• Subject of the issue: Safety during construction works - selected obligations of employers and inspection powers of labor inspectors
    The safety of employees should be maintained regardless of the place of work. In particular, this applies to situations in which high-risk work is performed, including particularly dangerous work and work that requires special psychophysical fitness. The place for performing such work is, for example, a construction site. Considering the complexity of construction works, the issues of occupational health and safety in their organization are particularly complex.
  • It will be possible to conclude an employment contract online
    Work is still underway on the act establishing a portal for employers, which will enable the conclusion of employment contracts or civil law contracts with employees. What's more, thanks to the new portal, it will also be possible to report it to the Social Insurance Institution or to calculate the leave entitlement. For whom and for what purpose is the portal created? What functionalities will employers use? What additional facilities can employers expect?
  • You must remember about these changes to waste
    Many changes to the waste regulations introduced last year did not take effect until January 1, 2022. To help you systematize them, we have prepared a summary so that you will not forget about any new obligations. Read about the changes below and make sure you're really prepared for them.
  • Declaration on heating sources for buildings - you have until June 30, 2022
    Central Register of Emissivity of Buildings (CEEB) is a public register of information about buildings and premises in terms of heat sources or fuel combustion sources used in them. Until June 30, 2022, property owners and managers have time to submit a declaration on heating sources for buildings. In the case of a new investment, it is 14 days from the start of the heat source. Check out the new responsibilities!
  • Diagnosis of an occupational disease in an employee at pre-retirement age - what are the consequences
    The employee is at the pre-retirement age and has recently had a certificate of occupational disease, received a certificate of a certifying physician of the Social Insurance Institution about partial incapacity to work. Should he be referred for a checkup after the end of his sick leave? What actions should be taken if the employee does not receive permission to perform work in the current position? Is it possible to terminate an employee's working or pay conditions referred to in Art. 39, if the dismissal has become necessary due to a medical certificate of loss of ability to perform the current job?
  • A person appointed to perform tasks in the field of fire fighting and evacuation of employees - qualifications
    In accordance with the provisions of the Labor Code in the field of fire protection. the employer is obliged, inter alia, to to appoint an employee responsible for carrying out activities in the field of fire protection and evacuation of employees, in accordance with the provisions on fire protection. What conditions should such a person meet? Does she have to have any special powers?
  • Hygienic standards and their importance in preventive examinations
    The purpose of determining the so-called of hygienic standards is the determination and legal approval of the concentrations of toxic substances in the air at workplaces or the levels of physical agents that would be safe for people employed in these positions. The values of the standards are developed on the basis of extensive epidemiological research and, of course, they may change as medical knowledge develops about the mechanisms of influence of individual factors on the human body. Is this why exposure assessment in relation to the values of hygienic standards is so important during preventive examinations?
  • Work with the use of construction scaffolding - what dangers to inform the employee about
    One of the employer's obligations is to inform employees about health and life hazards occurring at individual workplaces and during the work performed, as well as about the principles of protection against these hazards. The law does not specify how the employer should inform employees. It seems most appropriate to provide this information to workers during safety and health training. Make sure you provide your employees with all the necessary information.
  • How to plan a health and safety training session
    The health and safety training process does not have to take forms similar to those carried out in schools. It can be replaced or supplemented by gaining knowledge and skills by transforming existing experiences as a result of gaining new experiences. Gaining knowledge in this case resembles a warehouse in which work experiences are gathered, and each additional experience draws from previous experiences and modifies those that follow. When organizing training, it usually starts with giving concepts and definitions, and then goes on to combine theory with practice by carrying out practical exercises. Check how to properly plan a health and safety training session.
  • Occupational health and safety at an employer with more than 100 employees - how to create it
    Our company will soon employ the hundredth employee, which means that we will be obliged to establish a health and safety service. How many people should this unit consist of (can it be a person or a group of people selected from among the current employees, or is it to be another employee)? What if no one has any special training in the field of health and safety at work? Can the health and safety service be an external provider of health and safety services with whom we have been cooperating for many years in everyday services in this area? If these are our employees, what should their duties be like (for what part-time occupational health and safety service is employed)?

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