Promotor BHP 2018/04

The latest issue of the "Promotor BHP" is an exceptional edition. As many as 112 pages full of specialized articles created by many outstanding industry experts. In the issue about the theme of "ergonomics in the office", Dr. Zbigniew Jóźwiak from the Institute of Occupational Medicine named after Professor Jerzy Nofer, Department of Work Physiology and Ergonomics, who is the author of the article entitled "Ergonomics of work in office type". In addition, the issue also includes articles in the field of law and psychology. We encourage you to read!

  • The topic of the number
    • Ergonomics of work in office posts (8)
      Office workplaces are currently a synonym of workstations with a screen monitor. And that is why they now mean something more than only physical workplaces of people employed in offices, ranging from state administration, through local administration, local government, corporations offices, enterprises, individual enterprises, and ending with self-employed persons running, for example, accounting offices.
  • Security - Risk assessment
    • Occupational risk assessment - and what next? (13)
      The basic tool to improve working conditions is occupational risk assessment. Reliable performance of the assessment will indicate to us what hazards occur during every activity performed at work, and most importantly, help us to establish preventive actions.
  • Security – Work
    • Assessment of manual skills of an employee using protective gloves (16)
      Protective gloves are one of the most frequently used elements falling within the scope of personal protective equipment. It is important that their use not only protects employees against risks, but also does not have a negative impact on their work, for example in matters of comfort, quality and performance of work.
    • Principles of protection in chemical and microbiological laboratories (32)
      Safe use of laboratories is related to compliance with health and safety rules, and also depends on the analysis and identification of potential sources of threats to users and their impact on ongoing research. Both research equipment and personal protective equipment improve the comfort of work, providing the expected level of security. Safe placement of laboratory equipment and safety devices, including devices to provide immediate assistance to users, results from installation calculations and normative recommendations.
    • Safe and effective trade in dangerous goods (36)
      The transport of substances and mixtures concerns various branches of the economy, however, many industries involved in this process are considered in a special and individual way. This is due to the fact that more and more enterprises use a wide spectrum of substances and mixtures. The individual chemical materials are not only used in the production process, but also used in other areas, for example in the case of analytical tests. In order for the materials to be in the company, they must first be transported accordingly, and before they are used - they are stored on the premises of the enterprise in specially designated places or rooms.
    • The latest regulations for ladders PN EN 131 (43)
      On January 1, 2018, new standards for PN EN 131 ladders became applicable. The changes were prepared for a very long time and the intention to introduce them has long been said. The new standard enforces that the ladders sold - which allow use as dockside and whose length exceeds 3 meters - are mandatory and equipped with the appropriate stabilizer parameters. What are the consequences of these changes? Who do they concern and what is their practical dimension? We take a closer look at the norms and how they translate into productive realities.
  • Security - Analysis of the accident
    • The effects of ammonia leakage (45)
      Ammonia is very often used in industrial refrigeration installations, including in the processing and storage of food. Despite the many advantages, in the event of a leak, this chemical can be very dangerous for the health of employees and can cause: blindness, dehydration, chemical burns, freezing and even death. That is why it is very important to comply with the rules and safety rules for the use and storage of this substance. This article describes two cases of ammonia leak from a refrigeration plant that took place in meat processing plants.
  • Security – Checklist
    • Requirements to be met by the chemical agent store. In addition, the checklist is a supplement to the text (54)
  • Good practices
    • Good practices at RIWAL (58)
      The obligation to carry out tests and measurements of harmful factors in the work environment is one of the most important duties of the employer. Its implementation usually does not create a problem in the situation of performing work on permanent, well-defined and described workstations, where work conditions, including the working environment, are practically unaffected. However, doubts arise in the case of work performed on non-stationary positions, when work is performed sporadically or with the use of small amounts of harmful chemical substances.
  • Aspects of the court expert's work
    • Unloading the components causing an accident at work (62)
      The article analyzes the accident that occurred in a sewage treatment plant. The event took place during the unloading of the hall construction elements. The author presents the conditions eliminating hazards at work using cranes.
  • Law
    • Prohibition to entrust work in trade on Sundays and holidays - effects on employers and employees (70)
      On March 1 this year, the Act on limiting trade on Sundays and public holidays and on certain other days entered into force. It introduces not only a ban on trade, but - important from the point of view of employers - changes in the area of working time. As a result, it limits the entrusting of work on Sundays, holidays and non-working days, as well as on Holy Saturday preceding Easter Sunday and December 25 (Christmas Eve).
  • Psychology
    • Art of group management - communication and motivation - part II (74)
      Employees expect group cooperation to be associated with maximum reward and at the same time be minimally costly. People try to assess what they can get from the group and what they will expect in return. Expectations are associated with the motivation to participate in the group and to put effort into action. Such intentions can be linked to the theory of group participation and to putting effort into actions. Such intentions can be linked to the theory of Vroom motivation. The sources of this theory of motivation for action can be found in the concepts of hedonism and utilitarianism. According to Vroom, motivation to work is a function of the results desired by the individual and expect that these results will be achieved.
  • Security - Threat Prevention
    • Competences of people working in potentially explosive areas (80)
      In establishments where substances hazardous to explosion are produced, processed or stored, the consequences of improper behavior of employees or inadequate work organization may have disastrous consequences.
  • Safe work environment
    • Erroneous employee action and organization of working conditions in the enterprise (85)
      The presented article deals with the subject of organization of working conditions in an enterprise. Attention was paid to the work environment and the impact of its elements, such as: microclimate, quality of lighting, air pollution, appropriate selection of colors, as well as noise, on the working human body. The problem of employee behavior in hazardous conditions and in the situation of information deficiency and time deficit is presented. These issues are very important in order to improve preventive methods related to the issue of improving the organization of work, as well as improving the communication process in the company.
    • Safety during transport work with the truck with power drive (92)
      In accordance with the legal requirements, it is the employer's responsibility to ensure safe and hygienic working conditions. This is to be achieved by the use of specific, appropriate solutions, not only organizational, but also technical. Ensuring safe working conditions, in addition to employees and their duties, also applies to in-house transport, which is especially important because - to eliminate the need for manual transport - various types of transport equipment are used to transport various materials, including forklift trucks motor.
    • Safe use of tight protective barrier clothing (97)
      Protection against chemical, biological and water factors requires the use of protective clothing made of barrier materials, coated with synthetic materials, characterized by airtightness in relation to harmful factors, but often also lack or low water vapor permeability.
  • Letters to the Editor
    • Internal or external cause? Accident at work - an answer to the reader's question (100)
      How to classify an accident that took place during working hours? Does the internal disability preclude the recognition of an accident as an accident at work?
  • Events
    • Events (102)
      Grand Prix Sawo 2018
  • Events
    • Reports from current industry events (106)