A clean warehouse is the safety of employees (3) One of the many important processes that are necessary for the proper functioning of warehouses and logistics centers is the provision of cleaning services. In the era of a pandemic, they have a real impact on the safety of people and the continuity of business. The priority list includes efficiency, repeatability of quality and employee safety. All of this can only be achieved by investing in new cleaning solutions.
The car will tell you the truth (6) Cars have replaced horses not only in the field of transport, but also… testing utility trousers.
Competition: Safe Work Leader in a Magazine (7) Good practices of safe work deserve to be disseminated, and companies adhering to these principles - to be promoted.
Modernlog: Smart Warehouse fairs and conference (9) At the ITM Industry Europe fair that took place after the break, as part of the Modernlog exhibition, interesting, forward-looking and identical to the present lectures and discussions were presented at the Smart Warehouse conference. Why should the magazine be smart? What should be automated and why everything? What are the implementation deadlines? These questions were answered by solution providers, system integrators and investor representatives.
Transport work safety instruction (13) What is the transport work safety instruction? The concept of safety instructions for transport work is explained in the Regulation of the Minister of Development and Finance of December 15, 2017 on occupational health and safety when using motor-powered trucks.
Standards for safe medical devices in a changing world (4) Healthcare has been in the spotlight for a year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation has accelerated digitization / digitization in many industries, the process is still progressing very quickly. Technologies have played a vital role in maintaining the continuity of essential services and fighting the virus. Vaccines were developed at record pace, and in the new virtual world, each room could be a classroom, office space or medical center.
See more clearly - opportunities for medical innovation (8) The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that innovation is essential in creating transformative solutions in healthcare.
Subject of the issue: How to shape the safety culture in the company A very important part of company management is shaping the safety culture in the plant. The benefits of a high safety culture include: declining accident rates. What does this mean in practice? A high safety culture means fewer accidents, better work efficiency of employees, and all this means more income for the company. Do you want to raise the safety culture in your plant? In this article, we explain how to do it quickly and efficiently.
What to do next with an unvaccinated employee - will employers gain additional rights Will an unvaccinated employee be transferred to another position or be dismissed altogether? The government has announced the introduction of additional powers for employers hiring unvaccinated workers. Various solutions are analyzed - from the right to ask an employee for vaccination, through the transfer of the unvaccinated to another job, and even the possibility of dismissal of unvaccinated people. Why is the government considering the introduction of new powers for employers?
Occupational risk assessment - tasks of an occupational medicine physician The role of every employer is to carry out an occupational risk assessment. Occupational risk should be assessed primarily when selecting the equipment of workstations and workplaces, chemical, biological, carcinogenic or mutagenic substances and preparations used, and changing the organization of work. During the occupational risk assessment, all factors of the working environment occurring during the work performed and the methods of performing the work are taken into account . It should be remembered that the doctor who provides preventive health care for employees should participate in the processes of recognizing and assessing occupational risk also during the COVID-19 epidemic. Check what belongs to the statutory duties of a doctor.
Lack of money cannot justify violation of health and safety rules Employers are obliged to ensure safe and hygienic working conditions for their employees. Large costs or lack of money cannot excuse failure to fulfill one's obligations. As stated by the provincial administrative court, the financial aspect cannot be taken into account when it comes to the implementation of the basic requirements of providing employees with basic hygienic conditions, also serving to protect their health. Find out the details of the rationale behind such a decision.
Subject of the issue: Has JPK merged with BDO What will it be like to link invoices from JPK to BDO? Who will have to enter this?
Check what has changed in the Waste Act On September 23, 2021, the Act of August 11, 2021 amending the Act on the maintenance of cleanliness and order in municipalities, the Act - Environmental Protection Law and the Act on waste entered into force. Find out what has changed.
Amendments to the Water Law with regard to approval for the discharge of wastewater Water and sewage companies will no longer be able to refuse to grant permission for the discharge of wastewater. On September 10, 2021, the amended Water Law came into force, according to the provisions of which water and sewage companies will no longer be able to refuse to grant permission for the introduction of industrial sewage into their sewage systems. Check what are the exceptions to this rule!
Current requirements for waste storage Wastestorage must meet a number of legal requirements in order to be considered correct. The fire protection requirements introduced in 2020 by the ordinance of the Minister of Interior and Administration of February 19, 2020 on fire protection requirements to be met by construction structures or their parts and other places for the collection, storage or processing of waste are also important. and the requirements contained in the ordinance of the Minister of Climate of September 11, 2020 on detailed requirements for the storage of waste.
There will be financial consequences for employers who employ illegally (3) The Ministry of Finance has prepared a draft tax act under the Polish Deal. Among the regulations it is to contain, there are provisions on counteracting the "gray zone". Any negative consequences of illegal employment and the payment of unrecorded wages will be passed on to the employer. Both in PIT and ZUS contributions.
Work in trade on Sundays and public holidays - there will be new restrictions (4) A bill has been submitted to the Parliament to amend the regulations on restricting trade on Sundays and public holidays. The main assumption is to tighten the rules related to trade in post offices these days. How will "prevailing postal activity" be defined? What additional obligations await employers taking advantage of the Sunday trade exemptions?
There are changes to the Waste Act (5) On September 23, 2021, the Act of August 11, 2021 amending the Act on maintaining cleanliness and order in municipalities, the Act - Environmental Protection Law and the Act on waste entered into force. See the most important changes for the waste industry.
