• Subject of the issue: Legal measures of a labor inspector - how to effectively counteract them
    Inspection of the labor inspector - both in the field of technical safety at work, as well as having a comprehensive character - is not an end in itself. If the inspector proves irregularities - then he will apply legal measures to the employer . In most cases, it is not the proverbial "end of the world" for the employer, because, as in the case of inspections, also at the stage of supervisory activities, you can engage in effective polemics with PIP authorities - also with the head of the inspection organizational unit, i.e. the district labor inspector. We advise how to do it effectively. In the article you will learn, among others: what can be checked by a labor inspector, what legal measures an inspector can apply, what may be the orders issued by a labor inspector, who can appeal against a labor inspector's order and how to do it effectively, what in the case of failure to meet the deadline for appeal,  appeal against the order during an epidemic.
  • Unvaccinated employee - what's next with the employer's rights
    We already wrote about the introduction of additional rights for the employer to employees who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the previous issue. It turns out that this is still a hot and debated topic. The draft amendments to shield anti-crisis appeared another idea. What? Check out the article below.
  • The method of forced contrast in OSH
    The forced contrast method, i.e. the SWOT method, is one of the basic methods of strategic analysis of a company. It can be used for the entire company or in individual spheres of its operation, e.g. in marketing, finance, production, and occupational health and safety. It can also be used in advisory activities (consulting) as a technique of preliminary strategic analysis of an enterprise (organization) ordering a consulting service. In the article we present an example of the application of this method in the construction industry. In this article you will learn: what is the SWOT analysis, what are the rules of the SOFT/SWOT method, how to apply the SWOT method in practice.
  • When to appoint a site health and safety coordinator
    A construction site is a place where an accident is easy. Especially when on the area of one investment many different types of works are performed simultaneously, often by different contractors. In such cases, according to the Labor Code on the construction site, a health and safety coordinator is needed. In this article, we suggest how to set it and what the OHS coordinator should take care of. In the article you will learn, among others: when to appoint a health and safety coordinator, what is the procedure for his appointment, what rights the OHS coordinator has, what a sample agreement on the appointment of a health and safety coordinator looks like.
  • What you need to know about safety when removing snow from roofs
    Will the weather this year mean that we will have to clear snow from the roofs? Time will tell. So that winter does not surprise us, you should prepare for it, also for snow removal from roofs. This is not a job that we deal with regularly, the more awareness of all its requirements will be worth its weight in gold when snow does appear. Check how to safely remove snow from roofs. In the article you will learn, among others: what is a cold microclimate, what dangers at work should be considered, what about preventive meals, how to reduce the risk of sickness for employees, what are the general principles of health and safety when organizing work at height, what protection measures individual should be used.
  • Establishing an employment relationship on the basis of a judgment
    If the employer has not complied with Art. 53 § 5 of the Labor Code, the obligation to establish an employment relationship with a former employee (e.g. by signing an employment contract ), a court judgment issued in a case brought by an employee for the performance of this obligation replaces the preparation of an employment contract and thus results in establishing employment relationship. This is the result of the Supreme Court's judgment of December 10, 2019.
  • Collective rolling of vehicles weighing 5 tons - what are the regulations for?
    Is it allowed to collectively push / roll vehicles (trucks) weighing approx. 5 t over a distance of 20-30 m? How should you treat these intermittent activities and how do you relate them to the manual handling regulations? 
  • Check what has changed in the rules for determining the accident contribution
    The existing rules for determining the accident contribution raised many doubts in practice. The solution to these problems is the amendment to the Accident Act, which has been in force since September 18, 2021. Find out about its four most important changes.
  • Classification of professions and specialties - check what will change in the regulations
    The Ministry of Development, Labor and Technology has presented a draft amendment to the regulation on the classification of professions and specialties. Since the entry into force of the current act of 2014, many professions and specialties have appeared on the labor market, which do not have equivalents in the current legislation. Hence the need to adapt the regulation to the current situation. Which new occupations will appear in the classification, which will change their names, and which will be removed from it? Check it now!
  • Trading on Sundays and public holidays - changes are Ahead
    According to the draft act amending the provisions on trade restrictions on Sundays and public holidays, which was submitted to the Sejm, the rules related to trading on these days in post offices will be tightened. How will "prevailing postal activity" be defined? What additional obligations await employers taking advantage of the Sunday trade exemptions?
  • Regulations for the waste industry - learn about the 6 most important changes
    On September 23, 2021, the Act of August 11, 2021 amending the Act on maintaining cleanliness and order in municipalities, the Act - Environmental Protection Law and the Act on waste entered into force. See the most important changes for the waste industry.
  • Consequences of the plastic directive - what to do next with single-use plastic products
    As of July 3, 2021, non-biodegradable or recyclable single-use plastic products must not be used. In such a situation, what should entrepreneurs who have such products in their warehouses do? How will this affect the waste management industry?
  • If the employer is at fault, employees are not liable for the damage
    Fault, the existence of damage, unlawful conduct of an employee in the performance of employee duties and a causal link between the unlawful act and the damage are the conditions that determine the liability of employees for the damage. If they are not there, it is difficult to talk about the responsibility of employees. How, then, to examine the unlawfulness of the employee's behavior and omissions?
  • What requirements to operate a stationary crane with an electric hoist
    Do stationary cranes with an electric hoist with a lifting capacity of up to 250 kg require permissions and qualifications to operate them?
  • Is it possible to inspect an employee on a sick leave?
  • Can the employer inspect an employee who is on sick leave for more than 33 days?
  • Periodic health and safety training during an epidemic - allowed or not
    I would like to answer the question whether, although you do not need to conduct periodic OSH training during a Pandemic, whether conducting them, especially in small groups, is a violation of the provisions or simply the interpretation is arbitrary. I know that there is a paragraph that you do not need, but can you not?
  • What should the content of the ordinance on the appointment of a health and safety commission look like?
    Is it enough to provide the name of the position or function in the ordinance on the establishment of a health and safety commission, i.e. an employee of the health and safety at work service, an occupational medicine doctor, a representative of trade unions? Does it have to be by name, i.e. if the SIP changes, then we appoint a new member and a new ordinance. Until now, we had a position or function in the ordinance, and also personal declarations of the members about reading the content of the ordinance. Or maybe a new member of the Committee should be appointed in a different way (SIP has changed)? One of the trade unions does not work, does the chairman of these unions automatically cease to be a member of the commission, is the employer supposed to document it somehow?
  • Health and safety control in the kitchen and the question of research
    Does an employee of the OHS service who wants to inspect the health and safety in kitchens operated by an external company must have Sanepid tests? The kitchen is located on the premises of the workplace.

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