BHP w Firmie (Work safety in the company) 2022/247

  • Subject of the issue: Immediate threat to the health and life of employees - duties of the employer, health and safety services and labor inspectors
    It is the employer's duty to protect the health and life of employees. However, inspections carried out by labor inspectors show that, in a large proportion of cases, work processes are accompanied by direct health and life hazards. The problem is that the regulations referring to the concept of an immediate threat do not contain its definition, thus the issue of actions and omissions in the face of this type of threat may be problematic.
  • The deadline for submitting information on chemical substances with a carcinogenic effect is 15 January
    Until January 15, 2022, obligated entities have the time to submit an annual "Information on chemical substances, their mixtures, agents or technological processes with a carcinogenic or mutagenic effect". The completed information form should be submitted to the competent voivodeship sanitary inspector and the competent district labor inspector. Check if this obligation applies to you as well.
  • Remote work and employers' costs
    Among the proposed changes to the Labor Code regarding the introduction of remote work, there are provisions according to which the employer will be obliged to cover certain costs related to remote work. What are these costs? Do you already know how they will be determined? Check it now!
  • Rules for crediting health and safety training and other courses until working time
    Counting the time of raising qualifications by employees to working time raises many doubts, because this issue is not directly regulated in the regulations. For example - if training to improve professional qualifications takes place during the working hours of a given subordinate, they should be included in the working time. And how is it in the case of raising professional qualifications by an employee outside his working hours? Here the matter is more complicated. Many PIP inspectors assume that the situation depends on how "compulsory" training is for the employee. What does it mean? How to treat training from the point of view of working time?
  • Do you hire temporary workers? Check your health and safety obligations
    Temporary work is one of the forms of employment in which you can perform work. As there are three entities here, i.e. a temporary employment agency, an employer-user and a temporary employee, it is important to know who is obliged to provide the temporary employee with safe and hygienic working conditions. Who is responsible for OSH training before being allowed to work? Who provides PPE? And who are responsible for an accident at work? Find the answers in this article.
  • A specialist advises what you need to remember when employing a young
    person The issue of employing young people, i.e. employees under the age of 18, has been specifically regulated in the Labor Code. This is due to the need to provide adequate care for underage workers and to enable them to combine work with continuing education. Check what you have to remember when you want to hire young workers.
  • Work in confined spaces - take care of the safety of employees
    Work in confined spaces is, according to the regulations, particularly dangerous work - it poses a high risk of an accident at work. A confined space is not adapted to the continuous presence of people in it - mainly with the inability to provide adequate natural ventilation. Working in confined spaces applies to many industries, incl. plumbing, construction, petrochemical industries, etc. When organizing work in confined spaces, it is very important to meet the mandatory safety requirements to minimize the risk to employees working in these conditions. We present them in this article.
  • When the driver has an accident on the way to the vehicle - how to classify the incident
    In the timesheets, commuting to the truck may be a rest or "other work". But what if an accident does occur? Should such an event be treated as an accident on the way to work?
  • Severe accident while trimming the door leaf - accident analysis
    Accidents during renovation work are not uncommon. In order to avoid them, it is worth taking a closer look at specific cases - it may help in spotting irregularities while working in your plant. In this article, we present an analysis of an accident at work that occurred during the renovation works of an apartment in a tenement house. What exactly happened and what were the causes of the accident in the opinion of the labor inspector?
  • How to independently carry out an occupational risk assessment
    An independent occupational risk assessment at individual workplaces can often cause many problems. Good preparation for this task will greatly facilitate its implementation. Thanks to the tips we have prepared, it will become even easier. In this article, we advise you on how to properly carry out an occupational risk assessment, step by step.
  • Fire hazardous works - what they are and how to organize them correctly
    What are fire hazardous works? The definition of work that is hazardous in terms of fire is contained in the provisions of the regulation on fire protection of buildings, other structures and areas. What should be borne in mind when performing such work?
  • An absent employee of the health and safety service - can he be replaced by a specialist from outside the workplace?
    The company employs a part-time employee responsible for the health and safety at work. This person also runs his own business in the field of occupational health and safety. Will it be correct to conclude a contract with the employee's company, which stipulates that in the absence of the occupational health and safety specialist at the workplace, the services under the contract will be performed by an employee of his company with appropriate permissions?

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