Bezpieczeństwo Pracy - nauka i praktyka 2017/12

  • News from the country (2)
    • Nearly PLN 430 million for research from the National Science Center
    • INGA - Innovative Gas Industry has started
    • The second edition of the University of the Young Explorer is launched
  • Halina Krahelska awards. The 24nd finals of the Natiional Labour Inspectorate's competition (3)
  • "Healthy workplaces for alla ges" campaign's finale (4)
    "Safe at the start, healthy at the finish line" - the 14th European-wide campaign of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), has come to an end. During the conference crowning this topic, over 400 specialists on broadly understood occupational safety and health at work and ergonomics met to discuss what was accomplished in the campaign, but also about what to do next. The Polish edition of the campaign also saw the so-called Closing event, which took place in Poznan in mid-November this year.
  • Safety engineering of anthropogenic objects - the 2nd International Scientific - Technical Conference (6)
    The 2nd International Scientific and Technical Conference on the problems of safety engineering of anthropogenic objects took place November 16-17. in the NOT House of Technology in Warsaw, which for over 110 years serves the technical environment. Its rich history always raises the prestige of the ventures organized there to the highest possible level - this was the case this time.
  • Microwave ovens - to control emissions and exposure to electromagnetic fields (8)
    Microwave ovens can potentially emit electromagnetic fields (EMF) at levels affecting the safety and health of people employed in catering and auathorized service centres. Theoretically, the manufacturer should guarantee that microwave ovens are safe; devices on the market should comply with emission standards. The levels of EMF in the vicinity of over 170 devices, presented in this article, indicate that appropriate protective measures are necessary. Current regulations on emission limits, which manufacturers of microwave ovens ahould comply with, are based on ICNIRP recommendations and meet human exposure limits for EMF. The regulations in Poland are more restrictive. This article discusses all those aspects, particularly in relation to staff in catering and in service centres, where there is no effective supervision of the working conditions. The ability to ensure safe household use of microwave ovens is considered, too.
  • Lifestyle and pro-health behaviors of Polish construction workers - original research results (13)
    Life style is important in both improving and maintaining good health. The main goal of the article is to show selected elements of life style (i.e., self-evalluation of health, eating habits, smoking, drinking, drug use and physical activity) of male construction workers depending on their age. The analysis is based on the results of research conducted in 2014-2015 among 600 men employed in the construction industry in Poland. Theis life style was evaluated with a questionnaire developed specifically for this study, whereas their physical activity was evaluated with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). Age was a statistically significant factor differentiating some elements of the participants' life style. Employees aged 50+ considered their health to be significantly worse, made more dietary mistakes and smoked more cigarettes per day than any other group. On the other hand, 30-32 year-olds drank alcohol more frequently and in larger quantities than other groups, whereas 20-22 year-olds drank less strong spirits and were more likely to use drugs.
  • Personal security of policemen during the ID check (18)
    Identification (ID) checks are a primary activity of police officers. ID checks are essential in identifying and arresting perpetrators or disclosing violations of law. Although seemingly simple and safe, police officers should not underestimate them. Their life and health may be at risk. For this reason, it is very important to focus on safety issues faced by police officers on duty. This article discusses personal safety of police officers during ID checks.
  • Overregulated practice. Scientific conference on OSH - regulations and practice (21)
  • Labour Protection Council in session
    • National Labor Inspectorate in 2018 - even more tasks (22)
      The action program of the National Labor Inspectorate in 2018 was the main topic of the Labor Protection Council meeting held on December 5 this year. in the building of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland. The inspection plan for the next 12 months was presented to the Council by Wiesław Łyszczek - Chief Labor Inspector, who was accompanied by the leadership of the Main Labor Inspectorate.
  • Monitoring of emotional states of worker using Brain - Computer Interfaces (23)
    Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) is a system in which commands are transferred to a computer by signals generated in the brain. BCI may be based on ECoG signals (electrocortiogram), MEG signals (magnetoencephalography), PET signals (positron emission tomography), fMRI signals (functional magnetic resonance), NIRS signals (optical imaging) or others. Most commonly, BCI is based on EEG signals. Among the most common BCI applications are touchless controlling of electronic devices, touchless computer operating (including touchless Internet searching), biometric user authentication and process controlling by people with reduced mobility. This article presents the concept of using the brain-computer interface, which uses EEG signals to monitor selected emotional states of a worker, such as mental engagement, thought, frustration, excitement. The concept is based on the use of a neurohelmet, which uses simplified electroencephalography.
  • Discrepancies in judictature in mobbing-related cases (26)
    The phenomenon of mobbing has existed for a long time, but only from 1 January 2004, by virtue of the Act of 14 November 2003 amending the act - Labor Code and the change of some other acts was reflected in the provisions of the Labor Code.
  • O!ZNAKI PRACY 2017 photocontest awards (28)
  • Notes latte (29)
  • Changes in law (30)
    • Applications for advance payment from the Guaranteed Employee Benefits Fund - new regulation
    • Documents and information required to process the application for the determination of the conditions of return, waiver of recovery or remission of the Guaranteed Employee Benefits Fund - new regulation
    • Lists, applications and payment of benefits from the Guaranteed Employee Benefits Fund - new regulation
    • Recognition of qualifications and qualifications acquired in state aviation - amendment of the Regulation
  • Answering our readers' questions (31)
    • Is it correct to abolish the upper limit for paying pension insurance contributions?
    • From January 2018, I will be a pensioner. What determines the amount of the new pension?
    • What are the holidays and holidays that are available to the parent and employee?
  • Reports from abroad (32)