Bezpieczeństwo Pracy - nauka i praktyka (Work Safety) 2019/01

  • Education Centre agenda for 2019 (II pp.)
  • Local reports (2)
    • The competition for the prize of Artur Rojak
    • Scholarship Program of the Polish Government for Young Scientists
    • Young Innovative 2019 - new competition for technical works
    • Poles among the laureates of the international JPI EU-China competition
  • The campaign under the magnifying glass. Interview with Dr Christa Sedlatschek, Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) (3)
  • Legal framework of dangerous substances (4)
    • European regulations on products and chemical substances in the workplace
    • Regulations on the use of hazardous substances in the work environment
    • Steps towards reducing occupational hazards
  • Dangerous substances under control. Polish edition of the European campaign after its first stage (6)
    The conclusion of the first part of the Polish edition of the European campaign "Hazardous substances under control" is a good opportunity to summarize its current course.
  • On farmers’ safety at work during the KRUS conference (7)
    The effects of accidents at work and occupational diseases of farmers were the subject of the conference organized on December 12, 2018 at the Central Agricultural Social Insurance Fund. A rich spectrum of topics is planned, divided into two blocks of issues. The first part presents statistical data on accidents at work and occupational diseases of farmers as well as social and economic effects of these phenomena. The second session was devoted to broadly understood prevention.
  • So work is like passion ... The photo competition "Keeping an eye on work" and the movie competition "Frames of work" (8)
  • Hazards at work of the galvanization lab assistant (10)
    Manganese phosphating is a galvanic process running at the liquid-metal interface. An important element is the maintenance of strictly defined chemical parameters of the galvanic line operation. The article presents the course of the process of manganese phosphating, as well as the hazards associated with it in the laboratory workstation who has direct contact with highly dangerous factors. Such work activities as the collection of samples for testing, analysis and bathing create real health risks for the lab technician. The main hazards associated with the work of a galvanic lab technician include direct contact with corrosive chemicals, such as concentrated hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid (VI), hot solutions of process baths with high temperature and high volume.
  • Healthcare workers’ exposure to hematogenous pathogens (15)
    Injuries and injuries caused by the sharp medical tools of healthcare professionals pose a serious threat to the transmission of blood-borne pathogens (HBV, HCV and HIV) from infected patients to medical personnel. Appropriate legal regulations, the use of safe, easy-to-use medical equipment, training and post-exposure procedures after exposure to HBV, HCV and HIV, and other infectious agents, can significantly reduce the exposure of healthcare workers to blood borne microorganisms.
  • Impact of carbon nanotubes in the air of work environment on human’s respiratory system (19)
    Carbon nanotubes are an important group of nanomaterials. The article presents their short characteristics and the occurrence of a working environment in the air. the human respiratory system is discussed, which is the main route of occupational exposure to carbon nanotubes and the mechanisms of its purification from deposited particles. The results of investigations on the impact of selected carbon nanotubes on the surface properties of a monolayer formed from phosphatidylcholine, which is the main component of the pulmonary surfactant, are presented.
  • The idea of the use of wireless sensor networks and the Internet of things for monitoring the work environment and warning workers about hazards (24)
    Occupations in the work environment caused by various types of harmful factors are the cause of occupational diseases. Undertaking preventive actions that protect employees against excessive exposure to harmful factors requires knowledge about the risk of these factors in the work program. The wireless sensor networks can be used to monitor hazards in the work environment. The article presents the basic issues of wireless sensor networks and the possibility of implementing this type of network using solutions in the field of the Internet of Things and intended to monitor the work environment in terms of the occurrence of hazards harmful factors and alert workers about them with the help of devices.
  • Labour Protection Council in session
    • What does the National Labor Inspectorate plan to do in 2019 (28)
      On December 11, 2018, the Labor Protection Council heard information from the main labor inspector at its plenary meeting on the National Labor Inspectorate's action program for 2019.
  • Notes latte (29)
  • Changes in law (30)
    • Programs of specialist courses and supplementary courses and conducting qualifying examinations - amendment of the Regulation
    • Occupational health and safety in the elimination of dangerous objects, including explosives, from metal scrap - new regulations
    • Safety and hygiene in public and non-public schools and facilities - amendment of the Regulation
  • Answering our readers’ questions (31)
    • What are the obligations of the contribution payer (employer) in the matter of proceedings for the settlement of the right to a retirement pension and its amount, pension for incapacity for work and initial capital?
    • Will the Social Insurance Institution issue a certificate of remuneration and employment, the so-called ZUS Rp-7, if the workplace is no longer there and the archive does not have full documentation?
    • Should there be an allowance for hard work if there is a retirement pension for work in special conditions?
  • Reports from abroad (32)

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