Bezpieczeństwo Pracy - nauka i praktyka (Work Safety) 2020/08

  • Safety, health and ergonomics of remote work during the coronavirus - preliminary results of the study (cover page II)
  • Local reports (2)
  • Workers require special protection against biological agents during an epi-demise, warns EU-OSHA (3)
    A new report by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) summarizes the results of a major project to address exposure to biological agents at work and related health effects. Although the study was conducted prior to the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic, the findings of the project are particularly relevant given the current global situation. Results cover certain sectors, vulnerable groups and monitoring systems.
  • German Presidency of the Council of the European Union (4)
    On July 1, 2020, Germany took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union. Pursuant to the provisions of the Lisbon Treaty, every 6 months another member state takes over the rotating presidency of the Council and during that time chairs its meetings at all levels.
  • Responsibility behind the wheel (5)
    The Safe Driver's Day celebrated in July is a great opportunity to remind the basic rules of road safety, as well as how to help injured people in an accident and how to behave on a railroad crossing.
  • The development of nanotechnology, safety and ethics (6)
    Nanotechnology, although recognized as a concept in science since the 1950s, has gained real momentum only in the last 30 years. Nanomaterials became visible after IBM's invention of the atomic force microscope in the 1980s. Today we know that they come in different forms and structures, and the risks associated with their use vary - in many cases they have not yet been studied.
  • Selection of eye and face protection in the work of a welder (8)
    The article discusses the general principle of selecting personal protective equipment to protect the eyes and face, as well as the selection of these protective equipment in the context of welding works. With reference to the described examples, lists of hazards occurring at the welder's workplace, characteristics and types of eye and face protection used in these conditions are presented. The article is also intended to help the reader interpret the content of the standards, which include guidelines for the selection of eye and face protection.
  • Presentation of a mobile application for the assessment of exposure to UV radiation in the vicinity of arc welding (12)
    Ultraviolet radiation may pose a threat to the health of bystanders working or staying near places where arc welding is performed. The UV irradiation of the skin or eyes of a person staying in the welding room, even in areas remote from the arc or protected by welding screens, may exceed the maximum permissible exposure values. Hence, it is important to design workstations located in the welding room in such a way that other workers are not exposed to excessive UV radiation. The developed mobile application can help with this. It makes it possible to estimate the value of the irradiation intensity and the permissible exposure time of an employee staying in any place in the room, as well as to model the setting of welding shields so as to reduce the occupational risk. the condition is to have measurement data of the irradiance for a given welding process and to enter them into the calculations in the application. If the user does not have such data, he can purchase the measurement database for various welding processes developed at CIOP-PIB and select the measurement result for a given process.
  • Medical waste management (16)
    The basis for proper management of medical waste (especially in the workplace) is its proper segregation and disposal. It is estimated that in Poland, medical waste is produced by approx. 40 thousand. business entities. The article presents the current classification of medical waste, describes the sources of its generation, as well as the methods of its collection and storage. The readers were also familiarized with the knowledge of how to handle medical waste in the light of applicable law, including their transport and disposal.
  • The influence of age and gender on functional features related to the precision of task performance (20)
    The aim of the research presented in the article was to assess the influence of age and gender on functional features related to the precision and speed of performing tasks. two groups of 120 people were included in the research. The variables describing the quality of fine functions, eye-hand-leg coordination and eye-hand coordination in a cross-test were measured. In the variables of all tests, differentiation of values was noted, both in terms of age and gender of the respondents.
  • The Labor Protection Council at the Parliament of the Republic of Poland debated
    • National Labor Inspectorate in 2019: mission still valid (25)
  • 95th session of the Interministerial Committee for the Maximum Allowable Concentrations and Intensity of Factors Harmful to Health in the Work Environment (26)
  • Changes in law (30)
    • Types of positions in the Internal Security Agency where conditions are particularly onerous or harmful to health - amendment to the regulation
    • Aero-medical examinations
    • Radioactive concentration of radon in the indoor air
  • We answer readers' questions (31)
    • The Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) grants an allowance for full orphans. Who is entitled to such a supplement?
    • Can a person who does not have any benefits apply for a benefit exceptionally?
  • Reports from abroad (32)

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