- When selecting personal protective equipment, the most important thing is risk assessment
The employer is obliged to assess whether personal protective equipment indicated by the manufacturer of the chemical substance should be used at a given workplace.
- Who reads, does not go astray
The cover of the current ATEST number encourages both physical and intellectual activity. It is devoted to the plans and editions of our monthly magazine in 2022. This cover can be read as a story about how, thanks to reading ATEST, a person develops and exceeds himself. The pandemic reminded all of us how important it is to take care of movement and physical condition, but also proved once again that making important decisions must be based on reliable knowledge
- Stress on the musculoskeletal system - statistical research
Tiring (forced, uncomfortable) body position causing pain and physical effort related to the movement of heavy loads are the main unfavorable factors of the working environment, most often indicated by people working in Poland in the second quarter of 2020, in a survey conducted by Central Statistical Office.
- The world is non-linear
The subject of the article is selected non-linear phenomena described by non-linear functions, but it should be remembered that a function can be expressed not only by an analytical formula, but also by a graph or table, and even a verbal description. After reading, the reader - we hope - will agree with the thesis expressed in the title of the article, because it is easy to notice that we observe many more non-linear phenomena than linear ones.
- Another amendment to Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/436 on the list of standards harmonized with Directive 2006/42/EC
From 2019 changes to the list of standards harmonized with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC are carried out in the form of a Commission Implementing Decision (EU). The December 2019 ATEST issue discusses the content of the first Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/436 of March 18, 2019 on harmonized standards for machines. The European Commission cited above by decision (2019/436), it published three lists in the Official Journal of the European Union: new standards harmonized with the Machinery Directive (Annex I to the above-mentioned decision); harmonized standards subject to the Machinery Directive (Annex II to the above-mentioned decision) and standards withdrawn with effect from the above-mentioned dates (Annex III to the above-mentioned decision).
- Employee's state of health as a reason for changing the job
Elements of the content of the employment contract are listed in Art. 29 § 1 of the Labor Code (hereinafter: the Labor Code). One of them is the type of work, usually determined by indicating the name of the job. As a rule, a permanent change of this element requires both parties to conclude an amending agreement or submit an amending notice by the employer in accordance with the procedure provided for in Art. 42 § 1-3 of the Labor Code. Most often, the change of the job position is dictated by the needs of the employer, which are not always in line with the employee's interests. However, the provisions of the Labor Code also provide for a few cases when the employer will be forced to change the type of work in the interest of the employee, due to his health condition.
- Respiratory protective devices in modern industry
Despite the steadily progressing automation of production processes, there are still areas in industry where human involvement is necessary. During the performance of a number of different activities every day, a person is exposed to many dangerous, harmful or nuisance factors. Therefore, the occupational risk related to the work performed results from the employee's exposure to factors threatening his life and health.
- Lumberjack - the profession of the future
The conference "Lumberjack - the profession of the future" was held on 7-8 October 2021 in Rogów near Łódź. Its purpose was to analyze the situation related to the profession of a lumberjack / sawman in Poland and to indicate the need for changes in the field of education and granting licenses to lumberjacks/tree saws.
- Problems of the health and safety at work service in universities and institutes
Drawing up accident cards on the way to/from work, conducting occupational risk assessment, organizing periodic health and safety training - these are the main additional tasks charged with the health and safety service at universities and research institutes.
- Current problems of health and safety in construction
On October 20, 2021, a seminar was held at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology. "Current problems of health and safety in construction". It was the first event of this type organized by a group of as many as five institutions: the District Labor Inspectorate in Warsaw, the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology, the Polish Association of Construction Employers, the Agreement for Safety in Construction and the Polish Polytechnic Society.
- Inauguration of the 21st academic year of WSZOP
The inauguration of the 21st academic year at the University of Labor Safety Management took place on October 9, 2021. Due to the epidemic situation, the event took a hybrid form.
- New OHS and labor law regulations
Review of legal provisions in the Journal of Laws and the Polish Monitor in 2021.
- Safety and hygiene conditions of the firefighters service of the State Fire Service
On October 14, 2021, the regulation of the Minister of Interior and Administration of August 31, 2021 on the detailed conditions of safety and hygiene of the firefighters service of the State Fire Service (Journal of Laws, item 1681) entered into force, which replaced the Regulation of the Minister of the Interior and Administration of September 16, 2008 on the detailed safety and hygiene conditions of the firefighters service of the State Fire Service.
- Safety first - more than ever
The topics of safety and health at work are increasingly becoming the focus of attention of society and politicians. This is confirmed by the international A + A fair, which took place in Düsseldorf on October 26-29, 2021. 1204 exhibitors from 56 countries and over 25 thousand people attended. visitors. This year, the A + A fair - together with the International Congress for Occupational Safety and Health - once again showed how the importance of health protection in the workplace is growing.
- Deadly Curiosity
The accident which resulted in the death of a tipper driver occurred during a typical temporary trench securing process at the end of the working day. The investment consisted in laying several hundred meters of sewerage in one of the communes in the Śląskie Voivodeship. The contractor for the investment was a medium-sized company employing several dozen employees. A nearly 60-year-old man with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry as a truck driver was injured.
- Immediate notification by an employee of an intention to return to work
The immediate notification to an employer of a willingness to re-employment after the rehabilitation benefit has been exhausted should be measured with the diligence of the former employee's actions in activities aimed at the reactivation of employment, assessed in the given circumstances as behavior without undue delay.
- Head pelletizers used with extruders
In the series "Machines - checklist" we have published an introductory article "Nobody can help with machines" (ATEST 7/2008) and various checklists, the list of which can be found on the website www.atest.com.pl in the "Machines - checklist" tab ("Thematic cycles" box).
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