Aktualności BHP (OSH News) 2019/150 (12-01)

  • Recipes with commentary
    • Changes in regulations: end of 2019 and beginning of 2020
      • November 5, 2019 - Register of factors harmful to health occurring in the workplace
      • October 15, 2019 - Forklift trucks
      • March 26, 2020 - Power equipment
      • January 17, 2020 - NDS and NDN
  • Court case law
    • Negligence of the employer in the field of health and safety results in compensation in the event of an accident
      "Undertaking professional work by the employee, being aware of the threats it poses to his health or life, does not release the employer from liability for occupational health and safety, i.e. protection of the person's health and life, and does not limit it" - decision of the District Court in Gdańsk
  • Working conditions
    • Unpaid leave of an OSH employee and the consequences for the employer
      Every employee has the right to paid annual leave. In addition to the above mandatory vacation entitlement, the regulations give you the opportunity to take unpaid leave. This also applies to OSH employees. The intention of an employee of the OSH service to take unpaid leave in the long term requires the employer to take organizational steps to organize a replacement. The period of unpaid leave does not mean that the health and safety service may be suspended.
    • Annual leave of the OHS coordinator
      Regardless of the season, in practice there may be a situation where employees employed by various employers work in one workplace. The above option, often necessary for organizational reasons, may prove embarrassing during the holiday season. It should be remembered that the OSH coordinator appointed by employers also has the right to vacation leave.
    • Safe distance of bystanders near the forklift
      What is the safe distance of bystanders near the forklift? Is it specifically indicated or should it be calculated in some way, according to some formula?
    • How to prepare employees and jobs for the winter
      In winter there are additional accident and sickness hazards for employees. That is why it is very important to prepare yourself, employees and, above all, the employer, to the conditions of the work environment that we face in winter. It should be remembered that the winter period brings additional obligations for both employers and employees of the OHS service and persons performing the tasks of this service, as well as the employees themselves.
  • Subject of issue
    • Security of a teleworker under the supervision of video monitoring and health and safety control
      Performing work at the company's headquarters under the direct supervision of the employer usually works, but it is not always rational. Where the effects of work can be transmitted electronically, it is possible to perform remote work in the form of telework. It is the employer's responsibility to provide the teleworker with appropriate and safe working conditions. However, in the case of such a formula for performing work, is it possible to use video monitoring in the workplace for safety purposes?
  • Health and safety training - questions and answers
    • Certificate of completion of teacher health and safety training
      What provision, in the light of the changes introduced in the regulation on health and safety training, should be included on the certificate of completion of periodic training in the field of health and safety organized for teachers in the place marked on the certificate as the full name of the training (provide type of training and group of people for which is intended)?
    • Invoice to the mandate contract for OSH training
      What should the bill drawn up to the mandate contract for conducting OSH training (the training organizer is the employer) contain? What percentage is training services taxed on?
    • Is weekend OSH training included in working time
      Are employee training organized on Saturday or Sunday? It seems impossible, but there are companies in which employees after working 5 days (40 hours) are instructed to participate in training on Saturday and Sunday. What about the employee's daily and weekly right to rest? In this case, can the training be included in the employee's working time?
    • Leave of an OSH employee - who will conduct the initial OSH training
      A new employee is recruited in the company. At this time, the OSH specialist is on vacation. Who should conduct the initial training? Can a social labor inspector do this? Can the initial training take place after the specialist returns from leave?
  • Risk assessment
    • Threats at the position of inspector of electrical works supervision
      What are the most common hazards in the position of electrical works supervision inspector?
  • Accidents at work
    • Activities of an OSH specialist if the employer does not approve the accident report
      What should an OSH employee do if the employer does not approve the accident report?
  • Occupational diseases
    • Obligations of the employer in the event of an occupational disease
      It is not for the authorities adjudicating on the determination of an occupational disease to determine which employer had an occupational disease. The employer is obliged to systematically analyze the causes of accidents at work, occupational diseases and other diseases related to the conditions of the working environment, and based on the results of these analyzes, apply appropriate preventive measures.

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