Safety to the rescue. Scientific conference in Kalisz (II p)
Polish computer game industry with co-financing New capital funds NCBR PLN 240 million for the development of the automotive industry
Local reports (2)
Various faces of ergonomics. The 30th International Seminar of Ergonomics (3)
Take good care of your spine! An interview with Patrycja Krawczyk-Szulc PhD, from the provincial occupational health center in Łódź (4)
Labour Protection Council in session (6)
Reliable data as a stipulation to occupational safety’s improvement
Requirements towards insulating mattings and blankets during work in the presence of electric hazards (8) Electrical insulating matting and blankets reduce the risk of live work (insulating glove work or work in the vicinity of live parts). These protective measures should comply with relevant rerquirements given in standards. It is also important for users to have information on the selection, conditions and limits of these measures and to know how they should be checked, maintained and stored.
Radiodiagnostics and inconsistencies with the requirements of radiological protection along with propositions for their elimination (11) This article discusses some basic issues in radiological protection. It also analyzes problems in occupational safety related to X-rays. To solve those problems, it was necessary to introduce several changes, which could significantly improve the level of safety of workers at selected workstations and patients. This article presents an analysis of the literature on the negative impact X-rays have on the human body, rays and a classification of existing safety measures according to whether they protect patients, personnel or the general population. To verify inconsistencies with the requirements of radiological protection, measurements were conducted at 33 health care facilities.
Work Ability Index (WAI) of older workers: a review of selected Polish research (16) This article presents an analysis of Polish research on older workers’ work ability evaluated with the Work Ability Index (WAI). It presents a definition of older workers and the relationship between work ability among healthy and chronically ill employees, and occupational and non-occupational determinants of work ability, such as age, kind of work, occupation, education, physical capacity, hot environment, lifestyle, shift work, stress and person-organization fit.
The use of acoustic screens indoors (21) This article discusses the use of acoustic screens in rooms. They are used to partially enclose or cover a noise source, to provide an obstacle to noise coming directly from a noise source to a workstation, to divide a room into acoustically separated parts and to increase sound absorption in a room. This article discusses acoustic parameters that determine the effectiveness of acoustic screens and establishes the relationship between the sound absorption class of materials and sound absorption coefficient α. It presents a sample calculation of how the use of acoustic screens reduces A-weighted sound pressure level and it presents general acoustical recommendations for the use of acoustic screens in rooms.
Good practices’ competition in the campaign “Healthy workplaces for all ages” (26)