Aktualności BHP 2018/127(08)

  • News
    • Check what changes have been made to the NDS inventory (1-2)
      On 21 August 2018, a new regulation on the highest permissible concentrations and intensities of agents harmful to health in the work environment comes into force. The regulation changes the values of the permissible concentrations for chemicals and adds new ones. However, the most controversial issue is the NDS level for nitric oxide - reduced from 3.5 to 2.5 mg / m3.
    • A new regulation on occupational safety and hygiene applies to the use of powered forklifts from August 10 (3)
      The new regulation defines OHS requirements when using forklifts with internal combustion, electric, and electric-powered diesel engines, which are used in internal transport. The new regulation also regulates the question of entitlements to service these trucks.
    • Will the new health and safety regulation for energy devices improve the organization and safety of work? (3-4)
      He came to public consultations in June this year. draft of a new regulation on occupational health and safety at energy devices. The new regulation is to clarify the definitions of terms, because their current content causes problems for employers with the safe organization of work carried out with energy devices.
  • Working conditions
    • Working time subject to health and safety at work consultation? (5)
      As we know, decisions that concern the technical safety of work are not taken by the employer fully independently. The regulations provide for active participation of employees, through consultations in the field of health and safety at work. So let us consider whether the issues related to working time can and should be the subject of consultations with employees - even though formally the provisions on working time are not regulations in the field of technical safety at work?
    • Can an employer prohibit the use of mobile phones at work? (13)
      Can the employer prohibit employees from using private phones, tablets, smartphones at the workplace in production halls? If so, what records and what documents should confirm this?
    • Does the employer have to provide employees with vaccinations against tick-borne encephalitis? (14)
      Is the employer obliged to provide workers with preventive vaccinations against tick-borne encephalitis if these employees work in open areas and are exposed to the risk of tick bites?
    • How to protect employees against electric shock on construction site? (15-16)
      Construction workers are exposed to an increased risk of electric shock due to the working environment conditions. It should therefore be ensured that this risk is adequately mitigated. For this purpose, it is necessary to pay attention to the proper protection against electric shock.
  • Occupational diseases
    • Can the employer independently assess occupational exposure? (6-7, 10)
      The employee's occupational exposure to the diagnosis of occupational disease may not be made by the employer in any case, and the authority conducting the investigation of the occupational disease determination may not commission the employer to develop such an assessment in any form.
    • Does the lack of a decision about occupational disease release the Social Insurance Institution from adjudicating on a pension? (7)
      The fact that the insured person presents a decision in which the competent sanitary inspector does not diagnose his occupational disease does not release the Social Insurance Institution from adjudicating in a case for a disability pension due to an occupational disease. This decision is important for the medical examiner.
  • Number subject
    • Check how to prepare for risk assessment at school (8-10)
      The school is a workplace, every director is an employer. It is he who has the obligation to document the occupational risk assessment and inform each employee about its results. Proper implementation of this duty is an inspiration to improve working conditions as well as a test of knowledge about the regulations and principles of occupational health and safety.
  • Risk assessment
    • How to effectively prepare an assessment of the working conditions of office workers (11-12)
      The care for safe and hygienic work conditions in every enterprise should consist in particular in collecting and processing reliable information on the threats and occupational hazards associated with them at all workplaces, including office workplaces. Conclusions resulting from the occupational risk assessment provide the basis for taking appropriate measures to reduce the likelihood of accidents at work.

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