Promotor BHP (Health and safety promoter) 2020/06

In the June issue of the "Health and Safety Promoter", the theme was the health and safety industry during a pandemic. The latest issue also includes articles on: new requirements for eye and face protection measures set out in international standards, the role of the OSH coordinator in labor law, safe return to work, disinfection of jobs during a pandemic, and the activities of the Silesian Railway. in the era of coronavirus.

  • Subject of the issue
    • Occupational health and safety activities during a pandemic (8)
      What is the situation of the OHS industry in the face of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic? We asked experts and practitioners about work during COVID-19 cases and evaluation of the OHS Service.
  • A voice from the industry
    • Don't go back to work, "NOW" (13)
      Emails with content that appears in the title are received by employees of various companies throughout Poland. In the article, we describe the case of one of the employees who was considered by his colleagues as a potential threat because his wife is a nurse.
  • Work safety
    • Safe return to work (16)
      Chief Labor Inspector Wiesław Łyszczek issued a statement regarding the safe organization of the workplace during the pandemic era. The appeal about minimizing exposure to SARS-CoV-2 virus was directed to employers, entrepreneurs and organizing work to other people.
    • Machine safety - admission to work (22)
      Safety at work when using machines is a very important element in every workplace. There is no industry or workplace where the employee does not use machines, which is why ensuring their safe operation is one of the basic tasks of managers in the company.
    • Safe despite the pandemic. Production staff (36)
      In the current emergency situation, remote work organization is recommended. However, it is difficult to imagine production workers performing their duties from home. How to ensure their safety in the workplace?
    • The role of the occupational health and safety coordinator in labor law (38)
      The coordinator supervising health and safety is not an inspector of occupational health and safety. We explain who and when appoints an OSH coordinator and what are his rights and criminal liability.
  • Promotional article
    • Protective clothing for various needs (35)
      Do you need protective clothing with extremely high comfort, appropriate features and high safety? MASCOT has one of the most extensive collections in the protective clothing industry with EN ISO 20471 certification. The MASCOT® SAFE LI-GHT and MASCOT® SAFE SUPREME series consist of functional two-color fluorescent workwear, ensuring visibility throughout the day and night. If you expect something more from protective clothing, MASCOT® SAFE SUPREME is especially tailored to you.
  • Personal protection
    • New requirements for eye and face protection measures set out in international standards (46)
      The article discusses the requirements for eye and face protection products set out in a series of new international standards that will replace the European standards used until now. We also introduce the general principles of selecting and using eye and face protection products.
  • Comparative review
    • Review of eye and face protection means (52)
  • Good practices
    • How to effectively decontaminate the workplace? (57)
      Małgorzata Górska, occupational health and safety specialist at ENERIS Raw Materials and Coalition for the Safety of Municipal Workers, in an interview with Małgorzata Wołoch-Lach suggests what are the most effective methods for decontaminating the workplace and limiting contact with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
    • How does Silesian Railway care about OSH in the age of coronavirus? (62)
      During the pandemic and not only Silesian Railway care for the safety of their employees and travelers. Aleksander Drzewiecki, President of the Board of the SR, talks to Małgorzata Wołoch-Lach about disinfection methods that work best in the current situation.
  • Events
    • STOP Pandemic! (65)
      On April 28, 2020, we celebrated World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The International Labor Organization has decided that this year it will be devoted to the topic of combating infectious diseases at work, in particular the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • World Safety Day - We remember the victims of accidents at work (66)
      Representatives of the OSPSBHP Piła branch together with representatives of PCE in Piła solemnly laid a bunch of flowers under the obelisk with a plaque dedicated to the memory of "Victims of accidents at work".

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