• New occupational health and safety regulations and labor law
    Review of legal provisions included in the Journal of Laws in 2023. 88. Announcement of the Minister of Education and Science of June 15, 2023 on the announcement of the uniform text of the regulation of the Minister of National Education on the scope and conditions for granting benefits to Polish teachers sent or delegated to work abroad (Journal of Laws, item 1295). 
  • Measure your intention according to your strength
    Sometimes we unconsciously call for risk-taking and bravado, recalling the winged words of the prophet: "measure your strength with your intentions." We want to warn, but these words of Mickiewicz encourage us not to look at our own abilities, what counts is the goal and there should be enough strength (what, I can't do it?!).
  • A sense of meaning
    As part of the "Towards well-being" series, we have already discussed most of Martin Seligman's PERMA model, describing human well-being. We talked about positive emotions, how important they are in the hedonistic approach to well-being, that they are worth noticing and even looking for in everyday life to maintain the "magic" proportion of 5:1 positive to negative stimuli.
  • Skills
    A skill, as defined in the "Dictionary of the Polish Language" (sjp.pwn.pl), is: (1) practical knowledge of something, proficiency in something, (2) the ability to do something. In the "Dictionary of new terms in school practice" (Goźlińska 1998), the skill was defined a little more broadly as: readiness to act consciously, based on knowledge and specific physical mastery (practice) of specific activities with the possibility of adapting them to changing conditions, a feature of something/someone, a predisposition to do something well, often resulting from experience or talent.
  • Consequences of canceling the state of epidemic threat in the field of labor law
    The article entitled "Consequences of canceling the state of the coronavirus epidemic in the sphere of certain rights and obligations of the parties to the employment relationship" (ATEST No. 9/22) discusses the consequences resulting from the cancellation of the state of epidemic on May 16, 2022, introduced in connection with the spread of SARS virus infections. -CoV-2 causing a disease called COVID-19 and introducing an epidemic threat. More than a year after that date, on July 1, 2023, the state of epidemic threat was also canceled, which formally ended the coronavirus pandemic. This circumstance causes a whole range of consequences related to the activation of appropriate mechanisms provided for in the so-called coronavirus act (hereinafter referred to as: CovidU1), consisting mainly in a kind of unfreezing of certain rights and obligations in the sphere of labor law, or in the repeal of special rights of the parties to the employment relationship established for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. In this article we will look at some of these types of regulations. Introductory note The article mentioned at the beginning presents a detailed analysis of the regulations contained in selected provisions of the Coronavirus Act, including: art. 12a CovidU. This material presents the essence of a serious legislative defect with which the provisions were burdened. As a result, it was shown that, in particular, the continued suspension of the obligation to undergo periodic preventive examinations after the state of epidemic was lifted resulted solely from the interpretation promoted by the Ministry of Labor and the National Labor Inspectorate, which is completely unsupported by the content of this controversial provision. We will not return to this issue in this material. We refer readers interested in this problem to read the above-mentioned article. Only in appropriate places in the explanations below will we emphasize the fact that a certain state of affairs was based on this wishful interpretation of faulty provisions.
  • Machine safety at the ATEST conference
    We have planned four workshop sessions at the 14th national ATEST conference.
  • MAPA Professional − new, exclusive line of "Ultra Comfort" gloves
    Since 1948, Mapa Professional has been one of the leading companies in the personal protective equipment sector, specializing in the production of protective gloves. The product range is very wide and divided into 7 categories: disposable, waterproof, chemical resistant, precise, anti-cut, thermal and special (e.g. cleanroom). Recently, the MAPA offer has been enriched with the Ultra Comfort series, which combines high durability, dexterity, comfort and breathability to minimize hand fatigue.
  • Building organizational resilience on the example of universities (3)
    Relationships between crisis management and business continuity - analysis of regulations The relationships between direct response to an event, crisis management (crisis situation) and business continuity are shown in Fig. 1. The distinction between crisis management and business continuity can be unintuitive. Some activities within these processes overlap and complement each other, and the action plans themselves are sometimes launched simultaneously. Other entities at the university will deal with the direct response to the event and the management of the resulting crisis situation, and others will deal with business continuity. When we highlight the goals of each of these processes, the differences between them become clearer. Crisis management responds to "local" events (e.g. fire in a teaching building, flooding of a sports facility, knife attack), but it focuses "outside" - it includes cooperation with emergency services (police, ambulance, fire brigade, etc.), providing assistance and support for victims. Business continuity is oriented more "inward" and concerns maintaining key organizational processes (e.g. education and conducting scientific research despite the lack of access to a destroyed teaching facility). Crisis management protects the university here and now. The role of people involved in crisis management is to provide help to injured people, carry out evacuation making sure that everyone is safe and sound, cooperate with the services, secure property, issue damage-limiting messages (e.g. prohibiting people from approaching the scene of the incident, etc.).
  • Standards harmonized with the Pressure Equipment Directive
    On January 10, 2023, the Polish Committee for Standardization published the standard PN-EN ISO 21922:2022-04 Refrigeration installations and heat pumps in the Polish language version. Valves. Requirements, testing and marking. The document has 98 pages, introduces ENISO 21922:2021 and replaces PN-EN12284:2005 − Polish version.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Vectors Intersafe & DNV Practitioners Forum on September 26!
    For the fourth time, the Wektory BHP Intersafe & DNV Forum of Practitioners conference will be held, the main topic of which is always the issue of workplace safety and employee well-being.
  • Act of unfair competition
    A finding that the defendant's conduct meets the requirements for an act of unfair competition replaces proving that the enrichment occurred without[1]a legal basis. The remaining premises necessary to prove the validity of the claim must be proven by the person who claims the unjustifiably obtained benefits. In particular, the plaintiff should demonstrate that there is a relationship between enrichment and impoverishment - these are "two sides of the same process of property transfer" (judgments of the Supreme Court of August 2, 2007, V CSK 152/07, and of March 21, 2013, III CSK 205/12). The plaintiff and the defendant company concluded a lease agreement for commercial premises located in a shopping center. The agreement was concluded for ten years from the date of handing over the premises to the tenant. Pursuant to the agreement, the plaintiff was obliged to pay the rent in the manner specified in § 10 of the lease agreement and additional costs - operating costs of the shopping center (§ 11 of the agreement). Operating costs were defined as the tenant's share of the fees paid in advance, covering all costs and fees incurred by the lessor relating to the shopping center as a whole (the list of operating costs was an annex to the lease agreement). 

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