Aktualności BHP (OSH News) 2021/177 (05-06)

  •  News
    • Permanent remote work - finally the draft changes to the Labor Code (3)
      Fortunately, the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination campaign accelerated, which allows us to slowly think about what life and work will be like after the coronavirus epidemic is under control. We have been talking about the permanent introduction of remote work to the Labor Code for a long time. But nothing followed the words. Fortunately, a complete draft of changes to the rules has emerged. It brings very serious modifications.
    • The Central Statistical Office provided data on accidents at work in 2020 (5)
      The Central Statistical Office provided data on work safety in 2020. The number of injured persons per 1000 employed decreased, respectively, from 6.15 to 4.62. What was the dominant group of trauma events?
    • From 2022, new regulations on the employment of foreigners (7)
      The Ministry of Development, Labor and Technology has completed work on the assumptions for the Act on the employment of foreigners. The ministry announces that the new regulations will come into force on January 1, 2022. What changes are to be introduced?
    • National Debt Register - be careful when employing maintenance debtors (8)
      From 1 July 2021, the National Register of Debtors will come into force. It will be a source of information on entities that are insolvent, threatened with insolvency or entities against which unsuccessful enforcement has been discontinued. The data also includes information on maintenance debtors.
    • Vaccinations at employers - registration right after the May weekend (9)
      According to information from the Ministry of Development, Labor and Technology, a pilot vaccination program for employers is to start around May 10 this year. much, however, depends on the supply of vaccines. But the registration of the first willing employers is to start right after the May weekend.
  • COVID-19 and OHS
    • The appearance of the employee during the videoconference (10)
      The employee is obliged to perform the work conscientiously and carefully. Thus, the employer may require the employee to change background and neat clothes during a videoconference or other remote business meeting. However, you should be very intuitive so as not to infringe the personal rights of the employee when he performs remote work. The relevant provisions in the regulations on remote work will be a great help for the employer.
  • Recipes with a comment
    • How to understand the concept of "on-call duty" (11)
      Can on-call duty outside the workplace (by phone), which is associated with serious limitations in life activity, be classified as working time? When could he be classified as on-call duty for which he is entitled to additional remuneration or time off after duty. What has the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled recently on this subject and what are the conclusions of its judgments?
  • Health and safety service - 22 tasks
    • Participation in the development of company regulations (13)
      The common labor law provisions, although obligatory for every employer, are not the only regulations governing the relationship between the employer and employees. Regulations that include collective labor agreements or work regulations, taking into account the specificity of a given employer, are also necessary. The health and safety service or a person performing the tasks of this service, both employed in other work, as well as an external specialist should be involved in the process of their preparation.
  • Working conditions
    • When work on mobile platforms is not work at height (15)
      Work on mobile platforms and in forklift truck cabins will not be considered work at height.
    • Should there be separate dining rooms for employees in the Social Welfare House? (15)
      There is no law regulating social rooms in nursing homes.
  • Accidents at work
    • Suspicion of depression in an employee and referral for medical examinations (16)
      The Labor Code obliges the employer to provide employees with preventive medical care, indicating obligatory medical examinations - initial, periodic and follow-up. At the same time, it prohibits him from admitting an employee to work without a valid medical certificate stating that there are no contraindications to work in a specific position under the working conditions described in the referral for medical examinations.
    • Analysis case - COG fatal accident at work in the jacket of the tank (17)
      The article presents an analysis of an accident at work, which took place in the jacket of the tank during a movement of the basket plugged into the crane hook. What exactly happened and what were the causes of the accident in the opinion of the labor inspector?
  • Health and safety training - experts answer
    • What health and safety examinations and training should be provided to the president of the management board (19)
      On the basis of the information contained in the referral, the medical doctor decides which examinations to refer the employee to in order to issue a judgment stating whether the employee has any contraindications to work in a given position. The president of the management board should receive a briefing. If there are no other board members, such training may be provided by another person in charge of the company's lawyers.
  • The subject of the issue
    • Differences between remote work, teleworking, home office and hybrid work in practice (20)
      How to advantageously combine stationary work with remote work as part of hybrid work? What conditions must the employer meet for an employee to be able to perform stationary work in conjunction with remote work? What is the difference between remote work, teleworking and home office ? Here are some practical tips.
  • Health and safety instructions
    • Safety instructions for the operation of a class 3B laser (23)
  • Poster
    • Rules for evacuation in the event of fire (24)

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