Aktualności BHP (OSH News) 2021/174 (03-04)

  •  News
    • Safe work with ionizing radiation sources (3)
      The current amendments to the regulation on the specific conditions for safe work with ionizing radiation sources concern, inter alia, conducting control of ionizing radiation sources and introducing a new model of a record card of a high-activity source. The article presents the most important changes that have been in force since January 21 this year.
    • New interest rates for accident insurance contributions (24)
      The Ministry of Labor has prepared a draft ordinance of the minister of family and social policy amending the ordinance on differentiating the interest rate of social insurance contributions for accidents at work and occupational diseases depending on occupational hazards and their effects. From April 2021, new interest rates for social insurance contributions for accidents at work and occupational diseases will apply for 24 groups of activity.
  • Recipes with a comment
    • Remote work is not tantamount to task-based working time system (5)
      The mere fact of performing remote work does not have to determine whether an employee is covered by task-based working time. For this reason, an additional criterion for selecting employees to be covered by task-related working time may be, for example, the type of work performed. In any case, the employer is not entirely free to choose which employees will be covered by the task-related working time.
  • The subject of the issue
    • Responsibility for deficiencies in the field of health and safety training (8)
      Proper and, above all, safe performance of work requires the admission to the work of people with appropriate qualifications and those who have received appropriate training in the field of health and safety. Conducting OSH training is therefore not just a formality. The employer must remember that not always the mere demonstration that he has formally fulfilled the obligation to train employees in the field of health and safety at work will be a circumstance that will free him from liability in the event of an accident at work. Disregarding the obligation to train employees can have two consequences. First of all, responsibility for the offense. The second, much more serious, is the responsibility for the damage suffered by the employee as a result of an accident at work, which resulted from insufficient training in occupational health and safety. And what will be the responsibility of the employees of the OHS service then?
  • Accidents at work
    • Renewal of an Old Trauma or a New Trauma? The key question in post-accident proceedings (11)
      To be able to talk about an accident at work, the event must result in the victim's injury or death. Injury is damage to the tissues of the body or human organs as a result of an external factor. Therefore, can the recurrence of an earlier injury be assessed in terms of the legal qualification of an accident at work?
    • Accident analysis - fatal accident when removing asbestos from the roof of farm buildings (12)
      The article presents an analysis of an accident at work which occurred while removing asbestos from the roof of a farm building at the workplace. What exactly happened and what were the causes of the accident in the opinion of the labor inspector?
    • How to assign the next number of the accident report (14)
      Despite the occurrence of an accident in 2020, the accident report drawn up in 2021 should be assigned the next number from this year. The document takes legal force only after approval by the employer, which will take place in 2021.
  • Health and safety service
    • Handover of construction objects for use with the participation of the health and safety at work service (22 tasks) (15)
      Construction works in which the employer intends to organize work processes must meet certain requirements, both included in the construction law and health and safety regulations. Taking into account the above, it is obvious that the employees of the OHS service are handed over for use of newly built or reconstructed buildings or parts thereof, in which work rooms are planned, as well as production equipment and other devices that affect the working conditions and safety of employees.
    • When an employer sets up a health and safety service (16)
  • Working conditions
    • Accident involving technical equipment (17)
      Operation of technical regulation within the meaning of bed in the technical inspection is usually associated with higher risks than in the case of equipment not subject to supervision. An accident at work can happen while performing virtually any job. A separate category, although it may be related to an accident at work, is an accident related to the operation of a technical device. What are the consequences of the occurrence of such an event?
  • Questions & Answers
    • Can a behavioral worker punish an employee with a mandate for not complying with health and safety regulations? (18)
      An employee of the OHS service has the right, or rather the obligation, to discipline employees if the manner of performing work is not in accordance with the provisions and principles of OHS. An employee of the OHS service may apply for a formal penalty of order to be imposed on the employee, but cannot impose / impose it on his own. The penalty is imposed by the employer after hearing the accused employee.
    • What consequences threaten the welding without a license (19)
      Hedgehog if an accident occurs in the workplace during welding work by the welder without power, it will threaten the company conse quences, eg. The resultant increased premiums.
    • Is the worker entitled to a severance pay if he receives a pension? (20)
      The worker will be entitled to a severance pay if he becomes entitled to a pension.
    • Is it possible to operate carpentry machines without carpentry training? (20)
      Operating carpentry machines does not require training as a carpenter, but requires detailed on-the-job training, including a practical and theoretical part, including detailed OHS rules.
  • COVID-19 and OHS
    • Protective masks for employees as an employer's obligation (21)
      Pursuant to the ordinance of the Minister of Health on harmful biological agents for health, the SARS-CoV-2 virus was classified into the third group of threats in a 4-point risk scale. Does the employer have to provide the employee in the workplace with protective masks?
    • WhaHealth and safety training - experts answert issues to discuss during training for employees at height (22)
  • Health and safety instructions
    • Safety instructions in the treatment room (23)

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