BHP w Firmie (Work safety in the company) 2020/231

  • The subject of the issue: An employee's accident on the premises of another employer - practical doubts
    Even if the employers of employees working in the same place and time fulfill all obligations related to proper cooperation - the occurrence of an accident cannot be ruled out. In such a situation, the post-accident procedure may be conducted by the employer of the injured employee or by the employer in the area of which the accident took place. Unfortunately, the precision of the regulations that have been in force for many years is far from ideal - which significantly complicates the cooperation of employers in the post-accident proceedings.
  • Income tax exemption on the value of anti-gypsum vaccines paid by the employer - a project of the Ministry of Finance
    According to the new draft ordinance prepared by the Ministry of Finance, natural persons (employees) will be exempt from income tax on the value of free benefits for vaccination against influenza paid by the employer. Due to the fact that flu vaccination is recommended especially during an epidemic, and many employers have decided to cover the cost of the vaccination for their employees - the project is important and it is worth knowing its details.
  • Positive result of "quick" COVID tests in employees - what next?
    To provide their employees with the highest level of safety, employers more and more often offer them to perform the so-called COVID-19 rapid tests. However, they have doubts as to what in the case of obtaining positive results. Do the dynamically changing regulations oblige employers to inform the relevant authorities about such results? What to do with this knowledge?
  • Suspension of the obligation to perform periodic employee examinations - is it still applicable?
    The need to adapt to the dynamically changing epidemic situation in the country causes frequent changes in the applicable regulations. Hence the doubts as to which of them are valid. Are the regulations suspending the obligation to perform periodic examinations of employees still in force? Have there been any changes in this matter? We will dispel any doubts below.
  • The safety instructions must meet certain requirements
    During the inspection, PIP inspectors carry out a detailed analysis of the wording contained in the health and safety instructions, in particular in terms of the safe use of the machine by employees and the employer's obligation to ensure safe and hygienic working conditions. According to one of the judgments of the Provincial Administrative Court, the health and safety instructions for a specific machine should refer to this specific device, as well as meet the requirements of applicable regulations. What is also important - during the inspection, NLI inspectors should be presented with the valid text of the OHS instructions. What does this mean in practice?
  • Metal machine tool - how to conduct effective periodic training
    Work with metalworking, like any work with construction machinery, requires knowledge of at least minimum health and safety requirements for their use. Periodic training is a great way to update and supplement this knowledge so that working with metalworking machines is as safe as possible. This is especially important because working with lathes or milling machines carries many risks of accidents and diseases. To avoid them, you need to get to know them and know how to avoid them. This article will help you prepare an effective periodic training for employees who operate lathes or milling machines.
  • Control of anti-shock measures at the construction site
    Electric shock is one of the most dangerous accidents that can happen while working on a construction site. The effects of such an electric shock can vary from burns to the death of the injured worker. For this reason, it is very important not only to apply security measures, but also to properly control them. In this article, we discuss the rules and standards governing the issue of electric shock protection during work on the construction site, as well as the control of compliance with them.
  • The phenomenon of mobbing - how to counteract it
    At first glance, it seems that mobbing is not related to OSH. On the other hand, however, ensuring safe and hygienic working conditions also means providing employees with such conditions in which they are not afraid to come to work, are free from intimidation, harassment and insults, and remain free from any forms of aggression aimed at them. Preventive actions against mobbing are the responsibility of the employer, although in recent years we have also noticed the increasing role of the OHS service in combating these negative phenomena. However, for the actions taken to be effective, first of all, one should be aware of what mobbing is.
  • Work in tanks - obligations of the employer
    What documents should the employer prepare to send an employee to work in tanks? What formalities should be ensured? What is the principle of providing first aid to a person working at height in a harness? Employees will perform, among others works involving the assembly of tanks, work inside and outside the tanks, service under the complaint, welding and grinding.
  • Electrical and Mechanical Industry Checklist - What It Should Include
    The checklist contains a series of questions to which the company should answer yes or no. All of the questions the company answers yes to are a problem in the working environment that should be included in the action plan the company is required to prepare for the checklist.
  • Periodic and check-ups of employees during an epidemic - frequently asked questions
    Due to the suspension of the obligation to send employees to periodic examinations during the epidemic, numerous doubts arise in practice. Below we provide answers to the most frequently asked questions.
  • The permissible load of the trolley and the lack of documentation
    The warehouse uses tall shelf trolleys to transport materials. For our own needs, we took the wheels off the trolleys and placed them on a Euro pallet for easy transport with a lifting / forklift truck. Unfortunately, we do not have documentation of the carts, and the shelves have already been replaced due to damage. Is it possible to determine the load capacity of the shelves in the above-mentioned case? Due to the fact that the shelves are placed on an e-pallet, can we treat it as material transported by a cart?

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