport. A separate list covers works that are forbidden for pregnant and breastfeeding women. The situation of hiring juvenile workers is similar, in this case you also have to take into account restrictions. Check which ones!
  • Accidents at work - indirect causes are also important
    Conducting an analysis of accidents at work allows you to draw conclusions and take preventive measures. As practice shows, after an accident, everyone has a tendency to think spontaneously and to say that a few simple procedures are enough to avoid another tragedy. Unfortunately, many accidents have indirect causes that lie much more deeply hidden. The analysis of the following examples will allow you to take a closer look at the circumstances and causes of accidents at work, which in turn will allow you to take a closer look at the organization of work in your plant.

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