Aktualności BHP (OSH News) 2021/181 (08)
Category: Aktualności BHP
Published: Tuesday, 21 September 2021 17:51
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- The subject of the issue: Problematic composition and temperature of drinking water
Problematic composition and temperature of drinking water The summer season is associated with additional obligations for employers, as is the other extreme season, which is winter. In summer, the body's need for water increases, which is essential for life, including the regulation of body temperature. It is the employer's responsibility to provide potable water all year round. In the case of employees working in particularly arduous conditions, drinks may be considered, the composition and temperature of which should be adapted to the conditions of work. The problem is that the health and safety regulations are silent on the composition and temperature of what the employer should offer to drink.
- Is it possible to change the name of the training for employees specified in § 14 para. 2 point 6 of the training regulation
Is it possible to change the name of the training for employees specified in § 14 sec. 2 point 6 of the training regulation Question: In the certificate of completion of training in the field of occupational health and safety, in the column "completed" (full name of the training; provide the type of training and the group of people for which it is intended), the full name of the training group should be entered: "employees not listed in points 1-5, whose nature of work involves exposure to factors harmful to health, burdensome or dangerous, or responsibility in in the field of occupational health and safety"? Can it be shortened?
- Accident analysis - heavy accident unloading road roller
Accident analysis - a heavy accident when unloading a road roller In this article, we present an analysis of an accident at work which occurred while unloading a road roller from a semi-trailer. What exactly happened and what were the causes of the accident in the opinion of the labor inspector?
- Accident analysis - a fatal accident when descending the facade scaffolding
Analysis of an accident - a fatal accident when descending the facade scaffolding The article presents an analysis of an accident at work that occurred on the construction site while descending from the facade scaffolding of a building after finishing work. What exactly happened and what were the causes of the accident in the opinion of the labor inspector?
- How many years to keep the workwear allocation record
How many years to keep the workwear allocation record. How many years should records of employee allocation of workwear be kept?
- Who in the accident team when there is no SIP
Who in the accident team when there is no SIP Question: Who can be part of the accident team when the social labor inspector is on vacation? For example, will it be a person who has completed a social labor inspector's course, but does not perform this function on a daily basis? Should an internal ordinance be introduced?
- Workplace of the OHS service employee Workplace of the OHS service
employee The OHS regulations stipulate that for each of the employees simultaneously employed in the premises of permanent work there should be at least 13 m3 of free room volume and at least 2 m2 of free floor space (not occupied by technical devices, equipment). e.t.c.). Does the OSH and fire protection specialist should have a separate room where he works, conducts training and collects documentation?
- Advice on the application of health and safety regulations and principles - 13 task of the OHS service
Consulting on the application of OHS regulations and principles - 13 task of the OHS service The advisory function of the OHS service is of strategic nature. It was directly exposed in the provision regulating the obligation to establish this service. The specification of the above obligation is the provision contained in the regulation, which indicates that the scope of activities of the health and safety service includes advice on the application of provisions and principles of occupational health and safety. What does this mean in practice?
- Medical examinations in combined positions
Medical examinations in combined positions In a referral for a preventive medical examination, the employer must each time accurately and reliably describe the working conditions at a given position, factors that are dangerous, harmful to health or burdensome, as well as other factors resulting from the manner of performing the work, stating the amount exposure and up-to-date results of tests and measurements of factors harmful to health performed at these positions. This means that the referral must list all activities that may be important for the doctor carrying out preventive examinations and affect their result. What if an employee works in several jobs?
- Cold drinks for remote employees - does it make sense
Cold drinks for remote employees - does it make sense the effects of exposure of workers to high temperatures. The employer has, inter alia, obligation to provide employees with free cold drinks when the temperature at workplaces exceeds 28 C. But the regulations do not determine whether this also applies to employees working remotely.
- A few more words about whistleblowers
A few more words about whistleblowers In the July issue of "BHP news" we published an interview with Mateusz Warchał about preparations for the implementation of the EU directive on whistleblower protection. The article was very popular among our readers, therefore we continue it in this issue. What measures must employers provide and take to protect whistleblowers? What actions may be considered a breach of the whistleblower protection rules? Check with examples.
- Financial support for the employment of disabled people after July 1, 2021
Financial support for the employment of disabled people after July 1, 2021 The Council of Ministers adapted to EU law several regulations specifying detailed rules for obtaining support in employing disabled people - in terms of their validity period. What help can the employer count on from July 1, 2021, when employing disabled people?
- The package of mobility - the cost of maintaining the driver significantly increase since February 2022 years
a package of mobility - the cost of maintaining the driver significantly increase since February 2022 years in connection with the provisions of the EU mobility package, which will enter into force on 2 February 2022 r., Ministry of Infrastructure intends to amend Polish legislation on the rules posting in international transport and remuneration for drivers. If the ministry introduces the announced changes, the cost of maintaining a driver will increase by an average of about 35%.
- Who will be entitled to the new family leave
Who will be entitled to the new family leave The latest draft amendment to the labor law provides for the introduction of a new type of leave, referred to as "family leave". It will be granted to employees to care for the closest family member. In addition, the employee will receive the ZUS benefit during this time. In what amount?
- Demographic Strategy 2040, i.e. changes in the labor law Demographic Strategy 2040, i.e. changes in the labor law
The Demographic Strategy 2040 presented by the Ministry of Family and Social Policy will significantly change the provisions of the Labor Code. Thus, it will affect the obligations of employers. Pregnant women, husbands of pregnant women and parents of a child up to 4 years old are to gain many privileges, incl. flexible or reduced working hours and protection of job stability. Check what other changes employers have to prepare for.
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