Bezpieczeństwo Pracy - nauka i praktyka (Work Safety) 2021/01

  • Local reports (2)
  • New ISO Recommendations - Occupational Safety During the Plague (3)
    The COVID-19 epidemic that has been going on for almost a year has turned the world of work upside down and presented employers with a number of challenges for which they were not well prepared. Worker health and safety organizations around the world went to work to identify new threats and develop methods to deal with them. One of them is the International Standards Agency (ISO), whose experts have prepared a document containing a set of recommendations related to work in epidemic conditions: ISO / PAS 45005.
  • The European information campaign 'Carry It Up' is gaining momentum (4)
    Millions of workers in the European Union suffer from work-related musculoskeletal disorders. With dignity with data from six European survey on working conditions for approximately 3/5 of EU workers complain of such symptoms. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are weaknesses in body structures caused or worsened mainly by work or the immediate work environment. These issues are the subject of the European information campaign entitled "Carry it with your head."
  • The future of Europe's development - possible visions in the context of OSH (6)
    The article discusses the methods of determining or calculating the maximum allowable exposure (MDE) of the eye and skin to laser radiation and the importance of these values ​​in the assessment of the risk associated with human exposure to accidental exposure to laser radiation. The developed algorithms for determining MDE are discussed, based on the guidelines set out in the Regulation of the Minister of Labor and Social Policy of 6 June 2014 on the maximum allowable concentrations and intensities of harmful factors in the work environment. Examples of calculations carried out with the use of algorithms are also presented, indicating the importance of MDE in the assessment of the risk associated with human exposure to accidental exposure of laser radiation.
  • Disorders of the human endocrine system caused by nanomaterials (11)
    Advances in nanotechnology in recent years have led to the development of many types of nanostructures, the effects of which on human health and the environment are still under investigation. An area that is practically little recognized in scientific research is the effect of nanomaterials on the human endocrine system. The article presents the results of some studies indicating the potential action of nanomaterials as substances that may interfere with homeostasis and regulatory mechanisms of the endocrine system.
  • Combined effect of reproductive toxicants - description of the problem (14)
    Reproductive toxicants are classified in accordance with Regulation No 12 and 72/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council. This regulation sets out the rules on which mixtures of such substances are also classified, but the assessment of the effects of combined exposure to substances from many different sources or spread through different routes remains a problem . The article discusses the issues related to the impact of mixtures of chemical substances on the body, among which there is a possibility of mutual interactions, which means that the mixtures may pose an unexpectedly high health risk to humans exposed to them.
  • Maximum allowable exposure (MDE) in the assessment of eye and skin hazards caused by laser radiation (18)
    The article discusses the methods of determining or calculating the maximum allowable exposure (MDE) of the eye and skin to laser radiation and the importance of these values ​​in the assessment of the risk associated with human exposure to accidental exposure to laser radiation. The developed algorithms for determining MDE are discussed, based on the guidelines set out in the Regulation of the Minister of Labor and Social Policy of 6 June 2014 on the maximum permissible concentrations and intensities of harmful factors in the work environment. Examples of calculations carried out with the use of algorithms are also presented, indicating the importance of MDE in the assessment of the risk associated with human exposure to accidental exposure of laser radiation.
  • Evaluation of models of elements of protective footwear made of anti - vibration materials - results of own research (24)
    Anti-vibration materials have been successfully used for years in personal protective equipment, protecting the body against vibrations transmitted by the upper limbs. However, in the case of individual protection designed to reduce human vibrations in a general way, the market offers virtually no solutions. One of the methods of protection against general vibrations transmitted by the feet can be footwear with vibration-reducing properties. The use of anti-vibration materials in the insoles or linings of such shoes may reduce the transmission of vibrations from the source to the employee's body. The article presents the method of assessing the transmission of mechanical vibrations by the sole's structural elements for use in footwear as an individual protection against general vibrations transmitted by feet, developed at CIOP-PIB. The results of the research on the models of linings / I insoles are also discussed.
  • Virtual reality. Real possibilities (28)
  • Changes in law (30)
    • Harmful biological factors for health in the work environment and protection of the health of workers professionally exposed to these factors
    • Employees' medical examinations, the scope of preventive health care over employees and medical certificates issued for the purposes provided for in the Labor Code
  • We answer readers' questions (31)
    • Can I receive a bridging pension along with other old-age and disability pensions?
  • Reports from abroad (32)

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