BHP w Firmie (Work safety in the company) 2021/235

  • Subject of the issue: Proper organization of telework and remote working and safety during epidemic COVID-19
    Period epidemic COVID-19 is a special challenge for employers and test for proper organization of work aimed at reducing the maximum exposure to coronavirus. Taking into account the way the new biological factor is transferred, the optimal solution seems to be the use of teleworking and remote work introduced during the epidemic. Each of the above types of work cannot be organized arbitrarily - safety issues must be prioritized.
  • Remote inspections of the National Labor Inspectorate - what will they look like? The pandemic forced us all to
    adopt new solutions. Changes in the current rules of operation have also affected the National Labor Inspectorate, especially as regards the forms of control activities. Now the inspections can be carried out both hybrid - that is, some of the inspections will take place in the traditional way at the company's headquarters, and some remotely, as well as completely remotely via e.g. electronic means of communication. How can such an inspection be carried out in practice?
  • Safe work with ionizing radiation sources - changes to the regulations
    On January 21, 2021, amendments to the regulation on the detailed conditions for safe work with ionizing radiation sources entered into force. They concern the control of ionizing radiation sources and the introduction of a new model of a record card of a highly active source. Get to know the details of the changes made.
  • The so-called whistle-blowers - what obligations employers must take into account
    In December 2021, the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 (2019/1937) on the protection of persons reporting breaches of EU law is to be implemented . There is still a lot of time. However, now employers should start preparing for the implementation of the provisions that will become binding law in a year's time. What obligations does the Directive impose on employers? Who is the so-called signaller? Check it out and get ready now.   
  • Suspended periodic examinations - when to refer an employee
    Currently, many employers have doubts about when they should refer employees to periodic examinations, the performance of which has been suspended for the period after the end of the epidemic. Does suspension of research also include issuing of referrals?
  • Re-periodical examinations performed during the epidemic - are they necessary
    Despite the suspension of the obligation to perform periodic examinations of employees - some employees underwent such examinations. There were therefore doubts as to how long they remain valid. Should they be repeated after the epidemic is over? The Ministry of Labor has answered this question. You will learn its details below.  
  • Stress at work - how to carry out risk assessment in terms of factor s st resogennych
    Risk assessment in terms of stress is not something easy and obvious. It requires an individual approach, time and effort. However, the need for such a measurement is undeniable, as well as the introduction of activities aimed at minimizing stress at work, thus increasing satisfaction with the performed duties. The results of the work performed increase then, which again contributes to the development of the organization. Almost every employee experiences stress at work. This point seems to be even more relevant in recent months. Check how to assess occupational risk in terms of threatening stressors.
  • Water for firefighting purposes - requirements, problems, solutions
    The main medium used to extinguish fires is water. What is the required amount of water for firefighting purposes? for individual objects? What are the main problems in providing the required amount of water for these purposes? Is it possible to minimize the water demand for firefighting purposes? 
  • Alcohol while working remotely - frequently asked questions
    Pursuant to Art. 17 of the Act on Upbringing in Sobriety and Counteracting Alcoholism, the head of the workplace or a person authorized by him is obliged not to admit an employee to work if there is a justified suspicion that he showed up for work after using alcohol or consumed alcohol at work. The period of the pandemic forced employers to change the organization of work and many employees were recommended to work remotely, most often from home. And there were questions - what is it with the sobriety of a remote worker? In this article, we answer the most frequently asked questions.
  • OSH service during a pandemic - summary of activities
    The outbreak of the pandemic put not only employers in a difficult situation, but also - or above all - OSH services. In practice, there were few ready-made, readily available solutions that would help in the organization of work in the new, difficult conditions. Many heads of health and safety departments waited until the last minute to introduce preventive measures to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Many initially decided not to introduce them at all. OHS services were faced with a difficult task. How did they do? After a year of the pandemic, we can summarize.
  • Requirements for an occupational medicine doctor's office
    Looking for a legal basis to provide an office / room for an occupational medicine doctor in the company. Our company is growing every year and employment is increasing. We are planning to build a new hall, and therefore we would like to provide favorable conditions for occasional doctor visits during periodic examinations of employees. Do the regulations regulate the issue of such a cabinet?
  • Steam autoclave - or be reported to the Office of Technical Inspection
    Is steam autoclave with a capacity of 1700, capacity of 18 liters, a maximum pressure of 2.8 bar is under to the Government Technical Inspection? Is it enough for a nurse operating such a device to carry out workplace health and safety training and training in the use of the device?
  • Register of workers exposed to harmful biological agents - how to fill in correctly
    How to correctly fill in the register of workers exposed to harmful biological agents under the heading: "degree of hazard caused by harmful biological agent" How to define this degree of exposure? Is it supposed to be a descriptive form or some other specific way to quantify exposure?
  • No cause of an accident at work - what to do next
    According to the testimonies of witnesses, the employee was standing near his workplace and suddenly fell over. He suffered a series of head injuries. The post-accident team cannot find an external cause, as there was no such external cause. The doctor did not help much either, because he did not indicate an internal cause, e.g. idiopathic disease, but stated that the external cause of the injury was a fall. Well, the fall must have been caused by something. The team tends not to recognize the accident due to the lack of an external cause. Other criteria were met. Is the action of the team correct, or should the accident be considered, knowing that the Social Security Department may challenge this decision?

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