• Subject of the issue: How to effectively train adults - get to know the active method
    As the traditional educational system not only does not develop, but most often also inhibits or limits the natural tendency to self-fulfillment, alternative methods and techniques of education have been searched for many years. Taking into account the idea of ​​lifelong development and the specificity of adult learning, new goals for training interactions were formulated. The basic function of teaching has become to stimulate development, gaining by the training participant an increasing level of awareness and autonomy, the ability to cooperate, a sense of competence and the ability to independently seek knowledge. In the field of broadly understood education, the concept of active methods has appeared. What is the active method in training adults?
  • More powers for the National Labor Inspectorate - revolutionary changes soon
    Work on the draft amendments to the Act on PIP, prepared by the labor inspection itself, should end soon. As we read in the justification - the project concerns, inter alia, granting labor inspectors the right to establish, by means of a decision, the existence of an employment relationship, if it is found that the legal relationship between the parties has - contrary to the contract concluded between them - the features of an employment relationship. The proposed changes also concern such issues as the functioning and control powers of the National Labor Inspectorate, or training of young people for particularly dangerous work. Particular solutions are designed for the construction industry. What exactly is going to change?
  • Periodic training and examinations for drivers - new exemptions
    The amended Act on Road Transport will extend the list of drivers who do not need to undergo initial qualification or periodic training. Mainly various types of services are exempt from this obligation, but not only. Check the details.
  • How to properly complete a referral for preventive medical examinations
    The most important obligations of every employer is compliance with health and safety regulations. On their basis, the employer, inter alia, directs employees to employee examinations in order to determine that there are no contraindications to perform work under the conditions specified by the employer. It is very important that such a referral does not lack the necessary elements. Check how to fill in this document correctly.
  • When you expose yourself to the accusation of obstructing the activities of a labor inspector
    The Act on the National Labor Inspectorate grants inspectors a number of competences that allow for efficient inspection activities. If the employer wants to make the work of the inspector difficult during his official activities, he may be exposed to the accusation of obstructing the activity, which is an offense provided for in the provisions of the Labor Code. Obstructing or thwarting control activities may also be considered a crime punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment. In order to minimize the risk of bringing charges, it is worth being aware of the inspector's powers and of what situations may constitute obstacles and frustrating the activities of labor inspectors.
  • The payer eliminated the threat? The accident rate should be lowered
    The accident insurance premium is intended to be linked to the risk of an accident and the risk of payment of benefits in this respect. Therefore, eliminating the risk by the payer (e.g. by introducing instruments to reduce / eliminate risks) should result in a reduction in the interest rate of the accident contribution, as the risk of payment of benefits from accident insurance is then reduced - this is what the Supreme Court ruled in its judgment of 8 December 2020 r. Check the details.
  • The authority does not have to indicate which of the employers has an occupational disease
    The essence of the procedure for determining an occupational disease in an employee is to confirm that a specific disease classified as an occupational disease has its source in the work environment. However, it is not the obligation of the sanitary inspection body (determining the existence of an occupational disease by way of an administrative decision) to indicate the specific employer of the disease, the Supreme Administrative Court ruled.
  • Everything you need to know about updating the occupational risk assessment in relation to COVID-19
    The issue of updating the occupational risk assessment in connection with the next wave of COVID-19 cases is constantly raising doubts among employees of the OHS service and the employers themselves. Is it necessary to update the occupational risk assessment in connection with the coronavirus pandemic? What to consider when updating the risk assessment? Explain your doubts and learn about the position of the Chief Labor Inspectorate in this matter.
  • Workplace training on the safety of the sand spreader operator
    Properly conducted workplace training on the sand spreader operator, including the discussion of incidents causing accidents and their most common causes, will allow employees to become familiar with the requirements of safe work and the risks associated with working in this position. This in turn will have a direct impact on the performance of tasks in a non-life-threatening manner and will contribute to reducing the number of accidents at work. What else must not be forgotten during OSH training?
  • Responsibilities of the health and safety service - what is the current information about threats
    The health and safety service should monitor the occupational hazards occurring in the plant on an ongoing basis . The above rule applies not only to the situation in which the employer has a health and safety unit, but also to smaller employers, where there is no obligation to appoint a health and safety service. Unfortunately, the laconic provision placed in the catalog of tasks of the OHS service in practice gives more questions than answers.
  • Test for COVID-19 at home - what next after a positive result
    What is the employer obliged to do when an employee informs him about a positive result of a pharmacy test for COVID-19? What should an employee do when they test positive for a home test? Is the hospital / sanitary tests the only reliable test that is the basis for sending employees to quarantine?

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