BHP w Firmie (Work safety in the company) 2020/221

  • Subject of the issue - When we deal with workplace mobbing
    Mobbing can take many forms. It is worth remembering, however, that the duty of the employer is to counteract all activities bearing its hallmarks, because he is responsible not only for active abuse of employees, but also for non-compliance with the obligation to counteract the occurrence of mobbing behavior of other people. It is important, however, that not every behavior that is distressing to an employee can be considered bullying. Only the occurrence of certain premises raises responsibility for mobbing activities. Check when workplace mobbing is involved, to what extent the employer is responsible and what the victim of mobbing may demand.
  • Meet the new regulations on occupational health and safety at energy devices
    On 26 March, a new regulation on occupational health and safety at energy equipment entered into force. The introduction of changes was aimed, among others, at Clarification and harmonization of the definitions contained in the Regulation. The new regulations also increased the employer's scope of responsibility for organizing work on power equipment, and also set out clear criteria for creating rules for the operation of power equipment. They also emphasized the essence of having instructions for using these devices. The introduction of changes was necessary at least because of the need to adapt to changes resulting from technical progress, because with the emergence of new devices there is a need to adapt the regulations to new working conditions.
  • Health and safety conditions, training and rules on fishing vessels - new regulations
    The new ordinance of the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation of January 7, 2020 on requirements for occupational health and safety at fishing vessels and detailed technical requirements regarding their construction and equipment (Journal of Laws item 59) among others hygiene and health requirements and crew training in the field of OSH for all fishing vessels. These provisions were adopted in connection with the implementation of the provisions of the new Act of 11 September 2019 on work on fishing vessels (Journal of Laws item 2197).
  • The teleworker is also subject to control
    Telework is a form of performing an employment contract that employers and employees are increasingly willing to accept. It is convenient for both parties to organize work outside the plant using electronic means of communication. And yet, not everyone is convinced of this form of performing employee duties, being convinced that in this arrangement the employer is not able to supervise his employee. Nothing could be more wrong. Despite the fact that telework is inevitably associated with weaker supervision, the employer has both the right and obligation to control how the teleworker is organized and performed - especially in the context of technical safety. Moreover, control rights in this regard may also be vested in the social labor inspector and in special cases the inspector of the National Labor Inspectorate.
  • Threats as a plumbing and installation fitter
    Work in the profession of a fitter of installations, networks and plumbing devices is primarily associated with the performance of assembly works of these installations, networks and devices. It is often associated with repairs, removing failures related to the operation of plumbing installations, networks and equipment. An employee in this position can also prepare elements and prefabricated elements in the workshop, as well as perform works related to as-built works (e.g. tidying up the work area). Workplace of the water and sewage fitter These are both enclosed spaces and open areas, often including construction sites. The variety of activities undertaken, as well as the diverse workplace requires having the necessary knowledge about safe methods of its performance. It is therefore particularly important to make the employee aware of the hazards that may arise in his work.
  • How you can protect employees from coronavirus - a practical guide for the employer
    The threat of coronavirus has become very real. You cannot prevent infection 100%, but you can take some steps to reduce this risk. It is worth for the OSH service in each company to implement a few basic, simple rules that will protect employees not only against the rapidly spreading SARS-CoV-2 virus, but also against other viruses transmitted primarily through droplets. In order for these activities to bring the greatest results, employees should be sensitized to apply personal hygiene rules also in private. Here are some rules to familiarize all employees with.
  • Ensure good communication with training participants
    The effectiveness of the training depends mainly on the person conducting. If the trainer has widely developed communication skills, he will be much more efficient and effective
  • Threats as a plumbing and installation fitter
    Work in the profession of a fitter of installations, networks and plumbing devices is primarily associated with the performance of assembly works of these installations, networks and devices. It is often associated with repairs, removing failures related to the operation of plumbing installations, networks and equipment. An employee in this position can also prepare elements and prefabricated elements in the workshop, as well as perform works related to as-built works (e.g. tidying up the work area). Workplace of the water and sewage fitter These are both enclosed spaces and open areas, often including construction sites. The variety of activities undertaken, as well as the diverse workplace requires having the necessary knowledge about safe methods of its performance. It is therefore particularly important to make the employee aware of the hazards that may arise in his work.
  • How you can protect employees from coronavirus - a practical guide for the employer
    The threat of coronavirus has become very real. You cannot prevent infection 100%, but you can take some steps to reduce this risk. It is worth for the OSH service in each company to implement a few basic, simple rules that will protect employees not only against the rapidly spreading SARS-CoV-2 virus, but also against other viruses transmitted primarily through droplets. In order for these activities to bring the greatest results, employees should be sensitized to apply personal hygiene rules also in private. Here are some rules to familiarize all employees with.
  • Ensure good communication with training participants
    The effectiveness of the training depends mainly on the person conducting. If the trainer has widely developed communication skills, he will be able to pass his knowledge to listeners much more efficiently and effectively. Mainly on whether the trainer can express his thoughts correctly, whether he has a wide vocabulary or whether he controls what and how he says the course and effect of the training depends. The method of communication is therefore of particular importance. Are you looking for tips on how to make contact with training participants? Do you want to know how to shape your authority among trainees? Or maybe you want to improve the methods of transferring knowledge during training to achieve your training goals? Here are some tips.
  • How often to control dielectric equipment
    Are dielectric equipment such as electrical insulating gloves up to 1 KW and forceps (handle) for BM extraction subject to periodical inspections or tests? If so, how often should they be monitored?
  • Implied appointment of OSH service
    An employer who has no legal obligation to set up an OSH service may create such a service on his own. Usually it will be a one-person health and safety unit with a part-time employee. However, what if the OHS unit is not formally established and the OHS service tasks are entrusted to an employee employed at another job, and the name of his job will coincide with the name of the OHS service? Will this be equivalent to the establishment of an OSH service, and the seniority of such a person will be counted as seniority in OSH service?

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