Aktualności BHP (OSH News) 2020/166 (10)

  •  News
    • New clarifications from UODO: What information may be requested by the National Labor Inspectorate and the Social Insurance Institution (3)
      The Office for Personal Data Protection explained when and to what extent the labor inspection and the Social Insurance Institution may have access to employee documentation and what else they may require from the employer in the context of data protection.
    • New template of the operator's book and other changes in the use of machines on the construction site (4)
      Amendments to the ordinance on occupational health and safety during the operation of machines and other technical equipment for earth, construction and road works entered into force. An important practical change is the new form of the machine operator's book. It will apply from August 28, 2021. Until then, the current model of a paper book will remain valid. What other changes are introduced by the amending regulation?
    • The higher minimum wage in 2021 will also affect other benefits (7)
      The Council of Ministers adopted a regulation on the amount of the minimum remuneration for work and the amount of the minimum hourly rate in 2021. How will such a change affect other benefits?
      More robots in the economy, i.e. on government ideas and the new robotization relief (9)
      Increasing production efficiency and reducing its costs, more robots in industrial production, less monotony and thus less accidents at work, and maintaining global trends in the Polish economy. These are to be the effects of the robotization allowance prepared by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Development.
  • Questions and Answers
    • How to perform a trial evacuation during an epidemic (10)
      Question: I work in a large school. In the first 3 months, we are obliged to carry out a trial evacuation (as every year). How to do it in a pandemic?
    • What documents should the ladder purchased for the plant have (10)
      Question: We want to purchase a ladder 100 cm high. The manufacturer sent us a certificate for the ladder issued by an independent certification body. Should he also provide a declaration of conformity?
  • Recipes with commentary
    • Temperature measurement in employees in connection with the coronavirus - update (11)
      The issue of the direct legal basis enabling the measurement of the temperature of employees prior to admission to work is still an open matter, often also a debate. In case of obtaining a positive decision of the Chief Sanitary Inspector or the voivodship sanitary inspector acting under the authority of the Chief Sanitary Inspector, allowing the measurement of temperature, the use of preventive measurements raises no doubts as to their legality. In the absence of such a decision, it remains to obtain the consent of the employees to measure the temperature.
    • The National Labor Inspectorate explains: New rules for the posting of workers and the obligations of the employer (12)
      In connection with the entry into force of new regulations on the posting of workers, the National Labor Inspectorate drew attention to new obligations of employers in this regard, also in relation to the labor inspection itself. How to submit a report about such an employee?
  • The subject of the issue
    • Accident of a remote worker and problems in post-accident proceedings (14)
      Remote work creates many more potential accident scenarios than relatively safe teleworking. This is due to the fact that remote work may refer not only to the performance of office work (teleworking), but also work that may result in unspecified production parts or material services. At the time of an accident at work, the (remote) employee is required to notify his supervisor of this fact. What are the obligations of the employer in this situation? And what problems may the accident team face?
  • Court case law
    • Work in chute bunkers may be work at height (18)
      The Provincial Administrative Court in Szczecin resolved the dispute regarding the need to protect employees with personal protective equipment against falls from a height. Importantly, it was about employees on chute positions. And yet, work at height is work performed on a surface at least 1 m above the floor or ground. Should work on chute positions therefore also be considered as work at height with all its consequences?
  • Poster
    • A Healthy and Safe Workplace - Carry Your Mind (New EU-OSHA campaign) (20)

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