BHP w Firmie (Work safety in the company) 2021/236 (04)

  • Subject of the issue: National Labor Inspectorate's control during the COVID-19 epidemic
    The period of the epidemic in the context of control activities is mainly associated with the activities of the National Sanitary Inspectorate. However, control and supervision activities carried out by inspectors of the National Labor Inspectorate play a very significant role in this particular time. Inspections of PIP inspectors during an epidemic are carried out on the basis of the provisions of the Act on PIP, as well as on the basis of the provisions of the entrepreneurs law, which allow for remote and hybrid inspections - which is a complete novelty in the control practice of labor inspectors. In the case of health and safety inspections, they will mostly take place in workplaces - however, under significantly modified sanitary rules.
  • Attention! New interest rates for accident insurance contributions from April
    From April 2021, new interest rates for social insurance contributions for accidents at work and occupational diseases will apply for 24 groups of activity. The contributory year starts on April 1, 2021. How much will the new interest rates be?
  • Is remote OSH training on the beginnings of the epidemic important - find out the position of the National Labor Inspectorate
    In the first half of April 2020, there were no regulations governing the issue of conducting remote periodic OSH training and postponing the obligation to conduct an examination in this area. So what about the validity of the periodic OSH training remotely carried out during this period? The National Labor Inspectorate commented on this issue. Check for the period of validity of OSH training in relation to the provisions of the anti-crisis shield.
  • COVID-19 as an occupational disease - what this means is the duty of the employer include disease prevention among employees
    As part of preventive measures, the company may, for example, organize screening tests or a vaccination center at its headquarters. And what does it mean for employers that COVID-19, as a communicable disease, can be an occupational disease?
  • The forklift as an element of the company's movement and the issue of the employer's liability
    Pursuant to Art. 435 § 1 of the Civil Code, running a company or plant operated by the forces of nature on its own account shall be liable for damage to a person or property caused to anyone by the movement of the company or plant, unless the damage was caused by force majeure or solely due to the fault of the injured person or person third, for which he is not responsible. What if an employee has an accident due to the movement of a forklift? Is the forklift part of the company's movement? Will the entrepreneur be liable for the damage caused in this way?
  • Principles of functioning of the Social Labor Inspection
    Social Labor Inspection is a social service provided by employees, which may be established by trade unions. Its task is to monitor the health and safety of the workers in the plant, as well as to protect employees. It is not obligatory for a candidate for social labor inspector to belong to a company trade union organization. Such an organization is entitled to decide that a social labor inspector may be an elected employee of the plant who is not a member of a trade union. Regardless of the rules of election, the social labor inspector represents all employees of the company. What are the rules for selecting a social labor inspector? Who can become one and what are its tasks? You can read about all of this in this article.
  • Thermo-modernization works - periodic OHS training
    Thermo-modernization (insulation) works mainly concern the walls of buildings, but may also include insulation of ceilings, foundations, floors, roofs, flat roofs and terraces. The main goal of these works is to improve the insulation performance of building elements, which translates directly into the reduction of heat losses, and thus the cost of heating the building. Work on thermal insulation of buildings is work in trenches, at height, with the use of machines or power tools. This, in turn, means that there are a large number of risk factors at this workplace. That is why it is so important to update, supplement and consolidate knowledge and skills, in particular in the field of regulations and principles of occupational safety and health related to the performed work, as well as threats and methods of protection against them. You will provide the necessary knowledge during periodic occupational health and safety training. Check out what you can't miss.
  • Task working system - what you need to know
    Task working time is one of the working time systems. If you want to apply such a system to your employees, you must remember that you cannot freely choose which employees it will cover. The provisions of the Labor Code regulate in detail the issue of which employees may be subject to the task-based work system. Below you will find the most important information on this topic.
  • Principles of functioning of the Social Labor Inspection
    Social Labor Inspection is a social service provided by employees, which may be established by trade unions. Its task is to monitor the health and safety of the workers in the plant, as well as to protect employees. It is not obligatory for a candidate for social labor inspector to belong to a company trade union organization. Such an organization is entitled to decide that a social labor inspector may be an elected employee of the plant who is not a member of a trade union. Regardless of the rules of election, the social labor inspector represents all employees of the company. What are the rules for selecting a social labor inspector? Who can become one and what are its tasks? You can read about all of this in this article.

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