Aktualności BHP (OSH News) 2020/163 (08)

  • Subject of the issue: Procedure in the event of a trainee's accident
    An internship is the acquisition of practical skills for work by an unemployed person or a student. It consists in performing tasks at the workplace without entering into an employment relationship with the employer. The trainee is referred to the employer by the employment office or the university. Just like any other employee, the trainee may also have an accident during work and on the way to/from work. Who then documents the accident of such a person? What documents to fill in? Is the behavior different? Our expert explains any doubts.
  • Technical inspection for pressure equipment - there is a draft regulation
    The draft of a new ordinance on technical conditions of technical inspection for certain pressure equipment subject to technical inspection has just been submitted for consultation. As expected by entrepreneurs, the period between consecutive test dates. What other changes has the Ministry of Development prepared?
  • The Ministry of Labor summed up the financial support under the anti-crisis shields
    Although the successive anti-crisis shields were prepared mainly to support entrepreneurs and employees, social economy entities also benefited from the assistance.
  • A monitor with a concave screen as a work tool - what are the rules for this?
    The screen monitors used during work are constantly changing - which cannot be said about the regulations governing the performance of tasks using them. The ordinance on health and safety at work stations equipped with screen monitors entered into force in 1998, when CRT monitors dominated the market. Currently, flat LCD screens dominate, and a relatively new "invention" is the concave monitor. Can such a screen be a work tool and will the PIP inspector not question it during the inspection?
  • The camera in the hands of the National Labor Inspectorate - can he use it?
    In the course of the inspection proceedings, the labor inspector has the right to record the course and results of the inspection with the use of apparatus and technical means used to record images or sound. The inspection concerns the facilities, rooms, workstations, machines and devices as well as the course of technological and work processes. Therefore, the use of a camera or voice recorder is not in doubt. But what about devices that record image and sound simultaneously, e.g. digital camera or smartphone? Let us consider this point.
  • Telephone verification preceding the National Labor Inspectorate's control during the COVID-19 epidemic
    From 22 June 2020, in accordance with the decision of the Chief Labor Inspector, labor inspectors resumed their control and supervision activities to the full extent. Although the inspection procedure contained in the Act on the National Labor Inspectorate has not changed, in practice the inspections are carried out taking into account the sanitary regime in connection with the epidemic. A novelty in the inspection procedure is telephone contact with the employer prior to the inspection in order to establish the employer's sanitary procedures.
  • Checklist for occupational risk assessment in a catering establishment
    Although the provisions on the assessment, documentation and informing of employees about occupational risks impose obligations on employers in this regard, in practice it is the employees of the OHS service who are their direct contractors. To facilitate such an assessment and control of the health and safety at work in the company, and thus - taking effective measures to prevent accidents and other adverse health events in catering establishments, we present the basic principles of action in this regard.
  • Updating the occupational risk assessment with COVID-19 - a practical formula
    During the occupational risk assessment, all factors of the work environment occurring during the performed works and the methods of performing these works are taken into account. The new threat of the coronavirus may raise doubts as to the need to update the risk assessment. However, if you decide to update your risk assessment, it is worth using the ready-made formula prepared by our expert.
  • Viruses in risk assessment
    If viruses have been mentioned as the source of threat in the current occupational risk assessment, then it is not necessary to update the occupational risk assessment. What about preventive measures?
  • Heat, office work, fainting and coronavirus - holiday challenges for OSH employees
    The summer months have traditionally become a real challenge for administrative staff. However, this year is special - summer is marked by the fight against the epidemic, which significantly impedes the normal functioning of offices and offices. That is why OSH services, especially in July and August, should conduct increased preventive and informational activities. All this to ensure optimal safety for employees.
  • The employer does not have to agree on his decisions with the health and safety service
    The occupational health and safety service performs advisory and control functions in the field of health and safety. The positioning of the OHS service in terms of ensuring work safety shows that the employer should (but does not have to) use the advisory functions of the OHS service and implement its conclusions or recommendations. However, there is no provision in the labor law obliging the employer to use the advisory function of the health and safety service.
  • E-learning OSH training
    Periodic OSH training with the use of the Internet may be conducted only for selected professional groups. The examination after completion of such training must always take place before the examination board. Apart from the advantages of such training, e-learning also has many disadvantages.
  • An accident of an employee on a bicycle while traveling from work - what qualification
    Question: Every day an employee travels by bike to and from work. On the way home, in front of the staircase, he picked up the bicycle in order to carry it into the building. While doing this, he felt severe pain in the area of the lumbar spine. Then he went to the doctor and got a sick leave. The doctor entered M.54 in the documentation. - Back pain. An employee reported an accident on the way home from work. Can such an event be considered an accident on the way from work?
  • Management of haemorrhage
    First it is important to explain what a hemorrhage is. A haemorrhage is a significant blood discharge. In first aid, there are 3 types of hemorrhage: internal, external, indirect (mixed) and external. How can you stop blood quickly and effectively?

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