BHP w Firmie (Work safety in the company) 2021/232

  • The subject of the issue: Imposing sanctions in relation to violation of health and safety regulations in practice
    It is the employee's duty to perform work in a safe manner for himself and his colleagues. Thus, compliance with the regulations and safety rules in work processes is the basic employee obligation. Otherwise, the employer may, and often should, initiate a procedure for imposing an order penalty. Despite the fact that the issues related to government liability are relatively exhaustively regulated in the provisions of the Labor Code, employers have a problem with their proper application.
  • Can a death during a jubilee sports competition be considered an accident at work?
    The death of the employee took place as a result of an accident which occurred during a jubilee sports competition. Does the accident in such circumstances relate to work, and therefore do the relatives of the deceased employee have the right to claim benefits for accidents at work? Find out about the position of the Supreme Court on this issue.
  • What to remember during the hook job training – signalman
    Performing work in a manner inconsistent with the instructions, in particular not following the rules regarding the selection of slings, their correct fastening, an unambiguous marking of the route of the cargo movement and ensuring that no one is on the route of the transported load - may cause very serious hazards resulting in body injuries, including fatal ones. That is why properly conducted on-the-job training is so important. It will allow the employee to obtain the necessary knowledge and practical skills in the field of safe work performance. It is during the training that the employee should find out what factors of the work environment occur in the workplace and in its immediate surroundings, as well as about the occupational risk related to the performed work, and how to proceed in the event of an accident, breakdown or other unusual situation. Tips necessary for the proper conduct of the hook training - whistleblower can be found in this article.
  • Trial evacuation also during an epidemic - how to carry it out
    Pursuant to § 17 sec. 1 of the ordinance of the minister of interior and administration of June 7, 2010 on fire protection of buildings, other construction facilities and areas, owners or managers of facilities intended for over 50 people who are its regular users, not qualified to the category of threat to people ZL IV ( residential buildings), are required to carry out a practical check of the organization and conditions of evacuation from the entire facility at least once every 2 years. In the case of facilities where a group of more than 50 users changes cyclically (including schools, kindergartens, boarding houses, student dormitories), such exercises should be organized at least once a year, but not later than 3 months from the date of commencement of use. facility by new users. What is the purpose of the trial evacuation and how to organize it correctly? Should evacuation conditions be changed during an epidemic?
  • First aid in case of electric shock
    How to carry out first aid to an electrically injured person? What should be the sequence of actions taken? Check the tips.
  • Lighting at the workplace in the assembly hall - what are the requirements
    In the assembly hall, the employer intends to replace the lighting at the optimizing machines assembly station (wood machines that cut the material transversely into jigsaws of a specific length, eliminating material defects). What are the lighting requirements for the workplace?
  • An employee suspected of a contagious disease cannot be sent for examination without his consent
    Employees noticed that one of their colleagues had symptoms of the disease. It's supposed to be scabies. They are afraid to work with him. We can send him for a check-up, but how do you describe it on the referral? How are we to deal with this situation?
  • Analysis of the health and safety at work during an epidemic - what it should contain
    An analysis of the working conditions should be made once a year. Does the analysis include procedures, personal protection measures, and the provision of disinfectants? What should be additionally included in such analysis in connection with the epidemic?
  • Infection at the workplace - is the employee entitled to compensation
    It is not difficult to imagine a situation where an employee (or another person) is infected with the coronavirus at the workplace. In this case, can the workplace be legally liable for the infection of a given person on its premises? If so, under what conditions? What to do to avoid employee claims? What actions are worth taking in this regard?
  • Doubts about the composition of the accident team
    Who in a limited liability company may (should) be part of the accident team. Until now, it was a health and safety specialist and employee representative. The employee representative had an accident. Who can replace him? Could it be one of the co-owners of the company, the so-called managing director or another employee of the company?
  • How to reduce the occupational risk related to exposure to noise
    During the noise and vibration measurement in the report, the permissible level of dB 8h for workers (handling a roller and other machines) in a road construction company was exceeded. What activities should be performed to minimize the occupational risk?
  • How to provide first aid during COVID-19
    Prompt and correct first aid is often a key part of the management of injuries and emergencies. The appearance of the coronavirus did not stop accidents at work from happening. However, there were doubts about how to provide first aid in order to protect yourself and the victim from COVID-19 as much as possible?
  • Coronavirus in an employee - employer's actions step by step
    Although we have been struggling with the coronavirus pandemic for many months and many employers have already encountered cases of infection among their employees, it is still problematic to deal with the detection of such infection in the workplace. There are many doubts as to what actions should be taken, and in what order, which services should be notified - so that the actions taken do not violate the constantly changing and often imprecise regulations. If you want to be sure that you are taking the correct steps in the event of a suspected or confirmed coronavirus infection in an employee, see the instructions below, which will guide you step by step through the procedure.
  • Ozonation generator - safety instructions or procedure
    If an ozone generator is introduced in a plant, should an OSH manual for the ozone generator or an ozone procedure be developed? Or maybe it is recommended to develop both of these documents? What should it look like and what should be included in the OHS position manual?
  • Home isolation and remote work - changes in regulations
    The issue of remote work for employees who are in compulsory isolation at home has been raising doubts for some time, especially among employers. The lack of clear regulations caused chaos in the organization of work. Many employers wondered whether, for example, an employee who tested positive for coronavirus, but suffers from the disease asymptomatically, can work remotely. The dilemmas of employers and the doubts of many experts in this regard are resolved by the new act.

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