• Subject of the issue: Occupational risk assessment as a joint obligation of the employer, OSH employees and occupational medicine physician
    The provisions of the basic source of labor law, which is the Labor Code, bind the obligations in the field of occupational risk assessment directly with the employer, but more detailed regulations indicate that the employer has the right to count on cooperation not only with the in-house health and safety service, but also with a doctor who provides preventive health care for employees.
  • The company list of works under special conditions - new powers of the National Labor Inspectorate (PIP)
    The introduction of, inter alia, such a change is included in the draft amendment to the provisions on bridging pensions. What powers will PIP obtain in connection with the control of the company list of works in special conditions or of a special nature? Details in the article.
  • Action program of the National Labor Inspectorate (PIP) for 2022-2024
    The National Labor Inspectorate announced that it plans to carry out 52,000 jobs next year. controls, and its preventive actions will cover at least 30 thousand. The planned inspections will concern employers and entrepreneurs, employees, individual farmers, pupils and students. The main pillar of the labor inspectorate's activity will continue to be examining employee complaints. PIP also estimates that one third of the inspections will be the inspector's interventions in specific cases. This form of activity is to be supplemented by legal advice, which is being requested by an increasing number of employees every year. What else is known about the planned activities?
  • Essential disease and the classification of an event as an accident at work
    Performing ordinary activities (normal effort, normal mental experiences at the workplace) by an employee who has experienced a deterioration in health at the time and place of employment cannot be considered as an external cause of an accident at work. Thus, a sudden deterioration in health in the workplace resulting in the death of an employee may not always qualify as a fatal accident at work. Guidelines on how to properly classify an accident event were presented in one of the judgments of the Supreme Court. Check the details.
  • Comprehensive risk assessment of a tower crane operator
    Occupational risk assessment is nothing more than regular monitoring of all aspects of work. These activities are aimed at identifying hazards that may be the cause of accidents at work and determining the methods of their elimination or - if this is impossible - ways of limiting them. In this article, we present a comprehensive occupational risk assessment of an employee employed as a tower crane operator. The document was prepared on the basis of the RISK SCORE method.
  • Participation of the health and safety service in the assessment of assumptions and documentation regarding the modernization of the workplace
    Participation in the evaluation of assumptions and documentation regarding the modernization of the workplace or part of it, as well as new investments, and submitting applications for taking into account the requirements of occupational health and safety in these assumptions and documentation is one of the tasks of the service OHS. Unfortunately, the provision of the ordinance on the health and safety service that defines this task is not precise. Therefore, a problem may arise when the implementation of the discussed task of the health and safety service is subject to control by a labor inspector - fortunately, it will then be a problem for both the employer and the inspector.
  • How to safely use machines while working - minimum requirements
    The use of machines involves the risk of serious accidents at work. Therefore, there are regulations obliging employers to meet certain health and safety requirements when using machines by employees. Check what are the minimum requirements and how to implement them in the workplace.
  • Accident while working remotely - how to qualify
    During working remotely and during a break, the employee has an accident. According to the information provided by an IT worker, he was cutting a vegetable at his home during a break and he injured his finger. There were no witnesses to this event. Can the described example be classified as an accident at work? Was the link between the accident and work maintained during the break? Can inattention while cutting vegetables be treated as gross negligence?
  • Should winter clothing for employees be certified
    Should winter clothing such as a hat or jacket assigned to an employee have CE and PN marks? What are the requirements in this regard?
  • What is the definition of dirty work?
    Do the regulations define the concept of dirty work?
  • What date of reporting the accident in the report?
    The accident report was made by the shift master immediately after the incident on paper, but the occupational safety and health worker received it after returning from a long vacation and then began the accident investigation. In such a situation, in point 3 "the accident reported…. on ... ”enter the date when the report was made, or when the post-accident proceedings were started - for the behap worker, the date of reporting was the date of return from the leave.
  • Employers opposing the new powers of the National Labor
    Inspectorate granting her new powers to establish the existence of an employment relationship on the basis of a written decision. According to the employers' representatives, this is a too far-reaching right and creates room for arbitrary and not carefully analyzed decisions. Doubts are raised, among others, by planned inability to appeal against the decision issued by the employee.
  • Identification of threats and preventive measures at the position of a tower crane operator
  • Minimum Safety Requirements for Machines - Checklist

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