BHP w Firmie (Work safety in the company) 2021/245

  • Subject of the issue: Safety and ergonomics of computer workstations - the role of health and safety services, SIP and the National Labor Inspectorate
    Workplaces where screen monitors are used should be organized taking into account health and safety regulations and ergonomic principles. The place where the work is done is irrelevant. The employer and the OSH service subordinate to him play a special role in the proper organization of the workplace. In the case of irregularities, it is worth having them demonstrated by the social supervision of working conditions, before the PIP inspector notices them. WITH In the article you will learn, among others: what is the role of the OHS service in the organization of computer workstations, what should be the role of the social labor inspection in this respect, whether the social labor inspection should also participate in the organization of computer workstations, which can be inspected by the National Labor Inspectorate
  • New regulations on keeping a construction, assembly and demolition logbook
    On September 19, a new ordinance of the Minister of Development, Labor and Technology, specifying the method of keeping construction, assembly and demolition logs, entered into force. What changes to the regulations are introduced by the new regulation on keeping construction, assembly and demolition logs? What should a construction, assembly or demolition logbook look like according to the new regulations?
  • The National Labor Inspectorate can control the temperature in work rooms
    From the article you will learn, among others: which regulations regulate the issue of temperature, what if the employer does not provide the right temperature what then after the inspection by the National Labor Inspectorate.
  • How to protect employees from the cold
    Working in the open space in the autumn and winter period is an additional obligation for the employer. This is a period in which employees' health should be especially taken care of, including by equipping them with appropriate personal protective equipment. It is also worth carrying out an occupational risk assessment in a cold microclimate for employees working outside in winter. We advise on how to protect the employee from the cold. In the article you will learn, among others: how to choose protective clothing for people working outdoors in winter, what the employer must provide to employees working outdoors during winter, how to carry out an occupational risk assessment of people working in a cold microclimate 
  • Burnout - what is this civilization disease
    Burnout as a phenomenon has been studied for many years. In 2019, the World Health Organization recognized it as "a professional syndrome related to unemployment and employment." From January 1, 2022, occupational burnout will be included in the International Classification of Diseases and Health Problems. This means that the ailment is officially recognized as a disease. Doctors will therefore be able to issue time off work. What is burnout and how to deal with it? In the article you will learn, among others: where the motivation to work comes from, how can you help an employee who shows symptoms of burnout, exhaustion or boredom at work, whether such a condition will be a threat to work safety.
  • How to conduct periodic occupational health and safety training for a cleaning worker
    Cleaning office spaces is different from ordinary cleaning at home. We often forget that cleaning workers are exposed to many harmful and burdensome factors that affect their safety at work. Cleaning workers are also required to know the tools they use, which differ from those used in home cleaning, the chemicals and cleaning techniques used. It should be ensured that the employee becomes familiar with all the above-mentioned issues during the training. We advise on how to prepare effective training for this group of employees. In the article you will learn, among other things, how to: organize training discuss the risks at the workplace (dangerous, harmful, nuisance factors) discuss the risk of coronavirus manually move goods in the event of an accident.
  • Can the distance between work stations be reduced?
    Can the employer reduce the distance between employees (1.5 m) in the case of using plexiglass shutters at work stations?
  • Change in the regulations on the performance of gas hazardous work
    From September 17, 2021, new regulations regarding the number of employees performing gas hazardous work will apply. What is causing the change? It turned out that as a result of the coronavirus epidemic, the energy industry was struggling with a shortage of staff who could perform particularly dangerous work. For this reason, it was necessary to introduce changes to the ordinance on health and safety in the construction and operation of gas networks and the commissioning of natural gas gas installations. Check what has changed.
  • Are small construction sites safe - the results of the National Labor Inspectorate's control
    A single plank instead of a working platform, no protective railings on scaffolding and along the edges of ceilings, roofers installing steep roofs without protection against falling from a height - these are the most common errors among the numerous irregularities noticed by labor inspectors during the "Checks on small construction sites" action. What is the result of the checks performed?
  • L4 due to burnout - possible from January 1, 2022
    From January 1, 2022, employees will be able to take sick leave if a doctor diagnoses them with burnout. On what basis?
  • Amendment of the provisions on personal protective equipment
    The draft regulation amending the regulation on general provisions on health and safety at work has been consulted. What is the reason for the need for changes and what are they supposed to concern?

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