Postponement of the deadline for the implementation of electronic delivery (5) Electronic delivery will be the primary means of exchanging correspondence with public entities, which requires confirmation of posting or receipt. The amendment to the provisions on electronic delivery, signed by the president, postpones the date of implementation of the public service of registered electronic delivery (the so-called e-delivery). The entry into force of the regulations - scheduled for July 21, 2021 - has been postponed to October 5 this year.
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The consequences of lifting the epidemic (6) The fourth wave of the epidemic is gaining momentum, but two months ago there were voices about the possibility of lifting the epidemic. Eventually, the number of COVID-19 patients decreased, the number of vaccinated workers increased, and restrictions were relaxed. So what happens when an epidemic emergency is introduced? Until when will the special rules apply, for example, to preventive medical examinations of employees and health and safety training?
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Active participation of the OHS service in the appeal procedure before the bodies of the National Labor Inspectorate (8) The issues of technical safety at work are of particular interest to the bodies of the National Labor Inspectorate. Irregularities in this respect are regulated by inspectors by means of administrative orders, against which the employer may appeal. Does the employer have the right to oblige an employee of the OHS service to participate in the appeal procedure? Or maybe an employee of the health and safety at work service may, on his / her own initiative, demand participation in the proceedings before the authority of the second instance?
Work at heights on high-voltage lines (8) Work on power equipment and installations is particularly dangerous. They should be performed on command and by at least two people. What additional conditions should the employer meet in the case of work at height on a high-voltage line?
Safety on construction sites (16) The Office of Technical Inspection deals with, inter alia, activities aimed at ensuring the safe operation of technical devices. Improperly operated devices may pose a threat to human life or health. What are the most common mistakes?
Selection of hand protection for the welder (22) The selection of personal protective equipment should be made in accordance with the hazards in the workplace. So how to properly equip welders with personal protective equipment and prepare them to perform a specific task?
The best protection of the hand against an electric arc (23) We all deal with the phenomenon of an electric arc, for example when we turn on a light bulb.
About roadside trees, or does the lashing of the sea protect ships from sinking? Examples of tree species growing along roads in Poland are given. Their importance for biodiversity is briefly discussed. Roadside trees are massively cut down in Poland, usually without any sense. The safety of the drivers is the pretext. Habitats of many species of organisms are irretrievably destroyed: birds, invertebrates, lichens and other fungi. There are very few avenues of roadside trees under legal protection.
Cultivation and use of hemp Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is one of the first cultivated plant species in the world. In Poland, the cultivation of this plant also has a long tradition, and it was appreciated already in the pre-Slavic times. Hemp adapts well to various soil and climatic conditions, and its cultivation requires the proper preparation of the grower. Currently, the plant has gained popularity thanks to its multidirectional use for the needs of various industries (textile, chemical, paper, food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, energy and construction). Seeds and flowers contain a group of valuable compounds, such as cannabinoids, with prophylactic and healing properties in the course of many diseases. One of the most distinctive cannabinoids found in cannabis is cannabidiol (CBD), which is non-intoxicating, unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is found in abundant amounts in the cannabis plant. CBD has anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anticoagulant and neuroprotective effects. Hemp is also a valuable source of many minerals, protein, fiber, amino acids and vitamins.
The use of medicinal mushrooms in medicine Mushrooms are valued for their unique taste and aroma, thanks to which they are commonly used in the kitchen. Some species have also been appreciated around the world as they are a valuable source of nutrients, minerals and biochemical compounds that can be used in medicine.
Climate protection in the USA Climate protection in the USA is a controversial issue. For many years, experts have argued whether carbon dioxide - considered the most important factor in spoiling the world's climate - can be considered a pollution under national regulations. Moreover, the legitimacy of adopting regulations in this matter is critically dependent on economic parameters, the values of which are not generally agreed. It seems, however, that the recent evolution of views widespread in the USA on this subject heralds far-reaching changes in the tightening of the requirements for reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Interview with Jacek Kocięcki, director of the Department of Technology, Office of Technical Inspection (4)
Hydrogen - the fuel of the future - part II (8) In the previous, jubilee issue, the necessity to engage in climate evolution was presented. An evolution that has already begun. It is a race against time. Do we have any chance of slowing global warming and sustaining life on Earth?
Risk-Based Inspection - principles of risk calculations (14) In the previous article, which appeared in the INSPEKTOR newsletter earlier this year, it was discussed what is Risk-based Inspection and the general concept of pressure equipment risk management using this methodology. This article provides information on the key elements of RBI, how to implement it, and what benefits you can get from implementing an effective RBI Program.
Non- pressure and low-pressure tanks subject to technical inspection - requirements for safety equipment and automation (18) It is real art or good craftsmanship to design a device that is inherently safe, with a minimum amount of necessary equipment, as simple as possible, easy and inexpensive to operate and maintain. Properly performed analysis will allow to identify threats and potential threatening events, for which appropriate technical solutions are necessary in the project.
Motorized lorries - changes in regulations. Certificates of qualification (23) Motor-driven trucks are part of a group of technical devices that are subjected to considerable stress, often in extreme environmental conditions. The intensive working conditions of trucks can cause many potentially dangerous situations. In such cases, a very important factor that directly determines the safe use of trucks is their use in accordance with the intended purpose, as provided by the manufacturer in the operating manual, by persons with confirmed qualifications, as well as compliance with and adaptation to local conditions related to the performance of a specific task in a given workplace.
Interview - Tom Widłak Lublin - EUDT portal and industrial trucks (29)